Why is Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream £52 and Smells Bad?

charlotte tilbury magic cream

I received a 1 ml sample of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream with my pinkgasm purchase last year, and have only just tried it. While it makes my skin look healthy, my first impression is that it is rather dry and it smells bad. I took a look at the price on the Charlotte Tilbury website. Wowsers! Starting from £52 (30ml) for a chemically scented face cream that they call magic.

Things that make you go hmmm!

What Charlotte Tilbury says.

THE MAGIC DEW in a jar for a youthful and luminous looking complexion! INSTANT & LONG-TERM results from the QUEEN OF GLOW!

Charlotte’s Magic Cream is the WINNER of over 11 AWARDS!

My Magic Cream is powered by my MAGIC 8 MATRIX of research-powered oils and ingredients for a glowing, plumper looking canvas!

  • BIONYMPH PEPTIDE: a miracle peptide blend that helps to condition for smoother, plumper looking skin
  • VITAMINS C & E: work in tandem to BRIGHTEN the look of your complexion and EVEN the appearance of the skin tone, helping to TRANSFORM the look of tired, dull looking skin
  • ROSEHIP OIL: a source of natural linoleic acid that helps revitalise and balance the look of skin
  • HYALURONIC ACID: a research-powered humectant that helps keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours
  • FRANGIPANI FLOWER EXTRACT: a floral extract with moisturising benefits, that also provides a delicate, calming fragrance
  • CAMELLIA OIL: hydrates and nourishes the skin for a dewy-looking complexion
  • ALOE VERA: calming, smoothing, moisturising properties
  • SHEA BUTTER: Nourishes and softens the skin for a gorgeous, supple effect.

super greensYou can get a better product from Tropic Skincare. Check out their range of serums. I use the super greens, and it lasts absolutely ages. I only use a few drops daily.

Ingredients of Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

AQUA/WATER/EAU, HOMOSALATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, OCTOCRYLENE, CETYL ALCOHOL, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, STEARETH-21, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, CARBOMER, DIMETHICONOL, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, CHLORPHENESIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, HYDROLYZED VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT, ALLANTOIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, DISODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA EXTRACT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, MICHELIA ALBA LEAF OIL, SODIUM LACTATE, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, PEG-8, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, PLUMERIA RUBRA FLOWER EXTRACT, ASCORBIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, NICOTIANA SYLVESTRIS LEAF CELL CULTURE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL.

They also sent a sample of the Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil, which they say is applied to the face after the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Yes, it all looks good on the skin, but that didn’t smell too good either.

I also hate the Charlotte Tilbury website. Its layout is horrible, and when you are on a product page, they try to encourage you to invest in a skincare duo, to which you have to click the X to rid. It’s so annoying. Also, the word darling is used a lot. I’m sticking with the skincare at Tropic Skincare and the lip products at Beauty Pie.

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