Charlotte Tilbury Hydrating Mist

Charlotte Tilbury skincare: Iconic brand launches Magic Water Cream

1st August 2023 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

The Charlotte Tilbury skincare collection just keeps getting bigger. Here is our pick of the best products in the range, and what they all do

Charlotte Tilbury has been on a roll in recent months, releasing a whole host of new skincare and makeup products and the next on the list is Charlotte’s Magic Water Cream.

The Water Cream is a fragrance-free, gel-like version of the original Magic Cream that is designed to strengthen the skin barrier and deliver instant hydration.

Keep reading to learn more about the new cream, as well as our other favourite products in the Charlotte Tilbury skincare range.

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Charlotte Tilbury Skincare

The latest Charlotte Tilbury skincare launch is Charlotte’s Magic Water Cream.

Charlotte’s Magic Water Cream

Coming soon

Charlotte Magic Water Cream releaseCharlotte Tilbury

The full details of the Magic Water Cream are due to be revealed later this week when the cream goes on sale on 29 August.

All we know is that it’s a fragrance-free version of the original and rather than a thick cream, it feels more like a gel.

If you sign up for the waitlist via the Charlotte Tilbury app, you’ll get early access to the cream and be entered into a competition to win a Charlotte Tilbury skincare set from the brand.

Charlotte Tilbury describes the Magic Water Cream as being “infused with hydrating ingredients that work in synergy to train your skin barrier to retain moisture and deliver intense hydration in seconds.”

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Charlotte’s Magic Hydrator Mist

£35 | Buy now

Charlottes Hydrating MistCharlotte Tilbury

Described as “an oxygenating, hydrating face mist for an instant dewy glow on-the-go”, it contains hyaluronic acid, Kombu extract and niacinamide to hydrate, refresh and brighten the skin.

The brand claims the mist was inspired by the power of an oxygen facial and in real-world tests, 88% of participants said the mist reduced how tired their skin looked, and 75% said it looked firmer and plumper.

It can be used to freshen up your skin throughout the day, it can also help refresh makeup and be used between makeup layers to keep your base looking its best.

We imagine it will help in hot weather too – although being in the UK, we don’t get much of it so can’t confirm yet until we’ve had time to test the mist properly.

FURTHER READING: Best hyaluronic acid serum UKThe best moisturiser for oily skin and acne, based on 100+ real-world tests 

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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

£52 | Buy now

Charlotte Tilbury Magic CreamCharlotte Tilbury

The full Charlotte Tilbury skincare range has grown considerably in recent years, but it all started with Charlotte’s Magic Cream.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream is a moisturiser said to contain a series of “Magic” ingredients designed to help make skin look brighter, softer, plumper and refreshed. All while protecting from pollution.

The cream is made using:

  • Rosehip oil for hydrating and plumping skin
  • Hyaluronic acid for attracting water to the skin and keeping it hydrated.
  • Vitamin C  is an antioxidant that promises to brighten and protect the skin.
  • Vitamin E is another antioxidant that can protect the skin from damage.
  • Peptides are small proteins that help firm and smooth skin

It’s quite a thick cream but a very small amount goes a long way and as soon as you start massaging it into the skin, it becomes thinner and lightweight in reaction to the heat of your skin.

In addition to the standard Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream you can buy:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue: A concentrated version designed for use around the eyes
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream: A thicker cream that you apply at night to nourish your skin as you sleep.
  • Charlotte’s Magic Body Cream: A body cream that’s closer to a lotion, but offers similar benefits to the original Magic Cream.

Read more in our full Charlotte’s Magic Cream review.

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil

£25 | Buy now

Charlotte Tilbury Superfusion Facial OilCharlotte Tilbury

Having officially launched on 24 February, the Superfusion Facial Oil falls within the wider Miracle Skincare range, which also includes the Miracle Cream, Miracle Eye Rescue and the Crystal Elixir.

In tests, Charlotte Tilbury claims that this oily makes “skin look 337% more radiant, smooth and even.”

This is a bold claim and is based on tests with just 30 people, so we’ll be putting this facial oil to the test ourselves to reveal if it really is as good as the brand says.

In the meantime, you can read more about facial oils and how they differ from serums and moisturisers here.  We also explain how to use facial oils for at-home facial massages here.

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Charlotte Tilbury Cryo-Recovery Mask and Serum

£25 | Buy now

Charlotte Tilbury Cryo kit how does it workCharlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury skincare recently entered a completely new market – the cryotherapy market.

The brand’s Cryo-Recovery face mask is said to have been “inspired by the high-performance ice-tech of cryotherapy and the ancient art of facial acupressure techniques” to help firm, smooth, lift and refresh the skin.

It’s a reusable mask that you put in the freezer for 30 minutes before use. Inside the rubber mask are metal beads, inside cooling gel bead pockets situated over areas that typically show the first signs of ageing. These include the chin, jawline, forehead, cheekbones and nasolabial lines (the creases on either side of your nose going down to your mouth).

It’s designed to be used alongside Charlotte Tilbury’s Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum (£45) and between them, they’re said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

In tests, users said their skin felt lifted by 251%, firmer by 238%, and fine lines and wrinkles were reduced by 52%. That’s according to the brand, of course, and it was only based on 33 people. That said, those are some pretty incredible numbers so we have bought the £49 mask for ourselves and will be putting it through our own tests.

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Charlotte Tilbury SPF Primer

£39 | Buy now

Charlotte Tilbury primer with SPFCharlotte Tilbury

It’s not the first product in the Charlotte Tilbury range to include SPF, but it is the first to be dedicated solely to it, and the first to come in at the highest level of SPF commercially possible, SPF 50 PA++++.

Instead of selling a straight-up sunscreen for face, the new product is a primer called the Charlotte Tilbury SPF 50 Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer and it comes in at £39.

As the brand explains: “This research-powered SPF primer is infused with hyaluronic acid, 100% pollution defence and SPF 50 PA++++ to protect, hydrate and perfectly prime your skin! The weightless, satin-smooth texture glides on and instantly absorbs into your skin with an invisible finish!”

Speak to any makeup or skincare expert, or even aficionado, and they’ll tell you *the most important* step in your skincare routine is SPF. It prevents so many skincare woes including dark spots, premature ageing and hyperpigmentation. However, some people don’t want to add sunscreen to their routine because it has a bad rep for being greasy and comedogenic.


This may be why Charlotte Tilbury is adding it to a product that many people will feel comfortable using; one that has added skincare benefits, and which can be worn with or without other products.

According to the brand’s clinical tests, the primer hydrates for 24 hours, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 50%, shrinks pores by 65% and helps reduce redness. Some 91% said that it additionally provides the perfect makeup base.

More specifically, it contains the following ingredients and compounds:

  • Citysystem: An urban “pollution defence matrix” that uses botanical extracts to protect the skin from pollution
  • Sun Defence SPF 50: A combination of UVA and UVB sun filters help protect the skin against the harmful effects of the sun
  • Collalift 18: Taken from the bark of the African mahogany tree, Collalift 18 is an anti-ageing active that puts a protective shield over the skin and improves skin elasticity.
  • Hyaluronic acid
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Charlotte Tilbury facial peel

£52 | Buy now

The primer joins another recent addition to the skincare range from Charlotte Tilbury, the Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial acid peel.

If you’ve not used an acid peel before, they exfoliate the skin – as in, they remove the dead skin cells and build-up in your pores – using chemicals rather than scrubs.

Charlotte Tilbury Resurfacing Facial peel acidCharlotte Tilbury

Depending on the type of peel and the concentration of ingredients, you either wipe it over the skin using a cotton pad or reusable wipe or apply it to the skin like a face mask and leave it to do its work over a set period of time.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial falls into the latter category and the brand recommends leaving it on for 20-minutes, once a week. You can read more about using an exfoliator in our How to layer your skincare guide.

The Charlotte Tilbury facial peel costs £52 for a 50ml tube and it doesn’t appear to be available (yet) in a smaller, or larger pot. You can currently get a free 3.6ml sample of Charlotte’s facial serum with every facial peel.

You can read what we think of this serum in our Charlotte Tilbury Serum review.

The Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial acid peel contains a blend of three so-called hydroxy acids. If you’re not familiar with hydroxy acids, they come in two major forms – alpha hydroxy (AHA), and beta hydroxy (BHA), which are common in skincare. You can read more about the specifics and benefits of both in our guide to the acid in your skincare

Charlotte Tilbury’s facial peel contains glycolic acid as its AHA, salicylic acid as its BHA, plus a third, polyhydroxy acid (PHA) called Bio Agave.

Glycolic acid is the smallest AHA molecule meaning it penetrates deeper into the epidermis and provides lower-layer exfoliation. This is great if you have congestion under the skin that no amount of scrubbing is going to shift.

Salicylic Acid is an oil-soluble BHA that helps to unclog your pores and purify the look of the skin. While Bio Agave Acid is a gentle source of PHA that helps to brighten the appearance of skin by removing dead skin cells.

In addition to these acids, the Charlotte Tilbury facial peel also includes:

  • Exfolactive, a natural extract taken from the Prickly Pear cactus that helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leaves skin looking more radiant over time
  • Polyglutamic acid, one of the ingredients found in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir that the brand claims is four times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Resurrection leaf
  • Avocado 0il
  • Glycerin
  • Aloe Vera
  • Allantoin
  • A natural lemon and rose fragrance

Charlotte Tilbury claims that this peel is suitable for all skin types and has been clinically tested to not cause any irritation. However, if you haven’t used acids in your skincare routine before, build up usage slowly, applying it for five minutes extra each time until you reach the recommended 20-minutes.

Don’t leave it on for longer than 20 minutes, and if you have acne or broken skin, and/or you’re being treated for a skin condition, speak to a doctor or dermatologist before introducing acid to your routine.

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