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
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.
The latest Charlotte Tilbury skincare launch is Charlotte’s Magic Water Cream.
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.”Join waitlist
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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.
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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.
£52 | Buy now
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:
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:
Read more in our full Charlotte’s Magic Cream review.
£25 | Buy now
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.
£25 | Buy now
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).
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.
£39 | Buy now
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.
FURTHER READING: What SPF do I need?
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:
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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.
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:
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.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget