With the growing popularity of Charlotte Tilbury products I noticed over the course of last year everywhere I turned I would see them mentioned whether in an advert or a promotion. There were staff in store beauty departments in London’s West End spraying copious amounts of the “New” fragrance onto passers by. The promoters really did go to town making sure the products where almost everywhere.
I wanted to know what all the fuss was about.
Are they Really that Good?
Having looked around the internet at various reviews it seems that people are pretty impressed by the products. I had a small free sachet sample of the day, night and eye cream sent through the post and here are my initial reactions to the products.
Although the sample size wasn’t very large I did get a good idea of the absorbency level and also the texture of the products and how they felt on the skin. The Magic cream absorbed well and after application my face was left feeling silky soft without any dry patches. The moisturiser is not too rich and did not leave a coating on the surface of the face or the hands. It is a great base for make up and holds foundation, concealer and powder well on the skin. The aroma was pleasant and not at all overpowering.
The cream itself contains a range of ingredients including plant based and is paraben free. It claims to increase collagen production and also contains SPF15 and a UVA filter to help fight the ageing effects of sun (did you know chocolate can help prevent against some forms of sun damage?).
Magic Night Cream
The texture of the night cream was far richer and heavier than either of the other two sample creams that I tried. It was similar to a vaseline like consistency and it left my hands and face feeling greasy to the touch. It took a little while for this to be absorbed into the skin. The cream had left the skin on my face and hands feeling silky soft in the morning and that thickness of cream consistency for me wasn’t an issue although I do know that some people don’t like the feel of this sort of cream texture on their skin. The cream ingredients are well thought out as in the other products featured here and really are a good recipe for great looking skin.
Magic Eye Rescue
This too absorbed well into the skin well and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised. The formula is slightly thicker and heavier than the Magic Cream but not as thick as the Magic Night Cream. I thought the thickness of the cream was good as the skin around the eye area tends to need that extra little help. This takes a little longer to soak than the day cream in due to the consistency but soaks into the skin all the same and makes a great basis for foundation and concealer if you are trying to hide dark circles.
This comprises of a range of natural ingredients and is said to be an “anti-ageing rescue remedy that works to slow down the ticking time bomb of ageing” on the Charlotte Tilbury website. Studies have shown an improvement within 8 weeks of trials but having used this for just a few days I unfortunately cannot confirm this although with my skin being as receptive to these sorts of products as it is I am sure it would show an improvement sooner than that length of time.
The products seemed pretty good from initial assessment and my skin did not react to any of them. I did have a healthy glow to my skin although that could also have been due to the fact I had been exercising and drinking lots of water.
If you want to buy all three you are looking at an investment of £215. Don’t forget anything that will actually help give you a younger looking healthy skin is an investment for your future appearance and starting early will be something you are thankful for as the signs of ageing slowly appear or begin to wave manically at everyone as they progress. The set can be found with a saving of £15 from the individual product size on the Charlotte Tilbury site which is good to know. I appreciate for some this is still a bit steep so if you really want to try something from the range I would suggest going for the Magic Cream (day) at £70 and see how you go. Even if you are not using all three products if the products do what they claim to then there should still be a marked improvement with continued use for two to three months.
Have you tried the Charlotte Tilbury creams before?
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