Short answer – Yes
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I use it daily, after shaving and in some circumstances, as makeup primer. It has reduced the number of physical skin imperfections, a few fine lines and leaves skin visibly smooth and soft.
If you want to know why I think Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream Light moisturiser is a worthwhile skincare investment regardless of your skin type, keep on reading.
It’s been a hot minute since I received a small mountain of products in the post from Charlotte Tilbury (which you can catch on my Instagram – @itsoxxymoron). So why have I not hopped on and given my thoughts sooner?
I wanted to be able to give a fair and honest review of the cream. How else could I say if something does what it says, after slapping it on my face once or twice?
I’ve now been using the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Light every day for three months.
There is a lot of noise surrounding Charlotte Tilbury. Her products are hailed by celebrities from Catherine Zeta-Jones to Kim Kardashian and has donned runways across the worldwide.
At £1.50 per ML, this £75 Magic Cream Light makes many claims, which can be a red flag or deterrent for some- especially when priced this high.
It is claimed that the moisturiser is powered by science, using hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to give a host of benefits including:
• Mattified and smooth skin
• Boost elasticity & hydration
• Reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Defend against pollution and harmful UVA & UVB rays from the sun.
Now that is many bold claims, but Charlotte Tilbury’s products are renowned for a reason, and the magic light cream does what it says on the box.
I love how this makes my skin look healthy, fresh and glowy after use, and considering I walk roughly four miles a day, the SPF 20 protection is really appreciated when I’m mincing down the street in full expose to the sun.
Initially the magic cream did not seem to visibly affect my skin in a drastic way. It looked nice in photos, and healthy in real life but the Gordon Ramsey wrinkles were on my forehead were noticeable, and you could still notice the beginnings of crow’s feet.
Then one day when I was looking at myself in the mirror about a month after I started using the moisturiser, those niggling, noticeable wrinkles and lines weren’t as defined. They’re still there, but you’d have to know what to look for in order find them.
Now why use the magic cream as a primer? Because it doesn’t leave my skin feeling clogged and overwhelmed. There’s something about the formula of this that just grabs foundation and leaves the base looking fresh and flawless. I like to use Wonder Glow as a primer too on top of the magic cream, for those days I want to look soft and put together.
If you suffer from lumps, bumps and razor burn after shaving then I’d recommend using the magic cream as a post-shave product to minimise the chances of painful side effects from hacking at your skin with a sharp metal blade or two.
I suffer awfully with painful lumps and rash after shaving and I find using this soothes skin and counteracts sore areas that can appear without making my sensitive/combination skin break out later.
Now I am aware that this comes with a hefty price tag but if you’re a skincare fanatic looking to make an investment in your skin, you should definitely consider this. Note that a little goes a long way too, so despite being costly initially, it’s worth it in the long run.
Having tried many, many, many things over the years to combat problem, aging skin – this is something that I would have as a skincare staple as it is simply an amazing product and considering we only have one skin – we should look after it as much as we can.
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