I recently bought some Charlotte Tilbury goodies and received some free samples, one of which was for the Magic Night Cream.
Now much has been made of the Magic Cream and it’s evening equivalent the Magic Night Cream. I have been quite curious to try them, but not enough to shell out the (rather shocking) price of £100 for 50ml!!!
Here’s what the blurb says:
“A genius night cream-elixir that will revolutionise your skin, my new Magic Night Rescue Cream has been 4 years in the making and I can’t live without it! Already endorsed by many top facialists who get the A-list ready for the Red Carpet, this anti-ageing, youth-boosting wonder cream-elixir has been created to slow down the ticking time bomb of ageing and help to give you more beautiful, youthful skin! The results are breath-taking…
Working with the world’s leading laboratories, I have poured all my skincare know-how into creating the luxuriously textured formula, which feeds your skin overnight with a powerhouse of 8 youth-boosting ingredients, including Winter Daphne Stem Cell Extract and Time-Released Retinol that may transform tired and dull skin into renewed soft skin! My skin actually looks younger than it did 5 years ago…”
Okay, sounds promising, but for £100 it had better have gold dust or something equally exciting and costly in there for the price – it’s double the price for my usual day cream, night cream and serum!
According to her website, Charlotte’s Magic Night Cream contains:
“GLYCERIN, AQUA/WATER/EAU, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SUCROSE STEARATE, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, OLUS OIL (VEGETABLE OIL/HUILE VÉGÉTALE), DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXACAPRYLATE/HEXACAPRATE, HYDROXYSTEARIC/LINOLENIC/OLEIC POLYGLYCERIDES, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE), ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CHLORPHENESIN, CELLULOSE GUM, HYDROXYPROPYL CYCLODEXTRIN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), TITANIUM DIOXIDE, XANTHAN GUM, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, SQUALANE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, RETINOL, PEG-8, CARAMEL, TOCOPHEROL, DAPHNE ODORA CALLUS EXTRACT, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, NICOTIANA SYLVESTRIS LEAF CELL CULTURE, PLUMERIA RUBRA FLOWER EXTRACT, UBIQUINONE, LECITHIN, ASCORBIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, BENZOIC ACID, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL BENZOATE, LINALOOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, EUGENOL, RED 33 (CI 17200), YELLOW 6 (CI 15985), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140).”
Sooooo, no gold.
I decided to slap it on one Sunday night as a bit of a mini pamper, as I’d been feeling a bit run down.
This “cream” had a very strange texture; it was greasy and sticky at the same time. It also had a very strong scent, and smelt overpoweringly of roses. I have to say I was not a fan. Nevertheless I powered through and spread it on my face.
I only put on a thin layer – it was a small sachet so there wasn’t a lot in there to begin with – but the cream would not sink into my skin. It just sat there, making me feel awkward, like a really weird date.
After 20 minutes I had to take it off. I was worried the stuff would get all over my bedding and the smell was giving me a headache. I’ve included a video I made on my phone at the time.
I removed the cream with makeup wipes, but my face still felt really greasy and sticky. The next day I broke out in a few spots.
This is a really dense, rich product; it might work for you if you have (really, really) dry skin, but as I have combination skin this is just not for me. I have to say I think for what it is, I think it is really overpriced. The best comparison I can make is to scented Vaseline.
Let me know in the comments if you have tried this product or will be tempted to buy it in the future.