Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Charlotte Tilbury | Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir: Review

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Charlotte Tilbury | Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir: Review
Well known for her stunning lipsticks and eye palettes, Charlotte Tilbury also has an amazing skincare lineup! With Charlotte's Magic Cream being the number one bestseller, the brand introduced a new serum to complement the cream (or any moisturizer, for that matter). Promising instantly more hydrated and younger-looking skin, Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir (C$100 for 30 ml) features 20% active ingredients in a water-based formulation. To read all about it, click......
Charlotte Tilbury | Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir: Review
Charlotte Tilbury | Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir
Housed in a beautiful glass bottle designed with a crystal-shaped indentation in its base, Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir boasts quite a few key ingredients. Niacinamide (5%) reduces the appearance of pores while snow lotus extract, resurrection plant extract, and polyglutamic acid (a more potent alternative to hyaluronic acid) maintain hydration. A proprietary blend of peptides (called Replexium) diminishes the appearance of wrinkles while Vitamin C and magnolia fruit extract boost radiance. Additionally, the serum contains a blend of 5 crystal powders (crystal quartz, rose quartz, ruby, amethyst, and moonstone) for their "piezoelectric, mood-reviving" properties. I don't really buy that last bit but I'm not against having powdered crystals in my serum, especially when they are absolutely undetectable.  
Charlotte Tilbury | Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir: Review
Charlotte Tilbury | Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir
With a slightly viscous liquid formulation, Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir is very lightweight and easy to apply. There's barely a scent and the formulation is instantly hydrating, leaving behind a plumped, non-greasy finish that layers well with other skincare and makeup. I appreciate the alcohol- and silicone-free formulation and the abundance of skin-loving ingredients. I've not experienced the most dramatic anti-aging results but the serum is definitely hydrating, refining, and brightening, giving the complexion a more youthful glow. For those reasons, I would recommend Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir to those looking for a lightweight, moisturizing serum great for daytime use under makeup!

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Niacinamide (5%), Glycereth-26, Triheptanoin, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Silica, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Quartz Powder, Amethyst Powder, Ruby Powder, Gold, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethyl-isosorbide, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Benzyl Alcohol, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia (Ressurection Plant) Leaf Extract, Peg-100 Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Schisandra Chinensis (Magnolia) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Saussurea Involucrata Callus (Snow Lotus) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyglutamic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Rosa Canina (Dog Rose) Fruit Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Benzoate, Propanediol, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Xanthan Gum, Parfum (Fragrance), Plumeria Alba Flower Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Lithothamnion Calcareum (Red Algae) Extract, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Copper Gluconate, Hydrated Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-11, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Glutathione, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, Citral.

Availability:
Charlotte Tilbury is available in stores and online at NordstromSephora, and Charlotte Tilbury.
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