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Chances are you’re not entirely new to the world of Charlotte Tilbury. The celebrated makeup artist has waved her magic wand on a number of A-list clients including Amal Clooney and Celine Dion, while simultaneously transforming our makeup bags one fabulous product at a time.

The British creative champions the transformative power of makeup, but she’s also well aware that you need a flawless canvas to achieve the best results. Hence why she’s spent years working with scientists and experts to develop ground-breaking skincare products that visibly work. From the award-winning Goddess Cleaning Ritual, to the brand’s Magic Cream – a product that sells every two minutes around the world – it was only a matter of time before she unveiled another must-have skincare gem.

Introducing Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, packed with supercharged ingredients including patented replexium, polyglutamine acid, vitamin C, niacinamide, as well as a host of other skin-loving goodies. The serum promises to transform your complexion in just eight weeks, while research revealed 97 per cent of people noticed “intensely hydrated” skin and 93 per cent agreed that their skin looked younger.

Intrigued? We chatted to the famed makeup and skincare mogul to learn more about her latest launches (including Magic Cream Light and Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir) and to get an insight into her own skincare routine.


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What prompted you to create the new Magic Serum Crystal Elixir?

My approach to skincare has always been holistic and scientific – the power of beauty comes from the magic within. When I came to develop my supercharged serum with scientists, I wanted to ensure that my expert, science-powered formula captured not only the latest innovations in technology and the best of modern biocosmetic science, but also the spiritual and mythical power of crystals. I believe that crystals are like natural beauty filters – they are proven to help balance the skin. We live in a crystal age and I wanted to bring holistic wellbeing, energy and light frequency into your life and into your skincare regime by infusing my new serum with a magic, crystal complex. The new Magic Serum is your crystal conduit to the best skin of your life.

I created my Magic Serum Crystal Elixir to enhance the hydrating and plumping effects of my award-winning magic cream moisturiser. I apply my moisturiser on top of my serum to seal in all the magical goodness. In recent times, I’ve been applying both to my face, neck and even hands.

What instant results can we expect?

Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir is science powered skincare for clinically proven results. Your skin will be flooded with moisture and will have a wonderful so , velvety feel to it and the skin barrier function will be instantly improved. I love how my skin looks and feels instantly after applying my Magic Serum. The results are incredible – seeing really is believing.  I’ve always believed that skincare is self-care. And now more than ever, I’ve found myself relying on my skincare routine.

And what about the long-term?

There are so many incredible results – wrinkles and ne lines will appear reduced, the skin will feel more elastic and firmer, skin will look younger, pores will look re ned, facial contours will appear li ed, skin will look full of energy and vitality.

Talk us through your relationship with your skin and what you have learnt through developing skincare products.

My skin has changed over time and I’ve learnt to really take care of my skin. I always say, skincare is self-care. Recently, I’ve been taking more time to massage my skincare into my skin rather than just apply it. I’ve learnt that it’s so important to double cleanse – a gorgeous, glowing complexion is the first step in every routine and I love that fresh, clean, magic skin feeling.


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Take us through your morning routine.

My beautiful boys Flynn and Valentine are my alarm. After a hot tea with lemon, I begin my skincare routine with my Goddess Cleansing Ritual, which contains lemon, rose and bergamot oils to uplift and energise. It’s the perfect way to start every day. I notice my skin looks more radiant in seconds – and ready for ritual two, my purifying charcoal cleanse. This skin purifier draws out impurities, helping to unblock pores and eliminating excess oiliness. For multi-masking magic, I use my Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask while I check my emails ready for the day ahead. I cannot live without my award-winning Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturiser. It gives me the perfect, plump-looking, glowing base. I then gently tap in my Magic Eye Rescue underneath the eyes, hydrating and visibly smoothing the skin. It’s clinically proven to brighten the appearance of dark circles. I am a mascara obsessive, so I always like to apply lashings and lashings of Legendary Lashes Volume 2 mascara. I love to wear my Pillow Talk Matte Revolution lipstick – it’s an iconic, sumptuous, perfect, nude-pink hue that looks flattering on everyone.

For my hair, lately I have been loving the Dyson Airwrap. I can create the most gorgeous, tousled waves in just 15 minutes. I also love Sam McKnight’s Cool Girl texturizing spray. I’ve worked with Sam on many shoots and runways over the years. This spray is perfect for running through slept-in curls for an instant volume boost.

What advice would you give to anyone hoping to step into the beauty industry?

It is so important in this industry to never give up and always have self-belief. Keep a single-minded focus, dream big and dare to make your dreams your reality. I talk a lot about the power of visualization too. Visualize what you want and don’t give up until you get it. You need to be professional, dedicated and hard-working to make it in the industry, but most of all you need to have fun.

How do you see the beauty industry developing and growing in the future?

There are so many incredible innovations to come in the industry. I work closely with the world’s best laboratories and every day I am dreaming up magical new products that the world needs.

Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Magic Cream Light and Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir are available now

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