Charlotte Tilbury - Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • lactic acid
  • acetyl tetrapeptide-11
  • acetyl tetrapeptide-9
  • ascorbic acid
  • butyrospermum parkii oil
  • camellia oleifera seed oil
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • copper gluconate
  • glutathione
  • glycerin
  • hydrated silica
  • magnesium aspartate
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • polyglutamic acid
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • triheptanoin
  • zinc gluconate
  • +16 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Pores appear reduced by 39% ."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"While improving the appearance of dryness it acts as a plumper-looking skin filter to reduce the appearance of fine lines."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl tetrapeptide-11, acetyl tetrapeptide-9.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Multi-action vitamin B3 is an essential nutrient for skin health, helping to improve the overall look of skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glutathione, niacinamide

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The iconic moisturiser, which sells one every two minutes*, still inspires every skincare product Charlotte creates."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, polyglutamic acid.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: chondrus crispus extract, butyrospermum parkii oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl tetrapeptide-11, acetyl tetrapeptide-9, niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (glutathione) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
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Helps create a thicker product consistency
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A synthetic triglyceride. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
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Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
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An emollient that does not leave a greasy finish
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A colorant. Does not have any proven benefits in skin
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
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Helps oil and water mix together
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An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
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Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
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A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
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Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
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A berry extract that might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
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Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
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Helps stabilize product formulations
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
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Used to adjust the product's pH
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A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
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Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin.
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Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
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Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
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Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
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A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence is lacking
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Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
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An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
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A preservative
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Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
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Helps improve the product texture
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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Used to add a nice smell to the product. Can be irritating
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A mineral-rich extract from red algae. Might be able to help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
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A preservative
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Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
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Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
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A preservative
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Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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A preservative
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The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
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A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
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