Face Creams

Have any of you tried Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream ?
Just seen an ad on tv for it , wonderful sounding ingredients .
Is it worth £49 tho ?

Vitamins C & E: Beautifully brighten your complexion for a gorgeous looking glow!
Hyaluronic Acid: Magical skin hydrating powers!
Camellia Oil: Moisturises for beautiful looking skin!
Rosehip Oil: Hydrates skin for a radiant, glowing look!
Shea Butter: Deeply nourishes and softens the feel of skin!
Aloe Vera: Smooths the appearance of skin!
Frangipani Flower Extract: A floral extract with moisturising benefits and a delicate, calming fragrance!

I would never consider paying that much for a pot of face cream. It was advertised on television so who’s going to pay for the advert? I know! The gullible fools who pay £49 for it.

What you eat and drinking plenty of water helps your face skin. Smoking, drinking alcohol and the sun ruin it. I haven’t washed my face since l was a teenager!
I wouldn’t pay more than £10 for face cream. I use Ponds cold cream to remove my make up.
Astral, Nivea or Ulay 7 affects (purchased when on offer) as moisturiser and under my foundation. Plus Nivea night cream at night.

I just use Nivea classic cream. My mum has always used it too and has lovely skin for her age. I’ve tried other expensive creams and I always go back. It’s more down to genes and what you put into your body.

Like Art I don’t wash my face. The cleanser I use is more expensive than moisturiser. I use neals yard calendula cleanser, but that’s because I have sensitive skin. I do think washing your face is no good for the skin. Unless you live in the lake district or derbyshire water quality is dire for skin. I’ve used cleanser for years and it makes a big difference. No toner though, that’s just for teens.

I’ve never heard of this “magic” cream and it would be a cold day in hell before I forked out that sort of money on face cream. Unfortunately I didn’t bother much with any creams when I was young and line-free and now it’s too late! I do now massage coconut oil in after showering, but can’t say it’s turned me into a youthful looking teenager again. Years of sunbathing hasn’t helped my cause either. I believe nothing short of surgery can eradicate wrinkles and saggy skin - again, more than I would be willing to spend, plus the very thought scares me.

I’ve always looked after my skin …I’ve never used the cream you mention Zuleika…report back if you buy it…I would be interested to know what you think of it.

I use Aldis Lacura Day and Night cream, it’s only about 2 quid I think and it does a great job.

LQ, I have read people rave about Aldi’s face cream.

Which magazine had a review some years ago on face creams and found the expensive creams were no better than any others. Their No. 1 choice was Nivea!!

Lindy, That’s pleased me!
I find Nivea products to be the purest and finest without an overpowering smell.

One of my daughters has given up using Clarins face cream that she paid £45 and now uses Nivea. She says, her skin is so much better.

I use something similar - from Superdrug - and think my complexion is as good if not better, than most!

Here is a list of ingredients for the Nivea Q10 face cream for over 60’s.


Aqua, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Synthetic Beeswax, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ubiquinone, Creatine, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Calcium Pantothenate, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Parfum.

Now the ingredients for the daily moisturiser:


Avoid direct eye contact.


Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Triisostearin, Octocrylene, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, BHT, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Benzophenone, Parfum

And so on . .

May I ask the ladies who buy these creams if they have done any research on these chemicals they are putting on their face every day?

Lastly, these are the ingredients of the one I use:

INGREDIENTS: organic rose water, virgin organic shea butter (butyrospermun parkii), unrefined rosehip seed oil (rosa moschata), golden jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis), evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis), vitamin E oil (tocopherol), vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax, aspen bark extract, essential oils rosa damascena, bois de rose & cedarwood.

Think I’ll stick to my one thanks. :wink:

I’d just like to say that I have absolutely no need for face cream.
You can’t, as they say, improve upon perfection.

Really exciting post Megs!! Are you going to tell us which face cream you use…or do we need to read the small print on every cream available?

Hah. Like it, cheeky. :smiley:

It’s Mups, Lindy, don’t blame Meg for my post. :smiley:

I do admit I can be a bit of a label reader.
(I’m the same with all my dogs feed).

I have said before on here what I use, and have done for years. After so long using them, even the smell of chemical products puts me off.

We all have a choice of course, but this is mine:

If you scroll down and read about their products it should make more sense than I do! :slight_smile:


Sorry Meg…and Mups!!

The handmade naturals products look interesting - thanks for that.

:smiley: No matter.

They are nice people to deal with as well, very helpful and obliging on the phone too.

I seem to remember that Rossi, the lady who started it all, had a baby. Her baby had really bad cradle cap and it wasn’t healing with the doctor’s treatment.

Eventually she made up something herself. Her baby’s skin got better.
Friends started asking her for some of her cream so she made more . . . the rest is history.

We will continue to choose what we like best, and that’s how it should be.
I can only tell you what I prefer.

P.S. I also use her shampoo, hair conditioner, hand cream and body lotion, and don’t use chemical toothpastes either - they taste very sweet and peculiar when you’re not used to them.

Mups, My skin would soon react if l was using something that l was sensitive to. So the Nivea must be fine. (It’s not Q10)
Who’s to say, your skin is any better than ours for the special stuff you put on your face?
My complexion is still good but that might be because every time l go into my bedroom l put moisturiser on my face!

That would be overkill in my home Art living in a flat I’m in and out of there umpteen times a day. When does your skin ever get a chance to breathe ?
You don’t use toner after Pond’s cold cream ? So what goes on your skin after that ?You can’t keep on piling product upon product onto your face surely .
Toner takes every scrap of make up and the residue from cleanser away which leaves the skin fresh . !