Saving you money on your favourite beauty goodies is the heart and soul of Cosmetify, so of course we love a good dupe.
If your cherished luxury item isn’t on sale or remains a bit too pricey to splash out on, the beauty-obsessed here at Cosmetify are at the ready with alternatives to popular products. This way, you can still get amazing results without the price tag.
Today we’re diving into the moisturiser that has everyone frantically searching for dupes and discount codes, or scraping the bottom of the pot to get that last little bit out—The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.
What is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream?
A multi-tasking genius, the Magic Cream not only hydrates and brightens dry, dull skin, but also combats signs of ageing. This luxurious moisturiser is packed with nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E and a peptide complex, and promises results like an impressive 226% increase in hydration, 188% firmer skin and a reduction in wrinkles in four weeks.
It also boasts eleven awards, a record of one pot sold every two minutes, and is beloved by celebrities and makeup artists everywhere.
Unfortunately, this moisturiser also comes with a celebrity-status price, with its 30ml pot retailing between £50-55. The results truly are magical, but us regular people just don’t have that kind of money to spend every month for moisturiser alone.
Whether you’re looking to extend the life of your Magic Cream with a handy dupe or have heard about this cult-favourite face cream but never tried it, our list of Charlotte Tilbury moisturiser dupes is here to save you some dough and help you glow.
Our top dupes for Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
With similar cult status to the Magic Cream but with a much lower price tag, the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre is a 'wonder cream' beloved by makeup artists and beauty editors for its triple-action as a moisturiser, primer and makeup remover. Packed with fatty acids and vitamins, the face cream keeps your skin hydrated and plump and lends a dewy glow when used under foundation.
The blend of rosehip oil, sunflower seed oil and desert lime extract in this Daydream Whipped Moisturiser from Bondi Sands attracts moisture, soothes, hydrates and even improves skin elasticity, giving you a youthful glow similar to the Charlotte Tilbury moisturiser.
Slightly pricier but still a great savings on the Magic Cream is the Ultra Facial Cream from Kiehl's. This daily moisturiser is enriched with squalane, glycerin and glacial glycoprotein to offer 24 hours of hydration and a veil of comfort for all skin types, even sensitive.
This PCA Skin moisturiser is great for those seeking the anti-ageing benefits of Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream. The intense hydration of this face cream combats the dryness and flakiness that often comes with ageing and only emphasis those fine lines. Skin is left plumper and smoother, and protected from the damage of free radicals thanks to the antioxidant content.
Another collagen-packed option is the Q+A Collagen Cream, which uses plant collagen peptides derived from seaweed to firm the skin, prevent wrinkles and hydrate. It promises the same softness, glow and youthful results you'd get with the Magic Cream for a fraction of the price.
Any moisturiser that doubles up as an SPF is gold for those trying to combat signs of ageing, even if the original CT moisturiser doesn't have SPF.
We love this Paula's Choice one with SPF 30, which has a rich, creamy texture infused with antioxidant-rich, soothing coenzyme Q10 as well as anti-ageing peptides and ceramides. Plus, with the hyaluronic acid in this formula, your skin looks super plump, filling in fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
Even if you have the cash for the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream and love the results, it may appear too feminine for male customers. We love this Super Facialist Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser, which also contains hyaluronic acid and peptides like the Magic Cream, as well as cactus water, shea butter and for hydrated, smooth skin. Plus, the UV filters and anti-pollution ingredients help defend your skin from premature ageing.
Want even more discounts on these Magic Cream dupes? All of our products have price alerts you can set so you always know when they go on sale.
Now that you’ve thoroughly browsed our selection of Magic Cream dupes and picked out your faves, check out our Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dupes, as well as our BestOlaplexDupes That'll Repair Your Hair.
Written by Gabriella Buckner
Gabriella is a junior content writer with a background in creative writing, content marketing and journalism. She’s passionate about all things makeup and skincare, but especially vegan and cruelty-free beauty that is effective and inexpensive.