Anti-Ageing Skincare Routine

Feel beautiful and confident in your skin with my expert anti-ageing skincare tips, tricks, and recommendations for ageing skin.

Darlings, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness are all natural signs of ageing skin. As we age, it becomes even more important to take care of our skin to help it look and feel smoother, plumper, and more lifted. Discover my anti-ageing skincare routine to unlock glowing, youthful-looking skin in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond!

Anti-Ageing Skincare before and after

What causes ageing skin?

As we age and our skin matures, our production of sebum slows down. Sebum is our skin’s natural oil which is responsible for keeping our skin looking SOFT, SMOOTH and SUPPLE.

On top of this, as we age, the skin’s ability to renew itself slows down over time which can cause dullness and dark spots. Diet, lifestyle habits, genetics, stress, gravity, and exposure to the sun and pollution are other factors that all contribute to ageing skin.

The most common signs of ageing skin are fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity, larger pores, dullness and hyperpigmentation.

7 MAGIC anti-ageing skincare ingredients and where to find them

Darlings, each of my skincare products are infused with potent skincare ingredients that help your skin to look and feel its best. If you're searching for an anti-ageing skincare routine to give your skin a youth-boosting effect, here are some of the best anti-ageing skincare ingredients to incorporate into your routine.

  1. Molecule image of anti-ageing skincare ingredient REPLEXIUM


    REPLEXIUM™ is a groundbreaking, anti-ageing peptide duo that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for more youthful-looking skin. This MAGIC, wrinkle-targeting compound can be found in many of my supercharged skincare and beauty icons including Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Magic Cream Light and Airbrush Flawless Foundation.

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  2. Molecule image of anti-ageing skincare ingredient hyaluronic acid

    Hyaluronic Acid

    Hyaluronic acid is a sugar substance that’s naturally produced by our skin. It works by keeping up your skin’s moisture levels for better elasticity and a GLOWY complexion. As we get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid we produce naturally decreases, resulting in drier skin. One of the best way to compensate for this is by using hyaluronic acid-infused skincare. Hyaluronic acid powers some of my most famous beauty icons including Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Charlotte's Magic Water Cream and Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir.

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  3. Molecule image of anti-ageing skincare ingredient Vitamin C

    Vitamin C

    Vitamin C is a nourishing antioxidant that multitasks! Not only does it promote an even skin tone (one of the things we lose as we age), but it also brightens the look of your complexion for a RADIANT-LOOKING GLOW. Many of my skincare products contain the power of vitamin C including Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Multi Miracle Glow.

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  4. Glowing, pearly-white retinol molecule.


    Retinol is a high-performance skincare secret found in Charlotte’s Magic Night Cream and Magic Eye Rescue. A form of vitamin A, retinol can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other skin ageing concerns for a more YOUTHFUL-LOOKING complexion. Use these retinol-infused skincare products every night for the best results over time!

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  5. Close-up of niacinamide molecules under a microscope.


    Niacinamide is a SUPERCHARGED version of vitamin B3 that helps to improve the overall look of skin tone, minimise the look of pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This GROUND-BREAKING skincare ingredient can be found in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir face serum and Glow Toner!

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  6. Molecule image of anti-ageing skincare ingredient peptides

    BioNymph Peptide

    Bionymph Peptide is a skincare ingredient that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for SMOOTH and PLUMPER-LOOKING skin. It's one of the hero ingredients in my Magic 8 Matrix of supercharged ingredients and is found in many of my magic skin icons including Charlotte's Magic Cream, Charlotte's Magic Night Cream, Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Goddess Skin Clay Mask.

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  7. An illustration of a silver-coloured shield with filters inside it and the sun above it.


    Darlings, too much exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can contribute to accelerated skin ageing so that’s why it’s super important to stay sun-safe! Avoid direct sunlight during peak hours and ALWAYS wear SPF. My skincare and beauty products contain SPF to help slow down the signs of ageing, contribute to overall healthy skin and even out the look of your complexion. A super-easy way of getting your SPF fix is by applying my super-hydrating Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer with SPF 50 shield right before your makeup for SMOOTHER-LOOKING skin and daily defence.

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Charlotte’s Anti-Ageing Skincare Routine

Darlings, a perfect anti-ageing skincare routine is essential for a complexion that looks SOFT, SMOOTH and SUPPLE! Before you start, make sure to find your skin type. By discovering whether your skin is OILY, DRY, COMBINATION or NORMAL, you can tailor your skincare routine to perfection for the best results!

Tilbury Tip: Don’t forget to read up on The Correct Order of Skincare Products For Your Routine so you can reap all the benefits of skincare products both day and night!

  1. Charlotte's Magic Hydration Revival Cleanser 3-in-1 foaming cleanser

    MAGIC STEP 1: Cleanse

    The first step in every anti-ageing skincare routine is a gentle cleanser that washes away impurities and leaves skin looking and feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Charlotte's Magic Hydration Revival Cleanser is a triple-action cleanser that's perfect for ageing skin; it cleanses to remove makeup and sunscreen; it hydrates with hyaluronic acid while strengthening the skin barrier with `biomimetic barrier shield technology to retain more moisture over time; and it primes the skin with smoothing-effect peptides for a gliding skincare and makeup application.

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  2. An open clay mask in white and rose gold tube with a rose-gold metallic lid.

    MAGIC STEP 2: Apply a face mask

    After cleansing, continue your routine with a nourishing clay mask. I created my Goddess Skin Clay Mask as a pore-tightening, brightening-effect mask that gives ageing skin a goddess glow in just 10 minutes. It's a Meditteranean-inspired skin recipe with Spanish clay and sweet almond oil and is infused with skincare powerhouses including smoothing-effect peptides and radiance-boosting vitamin C to make mature skin look born to glow.

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    Discover how to apply face masks

  3. A closed, exfoliating, wash-off, chemical mask in a white-coloured tube with gold-coloured text on it.

    MAGIC STEP 3: Exfoliate your skin

    Exfoliating your skin improves circulation and brightens the look of your complexion by removing dead skin cells to reveal the FRESHER skin that sits beneath! My Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial is a MIRACLE MAKER, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by ridding your skin of impurities.

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  4. An open luminous, ivory-coloured serum in an opened glass bottle with its dropper beside it.

    MAGIC STEP 4: Apply potent ingredients with a face serum

    Once you’ve exfoliated, it’s time to apply some face serum! Infused with MAGIC potent skincare ingredients including hyaluronic acid, REPLEXIUM™, vitamin C, niacinamide and bioNymph peptide, Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir refines your pores and reduces the appearance of wrinkles for a more YOUTHFUL-LOOKING complexion.

    In user trials for Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, 93% AGREE SKIN LOOKS YOUNGER* and 91% agree fine lines and WRINKLES appear REDUCED in 4 weeks!*

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  5. An open, white-coloured eye serum tube with silver-colour geometric patterns on the front and text written on it that reads, 'eye appear depuffed and brighter with Iceawake, caffeine complex'

    MAGIC STEP 5: Apply a brightening-effect eye serum

    Follow up your face serum with Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum! Containing CAFFEINE, ICEAWAKE™, REPLEXIUM™ and hyaluronic acid, this cooling skincare icon helps to reduce the look of puffiness and the appearance of fine lines around your eyes for a SMOOTH and WIDE-AWAKE looking complexion!

    In clinical testing for Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum, crows feet APPEAR REDUCED by 25%!**

    Tilbury Tip: Store in your refrigerator for an advanced cooling sensation every time you apply!

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  6. Thick and luscious pearly-white moisturiser in an open glass jar with its gold-coloured lid placed behind it.

    MAGIC STEP 6: Moisturise with MAGIC!

    Moisturising is the secret to a HYDRATED and HEALTHY looking complexion. The award-winning Charlotte’s Magic Cream is infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and bioNymph peptide for a BRIGHTER, SMOOTHER and PLUMPER-LOOKING complexion.

    When evening comes, switch up your moisturising product to Charlotte’s Magic Night Cream - containing the anti-ageing ingredients, retinol and bioNymph peptide - for overnight firming and plumping effects! For your delicate eye area, use Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue which contains retinol, which glides over fine lines and wrinkles so you wake up to eyes that look BRIGHT and REFRESHED!

    Tilbury Tip: Don’t forget to apply your face moisturiser to your neck and chest too! These areas get as much exposure as your face so they’re just as prone to dryness and fine lines.

    Learn more about award-winning Charlotte's Magic Cream

  7. A primer in a white-coloured tube with a white-coloured lid with text on it that reads, 'invisible UV Flawless poreless primer SPF 50 PA++++'.

    MAGIC STEP 7: Apply primer

    The last product in your skincare routine before applying your makeup is primer! Charlotte’s Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer is an ultra-hydrating primer with SPF 50 shield to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays that can accelerate skin ageing. Infused with MAGIC ingredients including hyaluronic acid and BioNymph Peptide, this brightening primer also contains smoothing, blurring polymers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for a more RADIANT and YOUTHFUL-LOOKING complexion!

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    • Tested on 209 people aged 18-80 over 4 weeks **Tested on 30 people over 8 weeks

    ICEAWAKE™ is a trademark by Mibelle Ag Biochemistry REPLEXIUM™ is a trademark of BASF Beauty Care Solutions France SAS

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.

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