CHARLOTTE’S SKINCARE INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

Discover Charlotte’s skincare ingredients glossary to unlock the definitions and benefits of supercharged ingredients found in Charlotte’s research-powered formulas!

Perfect your skincare knowledge from A-Z with Charlotte’s skincare ingredients glossary! Discover some of the ingredients found in Charlotte’s high-performance formulas, from well-known MUST-HAVE ingredients like hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and skin-loving Vitamins, to RESEARCH-POWERED ingredients like REPLEXIUM™, ICEAWAKE™ and more!

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A IS FOR ALOE VERA EXTRACT AND AIRCOOL™

Aloe Vera is a is a plant extract that has a calming and soothing properties and is found in both Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturiser and Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir to help smooth the appearance of the skin.

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AirCool™ is a magic ingredient that contains menthol to create a gentle, refreshing cooling sensation when applied to skin. It’s in the formula of Charlotte’s Airbrush Flawless Foundation to give a long-lasting fresh feel!


B IS FOR BIONYMPH PEPTIDE and BIX’ACTIV™

A miracle peptide blend found in Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturiser and Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, BioNymph Peptide helps to create a smoother, plumper looking complexion!

BioNymph Peptide - skincare ingredient

Bix’Activ™is a natural ingredient and smoothing agent in the SCIENCE + COLOR formula of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation that helps to decrease oiliness, visibly reducing the appearance of shine and pores on the skin.


C IS FOR CITYSTEM™, CAFFEINE, COCONUT EXTRACT, CT.DEFENCE™, COLLAGEN and COLLAGENEER™

CITYSTEM™ is an urban pollution defence matrix that offers an adapted response to skin pollution-induced concerns like loss in elasticity and hydration, defending skin against both visible and invisible pollution. CITYSTEM™ is in the high-performance formula of Charlotte’s Magic Cream Light.

Caffeine is a known for its effects on alertness and mood and when applied topically to the skin, can help to reduce the visible effects of inflammation, puffiness, redness, and discolouration. It can be found in Charlotte’s eye-awakening Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum!

CAFFEINE

Coconut Extract, like the more-known coconut oil, is derived from the coconut fruit. Coconut Extract’s main benefit is that it helps maintain and strengthen the skin’s barrier, improving its ability to hold water resulting in reduced water loss and a smoother, plumper, younger looking appearance. Coconut Extract can be found in Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation.

Also in Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation, plus the full coverage Airbrush Flawless Foundation is C.T. Defence™, which is the secret to PROTECTED skin! C.T. Defence™ helps to prevent pollutant particles from penetrating the skin, which helps to strengthen the skin barrier and improve skin quality over time.

C also stands for Collagen, which is one of the key ingredients in Charlotte’s Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil! Within the formula, Cocoyl Hydrolysed Collagen, which is a powerful plant-derived form of collagen, helps to restore a youthful look and feel by rehydrating your skin for a plumping, firmer effect.

Cocoyl Hydrolysed Collagen in Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil - ingredients image

Finally, another ‘C’ ingredient found in Charlotte’s Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil is Collageneer™, an oil-based active ingredient extracted from the Sweet White Lupine Seed coating, which can help to improve the feeling of skin elasticity and firmness, whilst reducing he appearance of sagging on facial contours.


D IS FOR DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL

Carrot seed oil is found in the Citrus cleanser in Charlotte’s Goddess Cleansing Ritual, and is an essential oil obtained from the seed of the carrot. It is a strong antioxidant that’s very emollient, nourishing and high in vitamins A, C, E and K, making it ideal for mature or sun-damaged skin.


E is for Vitamin E, EXFOLACTIVE™ and ESSENTIAL OILS

Found in Charlotte’s Magic Cream Light moisturizer, Vitamin E is a beneficial vitamin that has genius conditioning and moisturizing abilities!

EXFOLACTIVE™ is a natural extract derived from the flowers of the Prickly Pear Cactus and can be found in Charlotte’s Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial. It helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and boost the look of radiance in the skin over time, as its rich in purified oligosaccharides that act as a trainer for the skin.

Alongside the vitamin-rich oil blend and active ingredients in Charlotte’s Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil, essential oils provide calming, soothing benefits for your skin! Lavender, Rose Absolute, Neroli, Damask Rose and Eucalyptus make up the blend of spa aroma essential oils in the formula, which are known for calming, relaxing, soothing, uplifting and well-ness enhancing properties – perfect for an at-home pampering spa experience!

Essential Oils in Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil


F IS FOR FRANGIPANI EXTRACT

In the magic formula of Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturizer is Frangipani Extract! This flower extract provides a delicate, calming fragrance while also providing moisturization to your skin!


G IS FOR GOLDEN VITAMIN C

A next-generation, gold-powered form of Vitamin C, Golden Vitamin C can be found in the magic matrix of ingredients in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir. Within the formula, it helps to contribute to brighter, even looking skin!


H IS FOR HYALURONIC ACID, HYDROXY ACIDS and HYALUROSMOOTH™

Hyaluronic Acid is a globally loved skincare ingredient that provides hydration to the skin! It’s a humectant that helps keep your skin hydrated, and is in a number of Charlotte’s skincare secrets, including Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, plus makeup MAGIC icons like Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation, Tinted Love, Hyaluronic Happikiss and Airbrush Bronzer!

HYALURONIC ACID

Hydroxy acids gently exfoliate your skin without the use of beads or a scrub formula, and Charlotte’s Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial uses an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and poly hydroxy acid (PHA)! Within the formula, these hydroxy acids help to exfoliate the skin, sloughing off dead skin cells and unclog the appearance of pores to reveal softer, smoother feeling skin.

Found in the SCIENCE + COLOR formula of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation is Hyalurosmooth™, a supercharged ingredient that targets uneven texture, dryness, and dullness for a fresh-looking appearance. It locks in moisture for an intensive wave of hydration, helping skin look and feel plumper and smoother, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


I IS FOR ICEAWAKE™

A bio-tech extract from Swiss glacial soil, ICEAWAKE™ helps to refresh the look of tired looking skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and improving the appearance of radiance! It can be found in the research-powered formula of Charlotte’s Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum.

ICE AWAKE


J IS FOR JOJOBA OIL

Packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, Jojoba Oil is a dream nourishing ingredient for your skin and lips! Within the formula of Charlotte’s Magic Lip Scrub is Shea Butter, Beeswax, Cocoa Seed Butter and Olive Oil. This lip scrub cares and moisturizes for your lips while exfoliating!


K IS FOR KALAHARI WATERMELON SEED OIL

In the formula of Charlotte’s Citrus Oil Radiance Cleanser in her Goddess Cleansing Ritual is Kalahari Watermelon Seed Oil, an ingredient that’s naturally rich in linolenic acid and Vitamins A, C and E to balance, moisturise and brighten the appearance of your skin!


L IS FOR LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT

Derived from Edelweiss, Leontopodium Alpinum Callus Culture Extract is rich in polyphenols, that help to reduce appearance of sagging and smooth out the appearance of wrinkles! It’s infused in the high-tech textile fabric of Charlotte’s Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask!


M IS FOR MOSSCELLTEC™ NO.1 and MAXnolia O

Extracted from moss, MossCellTec™ No.1 is a powerful hydrating compound that helps to maintain moisture levels in the skin, and a hydrated complexion appears radiant, healthy and glowing! MossCellTec™ No.1 is in the magic skincare-makeup formula of Airbrush Flawless Foundation!

MAXnolia O is one of the active ingredients in Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil that helps to reduce the look of redness and boost skin hydration levels. Derived from Magnolia Bark, it helps to give the feeling of firmer, smoother, more elastic skin!


N IS FOR NIACINAMIDE AND NanoCacao O

A multi-action, supercharged version of Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is known to be beneficial for skin health, improve the overall appearance of skin tone and help to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines! You can find it in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir.

NanoCacao O is an extract of cocoa beans rich in the ‘feel good’ chemicals found in chocolate. Enriched in the formula of Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil, it helps to give skin a de-stressed, calmed appearance by smoothing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Nano Cacao O - Skincare Ingredient


O IS FOR OILS

Oils can be extremely beneficial for your skin. Rosehip and Camellia Oil are 2 oils in Charlotte’s ‘Magic 8’ matrix of ingredients, that help to revitalise and balance the look of your complexion, and hydrate and nourish your skin, , and a face oil, like Charlotte’s Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil is a must-have for skin that looks healthy with a renewed radiance!!

Olive Oil contains Vitamins A, D, K and E, plus fatty acid, and has a wide range of uses, from cooking to skincare. Within the formula of Charlotte’s Magic Lip Scrub, it provides magic moisturization, and it’s also one of the key ingredients in Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil to make the skin feel softer and silky.

Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil’s vitamin rich base of oils also features Avocado Oil to nourish and moisturize, Babassu Oil to moisturize and add glow, Raspberry Seed Oil to help improve the appearance of skin, Blueberry Seed Oil to help support skin barrier function, and Evening Primrose Oil, which has intensive moisturizing properties.

Charlotte’s Goddess Skin Clay Mask is enriched with both Rosehip Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, and the latter is rich in Omega 3 to help keep your skin feeling moisturized, smooth, and soft!

Lastly, along with Rosehip Oil and Camellia Oil, Multi Miracle Glow is a magical 3-in-1 beauty balm also enriched with Arctic Cloudberry Oil, a moisturizing oil for a softer feeling complexion!

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P IS FOR POLYGLUTAMIC ACID

Like Hyaluronic Acid, Polyglutamic Acid is a humectant that helps to reduce the loss of moisture and provides hydration to your skin. However, Polyglutamic Acid is known to be 4X MORE HYDRATING that Hyaluronic Acid thanks to it being made up of larger molecules, making it a magic ingredient for dry skin! It can be found in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir!


Q IS FOR QUARTZ, ROSE QUARTZ & OTHER CRYSTALS

Crystals are rock formations that form underground in uniformed, repetitive patterns of atoms and molecules, and many regard them to have physical, emotional and spiritual healing benefits! Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir and Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum is enriched with a Crystal Complex which includes Crystal Quartz, Rose Quartz, plus Moonstone, Ruby, and Amethyst!


R is for REPLEXIUM™, RADICARE™ GOLD and ROSE COMPLEX

Found in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Charlotte’s Magic Cream Light and Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum, REPLEXIUM™ is a breakthrough anti-ageing peptide duo for laser focus wrinkle targeting, and can help create a youthful-looking complexion!

REPLEXIUM

While RADICARE™ GOLD is a magical blend of oils and extracts which provides protection from damaging Blue Light, that your skin can be exposed to from digital devices and screens. If exposed to too much Blue Light, your skin could experience visible signs of ageing and loss of hydration, and so the RADICARE™ GOLD-infused Charlotte’s Magic Cream Light is essential for creating a protective barrier for gorgeous-looking skin!

Rose Complex is a magic ingredient that helps to brighten the appearance of your skin. Found in Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation formula, it targets all signs of stress in the skin, from dullness, dryness, pigmentation and dark circles. In reducing these visible signs of fatigue, skin appears brighter, smoother, hydrated and more youthful.

ROSE COMPLEX


S IS FOR SQISANDRYL™, SEPITONIC™ M3 AND SQUALANE

Both Sqisandryl™ and SEPTIONIC™ M3 are found in the research-powered formula of Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, but they provide different benefits! Sqisandryl™ is an antioxidant superfruit extract that can help improve the APPEARANCE of skin VITALITY and help your skin APPEAR FIRMER and more elastic, while SEPITONIC™ M3 is an effective mineral complex that contributes to smoother, more supple looking skin.

Squalane is a magic lip-loving ingredient found in Charlotte’s Magic Lip Scrub , that can help boost hydration and reduce the appearance of lip lines!


T IS FOR TIME RELEASED RETINOL

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, and Time Released Retinol is in the award-winning formulas of Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue and Magic Night Cream! The main benefit of retinol is that it can help target signs of ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles to promote a more youthful-looking complexion.


U IS FOR UVA/UVB FILTERS AND UBIQUINONE

UVA/UVB Filters and SPF are essential to apply to your skin every day to help keep it looking youthful and healthy! UVA/UVB Filters help to protect your skin again UVA and UVB Rays, which your skin is mostly exposed to from everyday sunlight, whether the sun is shining or not!

UV-FILTERS

Also known as CoEnzyme Q10, UBIQUINONE is found in Magic Night Cream, and is a vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance naturally present in the body. When applied to skin, it can have antioxidant benefits due to its energizing effect!


V IS FOR VITAMIN C

One of the most well-known vitamins is Vitamin C, and it has several skincare benefits! It can help to brighten the appearance of your skin, boost collagen production and smooth the appearance of fine lines and create a more even-looking skin tone! Vitamin C can be found in the Citrus Oil Cleanser in Goddess Cleansing Ritual, Multi Miracle Glow and Magic Foundation.


W IS FOR WINTER DAPHNE STEM CELL EXTRACT

Winter Daphne Stem Cell Extract is an effective stem cell extract that contributes to a moisturized, revitalized looking complexion as it tightens and firms the appearance of the skin. It’s present in Charlotte’s award-winning Magic Eye Rescue and Magic Night Cream formulas for youthful-looking under eyes and a firmer-looking, magic complexion by morning!


X IS FOR EXTRACTS FROM PLANT ADAPTOGENS

Extracted from precious, rare plants from across the globe, Plant Adaptogen Extracts have numerous properties for health, wellness and the skin. First Light Snow Lotus and Resurrection Leaf are two Plant Adaptogen Extracts in Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, and together they help to brighten the appearance of your skin while maintaining its barrier function.

Polyglutamic Acid and Sqisandryl™ are also powerful Plant Adaptogen Extracts!

POLYGLUTAMIC ACID WHITE


Y IS FOR YEAST EXTRACT

A source of beta-glucan, an amazing antioxidant. The types of yeast used in cosmetic products contribute to creating a healthier-looking skin surface due to their softening and conditioning benefits.


Z is for ZINC PCA

Found in Charlotte’s colour-correcting primer, Brightening Youth Glow, Zinc PCA is a skin-conditioning ingredient derived from zinc. It has anti-aging benefits for smoother-lo

ICEAWAKE™, MossCellTec™ No.1, NanoCacao O and MAXnola O are trademarks by Mibelle AG Biochemistry

REPLEXIUM™, Sqisandryl™, Bix’Activ™ and Hyalurosmooth™ are trademarks of BASF Beauty Care Solutions France SAS

SEPITONIC™ M3 is a trademark of La Société d’Exploitation de Produits Pour les Industries Chimiques (SEPPIC S.A.)

CITYSTEM™ is a trademark of Sederma

EXFOLACTIVE™ is a trademark of Silab

Collageneer™ is a trademark of Laboratoires Expanscience