Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid versus Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer .

Published on May 11, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free . They have a total of 18 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain exfoliants, hyaluronic acid, SPF and Vitamin E

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin and scar healing

Free From

They both do not contain any parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain common allergens, fragrances and silicones

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Day Moisturizer German Brand Germany
General Moisturizer British Brand United Kingdom

Day Moisturizer

Day Moisturizers are marketed to hydrate the skin during the daytime.

General Moisturizer

All-purpose moisturizers hydrate the top layer of skin cells.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

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Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (3)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E (2)
Exfoliators
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation (2)
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Drying (3)
May Worsen Oily Skin (6)
Acne Trigger (2)
Irritating (4)
Rosacea (6)
Eczema (6)

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (4)
Vitamin C (2)
Vitamin E (2)
Exfoliators
Hyaluronic Acid
Peptides (2)

Benefits

Hydrating (5)
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (2)
Skin Texture (2)
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots (2)
Scar Healing (5)
Brightening (5)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin (2)
Irritating (2)
Rosacea (2)
Eczema
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Ingredients Compared

Ingredients that are highlighted in purple are present in both products.

Water β€’ Dibutyl Adipate β€’ Glycerin β€’ Ethylhexyl Salicylate β€’ Titanium Dioxide β€’ Cetearyl Alcohol β€’ Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate β€’ Glyceryl Stearate Citrate β€’ Propylheptyl Caprylate β€’ Ethylhexyl Triazone β€’ Myristyl Myristate β€’ Phenoxyethanol β€’ Dimethicone β€’ Octyldodecanol β€’ Panthenol β€’ Butyrospermum Parkii Butter β€’ Parfum β€’ Tocopheryl Acetate β€’ Disodium EDTA β€’ Silica β€’ Carbomer β€’ Allantoin β€’ Butylene Glycol β€’ Xanthan Gum β€’ Alcohol β€’ Benzoic Acid β€’ Sodium Hydroxide β€’ Caffeine β€’ Dehydroacetic Acid β€’ Ubiquinone β€’ Sodium Hyaluronate β€’ Sodium Anisate β€’ Sodium Levulinate β€’ Linalool β€’ Panicum Miliaceum Extract β€’ Limonene β€’ Chlorella Vulgaris Powder β€’ Benzyl Alcohol β€’ Alcohol Denat. β€’ Benzyl Benzoate β€’ Geraniol β€’ Citronellol β€’ Eugenol β€’ Tannic Acid β€’ Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract β€’ Potassium Sorbate β€’ Tocopherol

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Ingredients Explained

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 1.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 1.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 3.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 6.

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What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Disliked

Ethylhexyl Salicylate is an organic compound used to block UV rays. It primarily absorbs UVB rays but offers a small amount of UVA protection as well.

Commonly found in sunscreens, Ethylhexyl Salicylate is created from salicylic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. You might know salicylic acid as the effective acne fighter ingredient and BHA.

The ethylhexanol in this ingredient is a fatty alcohol and helps hydrate your skin, similar to oils. It is an emollient, which means it traps moisture into the skin.

According to manufacturers, Ethylhexyl Salicylate absorbs UV wavelength of 295-315 nm, with a peak absorption at 307-310 nm. UVA rays are linked to long term skin damage, such as hyperpigmentation. UVB rays emit more energy and are capable of damaging our DNA. UVB rays cause sunburn.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 4.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 4.

4
What it does: Preservative
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

It's often used in formulations along with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 12.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 13.

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What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Dimethicone is a silicone used for making products smooth and silky. It also has the added benefit of sealing in hydration. The amount of dimethicone found in beauty products is considered safe and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores.

Dimethicone has been found increase absorption in skin, boosting the benefits of other ingredients. While there is concern for the safety of dimethicone, the levels used in skincare are safe for use.

Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 13.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 12.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is a plant lipid from the fruit of the Shea Tree. It is an effective skin hydrator and emollient.

Emollients help soothe and soften your skin. It does this by creating a protective film on your skin. This barrier helps trap moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. Emollients may be effective at treating dry or itchy skin.

Shea butter is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals, or molecules that may harm the body. It is also full of fatty acids including stearic acid and linoleic acid. These acids help replenish the skin and keep skin moisturized.

While Shea Butter has an SPF rating of about 3-4, it is not a sunscreen replacement.

Shea butter may not be fungal acne safe. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any concerns.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 16.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 14.

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What it does: Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Tocopheryl Acetate is AKA Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and protects your skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin by breaking down collagen.

One study found using Tocopheryl Acetate with Vitamin C decreased the number of sunburned cells.

Tocopheryl Acetate is commonly found in both skincare and dietary supplements.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 18.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 27.

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What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 19.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 26.

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What it does: Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
Community Rating: Disliked

Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

Carbomer is commonly found in many types of cosmetics products. It is found to be safe in concentrations up to 15%. However, a high amount of carbomer can cause pilling or balling up of products. Most products contain 1% of less of carbomer.

Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 21.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 17.

10
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community Rating: Loved

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 22.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 24.

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What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 23.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 5.

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What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 24.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 22.

13
What it does: Buffering
Community Rating: Mixed

Sodium Hydroxide is also known as lye or caustic soda. It is used to adjust the pH of products; many ingredients require a specific pH to be effective.

In small amounts, sodium hydroxide is considered safe to use. However, large amounts may cause chemical burns due to its high alkaline.

Your skin has a natural pH and acid mantle. This acid mantle helps prevent harmful bacteria from breaking through. The acid mantle also helps keep your skin hydrated.

"Alkaline" refers to a high pH level. A low pH level would be considered acidic.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 27.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 31.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 31.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 38.

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What it does: Perfuming
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Linalool is a fragrance and helps add scent to products. It's derived from common plants such as cinnamon, mint, citrus, and lavender.

Linalool has the same effect as Limonene when exposed to air. Oxidized linalool can cause allergies and skin sensitivity.

Linalool has a scent that is floral, spicy tropical, and citrus-like.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 34.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 47.

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What it does: Perfuming, Tonic
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Geraniol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is the main component of citronellol. It is a monoterpenoid and an alcohol.

Monoterpenes are naturally found in many parts of different plants.

Geraniol can be found in many essential oils including Rose Oil and Citronella Oil. The scent of Geraniol is often described as "rose-like". Many foods also contain Geraniol for fruit flavoring.

Geraniol can irritate the skin when exposed to air. However, irritation depends on the ability of geraniol to penetrate into the skin. In general, geraniol is not able to penetrate skin easily.

Geraniol is colorless and has low water-solubility. However, it is soluble in common organic solvents.

Like citronellol, it is a natural insect repellent.

2,6-Octadien-1-ol, 3,7-dimethyl-, (2E)-

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 41.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 49.

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What it does: Perfuming
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Citronellol is used to add fragrance/parfum to a product. It is often derived from plants such as roses. In fact, it can be found in many essential oils including geranium, lavender, neroli, and more. The scent of Citronellol is often described as "fresh, grassy, and citrus-like".

Since the Citronellol molecule is already unstable, Citronellol becomes irritating on the skin when exposed to air.

Citronellol is a modified terpene. Terpenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons found in plants. They make up the primary part of essential oils.

Citronellol is not able to be absorbed into deeper layers of the skin. It has low permeability,

Citronellol is also a natural insect repellent.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 42.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 48.

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What it does: Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant used to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

Vitamin E also helps keep your natural skin lipids healthy. Your lipid skin barrier naturally consists of lipids, ceramides, and fatty acids. Vitamin E offers extra protection for your skin’s lipid barrier, keeping your skin healthy and nourished.

Another benefit is a bit of UV protection. Vitamin E helps reduce the damage caused by UVB rays. (It should not replace your sunscreen). Combining it with Vitamin C can decrease sunburned cells and hyperpigmentation after UV exposure.

You might have noticed Vitamin E + C often paired together. This is because it is great at stabilizing Vitamin C. Using the two together helps increase the effectiveness of both ingredients.

There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.

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Cien Anti-Wrinkle DAY CREAM with Q10 & Hyaluronic Acid contains this as ingredient number 47.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer contains this as ingredient number 39.

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15% have no rating yet
29% are loved or liked
10% have mixed ratings
49% are disliked or very disliked
12% have no rating yet

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It makes my skin feel great.

It makes my skin feel great.

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