I am sure many of you have been waiting for this, the review of the Rich Cream from Augustinus Bader. I was also very curious to try out this product since it seems to be loved by so many.
I was lucky enough to get several deluxe sized bottles of this product, thus getting enough product to fill a full sized bottle. As such, I really got to experience what this product is all about. I have been using the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream for several months and I am still using it to this day.
The product was also included in the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar in 2019.
Augustinus Bader Rich Cream
It has not been long since I talked about another luxurious moisturisedr and here I am, going at it again. This time though, I want to share my experience with the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream. This is a moisturiser used by skincare lovers and celebrities alike. Ever since I heard of it, I wanted to try it. Here are my thoughts.
The Augustinus Bader Rich Cream is, as the name suggests, a super rich cream and I am not talking about the luxurious packaging or the price, I am referring to the texture. The cream from Augustinus Bader is super thick, but sill it comes out of the pump with ease.
There is no official information explaining whether this product is supposed to be a night cream or a day cream. I guess it is supposed to be used whenever as most new launches. However, I have tried it as both and for my oily/combinational skin it does not work like that. The Rich Cream only works as a night cream for me. It might differ from case to case. On my mother’s skin for example it does not work at all. The cream is simply too rich and does not get absorbed no matter the amount.
This cream from Augustinus Bader made waves because of its innovative Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8). This is a patented compound that is meant to get your skin to unlock its natural regeneration processes. With repeated use, you are supposed to notice an improvement in your skin tone, texture, fine lines and scarring. This is the “story”, but is it real or is it just a fairytale?
I won’t say that this cream is not any good. I definitely won’t say that. After repeated use, I have noticed an improvement in tone and overall skin health, if I can call it that. However, I have not noticed an improvement in texture and scarring. This is the short story. It does some things, some good things, but it does not deliver on all its promises.
I can also add that after using the Rich Cream from Augustinus Bader, I always wake up with glowy and plump skin. My skin looks less tired and moisturised. That is to be expected as otherwise I cannot really explain why this cream is so freaking rich. I love the way it feel son the skin, it is almost, but not quite, like a balm. However, it is greasy so for that reason I cannot wear it duding the day, not under makeup in any case.
Let’s talk about the ingriendits a bit. You already know that I had some good results with this cream, but it did not necessarily deliver on all its points. Does the ingredient list paint a different picture?
The good news is that this product from Augustinus Bader is Paraben. Silicone, Alcohol and Sulfate free. However, the cream is not fungal acne safe so this means it can lead to flare ups in people who suffer from this condition.
Also, even though I did not experience any negative effects such as irritated pores and what not, this cream is not that great for oily skin. The Rich Cream is formulated using Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Sorbitan Oleate which are all bad for oily skin. These ingredients are all comedogenic and they can lead to blocked pores.
It is not just oily skin that can react to the ingredients in this cream though. Sensitive skin might not fare so much better. The cream also contain Lactic and Citric Acid which in high concentrations or with repeated use can cause irritation.
However, some of the above mentioned ingredients are amazingly good for those with dry skin as these ingredients can be moisturising.
The idea that this cream might help with anti-ageining is not that far fetched either as the cream does contain Lactic Acid, Citric Acid and Vitamin E which are known for their anti-aging properties.
I am going to let you draw your own opinion, but the ingredients do seem pretty okay for those with dry skin, but not so much for those with oily skin or sensitive skin. If you fall in either of the two categories, you might want to get a small sized version or even a sample first. However, given the price, you should try to get a sample size regardless of your skin type.
This cream might not be as luxurious as the Decorté one I recently talked about, but it is luxurious nonetheless. This is seen from the packaging to its formulation. However, the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream is not necessarily a cream I would want to buy for the rest of my life. It is nice to use every once in a while, but I am sure that there must be something better out there. It is a good product and does its job, despite the fact that I do not think it delivers on all its promises. From my experience, the Rich Cream from Augustines Bader seems to be working, but maybe, just maybe not quite well enough for its price. At least, not as far as I am concerned. It is worth a shot though.
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