About Augustinus Bader
I first discovered Augustinus Bader after attending an intimate seminar hosted by Vogue. I always feel that getting to know the person behind the brand is just as important as finding the brand that works for you. Having heard Augustinus Bader describe how he spent three decades formulating creams to treat burn victims with the goal of healing the skin from within, I was fully inspired. Professor Bader really wanted to find ways to improve burn victims skin (especially in children) with less invasive procedures; with his background in Medical Biotechnology and having spent decades in researching stem cells, he continued to formulate scar-healing and skin regeneration treatments.
When Professor Bader finally created a medical-grade hydrogel cream that could help treat children’s burns, he decided to adapt the technology for everyday use. The eponymous luxury skincare brand finally launched in 2018 and has since garnered a cult following of A-Listers and Beauty Editors alike.
Since trialing three of the brand's products over the course of a month, I am hooked. The formulations are versatile, suitable for myriad skin types and concerns. With consistent use in small amounts (NB: a little goes a long way) my skin feels and appears more refreshed and smoother. Deeper than that, I feel that my skin is being protected and nourished, especially required postpartum. Below, I break down the creams I'm using and the benefits of each.
The Rich Cream
This iconic award-winning cream is one of the first product's that Augustinus Bader launched. It contains patented TFC8® technology (which supports the skin's renewal processes to bolster skin health) which is found in all AB products. This elixir is also laden with high potency botanicals such as evening primrose oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids to deeply hydrate, natural amino acids, and a cocktail of high-grade vitamins.
The Rich Cream has a much thicker consistency compared to The Cream, its lighter counterpart. Depending on your skin texture, you can tailor your cream to your desires, without losing any of the efficacy. The Rich Cream is perfect for the winter months when skin feels particularly parched. Simply apply two pumps in an upward sweeping motion for unparalleled hydration.
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