Hi everyone !
Thought it was about time I did this review as it’s probably the brand I’m asked most about .
Is it worth it ? Being the most common question , As ever what results I get and what it’s worth to me doesn’t mean it will be the same for you.
One thing I’ll say is if it doesn’t fall comfortably within your budget then nothing is worth that stress.
I’m also including information from the website which is in Italics.
PRODUCT – Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream.
PRICE – $265 usd for 50ml
SKIN TYPE – Dry.
RECOMMENDED USE –
For optimum usage, on cleansed, dry skin, smooth two pumps over the face, neck and decollete morning and evening.
To activate our patented TFC8®, we recommend you follow the below steps.
1 In upward sweeping motions, massage the cream along your jawline
2 Sweep from your nose to your ears and across your forehead and massage cream over the cheeks to your temples
3 Apply from the base of the neck to the tip of the chin and take any excess cream and massage over the decollete
A.M OR P.M- Both
HOW IT SMELLS – Completely fragrance free.
HOW IT FEELS – Rich and comforting.
HOW MUCH DO I USE – 2 pumps as recommended.
HOW OFTEN DO I USE – 4 nights a week apart from a 2 week period which I’ll discuss further down.
HOW DO I USE – After serums at night .
MY THOUGHTS –
Using as a moisturiser at the end of my night routines I found this lovely and moisturising and would wake with soft plump skin.
However this truly shone when I took a 2 week holiday and used only this after cleansing morning and night.
Within a week my dry skin felt and looked hydrated and plump and the glow was extremely real , I took it around my eyes as well which is the driest part of my face and I couldn’t believe how hydrated they were within 3 days .
By the end of the 2 weeks my skin looked fresh and dewy and felt amazing , I truly believe that if you are someone who wants a simplified routine that this is for you.
FACTS – She is expensive !!!
If you’re only going to use this as a moisturiser after many previous steps I don’t think its a must have unless your budget easily accommodates it.
It has a top secret TFC8 complex which even if what it contained was public I wouldn’t know how to explain but it’s fancy and patented technology.
REPURCHASE – I will as I love it and enjoy the effects even as part of an extended routine but also on the nights I can’t be arsed and it was wonderful on holidays .
Also I think it might be interesting to use as directed for a whole bottle to see what results are achieved .
INGREDIENTS – Aqua (Water), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Squalane, Octyldodecanol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tribehenin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Sorbitan Oleate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sorbitol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, TFC-8, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Lactic Acid, Lanolin Alcohol, Zinc PCA, Dextran, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Citric Acid
From the website.
CLINICALLY PROVEN RESULTS*
Fine Lines and wrinkles are reduced after just 4 weeks
• 94% of people agree that dull skin appears brighter
• 87% of people agree that their skin feels protected, stronger and more energized
• 92% of people agree that their skin appears healthier
• 70% of people agree that the appearance of scars and age spots have never been less noticeable in such a short time
• 85% of people agree that the product lessens the appearance of unwanted redness of the skin
• 79% of people agree that the product improves the appearance of skin damaged by sun exposure
*Augustinus Bader Clinical Trial
During development, both our creams went through clinical and user trials. Please see the details below.
*A 28 day study of 52 participants over a 28 day period with self-assessment at 14 and 28 days in the USA.
** A 28 day anti-wrinkle study of 90 participants over a 28 day period with readings at 7, 14 and 28 days in the UK.
*** A 24 hour hydration study of 15 participants with readings at 1, 3, 8, 12 and 24 hours in the UK.
Everything the body does is the result of its innate communication processes. As we age, these communications change and certain signals become less frequent, or stop completely.
Inspired by Professor Bader’s technology, the key to both creams’ transformative properties is TFC8®, our proprietary Trigger Factor Complex. TFC8® comprises natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesised molecules naturally found in skin. It guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal. Everything your body needs, it already knows.
• The body’s stem cells act as a repairing force, mobilising the body’s own biological wisdom to regenerate and heal. The stem cells found in skin lie dormant, awaiting an activation signal to repair the damage inflicted by life and environmental factors.
• Augustinus Bader’s Precise Personalised Cosmetic range treats people as individuals, harnessing the power and wisdom of each human body.
PRODUCT – The Body Cream.
PRICE – $165 usd for 170ml.
SKIN TYPE – Any.
RECOMMENDED USE – Apply to clean dry skin.
A.M OR P.M- Either or both .
HOW IT SMELLS – Fragrance Free.
HOW IT FEELS – Very luxurious and rich yet easily absorbed.
HOW MUCH DO I USE – I wasn’t precise a big dollop sounds right.
HOW OFTEN DO I USE – I used every evening.
HOW DO I USE – Exactly as directed.
MY THOUGHTS – This is my favourite body cream ever.
It took me about a week to notice increased hydration on my body where like my face I’m extremely dry naturally.
I noticed a change in skin texture within a month i.e. cellulite and and /the start of sagging on my stomach and chest (boobs).
This has not erased my cellulite merely contributed to the area looking firmer.
I have noticed that the skin on my body has greatly improved by body brushing daily and using this of an evening .
FACTS – Surprise it’s expensive and again I personally don’t believe that your life will be worse if you don’t have it,
If this does fall comfortably within your budget then it’s beautiful luxurious treatment that does what it says.
Again it contains the patented TFC8 complex
REPURCHASE – I absolutely loved it so it’s a yes.
INGREDIENTS – Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Behenyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin, Lauryl Laurate, Myristyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xylitylglucoside, Tfc-8, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Bisabolol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glucose, Sodium Hydroxide, Verbena Officinalis Flower/Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol
From the Augustinus Bader website.
Clinical Trial Results
75% reduction in the appearance of cellulite on the hips
74% reduction in the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks
64% reduction in the appearance of cellulite on the thighs
64% reduction in the appearance of stretch marks
*Based on an 12 week Clinical Trial of 35 subjects
User Trial Results
Cellulite & Stretch Marks
92% agree product helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite
90% agree product helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks
Hydration & Moisturization
100% agree product leaves skin intensely moisturized and hydrated
Firmness & Elasticity
98% agree skin feels firmer and more plump
Tone & Texture
89% agree they saw noticeable decrease in imperfections and pigmentation 98% agree product protects against rough, dry patches and chapped skin
Anti-Redness & Irritation
94% agree sun damaged, red skin is soothed and calmed after using this
*Based on a 4-week User Trial of 55 subjects
I really enjoyed both products and for me they lived up to the hype , I just don’t know if I could forgo my beloved acids ,vitamin c and retinol.
However with the Rich Cream I can definitely see myself using at night after cleansing , acid and retinol or just cleansing then moisturising, so a more simplified routine without having to add hydrating or calming serums which is where I’d be able to justify the cost of this .
As for the Body Cream I personally had positive results , however these are aided by daily dry body brushing so if you’re not going to splurge on this cream I would recommend the body brushing followed by the oil or cream of your choice.
Unlike oxygen , water and food no-one has to have these so use what you love and can afford as peace of mind is the best tip for ageing I have .
Thank you for reading , please let me know if you have any questions.
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