I’m a 10-step skin care maximalist, but skinimalism is trending and Augustinus Bader is the Heathers of the beauty world — an instant cult hit. So I put my serums in a drawer, and tried this (get ready for a long list…) smoothing, brightening, hydrating, soothing cream. (It’s got amino acids, vitamins, squalane, and hyaluronic acid.) The formula is dense, but a little goes a long way. One pump in the morning and another each evening has made my skin gleam without the white cast other heavy creams tend to leave on my olive complexion. I don’t use it under foundation, but I do use it religiously at night for calming my dry, irritated skin.
You’ll find Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream in the May 2021 Allure Beauty Box.