[unpaid/ad/sample/affiliate] I thought I’d do a quick update now that I’ve been using Augustinus Bader The Cream which has had so much hype across both print and on-line beauty pages. I used with with the Victoria Beckham x Augustinus Bader Serum over a period of roughly three weeks (I’ve had a top up of Profhilo in the past couple of days so any further results are null and void while that takes effect and I can re-calibrate my base point!).
You might wonder what Votary Super Seed Facial Oil is doing in an Augustinus Bader review .. I got this in Caroline’s SpaceNK Box .. and have used it latterly because I needed a bit more hydration than I was getting from the other two. It’s very probably the biting cold weather but boy, if you have the budget for a really lovely, deliciously softening and super hydrating, skin calming oil (I have no idea why it costs £70 but it does) then this is the one. Anyway, back to Augustinus. There is a ‘rich’ cream version which I probably would have been better with but the ‘sell’ across the range is the TFC8 (Trigger Factor Complex) which is full of amino acids, vitamins and synthesised molecules that apparently create the right environment for skin to repair and renew itself. It’s really about optimising cell renewal. So, while I can say that I did notice a firming action, the promised brightness wasn’t all that evident and a month, at which point the brands suggests you will see results, seems a long time to remember how your skin looked in the first place. In terms of comfort, yes, it’s a perfectly pleasant cream to use – very nice as a priming moisturiser before you add foundation – and does give your skin some bounce. I didn’t find it stretched to a full, all day hydration and I noticed some dry flakes between my brows. It’s fair to say that the longer you use it, the better the results, and I could see that there was a uniformity to my complexion that I had to keep checking back to see if I’d ‘really’ seen it. The best result I had from it was firmness – it did seem that my skin felt more taut and looked a tad more toned.
Although it’s not suggested you use any other skin care with The Cream, it seemed appropriate to test it with the VB Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum as it’s made by the same person! The two were indeed beautifully compatible – I really like the serum for being an instant complexion soother and giving skin immediate pliability and comfort. If money were no object, I’d happily keep a bottle on hand forever. Even though I see skin care all day every day, these three products have stood out and especially Votary because having been well and truly snow slapped this morning while walking the dog, it was the first thing I reached for when Honey and I got home!
They’re all super pricey – Augustinus is £65 (for six week’s worth) HERE at Cult Beauty, VB is £180 HERE and Votary is £70 although Cult Beauty has a smaller size for £24 HERE which I’d probably recommend you try first just in case.
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