Of course, this couldn't be just any
cream. This was Augustinus Bader's The Cream
, and its slightly heavier-weight companion The Rich Cream
, two advanced moisturisers that seem to have grown their following and reputation as "the cream that works" strictly through word of mouth. (The Body Cream
, which launched last July, enjoys the same status for everything below the neck.) In skin care, what it means for a product to "work" is almost entirely subjective; what works for one person may not for another. But anecdotally from those who swear by it, The Cream acts as a kind of panacea, albeit a pricy one. If you have fine lines, it smooths them; if you have dryness, it treats it; if you have acne, it clears it up.