You can use all the serums and cleansers you like, but you'll need a moisturizer to achieve results. A daily moisturizer is a must-have for any skincare routine as it keeps your skin's outer layer hydrated and protects it from external factors that lead to inflammation, fine lines, dry skin, and other premature signs of aging.
At Augustinus Bader, we have two ultra-hydrating formulas to keep on your radar: The Cream and The Rich Cream. The formulas, texture, and outcomes vary slightly, but both can keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated, soft, and supple.
Whether you're new to Augustinus Bader or a long-standing customer, here's everything you need to know about the differences between The Cream and The Rich Cream.
The Cream vs. The Rich Cream
Before diving into the major differences, let's consider their similarities. Both formulas contain our TFC8® technology, start at $92, and come in three sizes: 50ml, 30ml, and 15ml.
Here's a closer look at the differences:
The Cream is your everyday go-to daily moisturizer, formulated with vitamins, amino acids, and protective antioxidants to retain skin moisture and hydration throughout the day. Known for its luxurious satin finish, The Cream is the top choice for those with combination skin types, or men, looking to elevate their skincare routine as it supports collagen production, promotes elasticity, and keeps skin hydrated. Known for its ultra-hydrating, lightweight texture, The Cream revitalizes your skin, prevents damage caused by environmental aggressors, and calms unwanted irritation.
The Rich Cream
The Rich Cream, our cult favorite daily moisturizer, features a rich texture formulated with high-potency botanicals, omega-6 fatty acids, and antioxidants to nourish, hydrate, and renew your skin. This formula provides a radiant, dewy finish, making it the ideal choice for those with normal to dry skin who want to add an extra glow under makeup. This ultra-hydrating product also locks in all-day hydration and prevents transepidermal water loss.
Both moisturizers are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. You can expect results in as little as four weeks when you use either product consistently during your night and morning routine.
Skin Types Suited for The Rich Cream
The Rich Cream is a daily moisturizer for people with normal, dry, or mature skin types. It contains an expert blend of argan oil, avocado oil, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E — four must-have hydrating nutrients that prevent transepidermal water loss and deeply hydrate the skin.
The Rich Cream is a great daily moisturizer for those in colder, drier climates who need an extra hydration boost to get them through the day.
Skin Types Suited for The Cream
The Cream is the perfect daily moisturizer for anyone with combination, oily, or blemish-prone skin.
This moisturizer contains aloe vera leaf juice, retinyl palmitate, vitamin A, shea butter, and vitamin — soothing ingredients that calm stressed skin, help maintain a radiant complexion, and keep your skin fresh, especially in humid climates.
The Clinical and User Trials
We conducted a 4-week Clinical Trial with 30 participants for The Rich Cream and The Cream. Additionally, we analyzed the results of a 12-week Consumer Perception Study with 107 participants. Our findings indicate that both products offered distinct benefits, including helping individuals address skincare concerns and enhancing their skin's appearance and texture.
Clinical Trial Results
Our clinical trials showed that:
- The Cream effectively reduced the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 32% in just four weeks
- Participants felt their skin looked 52% younger in that same time frame
The Rich Cream had similar results, but participants reported:
- Their skin felt more hydrated, firmer, and elastic
- A 37% reduction in forehead wrinkles
- A 54% reduction in crow's feet
- A 46% reduction in fine lines
- Thirty participants also noticed that their skin felt 92% firmer and 110% more elastic. Both products were successful during clinical trials, but the Rich Cream achieved greater skin hydration levels.
Hydrated skin is essential to keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay. The skin-plumping and firming ability allows The Rich Cream to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, leading to visually healthier-looking skin.
User Trial Results
During user trials, participants experienced anti-aging, firming, and hydrating benefits from The Rich Cream and improved skin tone, texture, and rejuvenation with The Cream.
100% of participants agreed their complexion looked plumper and replenished after using The Rich Cream, while 92% agreed their dull skin appeared brighter after using The Cream.
What Our Customers Are Saying
The Rich Cream
Don't just take our word for it — our customers are also obsessed with these potent formulas. With over 300 five-star reviews, The Rich Cream continues to be a crowd favorite that delivers results for all skin types and a range of common skincare problems:
- "This cream feels amazing on my skin. It moisturizes your skin beautifully and doesn't leave your skin greasy."
- "I began my Augustinus Bader journey two years ago around my 43rd birthday. Using it day and night religiously for two years, along with a healthy diet, exercise, great hydration, and adequate sleep, has allowed me to experience a "glow up." At age 45, I've never felt more confident. Thank you! P.s. I recently added the oil and am totally enamored by it."
- "I can't believe how great my skin looks after two weeks. Can't wait to see it after a month. I'm rationalizing the price because you don't need anything else. It replaces all the other stuff. So I'm thinking I will be saving money in the end."
The Cream is also a highly sought-after moisturizer that delivers game-changing results. Many customers enjoy The Cream's lightweight texture, making it a top choice for oilier complexions.
Here's what our customers are saying:
- "Loving this moisturizer. I started using The Cream five months ago. Most noticeable is that my face looks visibly lifted, jowls and eyelids, and I look younger for 73 years of age. I'm experiencing the benefits of using Augustinus Bader. Oh, and not forgetting the glow. I'm hooked!"
- "This cream helps diminish my forehead lines and makes my skin look hydrated and plump. I have tried many products, and this is the only one that delivers actual results!"
- "This cream has transformed my skin. I have combination skin- struggling with breakouts and dry and dull skin. After a week of using this cream, I see a huge difference in my skin's texture and overall glow. It feels hydrated and fills in any fine lines. I get constant compliments on my skin, saying I glow! Thanks to The Cream!"
The Cream vs. The Rich Cream
Ultimately, choosing The Rich Cream and The Cream comes down to personal preference and considering what works best for your unique skin type. Whether you're eager to try The Rich Cream or The Cream, you can trust that both will deliver the desired results. Our clinically proven formulas boast the powerful TFC8® technology and a potent blend of nutrients and vitamins.