Despite how luxuriously thick and buttery it felt (in my mind it’s more of a body butter than a cream) it melted into my skin almost instantly which was surprising considering I had a massage (with heaps and heaps of coconut oil worked into my skin) just one day prior and my skin was far from parched. But, surprisingly, the cream sank in immediately, and within a few minutes, I was left with what I would describe as a velvety or satin finish. I could definitely feel it, but not so much that I felt I’d get stuck in my bedsheets or that more of the formula would end up on my bedding than me.
With most lotions and creams, I expect to wake up the next morning already in need of another coat of moisture (so many body hydrators have fleeting results) but through the next day and even after an A.M. hot yoga session AND shower, my skin felt like silk. Additionally, (sorry if this is gross) but I noticed that more of my dead skin was sloughed off with my towel when I stepped out from the shower. Part of the cream’s amazing renewal and cell turnover properties? I’m totally not sure. But, my skin looked more incandescently radiant and felt more baby soft than it had in weeks and maybe months.
For someone who doesn’t like body creams and can only sometimes stan oils, this one has officially piqued my interest, landed a spot on my vanity (which is a covetable spot considering my countertop has reached max product capacity), and will likely work its way into my weekly self-care routine. I’m still not crazy about the texture—again, I just really don’t feeling any kind of product on my body—but this cream is less offensive in that regard and I love that it kept my skin so unbeatably hydrated. I honestly think it would only require a once-per-week application which, at $165, makes it well-worth the notable buck.
To maximize the results of Augustinus Bader’s new cream, I made sure to prep, shave, and exfoliate my body beforehand. Keep scrolling for all of my other body care favorites I swear by for a radiant glow.
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