It’s not enough for a cream to simply hydrate your skin or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has to feel good, too. It has to have a texture that’s rich and luxurious, a fragrance that’s subtle and refined, a finish that’s dewy and radiant, and an absorption time that’s just right.

These are the things that separate a truly great moisturizer from a merely good one. These are the things that make you look forward to your skincare routine every day, that make you feel pampered and indulged and utterly spoiled.

And that’s why we’ve put Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream through a rigorous series of sensory tests, to see if it can live up to the hype – not just in terms of its clinical performance, but in terms of its overall sensorial experience.

From the texture and consistency test, which evaluates how the cream feels on your skin, to the fragrance evaluation, which assesses the scent and its staying power, to the finish and appearance test, which examines how the cream looks once it’s been applied, to the absorption time test, which measures how quickly the cream sinks into your skin – we’ve left no stone unturned in our quest to determine whether The Rich Cream is truly worthy of its luxury status.

Texture and Consistency Test: Rich, Non-Greasy

When I first unscrewed the glossy blue bottle and scooped out a small amount of The Rich Cream, I was struck by how thick and substantial it felt. This was no wimpy lotion – this was a cream that meant business. I could tell right away that a little bit of this product would go a long way.

But as I began to spread The Rich Cream between my fingers and onto the back of my hand, something magical happened. Despite its rich, almost balm-like consistency, the cream began to melt into my skin like butter on a hot skillet. It was smooth, silky, and utterly devoid of any graininess or chalkiness.

As I continued to massage the cream into my skin, I couldn’t help but notice that there was no greasy residue, no tacky feeling, no heaviness – just a refreshing burst of hydration that left my skin feeling plump, supple, and perfectly quenched.

But perhaps the most impressive thing about the texture of The Rich Cream is how it manages to strike the perfect balance between richness and lightness. It’s a cream that feels substantial enough to deeply hydrate and nourish even the driest of skin types, but it never feels heavy, greasy, or overwhelming.

In fact, after applying The Rich Cream to my face, I was amazed at how little residue it left behind. My skin felt soft, smooth, and perfectly moisturized, but there was no sticky film or oily sheen to be found.

So, what’s the verdict on the texture and consistency of Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream? In a word: perfection.

This is a moisturizer that feels like pure luxury from the moment you unscrew the blue cap to the moment you massage it into your skin. It’s rich without being heavy, hydrating without being greasy, and cooling without being jarring.

In short, it’s everything you could want in a high-end cream – and then some.

Fragrance Evaluation: Non-Offensive

Let’s talk about the one thing that can make or break a skincare product: the scent. Because let’s face it – no matter how effective a cream may be, if it smells like a dirty gym sock, you’re not going to want to put it anywhere near your face.

Luckily, Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream has a scent that’s as luxurious as its texture – and just as subtle.

When I first took a whiff of The Rich Cream, I was immediately struck by how delicate and understated the scent was. There was no overwhelming perfume, no artificial fragrance, no cloying sweetness – just a soft, natural aroma that was equal parts soothing and refreshing.

As I began to massage the cream into my skin, I started to pick up on some of the individual notes that made up the scent. There was a hint of Jojoba, a whisper of earthy avocado, a touch of lavender – all blending together to create a fragrance that was both herbal and floral, earthy and ethereal.

But what impressed me most about the scent of The Rich Cream was how understated it was. This wasn’t a fragrance that announced itself from across the room – it was a scent that stayed close to the skin, like a secret that only you were privy to.

But perhaps the most impressive thing about the scent of The Rich Cream was how long it lasted. Even after a full hour of wear, I could still catch the faintest whiff of those botanical extracts every time I turned my head or brushed my hair out of my face. It was like the fragrance had become a part of my skin, a subtle reminder of the luxurious cream that I had applied that morning.

Of course, if you’re someone who prefers a strong, bold fragrance in your skincare products, The Rich Cream might not be for you. This is a scent that’s all about subtlety, about quiet luxury, about the kind of elegance that doesn’t need to shout to be heard.

Finish and Appearance Test: Subtle Sheen

Alright, my fellow skincare junkies, it’s time to talk about the one thing that really matters when it comes to a luxury moisturizer: the finish. Because let’s face it – you can have all the fancy ingredients and scientific claims in the world, but if a cream leaves your skin looking like an oil slick or a flaky mess, what’s the point?

After just one application of The Rich Cream, my complexion looked like it had been drenched in a pool of liquid silk. But what impressed me most about the finish of The Rich Cream was how natural it looked. This wasn’t a shiny, greasy, or artificial-looking glow – it was a dewy, radiant sheen that made my skin look healthy, happy, and utterly refreshed.

Unlike some heavy, occlusive moisturizers that can leave your skin feeling suffocated and weighed down, this cream felt light, breathable, and non-greasy.

In fact, after applying The Rich Cream, my skin felt like it could still breathe – like it was being nourished and hydrated from within, rather than just being coated in a layer of heavy, greasy moisture.

Absorption Time Test: 30 Minutes

When I first applied The Rich Cream to my skin, I was fully prepared to wait around for a good long while before I could move on with my day. I mean, this is a cream that’s as rich as Warren Buffett’s bank account – surely it would take some time to fully sink in.

But as I sat there, twiddling my thumbs and waiting for the absorption magic to happen, I started to realize something: this cream wasn’t playing by the usual rules.

Instead of sitting on top of my skin like a greasy film, The Rich Cream began to slowly but surely sink in, like a sponge soaking up water. It was a gradual process, to be sure – but it was a process that felt deliberate, intentional, and utterly luxurious.

As I timed the absorption with my trusty stopwatch, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the results. After 30 minutes, The Rich Cream had fully absorbed into my skin, leaving behind no greasy residue, no tacky feeling, no heaviness – just a soft, smooth, and perfectly hydrated complexion.


Now, I know what you might be thinking – 30 minutes is a long time to wait for a moisturizer to absorb. And you’re not wrong. If you’re someone who’s always in a rush in the morning, or if you like to layer your skincare products in quick succession, The Rich Cream might not be the best choice for you.

Sensory Attributes: Verdict