I love nice things as much as the next woman. A $278 dress from Reformation? Yes, please. A $239 Nespresso coffee and espresso maker? Literally can't live without it. When it comes to beauty, however, I hate to spend over $50 on one product, no matter how good it claims to be. There is one exception, though: the Augustinus Bader Face Cream Mask. It's $215 a jar ($200 to refill), but I'll go broke to buy it every winter because it makes my skin so damn moisturized that not even the coldest month of the year could dull and dry out my face. Even the areas where I’m most dry—around my nose and under my eyebrows—have not flaked, which is a big deal since I usually have to slather those spots with Vaseline to look a little less crazy.
You've probably come across the brand's Rich Cream, whether your favorite celebrity is a fan or on TikTok. We also tested it, and it made our skin look and feel as smooth as glass. Well, the face cream mask is similar in the way it's supposed to firm, brighten and smoothen the skin using the brand's core technology, TFC8 (a mixture of amino acids and vitamins), but really there's so much more to it.