Augustinus Bader

The Rich Cream

The Rich Cream
8.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

6.5Humectancy9.8Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Intensely moisturizing. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream has a moisturizing rating of 8.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather occlusive. It has a high Humectancy of 6.5 out of 10 but an even higher Occlusivity of 9.8 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
5
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
4
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
3
OctyldodecanolBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2.5
Argania Spinosa Kernel OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient
2
Ethylhexyl StearateSynthetic,AnimalEmollient
1.5
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Formula Helper
1.3
TribeheninBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
1
Polyglyceryl-3 PolyricinoleateBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Sorbitan OleateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

65

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Score

9

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical

A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Score

5

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Score

3

Function

Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An emollient fatty alcohol that spreads easily without leaving a greasy residue on the skin. It is also used as a solvent and dispersing agent for other ingredients.

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