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The Celebrity-Approved, Splurge-Worthy Augustinus Bader Moisturizer Is a Little Less Expensive Today

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Augustinus Bader’s The Cream is 20 percent off during the Violet Grey Memorial Day sale. That isn’t the deepest discount ever, but the on-sale price, $212, is a lot easier to swallow than $265. If the sale price isn’t moving you, the moisturizer itself should. The Cut’s Kathleen Hou has called it “the secret to rich-person skin.” Victoria Beckham, Ashley Graham, and Alexa Chung are among the many celebrities who swear by it. Chung, who thinks it is “genuinely fantastic” told the Cut, “After I use it, I feel I look younger, which probably isn’t true, but that’s what it feels like,” while Katie Sturino says, “I have actually seen my overall skin quality improve and fine lines decrease.” It’s been recommended to the Strategist a few times as well for dry skin, and as the perfect base for sex-proof makeup. Our writer Jenna Milliner-Waddell, who was surprised to find a sample of it in a Revolve package last year, tried it and attests to how hydrating it is. The sample was extremely small but since it didn’t take much to moisturize even her dry winter skin it lasted her nearly three weeks. We understand: $212 for less than two ounces of even the best moisturizer is still a major purchase. Take your time deciding, but not too long — the Violet Gray sale ends May 31.

If you’d like to make a smaller investment, the 30 ml bottle, originally priced at $170, is on sale for $136, and the 15 ml, originally $85, is discounted to $68.

There is no code necessary to receive these savings. The discount is automatically applied at checkout.

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The Splurge-Worthy Augustinus Bader Moisturizer Is on Sale