You may have noticed some posts from our friends at the Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.
When Cut beauty director Kathleen Hou wrote about the hype surrounding Augustinus Bader face cream last year (it had its own party during Paris Fashion Week, Joanna Czech called it “unforgettable,” Linda Wells gave it to her friends for Christmas, and it was created by an “enigmatic scientist” using a “formulation inspired by burn-healing capabilities”), we were certainly intrigued. Rio, who hasn’t tried it yet, wrote that her fellow beauty obsessives were calling it “P50-level life-changing.” Who knows if it works miracles or not, but it’s extremely expensive and hardly ever discounted — so now’s the time to try it, since there is a sale going on at Violet Gray. Here’s how the sale works: You can save $15 if you spend over $100, $50 if you spend over $250, $100 if you spend over $500, and $250 if you spend over $1,000. (Good for you!)
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