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The Bader Story…
Founded by biomedical scientist Professor Augustinus Bader, the Augustinus Bader brand is one of only a few to find overnight success in a crowded beauty market. As someone who never worked in the industry beforehand – let alone had any kind of Instagram following – demand for Bader’s products soared on the back of old-fashioned word of mouth. There were no paid placements, big marketing campaigns or pretty packaging – it was the results that spoke for themselves.
Bader’s business partner Charles Rosier was initially impressed by his work with a hydrogel that accelerated burn and traumatic wound healing at speed and without any scarring. As a result, Rosier encouraged Bader to create skincare for the masses to help fund his medical research. The first products to drop were The Cream and The Rich Cream. Both have now won multiple awards – and make radiant, healthy skin accessible and simple.
Why The Creams Are So Popular…
The likes of Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger and Victoria Beckham (who’s since launched a primer with the brand) all became fans of the products, but it was the impressive clinical and user trials which really grabbed people’s attention. Up to 97% of testers agreed skin tone and texture was visibly improved, while 96% said their skin looked healthier after using The Rich Cream. The before and after shots were just as impressive, with testers noting an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles by more than 160% over a 27-day period.
How Each One Works…
The Bader formula is powered by Professor Bader's patented TFC8® (Trigger Factor Complex 8) – a cocktail of more than 40 different ingredients. That includes vitamins, amino acids and molecules naturally found in the body, to name a few. TFC8® was inspired by Bader's over 30 years of research and innovation in wound repair and cellular regeneration. It works by guiding key nutrients to the cells, creating an ideal environment for your skin to naturally renew. Think of the cream as a quick way to send your skin’s cells straight into revitalisation mode. The result? Better hydration, skin strength and firmness. The support of cell turnover also helps improve vibrancy and luminosity, as well as address issues like fine lines, dark spots and visible pores.
Bader explains: “This is about supporting the skin’s auto-immune repair function and supporting the everyday turnover that should happen naturally. The Cream introduces molecules that our skin would need to renew [itself] properly.” Both creams have a buttery formula that sinks in fast to soothe dryness and irritation – and, there’s zero stickiness left behind.
Who It’s For…
The Cream is more of an overall skin rejuvenator for those with oily to combination skin, while The Rich Cream is for those with normal to dry skin, but it's great for mature skin types, too. Added ingredients like evening primrose oil aid with the extra hydration, but don’t expect wildly different results – both are powered by the same TFC8® active ingredient and therefore offer the same renewing effect. It just comes down to personal preference. It’s suitable for all ages, too. Paraben and fragrance-free, it’s never irritating to sensitive skin types, although if you are prone to acne, we recommend The Cream to control the excessive secretion of oils that can contribute to breakouts.
The Best Way To Use It…
Massage The Cream or The Rich Cream into properly cleansed skin morning and night. To see results, use it for a full 27 days. That’s roughly the amount of time your body needs to turn over regenerated skin cells. Experts who swear by the creams recommend you also skip all other skincare products to begin with (except a cleanser) to fully appreciate the results. It works best when it’s left to penetrate the skin on its own. Extra points go to the silky-smooth texture it lends skin, making it a great base for any make-up application afterwards.
The Final Takeaway…
With Augustinus Bader, you’re paying for a clinically proven formula that works and is backed by over thirty years of science and innovation. It’s an investment, but one that will benefit the long-term health of your skin. Plus, a little goes a long way. You can also try the cream in smaller sizes now, allowing you to see results before taking the plunge on a full-size bottle.
Key Benefits Recapped...
- 97% agree skin’s tone and texture looks dramatically transformed.
- 96% agree skin looks firmer and lifted and feels more supple and elastic.
- 95% agree the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles is dramatically improved.
- The creams deliver all the benefits of a serum and moisturiser in one.
- They promise results within 27 days.
- Two texture choices for varying skin types.
- Powered by patented TFC8® cell technology (only found in Augustinus Bader products) to support the renewal of skin cells.
- Award-winning vegan formulas you can trust.
- Clinically proven to reduce signs of ageing.
*Based on a 4-week Clinical Trial of 30 participants.
**Based on a 12-week Consumer Perception Study of 105 participants.