In a world of Glossier, Fenty Beauty, and Kylie Beauty, the rise of cult beauty is often intrinsically linked to “Instagram darling”. People have got to be tapping forth a massive flood of hearts, excitedly reposting the brand’s latest launches, or posting their buys on their personal Stories. We’re talking about a social media platform, not a shopping channel yes, but consumers these days are drawn to the aesthetics, the more millennial-pink the better — which is generally okay if you’re looking to recreate Kylie’s latest pouty look, but not so much skincare. Good old skincare has to be tried and tested; the best ones become “cult” simply due to word of mouth.
So, endorsed by Victoria Beckham, Margot Robbie, Kate Bosworth and plenty of makeup artists and beauty editors in the US, comes Augustinus Bader and their hero product, The Cream. With a straightforward name, the “miracle cream” has gone on to snag 26 awards in just 26 months since the brand’s debut, while the skincare line itself is developed by one of the world’s leading experts in stem cell research.
No prizes for guessing who — Professor Augustinus Bader isn’t as well known in most circles, but his moisturisers and skincare line, all of which feature breakthrough stem cell regenerative technology, deserves mention.
Celebrities and beauty consumers alike swear by these blue-and-copper tubes, which though pricey, hold Bader’s patented Trigger Factor Complex, a key technology across the skincare brand. Also known as TFC8®, it’s developed through 30 years of scientific innovation, and formulated with active botanicals, amino acids and vitamins, to hydrate and nourish the skin, while protecting it from environmental aggressors.
It basically does it all. Whether you’re worried about redness or an uneven tone, or signs of ageing that include fine lines and wrinkles, the technology promises to work with your skin for a renewed, refreshed glow.
In fact, as one of the world’s leading biomedical scientist, Bader is an expert in regenerative medicine, having previously working on research with burnt victims to develop a groundbreaking gel that could heal even third-degree burns without the need for surgery of skin grafts. That background has led to him developing an innovative formula that supports the skin’s natural processes of renewal, guiding nutrients to the skin cells and activating your stem cells, for visibly more youthful skin. After all, says Bader, “The body is its own therapist.”
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Partners in beauty. How did this come about? – @victoriabeckham was first introduced to Augustinus Bader skincare by facialist @melaniegrantskin. After trying The Rich Cream, she fell in love with the product and publicly declared that it was “amazing.” For her F/W 2019 runway show, Beckham exclusively used our skincare to give models “radiant and glowing skin.” Now, the world-renowned style icon has joined forces with our founder, Professor Augustinus Bader, to create the best in science-backed beauty. – The Victoria Beckham by Augustinus Bader Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer is available on AugustinusBader.com with free express shipping worldwide. – #AugustinusBader #VictoriaBeckhamBeauty #VictoriaBeckham #New #beauty #skincare #radiance #primer #moisturizer #partnership
With that, here are some key Augustinus Bader products you might want to try:
The Cream, $379 (50ml)
There’s always some reservation when it comes to moisturisers famous first in the Western world — this one’s the exception. The lightweight formula is suitable for combination to oily skin types, and instead of feeling heavy in humid climates, will leave your skin feeling refreshed. On top of The Cream’s revolutionary TFC8® technology that “guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to cells” for an optimal skin renewal process, its antioxidant and vitamin-rich formula is also enhanced with soothing aloe vera, as Vitamins A, C, and B5 go to work to heal and protect your skin. The brand recommends using The Cream for a full 27 days for those highly-raved benefits.
The Cream Cleansing Gel, $89 (100ml)
What to expect of a luxury cleanser? That it doesn’t strip the skin — and this one doesn’t, at all. I tried it for my morning cleanse and found it to be really gentle on my skin, though still effective at removing impurities accumulated throughout the night. It left my skin thoroughly comfortable, and very well-hydrated, even after the cleanse, which means that the The Cream Cleansing Gel really lived up to its claims of being able to lock in moisture, preserve the skin barrier, while improving skin texture. It does still contain TFC8®, which here further preps the skin for better absorption of other skincare products, while I found the cream-gel texture especially refreshing, since it created a light but luxurious lather.
The Rich Cream, $379 (50ml)
While ‘The Cream’ seems most suitable for our weather, you might be a fan of The Rich Cream too, especially if you’re on the normal-dry skin type range. That, or you’re sleeping in an air-conditioned environment, and would like a richer cream to complement your nighttime routine. Patented TFC8® aside, this is formulated with replenishing argan, avocado and evening primrose oil, which are rich in omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants, to further protect skin from free radical damage, while nourishing it from within.
The Body Lotion, $141 (100ml)
Then, there’s The Body Lotion so you’ll be able to achieve that refreshed skin feel all over your body too. This one’s crafted with a moisture-locking technology alongside the powerful TFC8®, and is a deeply hydrating formula that reduces the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and pigmentation for firmer, smoother, and more even skin. You can use to calm your skin after a hot day out in the sun too. What I found surprising was how lightweight it felt, as the formula absorbed almost instantly into my skin, though leaving it plump and smooth. Another good point to note: it’s fragrance-free, which makes this suitable for all skin types, no matter your scent preference too.
Augustinus Bader is now available in Singapore, at augustinusbader.com.sg.