Among the endless stream of beauty products flooding your social media feeds, you will occasionally find products that seem everybody speak. Take, for example, Augustinus Bader. Even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of luxury skincare, chances are you’ve seen the brand’s blue and rose gold bottles while scrolling through Instagram a few times. The science-driven line was developed by scientist and biomedical doctor Augustinus Bader, and it has half Hollywood fans, including Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Lizzo and Victoria Beckham. The only drawback is that the brand’s products are offered at quite high prices, which makes them less accessible to many. But Augustinus Bader puts more than 30 years of research into his innovations, is committed to giving back, and even offers ways to help you save a few bucks. Keep reading to learn more.
What makes Augustinus Bader unique?
The primary factor that sets Augustinus Bader apart from its competitors is the expertise that has gone into its patented TFC8 technology, which powers each of its products. Without totally taking you back to science class, the technology was developed by Professor Bader over the course of 30 years, and it works at a cellular level to leave skin feeling healthier, firmer and stronger with continued use. Bader himself is recognized in the medical community for his expertise in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, having devoted a significant portion of his career to the research and development of topical treatments for wound healing.
The combination of advanced biotechnology and powerful botanical ingredients has helped the brand win dozens of international beauty awards since its launch just four years ago. Most notably, Augustinus Bader was named the best skincare of all time by WWD Beauty Inc.
What about the social impact of the brand?
Another appealing factor of Augustinus Bader is his commitment to making sustainable and charitable choices. To reduce environmental impact, the ingredients used in all of the brand’s products are sustainably sourced, and the brand is continually updating its packaging to be more recyclable and use less plastic. Augustinus Bader has also partnered with non-profit environmental organizations such as One Tree Planted, The World Land Trust and The Woodland Trust to offset his carbon footprint, with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. All of the brand’s products are cruelty-free, and many of them are even vegan.
Additionally, the brand’s efforts to help the global community include charitable partnerships, responsive giving and donation sales supporting everyone from frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic to Black Lives Matter and Every Mother. Counts. After each purchase made directly on the Augustinus Bader website, 5% of the value of your order will be donated to the charity of your choice among the brand’s partners.
Which products are worth checking out?
Obviously, everyone’s skin is different, and what works for your friend (or a celebrity you wish you were your friend) won’t necessarily work for you. Still, there are a few Augustinus Bader bestsellers that are a good place to start. And once you’re hooked, you can sign up for the brand’s auto-restock program to save up to 20% on their products. There’s also a loyalty points program for your purchases, which helps you save money in the long run while giving you a free birthday gift and early access to new launches.
The Rich Cream
By far the brand’s most popular product, The Rich Cream focuses on immediately hydrating and plumping the skin while minimizing damage (e.g. hyperpigmentation and redness) over time, thanks to the TFC8 technology we talked about earlier. Super nourishing ingredients like Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E make this moisturizer an especially good choice for dry skin. Free of potential irritants like parabens, mineral oil, and fragrances, the vegan moisturizer is gentle enough to use morning and night.
For those who consider their skin to be oily or acne-prone, The Cream may be the best moisturizer. A lightweight lotion formulated with the brand’s signature TFC8 technology, The Cream contains a gentle form of retinol to help increase skin cell turnover and keep pores clear. To hydrate and soothe, the brand has included squalane, ceramides, and aloe vera leaf juice in the formulation. Plus, the addition of vitamin C provides better protection against sun damage, as it simultaneously helps boost collagen production. Although this choice is not vegan, it is still cruelty-free and free from common irritants, including fragrances.
The Discovery Duo
The brand’s automatic replenishment program and loyalty rewards aren’t the only ways to save money. If you’re just looking to try their best-selling products without investing heavily, the travel-size version of Augustinus Bader’s The Discovery Duo is your best bet. The mini set includes a half-ounce bottle of The Cream and The Rich Cream for $18 less than the price of the products if you purchased them individually. Plus, trying out both moisturizers in the smaller size is a great way to figure out which one you like best for your skin.