Cult beauty brand Augustinus Bader is finally heading to our shores — here’s where to get it

It’s no secret that the beauty industry is a fickle environment. Each month, spades of new brands and products are released, most of which — if we’re honest — end up fizzling out after a short period in the spotlight, its products delegated to the dusty annals of beauty cupboards, destined to never be mentioned again. So, when a brand makes a furore for months on end, we know we’re being introduced to something out of the ordinary. Such is the case with Augustinus Bader, the brand not merely causing a furore, but downright pandemonium. We’ve been admiring the product from afar for months now — the trademark cobalt bottles have become a firm fixture at fashion weeks, and a regular on the sites of weighty publications — and now, finally, it’s making its way to our shores — the latest brand to be stocked by the skincare professionals at Spring Store.

What makes Augustinus Bader so alluring, and so trustworthy, is the fact that the founder is no beauty guru. Actually, Augustinus Bader is a leading stem cell and biomedical scientist with over 30 years of experience working with burns victims. In 2007, he developed an ingenious gel that was able to heal third-degree burns, with no need for surgery or skin grafts. It’s this science that lies at the heart of his skincare products. Like his burns gel, Bader’s products are able to accelerate the healing process in the same way, visibly reducing signs of damage (from environmental stressors) and ageing, thus leaving skin looking restored and regenerated.

The Bader skincare collection comprises just two, effective products, The Cream and The Rich Cream, both of which contain Bader’s healing Trigger Factor Complex 8, an effective potion which combines natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins, and synthesized molecules. While there are no rules — Bader himself has been known to apply them together both morning and night — the essential idea is that The Cream, a combination of aloe vera, anti-oxidants, amino acids and vitamins A, B and C, makes for a lightweight and refreshing morning essential, while The Rich Cream, an intense super-hydrator rich in argan, avocado and evening primrose oil, is more suitable for applying before bed.

While there is no such thing as a product that can provide miracles for the skin, there are products that actually live up to their hype‚ and that’s miracle-worthy enough for us. Suffice to say we’ll be saving up, stocking up and slathering on Augustinus Bader cream for the foreseeable future.

The Cream and The Rich Cream are available in 15ml, 30ml and 50ml, while
The Body Cream available in 170ml.

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