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Augustine Bader has added another holy grail ingredient to his skin-saving beauty line. Already known for the patented TFC8 (Trigger Factor Complex), a botanical formula developed from his 30 years of stem cell research, the renowned German biomedical scientist and his eponymous skincare brand have introduced the new Retinol Serum that combines two powerful active ingredients into one safe formula.
Priced at $350 and available online exclusively from the brand website, the advanced serum “is based on physiological knowledge of the skin’s intrinsic repair code, resulting from my scientific research. To help prevent and reverse the visible signs of stress and premature aging, skin needs to be constantly renewed,” Bader explains in a press release. The Retinol Serum contains pure retinol, clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, deep lines, acne scars and hyperpigmentation by accelerating cell turnover while being gentle on sensitive skin.
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Combined with the company’s proprietary TFC8, the new serum appears to possess skincare’s ultimate power couple: In a three-month user and clinical trials, 100 percent of testers said their skin looked firmer, tighter, and lifted, while 97 percent or more of the mentioned signs of aging were noticeably reduced. The study also found that participants’ wrinkles and deep lines were reduced by 56 percent, the appearance of skin imperfections decreased by 87 percent, and more than 68 percent said their skin tone and texture visibly improved. All users also agreed that their skin was not dry or irritated, a common side effect of retinol.
Other benefits? The Retinol Serum is also formulated with ultra-moisturizing marine ectoin, skin barrier-boosting zinc complex, a microbiome-friendly blend (to maintain a healthy balance of skin’s “good” bacteria), and Japanese knotweed extract (which regulates skin enzymes) .
The brand was born when Bader met French investor Charles Rosier, who was stunned by the healing results of the scientist’s wound gel, developed for burn victims. Melanie Griffith, Courteney Cox and Natalia Vodianova are among Augustine Bader’s top investors, while celebrity facialist Melanie Grant and Hollywood beauty enthusiasts including Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian have praised the luxury skincare label. Last November, the company secured $25 million in funding, including from Antoine Arnault.
The new Retinol serum is now available online at Augustine Bader’s website, and it’s landing April 26 at Nordstrom and Sephora. And while the luxury label’s products rarely go on sale, you can buy it for 20 percent off if you subscribe to auto-fill deliveries at Augustine Bader. com for a minimum of three cycles, bringing the price down to $280.