A celebrity of its own in the world of skincare, The Cream – along with its partner The Rich Cream – needs no further explanation. The cult moisturisers from the eponymous Augustinus Bader - launched the brand to stratospheric success in 2018. They’ve been heralded as ‘miracle’ formulas, though the only magic involved in making them is the magic of science – stem-cell science, to be precise.
What makes the entire Augustinus Bader range so coveted is its patented TFC8® (also known as Trigger Factor Complex); an exclusive technology drawing on Professor Bader’s 30-year career at the forefront of biomedical science and regenerative medicine. And now, beauty obsessives in Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand) can finally experience its wonders firsthand, with the launch of Augustinus Bader at MECCA, online and in-store.
It’s the brand adored by everyone from Alexa Chung to Margot Robbie and Victoria Beckham, so if you’re ready to find out why, read on!
Skincare inspired by stem-cell science
Professor Augustinus Bader didn’t set out to create a skincare brand. The world-renowned scientist is currently the director of Cell Techniques and Applied Stem Cell Biology at the University of Leipzig in his native Germany, and it was his revolutionary work with burns survivors that inspired a lightbulb moment.
In 2008, Professor Bader developed a groundbreaking wound gel to promote the repair of skin trauma at a cellular level. This would spare his patients the need for painful surgeries and skin grafts by prompting the body’s own healing mechanisms to engage.
A decade on, these principles inspired his award-winning skincare, adored by beauty enthusiasts everywhere.