Phebe Wahl | October 5, 2020 | Style & Beauty
Decades of scientific research deliver healing power with a deeper purpose.
Creating a consumer skincare product wasn’t something professor Augustinus Bader, co-founder of the eponymous skincare line, had previously considered, he explains. Bader’s work has always been in the field of medical research as a physician and professor, yet his discoveries led him to eventually launch the instant cult-status, multiple award-winning, cobalt blue-bottled beauty booster.
The Face Oil
“Several years ago, I developed a medical-grade hydrogel that could provide rapid, scar-free healing for those afflicted by severe burns,” he says. “Pharmaceutical companies weren’t as willing to fund clinical trials because the number of cases of burned people in the Western world were not so high. For a pharmaceutical group, it’s not necessarily the most lucrative venture. At that point, I had met the co-founder of the brand, Charles Rosier, who had the vision to apply the technology to skincare consumer products to help raise awareness for—and ultimately fund—my medical research,” Bader explains. “He thought if the technology could turn burned skin into perfect skin, then a variant could probably help with wrinkles.”
The Hand Treatment
The Body Lotion
After two years of persuading, Bader finally agreed to adapt the wound gel into a cosmetic-approved product that enables the body to fix the skin according to individual needs. Now available in a variety of textures ranging from a rich cream to the newly debuted The Face Oil, all of the formulas contain specialized compound TFC8. “The beauty and elasticity of the skin are, of course, important external signs,” says Bader, “but, ultimately, these products have a purpose: They fund the scientific research and clinical development of medical treatments for the regeneration of skin in burns and severe skin wounds.”
The Cream Cleansing Gel
A more youthful glow with a powerful purpose? Sounds like just what the doctor ordered.
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