Every day, It feels like a fancy new skincare company is born. This is not inherently bad; the capitalist bald eagle living deep inside us loves innovation, and proudly seeks the thrill of uncorking a new face serum to pamper our pores and boost our serotonin levels. We proudly live by the universal healthy skin tenets, 1) hydrate, 2) wear sunscreen, 3) tip your landlord in Lush bath bombs, and we would happily invest in a Daddy Warbucks-budget face cream if it meant that it actually worked (it’s our face, after all). In this quest to separate the legit from the snake oil, one skincare brand has emerged as king: Augustinus Bader.
Was ist das?? Augustinus Bader is a skincare line developed by an actual stem cell researcher—Dr. Augustinus Bader—who looks like our favorite uncle. The brand quickly made waves when its inaugural product—known simply as The Cream—dropped in 2018, capturing the hearts/fine lines of derms, celebs, and skincare forums alike with its slick lapis blue bottle and clean ingredients.
No shade to influencer beauty lines (get your coin!), but Bader has spent his entire life studying how to help skin look and feel better; he took his first steps in biomedical health at a burn center before continuing in the field of organ transplantation, and then stem cell research, and now, four years after the launch of his eponymous brand, the report card is in: This stuff slaps.
Augustinus Bader credits its success to Bader’s TFC8, or “Trigger Factor Complex,” which is a patented technology in every one of the products that’s made up of over 40 ingredients, and inspired by the 30+ years of Bader’s clinical studies. F-A-N-C-Y. No wonder rich and hot people such as Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham are riding that AB-Train.
Sounds nice, right? Well, it gets nicer, because there is nothing stopping you from Venmo-requesting your ex this holiday season and investing your swindled clams in one of Augustinus Bader Holiday skin care bundles, such as The Discovery Skincare Duo. It’s basically the n00b’s intro to AB prods, and stocked with both The Cream and The Rich Cream. That’s right, lads. It gets richer.
If you’ve truly tapped into your Anna Delvey-levels of economizing this year, there are even more swole gift sets, such as The Hydrating Heroes gift bundle and [Louis XIV drum roll] The Supreme Collection, which comes with enough AB swag to juice the whole cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Here’s to making it a holiday season that you, and your pores, will never forget.
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