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A Beauty Editor’s Honest Review of the $375 Serum From This Celebrity-Loved Brand

I Tried the $375 Serum Loved by Every Celebrity Under the Sun and Unfortunately For My Bank Account, The Results are Divine

I Tried the $375 Serum Loved by Every Celebrity Under the Sun and Unfortunately For My Bank Account, The Results are Divine

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Where do I start with Augustinus Bader’s The Serum, a skincare product that costs $375? I guess with the basics: Augustinus Bader is the eponymous skincare line started by Professor Bader, a globally renowned biomedical scientist and physician, whose notoriety has spread through the academic, scientific, and now skincare spheres.

The impetus of the skincare line started when Bader created his medical-grade Wound Gel,  which uses the body’s natural mechanisms to repair severe wounds that once would’ve required skin grafts. This breakthrough led to the creation of the brand’s proprietary Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8) which is really the star of every single product. There’s 30 years of scientific research behind TFC8, but to put it as plainly as possible — it’s packed with more than 40 ingredients including amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. These ingredients each have their own benefits, but together they specifically encourage your skin‘s natural regenerative process.

TFC8 adapts to your skin and in conjunction with other ingredients like vitamin C and edelweiss extract, addresses a variety of issues at the same time — fine lines, redness, hyperpigmentation, environmental stressors, firmness, roughness, and hydration, just to name a few. TFC8 makes The Serum stand out and is probably the reason it has a fanbase of celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Hailey Bieber, Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, and even Leonardo DiCaprio.

Augustinus Bader The Serum

Augustinus Bader The Serum

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Shop now: $350–$375; augustinusbader.com

I only got around to trying The Serum when it was gifted to me by the brand, because as much as I love all things beauty, the $375 price tag is more than I’d spend

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