Who is Augustinus Bader and Why are the Products So Expensive?


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Augustinus Bader is a relatively new skincare line developed by Dr. Bader. He has spend over 30 YEARS researching the perfect formulation of stem-cell skincare.

Augustinus Bader has won over 50 beauty awards from Vogue, Elle, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar in a very short timeframe.

Augustinus Bader skincare is pretty new to the retail scene that many people don’t know where to get these award winning skincare products.

Since Augustinus Bader is a luxury skincare line you will be able to shop exclusively at: Sephora, Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew. The only issue is that some retailers carry the full line but potentially not all sizes. It’s important to cross reference all retailers before buying Augustinus Bader.

Why is Augustinus Bader Skincare so Expensive?

Augustinus Bader is expensive because the products are formulated with a patented technology that took Dr. Bader over 30 years to develop. This technology is called: TFC8 and it stands for “Trigger Factor Complex” because it contains over 40 ingredients of amino acids and multi-peptides backed by research that gets results.

Augustinus Bader - The Rich Cream

The TFC8 complex makes the skin the perfect environment for increased cell turnover which is similar to the reason why you would buy a retinol. TFC8 should work better than a retinol because it is adaptive to your skin’s specific needs and addresses YOUR direct concerns. It is personalized singular formula that works for all skin types.

TFC8 formula combats: fine lines, acne, scarring, wrinkles, redness, cellulite, stretch marks and really any skin imperfection. There are face creams as well as body creams as well.

All creams are vegan and considered clean beauty and clean science.

Lastly, TFC8 nourishes and protects the skin providing lasting effects of this perfect formula.

What is TFC8 and why is it so good?

TFC8 is made up of amino acids, high grade vitamins and synthesized molecules found in the skin. Essentially, the ingredients in the cream mimic healthy and perfect skin. This special formulation has been in the works for over 30 years and has science and clinical research to back up any claims.

If you take a look at the video on the website, you can see skin change over in 27 days which is exactly how long skin cells take to renew. You can see different skin issues such as dullness, acne and fine lines rejuvenated over the 27 days through the videos.

How to Shop on AugustinusBader.com

If you want to shop on AugustinusBader.com the website is set up for you to specifically choose the products that will work best to fix your skin problems.

There is a “Find Your Formula” quiz which asks you questions about your skin issues so you can find the right product for your skin type.

I took the Formula Finder quiz and resulted in 5 products that would work well for my normal, acne prone skin while fighting signs of aging. You should answer as truthfully as possible and the formula finder will spit out about 5 products you need to create a full skincare regimen.

The good news is that you can select if you want a thicker product such as “The Rich Cream” or a lightweight product “The Cream”. Every product from Augustinus Bader is infused with the TCF8 formulation so you know you are getting quality despite the price being so high.

After you do the formula finder quiz, you will need to add the products to cart and checkout.

***NOTE*** The products sell out really quickly so you may have to leave your email on a waiting list for when the products come back in stock.***

You can always head to Sephora and shop all AugustinusBader Face Products there!

Does Augustinus Bader Offer Free Shipping?

Yes! AugustinusBader.com offers Free WORLDWIDE shipping. All orders are sent out of Germany via UPS Express.

If you live in Canada or the U.S. you may need to pay taxes or duties depending on the rates based on your location but all shipping is FREE!

Does Augustinus Bader Offer Discounts and Coupon Codes?

Yes! AugustinusBader.com offers discounts in the form of loyalty points that you get from shopping directly on the website. For example, at the lowest tier, 275 loyalty points is $5 off your next purchase at AugustinusBader.com. You don’t have to join the loyalty program directly, you can always check out as a guest.

If you feel you are going to continue shopping and replenishing the products then you should sign up for the loyalty program.

When you join the Augustinus Bader club you get:

  • Membership Pricing – Shop exclusive pricing
  • Priority Access to new launches
  • Bonus points events
  • Birthday Gift

The Club offers a 3 loyalty tiers: Blue, Gold and Black to align with the brand colours and Black being the highest level you can receive a discount. Check out The Club loyalty program benefits in the image below. You also do not have to pay to become a member of the club, just sign up when you checkout.

Augustinus Bader discount code and loyalty program

Click here to learn more about “The Club” on AugustinusBader.com.

If you are wondering if products from Augustinus Bader go on sale, the answer is: SOMETIMES! Since the product is a luxury skincare item and works wonders, there is no real need to put the product on sale

Where is the best place to buy Augustinus Bader?

Augustinus Bader is starting to become more available all over the world but depending on where you live, the best place to buy Augustinus Bader can be different. When you shop on AugustinusBader.com, you can build up loyalty points and save dollars off product directly. Also there are gift sets and special collaborations such as the Victoria Beckham Collaboration that you may not be able to get at any other retailer.

If you live in the United States, the best place to buy Augustinus Bader products will either be on AugustinusBader.com or at Sephora. There is also Free Shipping and Free Returns so you don’t have to worry that you will get stuck with the product.

Augustinus Bader Canada

If you live in Canada, the AugustinusBader.com website will charge you in Canadian dollars. You will also get free shipping but you may have to pay taxes or duties on the products.

In Canada, you can buy Augustinus Bader products at: Sephora, Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew. During the Sephora Sale, you should stock up on Augustinus Bader products because they rarely go on sale. Nordstrom does have beauty sales about 1 or 2x a year and may put some Augustinus Bader products up on sale but it is unlikely. Holt Renfrew barely ever has sales so don’t even bother!

Sephora carries the entire line of moisturizing facial products. They have the mini and full sized versions of The Cream and The Rich Cream. If you want a larger selection including The Facial Oil, The Essence and more body products then you should shop on Nordstrom.com.

In summary, the best place to buy Augustinus Bader if you live in Canada is directly from AugustinusBader.com, Nordstrom or at Sephora during the Sephora 20% off sale. Don’t forget that there is Free Shipping and Free Returns for Canadians so you can feel free to purchase at Sephora if you just want the moisturizers or go directly to AugustinusBader.com for the entire product line.

Best Selling Augustinus Bader Products

The Cream

The Cream is one of the best selling Augustinus Bader products. In fact, if you are going to try one product from Augustinus Bader, you should try The Cream because it is the most popular product and easy to use.

Augustinus bader at sephora canada

Of course, The Cream is infused with the science backed: TFC8 and within 27 days you will see amazing results.

The benefits of The Cream is that it reduces fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It then stimulates collagen production and improves the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Augustinus bader before and after

The TFC8 provides the ingredients to have a healthy skin surface turnover.

Augustinus Bader The Cream Mini Size

The Cream is best for combination to oily skin types that are acne prone. The Cream is lighter than The Rich Cream (see below), so if you have acne you will want to use this product.

The Rich Cream

One of the most popular Augustinus Bader products is The Rich Cream. This is the popular cream that of course contains the TCF8 complex. The Rich Cream is considered to an upgrade to “The Cream”. Essentially, it is a hyper hydration product that renews and restores the skin’s natural barrier.

Augustinus Bader the Rich cream sephora reviews

The Rich Cream reduces the look of aging and fades fine lines and wrinkles within the 27 day window.

The Rich Cream also promotes elasticity of the skin by preventing water loss and thus allowing the skin to look more plump and radiant.

If you have dry and/or mature skin you’ll want to use The Rich Cream vs. The Cream because you’ll get more hydration.

The Face Oil

The Face Oil is crucial if you want to get a healthy glow but want to skip the moisturizer. You can use The Face Oil in place of a moisturizer and get a smoother, more even skin tone along with antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental factors such as pollution.

Augustinus Bader The Face Oil Full Size

Essentially, The Face Oil acts as a barrier to protect the skin’s microbiome whiles providing moisture into the skin. If you love using face oils then you’ll need to get The Face Oil because it also contains the TCF8 Complex.

What are the Most Expensive Augustinus Bader Products?

Pretty much all of the Augustinus Bader products are expensive. The most expensive product would be the Body Cream at $220 CAD ($165 USD). I’ve personally never seen a body cream that expensive but if you are someone who is concerned by stretch marks and cellulite then you may want to try this.

Overall, the mini sizes of The Rich Cream and The Cream go for $110 CAD which isn’t too expensive when you consider the cost of the Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Cream it pretty much evens out.

What are the Cheapest Augustinus Bader Products?

The Cheapest Augustinus Bader products are The Body Oil and The Lip Balm.

The Lip Balm is still $55 CAD and I honestly think that is way too expensive for a clear lip balm! The reason why it is so expensive is because it also has TFC8 and helps renew cell turnover in the lips. Some lip balms are just waxy and coat the lips rather than treating them. If you have lips that need a lot of nourishment you may want to try this out.

The Body Oil is the cheapest and most efficient Augustinus Bader product at $40 CAD. It improves overall elasticity and keeps skin looking soft and supple.

Augustinus Bader The Body Oil

I hope you enjoyed this overview of where to buy Augustinus Bader Skincare. It truly is one of a kind without any dupes due to the specific TFC8 formula that has made this brand so popular.

Just know that retailers such as: Sephora, Nordstrom and the AugustinusBader.com website all carry different versions of the products. Nordstrom doesn’t carry all of the sizes and that makes the prices seem more than they are. Always check all three retailers: Nordstrom, Sephora and AugustinaBader.com before checking out!

Let me know if this skincare line is something you would purchase or you think it’s really expensive for some good cream!

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