Exfoliate. Tone. Renew.

A breakthrough 3-in-1 formula that combines the properties of a gentle chemical exfoliant, a purifying toner, and a refreshing, hydrating essence to reveal smoother, softer, more vibrant skin.

The Essence
The Essence
Exfoliating Toner With TFC8®

Multitasking and fast-absorbing The Essence streamlines all your post-cleanse needs in one smart formula. For a clear, revitalized, radiant complexion.

  • Purifies and tones, gently dissolving and removing impurities while enhancing the skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture.
  • Gently exfoliates dead skin cells, revealing smooth, supple, healthier-looking skin.
  • Decongests pores and regulates sebum secretion for a balanced, glowing complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Visibly reduces discoloration, soothes redness, and visibly improves skin’s overall tone and texture
  • TFC8® supports cellular renewal, boosts performance of overall formulation, and preps the skin for better absorption of subsequent product
  • Hydroxy acids and high-potency botanicals, such as white peony flower and wasabi ferment, nourish, soothe, hydrate, and protect the skin against environmental aggressors
  • Refreshing, lightweight texture. Non-pore-clogging, fragrance free, and suitable for all skin types

100% vegan and free of gluten, GMOs, parabens, fragrance, SLS, SLES, DEA, heavy metals, talc and petrolatum/paraffin/mineral oil.

Los ingredientes

The Essence combines our patented skincare technology with exfoliating hydroxy acids and high-potency botanicals revered for their natural efficacy.

TFC8®: A complex of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesized molecules naturally found in skin, which guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal.

Phytic Acid: A gently effective natural exfoliator, derived from rice grains. Promotes cell turnover and boosts collagen production, for even skin tone and less noticeable fine lines.

Salicylic Acid: A powerful yet soothing beta hydroxy acid derived from willow bark. Delivers essential keratolytic benefits: reduces redness, addresses imperfections, and boosts clarity.

Gluconolactone: A highly beneficial, naturally-derived poly-hydroxy acid. Optimizes skin renewal by gently lifting away dead cells, to reveal a soft, fresh, luminous complexion.

Hyaluronic Acid: A polysaccharide naturally produced by the body. Exceptionally effective in attracting and retaining moisture, for plump, fresh, well-hydrated skin.

Wasabi Ferment: A skin superfood delivering potent antioxidant protection. Safeguards the complexion by helping to defend against free radical damage.

White Peony Flower: A potent botanical extract. Soothes the skin and prevents visible signs of aging while defending the complexion from pollution and environmental aggressors.

AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, GLUCONOLACTONE, LACTOBACILLUS/WASABIA JAPONICA ROOT FERMENT EXTRACT, PHYTIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM BENZOATE, SALICYLIC ACID, CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM, PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, PAPAIN, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, MALTODEXTRIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARBOMER, N-HYDROXYSUCCINIMIDE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALGIN, ALANYL GLUTAMINE, ARGININE, OLIGOPEPTIDE-177, PHENYLALANINE, SISYMBRIUM IRIO SEED OIL, SODIUM CHLORIDE

80,00 €
/100ml

Product Details

Application

Lightweight, soothing and refreshing, The Essence is a streamlined second step designed for use after your face wash of choice. Ensure a complete cleanse, while effectively prepping skin for additional products. May be used twice daily, or as desired. Formulated for all skin types.

With Hands:

  • Pat The Essence into cleansed skin with your fingers

With Cotton Pad:

  • Sweep over clean, dry skin on the face, neck and decollete

Allow The Essence to penetrate the skin for a few moments before applying your Augustinus Bader moisturizer or oil.

Patented Technology

Over three decades of groundbreaking research and innovation by Professor Bader led to the development of TFC8® - the breakthrough technology found in Augustinus Bader skincare.

TFC8® is comprised of amino acids, high-grade vitamins, and synthesized versions of molecules found naturally in skin. TFC8® acts like GPS, guiding key nutrients to skin cells and generating ideal conditions for renewal. Because TFC8® supports your body’s own functions, it has the flexibility to address everything from fine lines and wrinkles to redness and elasticity.


Revolutionary Science, real results

Hydration & Moisturization

100% agree skin feels soft, smooth and hydrated
92% agree skin looks dewy, radiant, and luminous

Tone & Texture

96% agree skin’s texture looks and feels more even
92% agree pore size is minimized and pores look more refined
92% agree clogged and congested pores feel clarified
90% agree skin looks clear and free from blemishes
89% agree discoloration and pigmentation are visibly reduced

Calming & Anti-Aging

96% agree The Essence feels gentle and calming on skin
94% agree skin feels balanced and soothed
89% agree fine lines and wrinkles are visibly diminished

Renewal & Radiance

98% agree skin feels purified and refreshed
94% agree dull skin is left glowing with health
94% agree skin feels deeply clean and rejuvenated

Firmness & Elasticity

87% skin feels firmer and more elastic

Ease of Use

98% agree The Essence is gentle enough to use every day
94% agree The Essence provides a perfect canvas for the other products in my skincare and makeup routine

*Based on a 12-week Consumer Perception Study of 55 participants.
Find out more about Augustinus Bader Clinical and User Trialshere.


The Face Collection

Hydrate, nourish, and renew your complexion with our high performance face care powered by TFC8® technology.

The Face Collection


Hydrate, nourish, and renew your complexion with our high performance face care powered by TFC8® technology.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I use it in my routine?
The Essence is a streamlined second step designed for use after your cleanser of choice, and may be used daily, or as desired. Allow to fully absorb before applying your Augustinus Bader moisturizer or oil.
Can I use this around my eyes?
Due to the inclusion of Salicylic acid in the formula, we do not recommend applying The Essence too close to the eye. Instead, simply sweep or press into the skin, avoiding the delicate eye area.
Can I use The Essence alongside other acids in my routine?
This multitasking 3-in-1 formula replaces the need for other exfoliators and acids in your routine. We would not recommend using The Essence in conjunction with other acids or exfoliators.
Is it fragrance-free, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and free from?
Yes, The Essence is free from gluten, parabens, mineral oils, sulfates (SLS, SLES) and DEA, and fragrance. Like all Augustinus Bader products it is also cruelty-free. The Essence is vegan.
Is this suitable for all skin types?
Yes, The Essence is formulated for all skin types, including sensitive, and both men and women can use it in their routines. If you have any particular sensitivities, we recommend checking the ingredients carefully and consulting your doctor if you have any further concerns.
Is The Essence safe to use during pregnancy?
If pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend consulting a qualified healthcare professional before using The Essence.
Are you able to send samples?
Unfortunately we do not offer samples but in the meantime, we're here to help if you have any specific questions or would like more information about this product. Please contact our expert team with your questions at contact@augustinusbader.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I use it in my routine?
The Essence is a streamlined second step designed for use after your cleanser of choice, and may be used daily, or as desired. Allow to fully absorb before applying your Augustinus Bader moisturizer or oil.
Can I use this around my eyes?
Due to the inclusion of Salicylic acid in the formula, we do not recommend applying The Essence too close to the eye. Instead, simply sweep or press into the skin, avoiding the delicate eye area.
Can I use The Essence alongside other acids in my routine?
This multitasking 3-in-1 formula replaces the need for other exfoliators and acids in your routine. We would not recommend using The Essence in conjunction with other acids or exfoliators.
Is it fragrance-free, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and free from?
Yes, The Essence is free from gluten, parabens, mineral oils, sulfates (SLS, SLES) and DEA, and fragrance. Like all Augustinus Bader products it is also cruelty-free. The Essence is vegan.
Is this suitable for all skin types?
Yes, The Essence is formulated for all skin types, including sensitive, and both men and women can use it in their routines. If you have any particular sensitivities, we recommend checking the ingredients carefully and consulting your doctor if you have any further concerns.
Is The Essence safe to use during pregnancy?
If pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend consulting a qualified healthcare professional before using The Essence.
Are you able to send samples?
Unfortunately we do not offer samples but in the meantime, we're here to help if you have any specific questions or would like more information about this product. Please contact our expert team with your questions at contact@augustinusbader.com.




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