The expert: Professor Augustinus Bader
Bader began developing treatments for children suffering from severe burns and soon became a pioneer in the study of stem cells, researching treatments that would provide scar-free healing. His first medical breakthrough came in the form of Hydrogel technology, which eliminates the need for skin grafts, scar revision and minimises infection.
Professor Bader told Refinery29 that he decided to create his eponymous skincare brand to provide a platform for continued research and development in the field of stem cell physiology and science. "I saw the opportunity to apply the technology I initially only developed for medical products now to the consumer market to raise funds to help develop the medical side and to eventually provide medical treatments to those of greatest need."
The product: Augustinus Bader The Cream, £205
Yes, this is expensive, but the science behind it is really impressive. It contains Bader's famous Trigger Factor Complex: natural amino acids and high-grade vitamins which, when applied, create the optimal environment for your body to repair damaged, dehydrated skin. With continued use, age spots, redness and wrinkles appear reduced and skin looks and feels more supple. You only have to read the reviews to be convinced. Plus, 10% of the profits of each product goes to the Augustinus Bader Foundation, providing the funding to bring medical treatment to those who need it most.