First things first: what exactly is a clinical trial? By definition, a clinical trial is a trial conducted on real people, in which the effects of a particular product are independently gauged and measured over the duration of the study. It sounds simple, but clinical trials are not the norm in the skincare industry. Instead, brands often conduct user trials - think, you try out a new lip balm and fill out a questionnaire right after. User trials can be a very valid tool, and the user experience is paramount. However, they involve a great deal of subjectivity; if your lips were chapped the day you tried it, you might grade the lip balm on a curve. In a clinical trial, however, you’d try the lip balm several times, and each time, the relative hydration of your lips would be quantifiably measured. Clinical trials represent a much more rigorous, much more objective assessment of how well a product performs.
Which brings us to The Body Cream. When we launched our first product for the neck down, it was never a question as to whether or not we’d put it up for clinical evaluation. For one thing, scientific research is the backbone of Augustinus Bader skincare. Quite literally, our products are born of Professor Bader’s decades of study; not invoking that same spirit of diligent methodology would feel inauthentic. More importantly, there was never any doubt that The Body Cream could not withstand the scrutiny of a clinical trial. It’s just that good. Like all our products, The Body Cream contains TFC8, the patented complex that activates cellular functions to supercharge the body’s own repair processes and flexibly address a variety of skin concerns.