“When it comes to our skincare, we are not traditional beauty developers,” Professor Augustinus Bader, co-founder of the brand, exclusively tells me. “We have decades of scientific research behind our products. Our focus has always been on the science and efficacy of our products, and we intend only to release products that are best in class.” And best in class, they are.
I wondered what the reasoning was behind developing a cleanser, besides reaffirming my belief that cleansing is the most important step of a routine. “After receiving many requests from our customers who wanted to achieve the best results from their skincare regime, we decided to expand into the cleanser category," answered Bader.
Like the creams that came before it, the cleanser contains the ingredient TFC8, the cornerstone of the product line. Though the ingredient sounds like its C-3P0’s cousin, it’s actually the brand’s proprietary chemistry that involves a complex of amino acids and high-grade vitamins, and it synthesizes molecules found naturally in the skin. In layman’s terms: it promotes natural skin cell turnover for healing and regeneration while mimicking your body’s own restoration capabilities. I know, it’s pretty meta.
“The formula took more than a year to perfect," Bader says, and his thoroughness shows since the product served an ace against my makeup and my skin redness.