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The Retinol Serum

Key Benefits
  • Pure Retinol complements TFC8®’s renewing properties for healthier, rejuvenated skin 
  • Reduces the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles 
  • Helps reduce blemishes for clear, smooth, even skin.
  • Helps optimize the skin microbiome and helps prevent the overgrowth of unwanted bacteria
  • Helps reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
  • Locks in moisture to keep skin hydrated, radiant, and plump.
Visible Results
  • 97% agree the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines is reduced
  • 100% agree skin looks lifted, tighter and firmer 
  • 98% agree skin looks and feels more smooth, clear and refined
  • 98% agree skin tone looks more even
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About
  • Lightweight and hydrating serum texture
  • Clean. Formulated without irritants, allergens, or synthetic fragrance. Vegan.
  • Formulated for all skin types. Recommended for aging, oily and blemish-prone skin 
  • Includes aluminum Stand specifically designed to hold Augustinus Bader 15 and 30ml Nomads.
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TFC8® + Pure Retinol

Pure Results without Irritation, Redness or Sensitivity

The Retinol Serum is an advanced formulation based on physiological knowledge of the skin's intrinsic repair code yielded from my scientific research. To help prevent and reverse the visible signs of stress and premature aging, skin must experience continuous renewal. The Retinol Serum is a powerful synergy of pure, therapeutic Retinol – known to gently yet effectively accelerate cellular turnover – with our high-performance proprietary TFC8® technology. Working together, the formula optimizes the body's natural capacity for self-repair for skin that is measurably refined and restored without discomfort or redness."


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How To Apply

After cleansing and prepping your skin with Augustinus Bader products, gently massage the desired amount of The Retinol Serum over the face, neck, and décolleté.


  • Smooth along your jawline in upward sweeping motions. 
  • Sweep from your nose to your ears and across your forehead and massage over the cheeks to your temples.
  • Apply from the base of the neck to the tip of the chin and take any excess serum and massage over the décolleté.
Duration: 46s
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Clinically Proven Results

The Retinol Serum

177%

Skin hydration improved by

73%

The appearance of fine lines reduced by

68%

Skin texture improved by

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The Retinol Serum

87%

The appearance of skin blemishes reduced by

90%

Post-acne marks were visibly reduced by

75%

Hyperpigmentation was visibly reduced by

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User Proven Results

The Retinol Serum

97%

agree the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines is reduced

100%

agree skin looks lifted, tighter and firmer

98%

agree skin looks glowing and radiant

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The Retinol Serum

100%

agree The Retinol Serum is gentle on skin

100%

agree The Retinol Serum doesn’t dry out skin

98%

agree skin looks and feels more smooth, clear and refined

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The Beauty of TFC8®

Our proven results are powered by Professor Bader's TFC8®, or Trigger Factor Complex - an exclusive patented technology comprised of over 40 ingredients and inspired by over 30 years of research, innovation and clinical study.


1

TFC8® technology guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin, creating and supporting an optimal environment for cellular renewal.

2

TFC8® turns potent base formulations into smarter, adaptive skincare capable of addressing individualized concerns - such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, redness, hyperpigmentation, cellulite, stretch marks, and damage caused by external stressors.

3

TFC8® nourishes and protects, training the skin for the long-term. Resulting skin looks and feels healthier, firmer, stronger, and more even over time.

CLEAN & HIGH QUALITY

Key Ingredients

Augustinus Bader skincare is formulated with sustainably-sourced, high potency botanicals and bio-engineered clean actives, where possible, to reduce environmental impact.


THE RETINOL SERUM


Powered by our patented TFC8® technology and formulated with clean super-hydrators and potent botanicals including cell-renewing Pure Retinol, age combatting Marine Ectoine and purifying ZInc Complex 


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Pure Retinol

A clean, stabilized form of retinol that promotes the skin’s natural cell renewing processes. Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes, acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles while regulating oily skin and improving tone and texture.

Zinc Complex

An essential bio-mineral with skin healing benefits. Offers powerful anti-inflammatory protection while purifying, strengthening the skin barrier, and regulating sebum, for a healthy, fresh glow.

Microbiome Blend

A trio of potent botanical extracts - Manuka, Black Pepper, & Magnolia - known for their antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This naturally powerful blend helps inhibit the overgrowth of unwanted bacteria that can trigger irritations and blemishes while supporting the dermal microbiome, for a healthy, well-balanced skin ecosystem. 

Marine Ectoine

This natural active is proven to reduce wrinkles and deeply hydrate, while protecting the skin from environmental stress, such as UV and pollution.

Japanese Knotweed Extract

A bio-optimized extract that addresses skin inflammation and blemishes. Helps to regulate enzyme activity and inhibit acne-causing bacteria, for a clearer, smoother and softer complexion.

Find Your Serum.

The Serum

Texture: Lightweight

Key Benefits: Advanced Age Defense &  Hyperpigmentation

Ideal For Type:  All skin types

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The Retinol Serum

Texture: Lightweight

Key Benefits: Advanced Age Defense & Blemish Reduction

Ideal For: All skin types. Aging, oily and blemish-prone skin 

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THE RETINOL SERUM

Conscious Design

This formula is housed in a 100% recyclable aluminum Nomad. 100% FSC certified Carton and recyclable carton, liner, and leaflet.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I decide between The Serum and The Retinol Serum?

The Serum and The Retinol Serum can work together in your regime to restore and protect.


We recommend using The Serum in the morning and The Retinol Serum at night to maximize benefits. The Serum contains Vitamin C, which is optimal for use in the morning, while the Pure Retinol, present in The Retinol Serum, is most effective when used in the evening.


The Serum's lightweight gel texture is packed with hydrating, evening, and lifting actives, including Squalane, Vitamin C and Edelweiss Extract, targeting dark spots, dullness, loss of elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles. The Serum is formulated for all skin types and ideal for those with normal to very dry skin.


The Retinol Serum is a light-weight cream serum that brings together the skin renewal properties of TFC8® with the skin cell turnover benefits of Pure Retinol for healthier, rejuvenated skin. Targeting blemishes, uneven texture, and deep lines and wrinkles, The Retinol Serum leaves your skin plump, smooth and refined. The Retinol Serum also helps maintain a healthy microbiome and protect against future breakouts.

Is The Retinol Serum suitable for sensitive skin?

Yes, The Retinol Serum is formulated for all skin types, including sensitive, and both men and women can use it in their routines. Professor Bader selected the optimal level of Retinol in the formula that delivers benefits without any of the unwanted side effects, such as irritation or dryness, allowing more users to benefit from Retinol without compromising on results. In a 12-week Consumer Perception Study of 103 m/f, ages 25-70, 100% of participants agreed The Retinol Serum doesn’t cause irritation.


However, we recommend checking the ingredients carefully if you have very sensitive skin and consulting your doctor if you have any concerns.

Is The Retinol Serum packaging recyclable?

The Retinol Serum is housed in a 100% recyclable aluminum Nomad. 100% FSC certified Carton and recyclable carton, liner, and leaflet.

Is The Retinol Serum pregnancy & breast-feeding safe?

Yes, The Retinol Serum is pregnancy safe, but we recommend consulting with a qualified physician or medical professional if you are pregnant or nursing and have any concerns.

What skincare concerns does The Retinol Serum address?

The Retinol Serum is a skincare multi-tasker, targeting concerns around blemishes, uneven texture, loss of plumpness, and deep lines and wrinkles.

Is The Retinol Serum fragrance-free, cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and free from?

Yes, The Retinol Serum is 100% vegan and formulated without irritants, gluten, GMOs, parabens, synthetic fragrance, sulfates (SLS & SLES), silicones, phthalates, DEA, heavy metals, talc, and petrolatum/paraffin/mineral oil.

Does The Retinol Serum work for men and women?

Yes, The Retinol Serum can be used by men and women.

How does Pure Retinol work with Augustinus Bader's TFC8® technology?

TFC8®️, Trigger Factor Complex™, supports the performance of The Retinol Serum by creating the optimal environment for skin cellular renewal and guiding key nutrients to the skin.


Additionally, the skin renewal properties of TFC8®, Trigger Factor Complex™, work in synergy with the skin cell turnover benefits of Pure Retinol for healthier, rejuvenated skin. TFC8®️,Trigger Factor Complex™, helps protect against future aging, for a formula that both reduces visible signs of aging, while protecting against premature skin aging.

Does The Retinol Serum help reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne marks?

Yes, The Retinol Serum is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne marks. In a 12-week Clinical Trial of 63 m/f, ages 25-70, the appearance of skin blemishes reduced by 87% and post-acne marks were visibly reduced by 90%.

Do I need to wear SPF with the Retinol Serum?

We recommend using The Retinol Serum in the evening. However, if you choose to use The Retinol Serum in the morning then we highly recommend using clean, mineral SPF. We recommend using SPF daily no matter which serum you use in the morning.

Are there any products not recommended for use with The Retinol Serum?

We advise against pairing The Retinol Serum with The Essence. The exfoliating acids in The Essence combined with Pure Retinol could cause unwanted sensitivities.

What % of Retinol is in the formula?

The Retinol Serum contains 0.06% of Pure Retinol. This percentage was carefully calibrated by Professor Bader to work in combination with our proprietary TFC8®,Trigger Factor Complex™. It delivers optimal, clinically proven efficacy without irritation or dryness, allowing more users to benefit from retinol without compromising on results.

Can I use The Serum and The Retinol Serum at the same time?

We do not recommend using The Serum and The Retinol Serum at the same time. We recommend using The Serum in the morning and The Retinol Serum at night to maximize benefits. The Serum contains Vitamin C, which is optimal for use in the morning, while the Pure Retinol, present in The Retinol Serum, is most effective when used in the evening.