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It wasn’t just Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe dress at the Met Gala that caused the buzz this week — her face, too.
We often hear that a flawless beauty look on the red carpet is down to good old-fashioned moisturizing, but now we have the details on why Kim’s skin looked so lush – she used the Augustinus Bader luxury skincare range before putting on makeup.
We even know exactly what was applied to his skin (and how) as her longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic revealed on Instagram the four Augustinus Bader products he used in his skincare prep to perfect Kim’s Met Gala glow.
First, he cleansed his face with Augustinus Bader’s The Cream Cleansing Gel. Then, using a cotton ball, he applied The Essence all over.
“Once it was absorbed, I applied The Cream all over [her] skin,” he wrote.
Since launching in 2018, Augustinus Bader has gained cult status — at least among celebrities — with celebrity fans on both sides of the pond.
Founded by biomedical scientist Professor Augustinus Bader, the brand draws on his work in regenerative stem cell medicine, particularly in the treatment of burns, which led him to develop a range of active creams and serums.
Bader discovered that the rapid regeneration of skin cells associated with exfoliation improves the appearance and smoothness of aging skin and helps eliminate dark spots and blemishes. Over time, it also improves acne and reduces wrinkles.
Friends co-stars Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, Britpack’s Alexa Chung and Emma Corrin, pop royalty (Lizzo) and even real royalty (Meghan Markle) has used them all – not to mention Hollywood types like Charlize Theron, Salma Hakek and Leonardo Dicaprio (yes, men can take care of their skin too).
The brand has received more than 70 industry awards and accolades and was voted to top WWD’s Best Skincare of All Time list. Victoria Beckham loves it so much that she launched her own skincare line in partnership with Augustine Bader.
And even with a higher price tag, beauty editors agree that the contents of these iconic blue bottles live up to the hype.
The cream and rich cream have been described as “a miracle” and “skincare magic”, and reviewers say it leaves their skin and complexion soft, smooth, bouncy, dewy and hydrated.
The products may just be named, but the science behind Augustinus Bader is anything but, with 30 years of research behind its patented TFC8 formula.
And now hAfter conquering face creams, the brand is progress in products for the body, hands or even hair care.
Most of the range is available to buy in a smaller travel size so you can try for yourself before spending on larger quantities. Either way, we want to put our mitts on some. Here are Augustinus Bader’s most popular game changers.
Augustinus Bader The Cream
The cream is a lightweight, fast-absorbing, weightless formula.
Augustinus Bader The Essence
It is a mild chemical exfoliator, toner and essence all in one.
Augustinus Bader La Crème Cleansing Gel
Daily gel-cream cleanser formulated with botanicals that gently cleanses, purifies and renews.
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
La Crème Riche is intense and luxurious. It can be used separately or even combined with The Cream for maximum effect.
Augustinus Bader The Eye Cream
This helps firm the skin around the eyes and reduce puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.
Augustinus Bader The Body Cream
The multi-award winning body cream is designed to firm, tone and smooth while reducing the appearance of blemishes, cellulite and stretch marks.