Prof. Augustinus BaderAugustinus Bader
A medical doctor, scientist and university professor, Augustinus Bader wasn’t exactly planning to add skincare mogul to the list when he developed the technology that would become the foundation of his eponymous brand. Luckily, he was otherwise convinced; today, The Cream, The Rich Cream and his other products are much-loved by celebrities, editors, influencers and regular people—all of whom appreciate their incredible efficacy.What drove you to start your own brand? It was sort of by accident that I came into skincare, but it was with a purpose. Several years ago, I developed a medical-grade hydrogel that could provide rapid, scar-free healing for those afflicted by severe burns. Despite convincing results from early testing and many possible fields of application, the research came up against funding issues. It was at this point that I met Charles Rosier, the co-founder of the brand. Charles had the vision to apply the technology to skincare consumer products to help raise awareness—and ultimately funding—for my medical research. He had observed how my medical treatment could provide scar-free healing for severe burns and was convinced I could create a disruptive skincare product of superior quality to anything currently on the market. It took him two years to persuade me to take the notion seriously.