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Inspired by 30 years of research and innovation, this breakthrough 3-in-1 formula combines the properties of a mild chemical exfoliant, a toner and an essence to reveal smoother, softer and more hydrated skin.

A powerful combination of TFC8®, a proprietary complex of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesized molecules that promote skin’s innate processes of rejuvenation and repair plus a blend of hydroxy acids including phytic (AHA), salicylic (BHA), and gluconolactone (PHA), gently exfoliate while enhancing the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Antioxidant wasabi ferment protects skin from environmental aggressors, while white peony flower helps to hydrate, soothe and protect from pollution. The result is a brighter, smoother complexion with a radiant, nourished glow.

  • Reduces appearance of discoloration.
  • Improves skin texture.
  • Enhances skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture.
  • Enhances radiance.
  • Regulates excessive sebum secretion.
  • Reduces appearance of pores.
  • GMO Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  1. After cleansing, use a cotton pad to apply as desired to clean and dry skin, on the face and neck.
  2. Allow the toner to penetrate the skin for a few moments before applying your Augustinus Bader moisturizer.

TFC8®: A complex of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesized molecules naturally found in skin, which guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal.

Phytic Acid: This 100% natural exfoliator derived from rice yields gentle keratolytic effects and helps cell turnover. It promotes a healthy skin by removing dead skin cells that clog the skin to reveal a radiant skin with increased collagen production. Fine lines are softened and skin appears smoother with an even-toned glowing complexion.

Salicylic Acid: A BHA with keratolytic properties used to treat skin imperfections.

Gluconolactone: A PHA that gently lifts off dead skin cells form the skin surface.

Hyaluronic Acid: A polysaccharide found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump.

Wasabi Ferment: An antimicrobial antioxidant that helps protect DNA against damage caused by free radicals.

White Peony Flower: A flower extract known for its soothing and pollution protecting properties.

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Papain, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Maltodextrin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Algin, Alanyl Glutamine, Arginine, Oligopeptide-177, Phenylalanine, Sisymbrium Irio Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride.


Backed by his over 30 years of research in cellular repair and his deep understanding of stem cell biology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Professor Bader has developed the patented technology TFC8® - the renewing complex present in Augustinus Bader skincare line.

Launched in 2018, Augustinus Bader is a premium, science-led skincare line backed by the highest caliber of applied science in the industry.