Melanie Grant is on a mission to make our skin glow like we’ve never glowed before. The Australian Skin Expert who has taken over Los Angeles, too, is officially Augustinus Bader’s Global Advisor. The cult skincare brand known for its supernatural The Cream and The Rich Cream is making moves with the new objects of desire: The Serum and The Eye Cream. We got to work at Ten Towers, taken through the steps of the ultimate Augustinus Bader skincare regime by Melanie. And yes, we did achieve the never-before-seen ultimate glow. We are officially Augustinus Bader devotees. To celebrate Melanie’s new partnership, we spoke to the skincare specialist to get the lowdown on everything AB:
Congratulations on your new role. When were you introduced to the brand?
“I was first introduced to Augustinus Bader through my friend Karlo Otto in Paris almost four years ago when the brand first launched. I was given both The Cream and The Rich Cream to try and was instantly taken with the fact that – not only was the formula elegant and a pleasure to use, but also efficacious. It was during a particularly cold winter in Paris and my skin was sensitised, dry and red from the harsh wind, cold temperature, heating and the hard water in Paris. I used the rich cream before going to bed one night and the results were incredible, my skin continued to improve throughout the week. I was hooked. I’ve used this product every day since.”
Why is Augustinus Bader right for you? What do you love most about the brand?
“There are so many reasons – where to start! Aside from sophisticated formulas, their innovative TFC8 complex and a thoughtful approach to sustainable packaging and production, what continues to draw me in the most is Professor Bader himself. As a globally recognised biomedical scientist and a foremost expert in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, I know that I’m getting some true innovation. He’s the real deal.”
We love the new serum. It achieves so much – how have you noticed your skin evolve since you began using it?
“I’ve been using the serum for a little over a year now. Aside from instant and lasting hydrating, my skin has become firmer, plumper and more toned. Redness is reduced and it feels overall healthier.”