“Have you tried it?” are words whispered by just about every skincare obsessive familiar with the miracles Augustinus Bader’s The Cream is said to perform upon skin. The moisturiser in question has enjoyed a rapturous response since it launched in 2018, and many insist it has totally overhauled their complexion. Since then, the brand has launched its sumptuously buttery Body Moisturiser and collaborated with Victoria Beckham Beauty on two skincare products. Now, it is unveiling a Hand Treatment and Hand Sanitiser in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Accelerating the launch of a hand formula they’d been working on for about a year, the team recognised the newly pressing need for a healing product that catered to the demands of dry, cracked, and over-washed hands. “The formulas for all of our skincare take inspiration and understanding from wound healing physiology from my medical research in the field of stem cell science,” says Augustinus Bader himself. “They target the traumas inflicted by everyday stressors the skin is exposed to.”
“The new Hand Treatment utilises the TFC8 technology to penetrate the skin and help strengthen the skin’s barrier, treating damage and protecting against future aggressors,” says Bader. Like the face cream before it, TFC8 guides key nutrients to the hand’s skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal, needed due to over-washing. Not forgetting the fact our hands are one of the first and most obvious areas of the body to exhibit signs of ageing – so it’s worth harnessing the power of a souped-up hand cream like this one (relatively affordable for this particular brand at £40), to treat everything from fine lines to uneven texture. Plus soothing, antiseptic honey in the formula helps on a surface level, and ingredients like vitamin E and peony protect against the environment, too. "
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