Run, Don't Walk: Augustinus Bader Launched the Hand Cream of All Hand Creams


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Ultra-hydrating ingredients like glycerin, shea butter, and vitamin E, along with natural antibacterial benefactors such as honey and white peony extract help soothe and velvet-ize dry, irritated, overwashed hands, but it's the TFC8 (a results-driven byproduct of 30 years of research executed by Bader himself) that acts as the true fairy godmother here. Strategically composed of amino acids, high-grade vitamins, and the synthesized versions of molecules naturally found in our skin, the brand explains TFC8 essentially works like a GPS—attracting rehabilitation-oriented nutrients to skin cells with the goal of creating new and ideal conditions for our body's natural cell renewal process. Translation: It's basically the Benjamin Button phenomenon, bottled.

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Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.