By now the chances are that you would have seen various celebrities and influencers on Instagram all raving about Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skincare products, or at least have heard of the “Vampire Facial” made famous by Kim Kardashian West, which was invented by Dr. Sturm and has fast become the most hyped-about and sought-after skin treatment ever since.
Dr. Sturm is a German aesthetics doctor, widely renowned for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and her non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments. Long story short, after the world of beauty had gone into a frenzy in 2002 when she developed the famous “MC1”, a bespoke plasma-based cream only available to her patients, Dr. Sturm has steadily and quickly reached to the top as the most sought-after beauty doctors in the world.
On March 16th, Dr. Sturm launched the SUPER ANTI-AGING FACE CREAM as the newest addition to her range of Dr. Barbara Sturm skincare, and I couldn’t wait to find out more about her favorite anti-aging products.
When asked about what is the most important thing one can do in preventing skin aging, Dr. Sturm says without hesitation: “To try and adopt an anti-inflammatory lifestyle! We are bombarded every day with inflammatory influences, from harsh skincare ingredients to UVA/UVB rays, stress, tailpipe emissions, HEV rays, smoking, drinking, sugar—you name it. If we learn what the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory influences are, we can avoid the bad and seek the good. It will have both an immediate and long-term effect on skin aging and your overall health.” Dr. Sturm continues as she explains the philosophy of healing rather than attacking, “Adequate sleep, daily exercise, avoiding excess alcohol, sugar, fried and processed foods, and gluten while including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet such as avocados, salmon, olive oil, tomatoes, nuts, dark berries and green tea are my firm suggestions for daily self-care.”
As a devoted Dr. Barbara Sturm fan myself, I can’t not ask Dr. Sturm about what makes the newly launched SUPER ANTI-AGING FACE CREAM special.
“My latest invention,” Dr. Sturm says, “This Cream targets all the signs of aging using a proven, anti-aging molecule that helps to slow the aging process and a unique, biomimetic formula which mimics the skin’s natural structure and helps strengthen, hydrate and repair the skin.” The cream is said to confer both immediate and long-term anti-aging results with the use of a unique biomimetic formulation that strengthens the skin’s natural barrier properties. Key ingredients include Glycerine, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Lecithin and Phytolipids.
“This Cream targets all the signs of aging using a proven, anti-aging molecule that helps to slow the aging process and a unique, biomimetic formula which mimics the skin’s natural structure and helps strengthen, hydrate and repair the skin.”Dr. Barbara Sturm
Judging by Dr. Sturm’s glowing skin, whatever her routine is, it is working well. What’s Dr. Sturm’s favorite products from her own line?
Dr. Sturm’s first personal pick came without a surprise—one of the most popular products of her range and sworn by many, the GOOD C VITAMIN C SERUM contains a concentration of 5% Vitamin C that is safe and gentle on the skin. Regular use is said to help reduce the signs of irritation and uneven pigmentation and also provide anti-oxidative protection from environmental stressors.
“The FACE CREAM is another one of my must-haves! It moisturizes the skin and nourishes it with valuable oils like Grape Seed, balancing the complexion and protecting it from dehydration.” The FACE CREAM (contains Purslane, which calms the skin, is proven to promote anti-aging and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Dr. Sturm also emphasizes the importance of a good serum, ideally containing hyaluronic acid. “The Hyaluronic Serum replenishes both superficial and deeper moisture reservoirs for an intensive hydration boost and promotes skin barrier function for healthier skin.” Dr. Sturm notes that the serum feels viscous upon application and will be absorbed entirely into the skin within seconds. One can expect an instantaneous improvement in the quality of the skin even just by touch.
When asked about her end-of-the-day routine, Dr. Sturm says: “I couldn’t live without my FACE MASK, I use it every day.” The Dr. Barbara Sturm contains Purslane, an anti-aging powerhouse; soothing Aloe Vera and Chamomile, which infuse skin with moisture; and finally Kaolin Clay, which detoxifies and leaves your complexion feeling silky soft and supple.