Dr. Barbara Sturm

At Dr. Barbara Sturm, the ethos represents the credibility of innovation without the use of toxic, harmful or aggressive ingredients in our products. They use advanced science ingredients that are healthy, healing and safe, nurturing rather than attacking living skin. Dr. Barbara Sturm products contain innovative, high concentration active ingredients adhering to Germany’s rigorous skincare ingredient laws. Their philosophy of skin healing also means they do not use substances and ingredients that are both unnecessary for the skin and may promote inflammation, including artificial fragrance, color, micro plastics and aggressive preservatives.

Dr. Barbara Sturm is a German aesthetics doctor, widely renowned for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and her non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments. Dr. Sturm began her medical career in orthopedics as part of the team that developed cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis. Termed the “Kobe Procedure” after the late NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, the treatment utilizes the patient’s own blood cells to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process.
Dr. Sturm then translated science from her clinical research and orthopedic practice into the field of aesthetics and opened her own medical clinic in Düsseldorf. As she continued to innovate and revolutionize the field, as she became one of the most sought-after beauty doctors in the world. In 2002, Dr. Sturm developed her famous “MC1," a bespoke plasma-based cream only available to Dr. Sturm’s patients. The potent cream harnesses the power of the body’s own proteins in a skin-healing formula to address the visible signs of inflammation.

The Dr. Barbara Sturm ethos includes a sense of permanent responsibility to our planet and the welfare of all living beings. We are constantly working to improve the way we produce and package our products. As part of our ongoing efforts to contribute to an eco-friendly future, we have significantly reduced the amount of packaging containing our products, and we use recyclable paper from sustainable forestry for product leaflets and boxes. We are changing our plastic jars to recyclable glass, and using reusable cotton and velvet bags rather than plastic while phasing out cellophane wrappers.
Dr. Barbara Sturm is rigidly cruelty-free; we do not test finished products or ingredients on animals, and we have ensured that neither do our suppliers or any third parties. We refuse to sell our products where animal testing is required by law.

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"Dr. Barbara Sturm's cult Hyaluronic Serum is a facialist favourite for good reason. With a texture only slightly thicker than water, the formula absorbs instantly, delivering visible results as well as longer-term hydration benefits."

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"Sturm’s products were truly remarkable, re-energising my screen-tired, dry, lacklustre skin after months of lockdown in New York."

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Dr. Barbara Sturm

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Dr. Barbara Sturm is a German aesthetics doctor, widely renowned for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and her non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments. Dr. Sturm began her medical career in orthopedics as part of the team that developed cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis. Termed the “Kobe Procedure” after the late NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant, the treatment utilizes the patient’s own blood cells to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process. Dr. Sturm then translated science from her clinical research and orthopedic practice into the field of aesthetics and opened her own medical clinic in Düsseldorf. As she continued to innovate and revolutionize the field, as she became one of the most sought-after beauty doctors in the world. In 2002, Dr. Sturm developed her famous “MC1," a bespoke plasma-based cream only available to Dr. Sturm’s patients. The potent cream harnesses the power of the body’s own proteins in a skin-healing formula to address the visible signs of inflammation.

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