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dr. barbara sturm

 hyaluronic acid ampoules

The travel-friendly serum that delivers an instant boost of hydration and helps slow the aging process.

Written By JAYME CYK


With a fan base that includes everyone from Ben Stiller and Jada Pinkett Smith to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and makeup artist Monika BlunderDr. Barbara Sturm has taken the beauty world by storm. Sturm’s unusual training is largely responsible for the unique efficacy of her beauty products. The pixie-ish Düsseldorf-based doctor is a trained orthopedist, and was part of the team that developed the Kobe Procedure that basketball player Kobe Bryant underwent to help his weak knees. The operation uses the patient’s own blood cells to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process, a practice Sturm realized could benefit skin as well. Inspired, the doctor applied this science to develop her skincare line, which she launched in 2014 with the intent to target inflammation and aging.

Case in point: Sturm’s Hyaluronic Acid Ampoules, which contain pure HA for intense hydration, and the brand’s signature additive purslane, a herb that blends omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin A to help heal inflammation. Together, the active ingredients help put a pause on aging by improving collagen and elastin production. Think: a younger, plumper, more radiant, and refreshed complexion—instantly.


“I’m a huge fan of hyaluronic acid and have been using it for quite a while. This serum makes my skin feel supple and hydrated. It’s definitely a great addition to anyone’s daily skincare regimen.”—Carola Gonzalez, makeup artist

“These ampoules are amazing, and I will definitely continue to buy them. My skin is less oily during the day, and my complexion is more vibrant.”—Lottie, makeup artist


August 15, 2016

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