Before we get into this, we would like to preface this article by saying that no one needs to spend loads of money on skincare. When it comes to skincare, pricier doesn’t always mean better. You can get great skincare products for less than a tenner that will help get your skin on track and keep it looking as healthy as possible.
With that being said, some of the best skincare products out there do come with hefty price tags, but an eye-watering price doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being ripped off. You see, when we’re talking about highly specialised ingredients, formulating a great product that actually works requires huge amounts of research, resources and knowledge, and that takes cash. One of the most highly regarded skincare brands to fall into this super-luxe, super-efficacious category is Dr. Barbara Sturm.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a fan of Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50.
A range that champions seriously effective skincare ingredients for ultimate skin health and glow, Dr. Barbara Sturm products are expensive. And while we want to make it clear that no one needs to spend anywhere close to £100 on their skincare products, if you’ve got the disposable cash and like high-tech skincare that yields results, then it’s worth having on your radar.
It’s so good, in fact, that it’s quite possibly one of the most well-loved skincare brands amongst the A-list (who—let’s face it—can afford to buy whatever skincare products they so wish). Even Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Emily Ratajkowski are fans. Dr. Barbara Sturm herself is renowned for her non-surgical glow-boosting, age-defying skin treatments, with virtually every glowy-skinned celeb in Hollywood swearing by her treatments, and her products deliver similar results at home.
Emily Ratajkowski uses Dr. Barbara Sturm Cleanser.
Sturm’s skincare line, which draws on her expert knowledge from working with skin day in and day out, champions potent antioxidants and powerful science-led ingredients to boost overall skin health for a youthful, healthy complexion. Kourtney Kardashian, for example, revealed in a video for Harper’s Bazaar that she swears by Face Cream, which contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant purslane to help slow down the skin’s natural ageing process and deliver deep, soothing hydration while it’s at it.
Hailey Bieber, on the other hand, has previously revealed that she likes to utilise the pore-unclogging powers of Clarifying Mask. Containing a concoction of zinc, kaolin, lentil extract, balloon vine and sunflower-oil extract, it works to get a grip on sebum production, minimise the appearance of pores and deliver comforting hydration.
Even if you’re relatively happy with the overall appearance of your complexion, Dr. Barbara Sturm products have formulas that work to keep skin functioning at its optimum levels, too. Take, for instance, the Dr. Barbara Sturm Cleanser. Loved by Ratajkowski (as revealed by Harper's Bazaar), the simple foaming cleanser is specially formulated to gently cleanse skin while also calming and keeping that precious skin barrier intact, minimising the risk of breakouts, dryness and premature skin ageing.
With every single product in the Dr. Barbara Sturm line-up being considered gold tier by celebrities and beauty editors alike, the star of the show is often considered to be the cult Sun Drops SPF 50. It’s expensive for an SPF, of course, but Net-a-Porter revealed the product does have the Huntington-Whiteley seal of approval, and it is seriously impressive. Lightweight and non-greasy, it also helps to improve plumpness and hydration while protecting skin from damaging UV rays.
So yes, Dr. Barbara Sturm products are staggeringly pricey, but the painful truth is that they really work. Do we advise draining your bank account for them? No. But if you’re looking to invest some serious money into your skincare routine, there really is no better place to start.
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This HA serum uses short-chain hyaluronic acid molecules for optimal hydration, leaving skin plump, dewy and radiant.
All good skincare routines should incorporate vitamin C to help boost glow, minimise pigmentation and protect skin against ageing aggressors. Typically, vitamin C serums are pricey due to the ingredient’s challenging nature when it comes to formulation. This one is priced in line with other cult vitamin C serums and is equally as brilliant as (if not better than) the rest.
This stuff tackles skin ageing from every angle. It contains high-tech complexes to mimic the skin’s natural moisture barrier, Meadow Knotweed Extract to boost glow, purslane to protect against damaging free radicals and hyaluronic acid to make skin soft, plump and supple.
If you’re looking for a hard-working cleanser that will boost glow, exfoliate dry, dull skin and regulate sebum and oil production, look no further. This stuff is glowing skin in a bottle.
These light-reflecting drops are far from a skin necessity, but they gift skin with that red carpet–esque glow we all crave. It’s like if Insta’s Paris filter came with skin-health benefits.