Dr. Barbara Sturm Revealed How She Keeps Her Skin So Glowy

Presenting the beauty guru’s step-by-step skin-care routine.

By: Hannah Baxter

Within the world of skin-care, there’s one name that most everyone wants on their bathroom shelves: Barbara Sturm. The German doctor gained worldwide acclaim back in 2002 when she debuted her infamous MC1 “blood cream”, which utilizes a patient’s white blood cells to produce healing factors like anti-Interleukin-1 (IL-1) and TGF-beta to address the signs of skin aging. That then inspired her to create the remainder of her beloved Molecular Cosmetics product range. Much of her unique approach can be credited to her background in orthopedics—which is all about fighting inflammation—but instead of focusing on cures for bodily injuries, she applies many of those principles to her own brand of anti-aging, glow-enhancing products. And truly, if you doubt the efficacy of her line, all you need to do is look at Sturm’s face—she’s the embodiment of luminous.

So, with a trip to our dermatologist or facialist likely still weeks away, we could think of no one better to guide us through the five most essential products and steps for your everyday skin-care routine: cleanse, exfoliate, tone, hydrate, and moisturize. Enjoy!