Dr. Barbara Sturm

Beauty Skincare

I’ve been asked to review these products more than any other products in my collection! I give to you the long overdue Dr. Barbara Sturm review.

Cleanser

This foam cleanser dispenses in a soft and plush foam form. The aloe vera and panthenol soothe irritations, while the active ingredients and mild surfactants help clean the skin. I really love how this leaves my skin feeling after cleansing. It’s never irritated my eyes, and it’s a cleanser I can always count on if my skin is feeling compromised or sensitive, which is more than often. I only ever use this at nighttime, as my second cleanse. It’s very pricey at $70, but the amount of product here is very generous, and since it comes out as a foam it saves a lot of wasted product.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Size: 150 ml | Price: $70 | Rating: 5/5

Face Mask

This is not your traditional clay mask. Yes it has clay, but it goes on as whipped yogurt, then it kinda dries down, and Dr. Sturm suggests you rub it off with your hands, instead of rinsing it off with water for an extra exfoliating effect. I like both methods, but since my skin is on the sensitive side I prefer to rinse off with lukewarm water. I love the feeling this mask leaves behind. It’s soothing yet smoothing. It’s definitely an indulgent process. I love the ingredients here! Soothing, unique, hydrating, yet purifying. All around I think this makes a great addition to my collection just because it’s so unique. It’s so unique I rarely use it ’cause I’m too scared it will run out. I don’t love the price here, and the size is quite small.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Kaolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Zeolite, Decyl Oleate, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Size: 50 ml | Price: $160 | Rating: 4/5

Hyaluronic Serum

This is the product that made this line go viral. This $300 hyaluronic acid serum with only eight ingredients. Why is it so expensive? Is it because it’s really good? Or is it just marketing? I will never know. Hyaluronic Acid is something I introduced to my skin in its purest form only last year. The reason why this serum is more expensive is due to the way it’s formulated. The HA molecules are short-chained which allows them to replenish moisture for longer periods. The longer-chained molecules provide immediate hydration on the upper layers of the skin for a more visible effect. I have used this serum and I cannot tell the difference between this and other $40 hyaluronic acid serums. That’s maybe because I’m still too young and have no real wrinkles to address or to see the real “plumping” effect? Who knows. I can’t give my verdict on this. All I can say is, if you have the money to absolutely splurge on this, go right ahead. It’s a beautiful serum. If you are on a more reasonable budget, go for a great dupe like the Paula’s Choice HA Booster. Overall, I love HA as an ingredient but I don’t find it as hydrating for my particular skintype. I prefer lipids and fatty acids or marine extracts for that. That’s just my two little cents. I hope this answers your questions on this product!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

Size: 30 ml | Price: $300 | Rating: 4/5

Glow Drops

Let’s talk about the real star of this line, in my humble opinion. The Glow Drops are a dream come true. If you are oily and you want to look glowy without the extra sebum production, this product is for you. This product is for everyone actually. It feels like a lightweight milky serum liquid, and it goes on transparent. It leaves the most beautiful, subtle, hydrated glow behind. I am beyond addicted to this stuff. Summertime, wintertime, all year round staple. The ingredients are spot on, except some minor amount of alcohol, but it doesn’t bother me in the slightest and hasn’t caused issues with my skin. I highly recommend! If you couldn’t possibly drop $145 for something like this, then consider purchasing from Revolve with the option of afterpay for small monthly installments. It’s not a gimmick, it’s amazing!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Mica, Hexylene Glycol, Polygonum Bistorta Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Alcohol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pantolactone, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)

Size: 30 ml | Price: $145| Rating: 5/5

Thoughts

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve tried so far from the line. My next purchase will be the Sun Drops 50SPF. I think I will be able to use those successfully to reapply SPF throughout the day. Especially for the summertime, it’ll be a dream. If you’d like to test out the line, Revolve carries a discovery set. Have you tried anything from the line? I’m curious to hear your experiences!

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