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meet | dr. barbara + charLy sturm
Featured 8.14-8.20.17 | As I'm sure you can tell by now, I have an obsession with skincare. Actually, all beauty products sort of get my heart pounding, so you can imagine how excited I was when given the opportunity (by Select Guest alum, Cayli Cavaco Reck, in fact) to meet Dr. Barbara Sturm, creator of her eponymous skincare line that promises (and delivers) flawless skin via a ton of anti-inflammatory (buzzword) ingredients. Plus — and this is the kicker — she also creates personalized products by taking your blood (!) and mixing it into her serums and / or creams thereby using your own proteins to heal all kinds of skin issues. So I went to meet this incredible woman, who, as a not so insignificant side note, was on the team of doctors who invented the “Kobe Procedure” after basketball star Kobe Bryant, and what I found was that not only is she brilliant and stunning, but she also works closely with her daughter, Charly, who is equally as brilliant and stunning. And while we've never featured a Mother-Daughter duo before, these two are just too amazing to ignore. Welcome to Dr. Barbara + Charly Sturm's week.
more about the sturms
ABOUT DR. BARBARA STURM
Renowned in the field of facial aesthetics and skincare, Dr. Barbara Sturm began her medical career at the Centre for Molecular Orthopedics in Düsseldorf, Germany. Dr. Sturm was part of the team that developed the Orthokine treatment for osteoarthritis and back pain. Later known as the “Kobe Procedure” after patient and basketball star Kobe Bryant, the Orthokine treatment is a therapy in which the patient’s own blood cells are used to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process. Knowing that skin cells and cartilage cells function in a similar manner, Dr. Sturm applied the learnings from her clinical research and orthopedic practice to address inflammation and skin aging, leading to the establishment of her facial aesthetics practice and clinics in Düsseldorf and Munich. Helping patients achieve youthful, healthy, beautiful skin without surgical intervention quickly became Dr. Sturm’s signature.
Created over 14 years ago and available exclusively to Dr. Sturm’s patients in her German clinics and select international locations, the famous Dr. Barbara Sturm MC1 cream harnesses the power of the body’s own protein in a skin healing formula to address the signs of skin aging, inflammation, psoriasis and acne and speed wound healing. Building on the platform of product performance and innovation, Dr. Sturm launched a full skincare range in 2014. Available on Dr. Sturm’s own website, Net-a-Porter, Violet Grey, Shen Beauty, SpaceNK and select retailers throughout Europe, the UK and Asia, Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics offers simple, effective, gentle skincare that delivers consistent and measurable results. Additionally, Dr. Sturm developed a line of luxurious and highly effective skincare for skin of color in partnership with leading actress Angela Bassett.
ABOUT CHARLY STURM
Born and raised in Düsseldorf, Germany, Charly spent her childhood accompanying her mother, Dr. Barbara Sturm, on her worldwide travels. Her passion for seeing the world and experiencing new cultures has her packing her bags quite regularly. Currently studying in Munich, doing some modeling on the side and working for Dr. Barbara Sturm's skincare, Charly fills her free time trying new cuisines, finding hidden gems around the world and writing creatively.