The Splurge-Worthy Skin-Care Line Celebrities Won't Shut Up About
Bella Hadid, Kim Kardashian West, Emma Stone, and Elsa Hosk are just a few famous fans.
If you're obsessed with skin-care or with reading celebrity beauty routines (guilty!) it can be hard to keep up with what's *really* going to give you the best results for the money. But there's one skin-care brand that is consistently touted as a celebrity favorite in interviews and on Instagram: Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics. Seriously, every celebrity can't stop talking about how these products have transformed their skin, so here's what you need to know.
The product line was created by German doctor Barbara Sturm, M.D., whose celeb clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian. She popularized the "vampire facial," which involves drawing the client's blood, separating out the platelet-rich plasma, and injecting it into their face to promote collagen production. She also offers treatments like nonsurgical facelifts and lymphatic drainage facials. In fact, Bella Hadid literally credited her treatments with "changing her skin forever." (Related: The Best Celebrity Skin-Care Tips from A-List Esthetician Shani Darden)
She's also famous for her MC1 vampire cream, in which Dr. Sturm draws your blood and turns it into a cream with supposed magical healing powers for a cool $1,400. (And we thought La Mer Crème de la Mer was pricey...) Hailey Baldwin is a fan of the custom cream and Dr. Sturm's vampire facials for glowing skin, according to The New York Times.
While a custom blood cream or a treatment with Dr. Sturm is probably off the table if you aren't an A-list celebrity (her clinic is also based in Germany-womp, womp), she has her own line of skin-care products that have a major celeb following. They sure aren't cheap, but they're at least accessible through the usual department stores if you're willing to shell out a couple hundred in the name of glowing skin. (Related: The Extremely Fancy Rose Gold Sheet Mask Ashley Graham Uses for Brighter Skin)
One product that should be on your short list: Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops (Buy It, $145, neimanmarcus.com), an SPF 50 face serum. "Sun Drops by Dr. Barbara Sturm are a must," Emma Roberts previously told us. "I'm so fair, so I wear sunscreen every day, even in the winter."
Kim Kardashian is also a fan of the lightweight SPF drops, which contain an active complex of cassia extract, vitamin E, and beta-glucan to "protect the skin and promote the regeneration of damaged cell structures," according to People. The drops can be mixed with your moisturizer, applied solo, or added to your foundation (which is how Rosie Huntington Whiteley uses the product in the morning, by the way).
Kardashian West is such a big fan, she also uses the Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum (Buy It, $300, nordstrom.com) for a dose of instant hydration and the Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum (Buy It, $350, nordstrom.com), to provide hydration and protect against free radicals and environmental stressors. (Related: Is the Air You Breathe Your Skin's Biggest Enemy?)
Another Dr. Barbara Sturm celeb favorite for dewy, red carpet-ready skin? Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops (Buy It, $145, net-a-porter.com), a pore-refining serum for more luminous skin. "The skin-care product I always have on me is Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops," model Elsa Hosk told us backstage before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Formulated with anti-aging compounds as well as light-reflecting pigments to brighten tired skin, the drops were a favorite of several VS angels for getting that pre-runway glow. (Hailey Baldwin is also a fan of the drops for glowing skin sans highlighter.)
So there you have it: If you're looking to do some damage to your bank account in the name of brighter, younger-looking skin, you probably can't go wrong with Dr. Barbara Sturm.