Remember when Kim Kardashian West famously snapped herself with her own blood smeared all over her face? That was the vampire facial. Or how about the time NBA legend Kobe Bryant flew to Germany after suffering a knee injury and got surgery involving his own blood cells to stimulate the healing process? That was the “Kobe Procedure” (or, in medical terms, regenokine). And more recently, recall seeing Hollywood elites gushing about a customizable blood cream that each and every one of them has sworn by? That’s the MC1. But what do all these procedures and products have in common? One Dr. Barbara Sturm.
There’s no doubt that Sturm is one of the most innovative names in the beauty industry today. A cutting-edge specialist in aesthetic medicine, the skin care pioneer has celebrities and beauty worshippers flying from far and wide to her world-renowned clinic in Dusseldorf, Germany to receive one of her signature non-surgical anti-aging treatments (blood isn’t the only thing she works with). But for those who can’t fly across the world to visit her Molecular Spa, Sturm created a world-class, non-toxic skin care line called Molecular Cosmetics.
Although Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, and Angela Bassett praise the nourishing formulas of the collection’s radiating Glow Drops and rejuvenating Hyaluronic Serum, it is one of Sturm’s latest innovations that is taking skin care to the next level. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it all starts from within. Step number one? Pour a glass of water.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Skin Food is the brand’s addition to the world of beauty supplements. The nutrient-rich ingestible pill acts on a biological level to nourish skin from the inside out. With active ingredients working seamlessly together, including kudzu root (a Japanese plant that boosts collagen production), astragalosides (a natural compound esteemed for its cell protection mechanism), and purslane (the “fountain of youth” enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and nutritive properties that Sturm worked on at the University of Miami), the capsule stimulates the skin to make it regenerate and replenish itself naturally, resulting in an undeniable glow. Each container comes with 60 pills, which are vegan (another trend in today’s beauty market); take one capsule twice a day and watch as the face begins to change.
Available via ecommerce sites like Violet Grey and Net-a-Porter, Molecular Cosmetics Skin Food is a welcome friend in any beauty cabinet (or drawer of vitamins, for that matter). Sturm makes achieving skin excellence as easy as drinking a glass of water.
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