Summer is around the corner and although it may be the time when we feel our skin looks its healthiest, our complexions need extra care and attention and specific skincare ingredients to protect against UV light, heat, humidity and pollution. Dr. Barbara Sturm’s SUMMER SHOP features the go-to summer skincare essentials you need to keep your skin hydrated, soothed and protected throughout the new season.
DR. BARBARA STURM'S SUMMER SHOP
Aloe Vera Gel
Studies have shown Aloe has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties and is used particularly well in treating damaged skin including sunburns and providing soothing and antiseptic benefits. Dr. Sturm’s ALOE VERA GEL consists of 90% pure organic Aloe leaf juice and provides intensive skin soothing, hydration and cooling as well as helping support skin regeneration and reducing the appearance of irritation. Dr. Sturm’s formulation also contains Purslane, which helps to defend the skin from free radicals and reduces the visible signs of irritation and Panthenol (Provitamin B5), which has additional skin soothing benefits.
Face Cream Light
In the summer, our skin naturally produces more sweat and oil, so opting for a lighter formulated moisturizer like the FACE CREAM LIGHT will help to mitigate clogged pores and leave your skin feeling hydrated but not too oily or shiny. Its satin texture is easily absorbed while providing much needed moisture and is formulated with anti-aging ingredients, soothing and antioxidative compounds and a combination of Ginger, Bisabolol, and Panthenol which help moisturize and calm irritation. Regular use leaves skin healthy, radiant, and dewy.
Hydrating Face Mist
Sometimes our skin needs a little refresh, especially in the heat. This hyaluronic acid-based hydrating facial mist provides an instant cooling effect while also containing ingredients that nourish the skin and soothe irritation. An active ingredient from the Prickly Pear, rich in Vitamin E and brimming with antioxidants combined with detoxifying extracts from Lemon, Aloe Vera, and Broccoli also reinvigorates the skin and calms sensitivity. A beach bag must-have.
HYDRATING FACE MIST
Sun Drops SPF 50
When you're out in the sun your skin is in a vulnerable state - so the main focus should be to give it the protection it needs to defend itself. However, it’s a mistake to only consider SPF; it doesn’t tell you anything about protection from UVA rays, which are just as dangerous as UVB and can penetrate car and home windows. Dr. Sturm’s SUN DROPS SPF 50 are hybrid sun protection and skincare that create a broad-spectrum shield on your skin against UVA and UVB rays - while also providing healing, moisturizing and anti-oxidative ingredients that aid in repair and boost skin barrier function.
Although we do our best to apply our sunscreen religiously, sun damage can still occur, which is why having an after-care product on stand-by is essential. The CALMING SERUM works wonders on soothing irritated or inflamed skin after sun exposure with a potent formula that contains a plant-based complex of Cardiospermum, a vine studied for its anti-irritation properties, Echium, which helps soothe skin with a unique blend of fatty acids, and Sunflower Seed Oil which protects sensitive skin against free radicals. It’s the perfect skin-soothing solution after sun and heat exposure.
Hyaluronic Acid, as Dr. Sturm often says, is the “white t-shirt” of your skincare routine. It is an essential building block towards achieving hydrated and healthy skin and is a welcomed treat in the summertime to soothe irritation and reinvigorate dry skin. The HYALURONIC AMPOULES are the perfect on-the-go product to help cool down your skin in the heat. Place them in a small bowl of ice and keep them on stand-by for extra hydration and skin soothing whenever you need it.
This is a great tool to keep your skin smooth and healthy, especially during a season where you’ll have more skin showing! Body brushing is an effective practice to gently remove dead skin, boost blood circulation and prep skin for proper absorption of moisturizers. The BODY BRUSH opens your pores, and mechanically boosts your circulation, helping to increase localized blood flow and removal of toxins.
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Anti-Aging Body Cream
After a day in the sun, giving our bodies an extra boost of hydration is a great way to avoid permanent sun damage, dry skin or soothe irritation. Replenish your skin with the silky soft, moisturizing ANTI-AGING BODY CREAM, which is infused with Glacier Water to deeply hydrate the skin, extracts of White Almond and Elderberry Blossom for firming, and nutrient-rich oils that restore elasticity.
The skin on our lips is extremely sensitive and thinner than the skin on the rest of our face so needs extra care when exposed to the sun. The LIP BALM is formulated to soothe and hydrate dry lips and its lightweight texture is ideal for summer. It’s infused with a blend of plant-based oils, butters, and beeswax to help protect lips against dehydration and will give your lips a soft glow and finish.
In the summer, extra sun exposure can dehydrate the skin, leaving it drier than usual, so it’s important to devote extra care and attention to your complexion. The ENZYME CLEANSER is a 2-in-1 cleansing foam and exfoliator that uses a collection of enzymes to remove dry and dead skin, makeup, pollution, and other impurities from pores. It’s ideal for using every other day (use the CLEANSER on alternate days) but if you’ve got oily skin, it can be used every day. It can also be used on your body in the shower for smooth and healthy skin.
Summer Essentials Kit
An easy option for summer, and a great introduction to Dr. Barbara Sturm’s collection, the SUMMER ESSENTIALS KIT contains key products to help maintain hydrated, healthy, and high functioning skin during the warmer months. The entire 6-step skincare routine includes deluxe sizes of the following products: CLEANSER, HYALURONIC SERUM, FACE CREAM, SUN DROPS SPF 50, FACE MASK and ANTI-AGING BODY CREAM, in a travel-friendly and reusable bag.
Flight Essentials Kit
Whether you are planning on taking a short or long-haul flight this summer, it’s important to be aware of the potential damage that cabin pressure, recycled air, higher exposure to radiation and a lack of oxygen can have on your skin. Dr. Barbara Sturm’s FLIGHT ESSENTIALS KIT features six deluxe-sized products in a holographic travel bag; the CLEANSER, ANTI-POLLUTION DROPS, FACE CREAM RICH, FACE MASK, SUPER ANTI-AGING SERUM and CALMING SERUM and will help boost hydration, soothe irritation, and reduce puffiness to leave your skin fresh and radiant - from the moment you board the plane to after you land.
Vitamin C Radiant Skin Set
THE VITAMIN C RADIANT SKIN SET works to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and reduces uneven pigmentation, while providing necessary hydration, nourishment, and important SPF protection. The set includes the ENZYME CLEANSER, THE GOOD C VITAMIN C SERUM, FACE CREAM and SUN DROPS SPF 50, which together, form a simple skincare routine which leaves your skin looking youthful and healthy.
Protect & Soothe Set
Featuring the SUN DROPS SPF50 and CALMING SERUM, this Set is ideal for sun protection as well as aftercare. The CALMING SERUM soothes the complexion and when used over time strengthens skin's natural defenses minimizing the skin's sensitized reaction, while Cardiospermum, Echium, and Sunflower Extract calms and rebalances irritated skin. The SUN DROPS SPF 50 provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB light and promotes skin resiliency with Cassia Extract, Vitamin E and Beta-Glucan.