Health & Beauty

Minimalist Packaging We Love: Dr. Barbara Sturm Skincare

The best skincare products are able to combine innovative technology with formulas that result in improved skin for people with a range of skin types, from dry to sensitive to acne-prone. Dr. Barbara Sturm Skincare, founded nearly 20 years ago in Germany, is at the forefront of effective and scientifically-minded skincare. After leaving a successful career in orthepedics, Dr. Sturm took her knowledge of anti-inflammatory, non-invasive techniques to aesthetics, opening her own clinic in 2003. The clinic has always been known for its technologically impressive leaps, while helping those with a range of skincare issues find gentle ways to problem-solve.

It’s no wonder, then, that the brand’s bestselling products are straightforward and easy to integrate into your skincare routine.

The Enzyme Cleanser, which comes in powder form, gently exfoliates while it cleans, making skin feel smooth but not dry after use.The Face Mask, which has become a must-have product for skincare aficionados worldwide, is a calming, hydrating mask that contains purslane, boosting skin regeneration.



The Hyaluronic Serum is another crowd favorite, combining short and long-chain hyaluronic acid molecules to provide two kinds of moisture: instant hydration (from the long-chain molecules) and long-term plumping (from the short-chain molecules).

Into the really good scientific innovation: Anti-Pollution Drops protect the skin against pollution in the air as well as blue light from smart phones and other screens. This is more about defensive skincare; you may not see a difference for awhile, but it will help maintain the integrity of your skin’s barrier as you age.



Dr. Barbara Sturm Skincare isn’t about setting unrealistic goals for skin; instead, it’s about harnessing scientific knowledge to offer people skin that is resilient, feels great, and is protected from environmental elements. The products are pricey to be sure, but they also build up the skin’s strength, meaning that you can focus on a few core products and stick with those over time.

The packaging is simple: minimalist and beautiful, with nods to its scientific emphasis. Most of the items come in glass bottles, though some come in plastic. Dr Barbara Sturm is currently moving from plastics to recyclable glass, so soon all products will come in glass. In addition, their boxes are all made of recycled paper. All Dr. Barbara Sturm products are cruelty-free.



Take a look at Dr. Barbara Sturm skincare and see which products are right for you:

Dr. Barbara Sturm Enzyme Cleanser


Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Mask


Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops


Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum


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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.