Everything You Need To Know About Dr. Barbara Sturm’s New Glow Cream

By Charlie Colville

3 weeks ago

An insider's guide to getting your glow

The key to luminescent skin? ‘I always advise following an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to make sure your skin is healthy and glowing from within,’ says skincare expert Dr. Barbara Sturm. ‘Although it can also be achieved by balancing your skin with ingredient science.’ Following in the footsteps of her brand’s cult status Glow Drops, Dr. Barbara Sturm has just launched a new radiance-boosting skincare product: the Glow Cream. We caught up with Sturm ahead of the launch to talk skincare, power ingredients and living a life in balance.

Dr. Barbara Sturm On The Launch Of Her Glow Cream

Dr Barbara Sturm

Dr Barbara Sturm

Hi Barbara, thanks for joining us! We hear you’ll soon be launching your new Glow Cream – what can you tell us about it?

The Glow Cream is an amazing product. It is enriched with powerful ingredients that give the skin an immediate luminosity but have also been clinically proven to enhance the skin’s radiance over time. It’s packed with antioxidants, triple hyaluronic acid and bistorta root extract, which nourish, hydrate and plump the skin for a naturally beautiful STURMGLOW™.

What role do the ingredients play in the Glow Cream?

As mentioned above, the ingredients in our Glow Cream are important for creating glowy skin. Some of the benefits of these ingredients include:

  • Polygonum Bistorta Root Extract: This increases the skin’s radiance by 42 percent, restores skin smoothness and reduces skin irregularities.
  • Exopolysaccharides: These work synergistically with skin’s specific growth factors to promote a rosier, fresher-looking complexion.
  • Wild Rose Extract: This refines pores, giving the complexion a more even appearance.
  • Triple Hyaluronic Acid: This delivers intensive hydration, helps skin maintain moisture and has an immediate plumping effect.
  • Pursland & Vitamin E: These are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from oxidative damage and help calm and soothe irritation.
  • Light-Reflecting Pearl Pigments: This provides an instant shimmer to the skin.

The Glow Cream comes hot on the heels of your Glow Drops – did you have a lot of demand for the cream?

Yes! Ever since I first created Glow Drops, my patients have asked me to invent a face cream that gives a similar instant glow effect, but with even more hydration, more skin nourishing benefits and more lipids to protect the skin barrier. And this is it.

It will fit very neatly into your current skincare routine, too; you should apply Glow Cream to the face, neck and décolleté after cleansing or after applying your preferred Dr. Sturm serum.

Pots of cream

Why do you think glowing skin is so coveted?

One of the most Googled skincare questions of all time is ‘How do I get glowing skin?’ Luminous skin epitomises vitality and youth and is typically seen as a definitive sign of wellness – people want to look rested, healthy and thriving and as part of that, they want skin that looks hydrated, fresh and dewy. It makes you look alive.

What are your top tips for achieving glowing skin?

The STURMGLOW™️, which is an expression of healthy, functioning, hydrated, dewy and balanced skin, can be achieved by balancing your skin with ingredient science. Cleanse, gently exfoliate, hydrate, strengthen your skin barrier and infuse your skin with potent anti-aging ingredients.

But it’s not just about putting a topical cream on; I also always advise following an anti-inflammatory lifestyle to make sure your skin is healthy and glowing from within. It includes getting enough sleep, daily movement, managing stress and enjoying a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods like avocados, salmon and dark berries.

How do you see the trend of glowing skin evolving in the future?

I think that more people will come to realize that acid peels, retinol and dry skin – but also lifestyle factors such as pollution, dehydration, inflammatory foods, stress and inadequate sleep – can all contribute to damaging your true glow. Instead, they will look more to ingredient science, a balanced diet and all the anti-inflammatory pillars I’ve mentioned to help achieve a healthy, glowing complexion.

Skincare products stacked together in pile

What’s the best piece of beauty advice you’ve been given?

I learned from my mom that healthy, hydrated skin doesn’t require make-up and is beautiful on its own. And that is a central premise of my skincare line and my anti-inflammatory approach as a doctor.

How do you live a life in balance?

My whole skincare philosophy is focused on combatting inflammation and its consequences, and an anti-inflammatory lifestyle is the key for me. This means I make sure I get enough sleep, take daily exercise, avoid stress, protect against urban and digital pollution and avoid excess alcohol, sugar, fried and processed foods. I like to move every day, and put aside time for meditation, yoga and breathing exercises. And I try to have a Buddhist-like outlook to life; I like to keep a happy spirit and try not to worry about the past and the future – it’s important to live in the present.

What else can we expect from you in 2024? (If you can tell us!)

The brand has so many events, launches and innovations coming up in 2024 that I’m incredibly excited about. We recently launched Everything Eye Patches, an all-in-one innovation for the eye area that works instantly to hydrate and revitalize tired eyes, and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. If I need a quick morning pick-me-up, I pop them on for just 15 minutes – they feel incredibly soothing.


The Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Cream is available to shop now for £150 at drsturm.com

Images courtesy of Dr. Barbara Sturm