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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum Review

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Not Sponsored: Sephora had a lot of deluxe sample products that I was interested in, so I used some of my points to purchase them. I'll be reviewing the last of these products for you this week. So far, I've reviewed Biossance's Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, Fresh Beauty's Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating SerumDrunk Elephant's Protini Powerpeptide Resurf Serum & Protini Polypeptide Cream and Caudalie's Vinoperfect Facial Radiance Dark Spot Correcting Serum. The last deluxe sample product I would like to review for you today is Dr. Barbara Sturm's Hyaluronic Serum (Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Farfetch, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Net A Porter, Olivela, Revolve, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, SpaceNK).


I've never tried any skincare products from Dr. Barbara Sturm, but I thought her hyaluronic serum would be a great place to start. In a nutshell, hyaluronic acid will plump up your skin, help it retain its moisture and make your skin feel smooth. I love anything that will PLUMP, RETAIN & ADD MOISTURE TO MY DRY SKIN! With the cost of this serum, I expected some serious plumping! So did it happen!?!

Before I jump the gun, who is Dr. Barbara Sturm? Her medical career started in ORTHOPEDICS. That kind of puzzled me. I thought her area of practice and concentration would've been dermatology. See, you can't assume! Her website says she "developed cutting-edge treatments for inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis." Ok. Her "treatment utilizes the patient’s own blood cells to produce proteins that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process." She has "translated science from her clinical research and orthopedic practice into the field of aesthetics". Ok. Well, I've included a video where she discusses her career, background and transition into skincare below.


Now let me discuss, Dr. Sturm's Hyaluronic Serum. Her website states her serum is, "packed with a concentrated balance of low and high molecularly weighted Hyaluronic Acid, provides instant hydration, boosts moisture to help reduce the formation of wrinkles caused by dehydration, and contains an active anti-aging ingredient Purslane calms the skin and reduces the visible signs of irritation." 

You apply this serum, by placing a few drops in your hand and gently pat it into the skin on your face. I have patted it in. I have placed it directly on my skin. I will say, it feels REALLY GOOD going into the skin. It's not heavy or sticky. Your skin feels nourished upon applying it, but the magic stopped there for me. My dry skin drank this serum up. I never saw any plumping afterwards. My fine lines looked the same. My skin didn't feel hydrated or moisturized above when I applied this serum. I just felt like I did before I applied it. I kept trying this day in and day out and NOTHING. I even tried this serum on the back of my hands and NOTHING. 

So, I went to Sephora's website to read the reviews there and this serum received 3 stars. Either people really loved it or they said it didn't work for them (one person even said it was "snake oil"). Dr. Sturm offers a huge skincare product line. I would like to try some other things before forming an overall opinion about her skincare products. I might do that next year. I'm just in shock, because not to see any results is puzzling to me. Maybe I received a bad sample batch?

Another thing I did, was do a search of BEST HYALURONIC SERUMS. This product never came up! The Ordinary, Skinceuticals and Drunk Elephant constantly came up. I think next year, I'm going to try some brands that sell hyaluronic acid and see for myself. For plumping, I'm using Fresh Beauty's Kombucha Essence (Neiman Marcus, Harrods, SpaceNK) and Lancome's Renergie HCF Triple Serum (Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom) in which BOTH have hyaluronic acid. Those are the two skincare products that are working for me now.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum is Bittersweet

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