SKINCARE 101 FROM MIAMI’S NEWEST ADDITION— DR. BARBARA STURM.
Nestled in the heart of Miami’s designer-clad and culturally rich Design District neighborhood is renowned German aesthetics doctor Dr. Barbara Sturm’s latest boutique and spa. Inviting skincare aficionados to experience her latest offerings or pamper themselves with a lush facial, the two-story location is a serene beauty oasis, designed by her brother and talented German architect Tobias Freytag. Revered all over the world for her anti-inflammatory philosophy and nonsurgical anti-aging treatments, Sturm’s namesake brand features an ever-growing Molecular Cosmetics skincare collection that targets every area of the body with scientifically proven results. Here, we chat with Sturm to get her skincare 101 on glowing summer skin and a look inside the sleek Miami Design District outpost. 140 NE 39th St., Ste. 111, Miami, @drbarbarasturm
What prompted you to move to Miami for your next physical location?
I’ve spent a lot of time in Miami in the past 20 years, and I have so many friends there. I love the energy of the city, and I have wanted to open a store there for a long time. The opportunity came to us and we took it!
What was appealing about the Miami Design District?
It’s one of a kind and such an architecturally significant area. Our Miami boutique and spa is in good company, surrounded by some of my favorite stores, galleries and museums.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics skincare products
Tell us about some of the unique services offered.
We offer my professional line, which is a new, medically advanced skincare collection only offered in-spa after personal consultation. We are also offering infrared therapy—a noninvasive treatment that helps diminish the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts skin elasticity. It also helps enhance mood, cognitive function and energy levels. I swear by it. We also offer my Summer Facial, which is only available in Miami and L.A.
In Miami, we’re in the sun all year round. What are your top skincare tips for Miami residents, particularly when the summer months heat up?
With high humidity and heat, your skin tends to be a little more oily, so you don’t want to use rich or oily products—you really want to go light and super hydrating. Our line is perfect for our customers in Miami because it provides freshness and hydration and, at the same time, takes care of your skin barrier function with anti-aging properties. We have our Sun Drops SPF50 that offer hybrid sun protection and skincare that feels lightweight on the skin and creates a broad-spectrum shield against UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, it offers healing, moisture and anti-oxidative ingredients that give the skin a nice glow. For people who suffer from hyperpigmentation issues, the Darker Skin Tones line combined with the Brightening line is great for that.
Treatment room inside Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Miami spa
Interior of Sturm’s Miami boutique
What are you most excited for guests to experience at the new Miami flagship?
I am most excited for my customers and clients to have the opportunity to interact with my products in person and ask my expert estheticians all of their skincare questions face to face and, of course, to be able to experience our treatments again. The pandemic has reminded me that life really comes down to our human connections, and I’m excited to get back to that. I’m happy to have a physical space in Miami where this will be possible.
Photography by: Dr. Barbara Sturm Photos Courtesy of Dr. Barbara Sturm; Interiors Photos By Kris Tamburello, Artwork By Jenny Kroik