Cult beauty brand Dr. Barbara Sturm is constantly touted by beauty insiders and celebrities alike for its efficacious products and simple aesthetic. Powered by her orthopaedic doctorate background, Sturm’s potent treatments exploded in popularity on the social media scene years ago when stars plugged Sturm’s infamous ‘vampire facial’, which treats the skin with a mixture of the client’s own blood platelets.

Dr. Barbara Sturm

The science behind Dr. Sturm’s beauty products involves treating skin cells on the molecular level — using the body’s own proteins to aid in skin regeneration, making Sturm a true authority on skin ageing. To mimic the therapeutic effect from blood proteins — a technique she still uses in her clinic in Düsseldorf on private clients — Sturm’s skincare line features Purslane, a highly nutritious herb that has been shown to dramatically reduce inflammation, and as such, helps reduce the signs of ageing.

We raved about Dr. Barbara Sturm’s molecular cosmetics line when it first launched in town earlier this year. But if you’re looking for an indulgent and effective pick-me-up for your skin, you can now get your #SturmGlow on at a brand new range of Dr. Barbara Sturm treatments unveiled at The Murray, Hong Kong.

As the exclusive partner spa to offer Dr. Barbara Sturm treatments, the three new facials have been designed around Dr. Sturm’s key product range, and are combined with expert massage techniques all taking place in a luxurious private spa suite at Wellness at The Murray.

Dr. Barbara Sturm at The Murray Hong Kong

Need a major dose of hydration after sun exposure, sleepless nights and pollution? The Instant Glow Facial (HK$1,500/60 minutes; HK$2,250/90 minutes) is directed at guests who want incredibly luminous, even and clear skin without needing a trip to the dermatologist’s office for a laser resurfacing treatment — the results have been compared as such, without the discomfort or recovery time.

Those with blemish-prone, stressed out skin will want to check out the Clarifying Facial (HK$1,500/60 minutes; HK$2,250 for 90 minutes), which helps to re-establish the right balance in the skin’s sensitive pH and hydration level. Paired with a lymphatic drainage massage to restore the skin barrier, this treatment helps to calm down irritated, inflamed skin and prevent future dryness or flakiness.

The Super Anti-Ageing Facial (HK$1,500/60 minutes; HK$2,700/90 minutes) takes Dr. Sturm’s expertise in reducing the appearance of fine lines and loose skin and incorporates it into a facial that places the spotlight on the antioxidant-packed Super Anti-Ageing Serum. Paired with an exclusively designed sculpting ‘anti-gravity’ massage, this facial targets the jawline to recreate a slimmed V-shape.

Make the most out of your indulgent spa session by booking in for the Revival Package, which includes a 60-minute Instant Glow Facial and a wellness-themed afternoon tea inspired by Dr. Sturm’s signature products. Held at the Garden Lounge, the light afternoon tea is packed with superfoods, high in antioxidants, vitamins and collagen.

Dr. Barbara Sturm treatments are priced from HK$1,500 to HK$2,700. Available through 31 October, the Revival Package with treatment and afternoon tea for one is priced at HK$1,375 (with a surcharge of HK$295 for an additional guest for afternoon tea). Treatments and afternoon tea for two is priced at HK$2,688. Make your booking by emailing wellness.themurray@niccolohotels.com or contact Wellness at The Murray at +852 3141 8630.

The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 8885

Evelyn Lok
Managing Editor
When not trying out the latest beauty and wellness trends, Evelyn is likely enjoying a perfectly balanced negroni or exploring some of Hong Kong's best new places to eat and drink. At Lifestyle Asia she covers everything from the biggest events in town to interviews with Hong Kong specialists, with topics spanning art, food and drink, health, tech, and travel.