DR BARBARA STURM
What is it? ‘Molecular cosmetics’ from Dr Barbara Sturm, a German aesthetic doctor popular with Hollywood celebs for her youth-boosting treatments. She is a whizz with injectables and her point of difference is that, having spent years studying molecular orthopaedics, she has applied the principles of orthokine treatment to skincare. In orthopaedics, this involves taking a sample of the patient’s blood, extracting the healing factors and re-injecting this at the site of injuries. In the piece de resistance of her skincare offerings, this means taking a small sample of your blood, centrifuging it and adding the key extracts to a pot of what is possible the worlds most expensive and most personalised moisturiser, her MC1 cream, which costs £950 a pot. If you want something… simpler, there’s the Face Day Cream (£132), which contains purslane, a herb that helps enhance the activity of telomerase (the enzyme that helps keep the telomeres in skin cells, which keep the cells alive for longer) in good shape. At the Dorchester Spa, in London.