An open letter to Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser

A product that's powered for supreme performance
An open letter to Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser

Dear Dr. Barbara Sturm,

Every once in a while, if you’re lucky enough, you might come across a beauty product that makes you think, “was this made for me?” This pretty much sums up how I felt when I tried your Enzyme Cleanser. Never has a product so gently but meticulously exfoliated my skin, never has a face scrub boasted so much efficacy, and never has my complexion felt so. damn. hydrated!

Far from faddish, enzymes are one superhero staple that every fellow oily skinned gal (and guy!) needs in their life. Simply put—for those who haven’t thought about GCSE chemistry for the better part of a decade—enzymes are substances that enhance a particular chemical process. The enzymes in the cleanser work together to loosen the conjunctions between dead skin cells, helping to peel away and remove dry and dead skin, make-up, pollution and other impurities from pores.

Ideal for oily skin, when combined with water, the ultra-fine powder turns into a foam cleanser that will supercharge your complexion. Summer is here, and any woman would be remiss not to add this is product into her skincare routine.

Yes, it’s slightly pricier than your average cleanser (Dhs235 at Apotheca Beauty), but if you’re willing to spend to spend Dhs500 on a facial every six weeks, then why not Dhs235 on a cleanser that’ll last you for months?

And so, Dr Barbara Sturm, I am writing to thank you. Your products are powered for supreme performance. Of course, the sensory appeal is present (and it doesn’t hurt that your packaggin is also Instagrammable AF), but ultimately, these products are really designed to really, well, work! Your eponymous brand will now be used as a beauty benchmark for all my future exfoliating endeavors.

One very smooth faced editor in chief.

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Enzyme Cleanser, Dhs235 at Apotheca Beauty