In the world of make-up for darker skin women, it’s hard to choose or find the right tone that will blend in for you…. Well, Angela Basset has fixed that.
Angela has teamed up with German doctor Barbara Sturm to create a new line for women of darker skin… Complaining about break outs and irritations she was experiencing with her makeup products, Bassett gave Dr. Sturm’s original line a try. Apparently, it worked so well that the award winning actress decided a skincare line catering to darker tones was necessary.
Appropriately titled “Darker Skin Tones by Dr. Barbara Sturm,” is said to target inflammation, unevenness of the skin, and hyper-pigmentation. Purslane, one of the key ingredients throughout the entire line, is said to also target anti-aging in a major way with the help of a youth enzyme.
According to WWD:
“Our main ingredient which goes through our whole line is purslane,” Sturm told WWD. “It’s also an herb, and it has such powerful properties in every direction. But what I like the most is actually is the youth enzyme, this telomerase activator. The telomerase activates an enzyme to keep those ends of the chromosomes long, which actually works against natural programmed cell death and that’s the key. So not only do we have anti-inflammation and the evening out of skin tone but also a big thing for antiaging.”
Bassett said she wants people to become more aware of their skin. “And to see what is good for it and ingredients that are helpful — and not invasive or irritating. I like them to be pleased when they look in the mirror, to feel good about themselves and the condition of their complexion.”
Bassett gave the product to her assistant and nanny. “She’s been with me for a long time so I’ve been aware of the hyper-pigmentation,” Basset said.
“It’s not as if I would see bad acne. I wouldn’t characterize her as having acne, but over a course of years there were always these spots that would never lighten. There is a difference between brown and black, and in the end it would never lighten. She does not use sunscreen to my knowledge. And even when I think about this, in the park with the kids in the sun, the dark spots get darker as the skin gets darker. You don’t have the opportunity to lighten and normalize or catch up.”
The five item line will include a foam cleanser, enzyme cleanser, face cream, 50 ml face cream rich, and a hyaluronic serum. The brand is currently slated for a July release with products being sold exclusively at Harrods in store and online.