Angela Bassett has teamed up with renowned dermatologist Dr. Barbara Sturm to create a new line of skincare products for black women. The line, called “Darker Skin Tones by Dr. Barbara Sturm,” features a range of products to help minimize pores and fight inflammation and hyperpigmentation.
Bassett, who met Sturm a few years ago through a mutual friend, is a huge fan of the Sturm’s antiaging products.
According to WWD,
Bassett tried Sturm’s original line, Dr. Barbara Sturm Skincare Collection, her antiaging core range which includes a face cream, cleanser, facial scrub, eye cream and serum using purslane. Together they decided to do a spin-off that would focus on darker skin tones. It took two years of research to create a line of products that would address the issues including inflammation, hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone. According to Sturm, natural ingredients such as purslane and skullcap, protect the DNA of cells from age-related dysfunction.
“Dark Skin Tones by Dr. Barbara Sturm” hits stores in July and will be sold exclusively online and in-store at Harrods.
Bassett hopes that the new line will help people learn “what is good for [their skin] and ingredients that are helpful—not invasive or irritating.” Sturm and Bassett have also hinted at another line aimed at helping teenagers.