June 23, 2016

Angela Bassett Is Launching A Skin Care Line For Darker Skin Tones

By Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com

For years, women of color with darker skin have always had challenges finding skin care products that are designed specifically for them. Angela Bassett wants to change that. She's teamed up with Dr. Barbara Sturm to launch a skin care line specifically designed to target darker skin tones. Titled Darker Skin Tones by Barbara Sturm, the line launches in July and will contain ingredients that aim to help the skin, reduce inflammations, even the tone and minimize pores and hyper-pigmentation.
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Bassett 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.” It was Bassett's meeting with the German doctor a few years back to treat her own breakouts and irritations that would lead to the launch of this new line. After trying Sturm's original line, the two decided to team up to create the spin off Darker Skin Tones.

According to WWD, the product will be available in a 5-item range. The five-item range includes a 150-ml. foam cleanser; a 75-gram enzyme cleanser; a 50-ml. face cream; a 50-ml. face cream rich, and a 30-ml. hyaluronic serum. It is priced from 40 pounds, or $58, for a cleanser to 230 pounds, or $335, for a hyaluronic serum. It will be sold exclusively at Harrods in-store and online in July. Stay tuned for more info.

Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website www.theconscioustip.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie.

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