Black don’t crack. We’ve heard the saying, said it, and believe it. Most of the older black women and men that I know, hardly show any signs of aging. And for those that do, they age so gracefully. Angela Bassett is one of those women. I swear this woman looks as if she froze time.
As flawless as she looks, Angela Bassett has had issues with her skin. She used treatments to deal with skin irritations and breakouts, but found that much was missing in the area of hyperpigmentation for black women. The actress has teamed up with Dr. Barbara Sturm, her friend and a well-known skincare expert, to launch a skin-care line that addresses the specific needs of women with darker complexions. Hyperpigmentation is characterized by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment in the skin known as melanin.
The skincare line, “Darker Skin Tones by Dr. Barbara Sturm”, is now a reality. Bassett said that she wants to bring more awareness to skin care and for people, “to see what is good for it and ingredients that are helpful — 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.”
The line is available exclusively at Harrods in store and online.