All skincare is not created equal. Brown-skinned women often deal with issues those with lighter complexions do not, including hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Angela Bassett is coming to the rescue in partnership with Dr Barbara Sturm, a widely known skincare expert, to create a skincare line that addresses the needs of women with darker skin.

“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 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 anti-aging.”

In the interview with WWD, Bassett said she wants people to pay attention to their skin and assess what works best for it. “I like them to be pleased when they look in the mirror, to feel good about themselves and the condition of their complexion,” she said.

The five-item collection will initially include a foam cleanser, enzyme cleanser, face cream and a hyaluronic serum. Products in the collection will range from $58-$335. It will be sold exclusively at Harrods in-store and online in July.

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