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Angela Bassett to Launch a Skincare Line for Darker Skin Tones

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Angela Bassett’s radiant glow will soon be available to the masses!

The American Horror Story actress, 57, is collaborating with her dermatologist and friend, Dr. Barbara Sturm, on a range of skincare products called Darker Skin Tones by Dr. Barbara Sturm. On Instagram, Sturm calls the line “a joint venture” with Bassett, who came to Sturm two years ago with complaints of breakouts and irritations according to WWD.

“Our premise was simple: less is more,” Sturm wrote on Instagram of their collaboration. “We wanted fewer ingredients, as little preservative as possible to maintain stability, and no harmful ingredients whatsoever (that could irritate skin that is already prone to inflammation).”

The line will launch with five products: a face cream, a rich face cream (for extremely dry skin or as an overnight treatment), an enzyme cleanser, a foaming cleanser and a hyaluronic serum.

Prices will range from 40 pounds, or $58, for a cleanser to 230 pounds, or $335, for a hyaluronic serum, according to WWD. It will launch in-store and online at Harrods in July. It will be able to ship worldwide.

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Sturm’s hero ingredient is purslane. She writes on her Instagram of the herb, which she calls “the new kale,” that it “was found to have dramatic anti-inflammatory properties; anti-oxidative properties; wound healing properties (accelerating the healing of damaged skin); astringent properties; analgesic and calming properties; and [sic] as a muscle relaxant.”

The difference between Sturm’s existing skincare range and this one? The ingredients included specifically address inflammation, hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone, like purslane and another plant called skullcap, according to WWD. “We added a powerful set of anti-inflammatory natural compounds, delivery agents and anti-oxidants, as well as compounds that would even skin tone and deal with acne and the hyperpigmentation that it created,” she wrote on Instagram. “The result was what Angela and I believe are truly beautiful and effective products for skin of color.”

Tell us: Would you try Angela Bassett’s regimen?

–Catherine Kast