AMBI is the only product brazen enough to claim to be for “women of color.” The only difference between the basic skin of “women of color” and Caucasian women is the fact that some skin types contain more melanin than others. “Women of color” are just as capable as Caucasian women of having a range of different skin types.
Realistically, are we going to sell prescription drugs on the basis of if they’re made for black people, Asian people, Hispanic people, Polynesian people, or Caucasian people? That would be ridiculous as each individual has a body type, and races are not divided by genetic lines.
But abrasive techniques aside, there is a chance that AMBI could have some of the required ingredients for a good wrinkle cream or product.
Ingredients and Mechanism of Action:
AMBI products provide no full ingredients lists. Their “fade creams” use hydroquinone and octinoxate. These are used for their skin whitening and sunscreen properties. So apparently the mission is to reduce the melanin in the skin or at least the sun’s effect on it and make you lighter, which could be translated into whiter. But at least they advertise it as a fade cream. Realistically, it may accelerate the aging process due to possible skin damage.
Overall Impression of AMBI:
AMBI would have you believe that because you are African American, your skin must be a whole different breed than that of a Caucasian person. Essentially they rely on stereotypes of things that would divide people along racial boundaries. There are no redeeming ingredients or qualities to AMBI