On 10th May, beauty mogul, Kylie Jenner announced the launch of her skincare line, 'Kylieskin', confirming long term fan speculations that she would eventually venture into this. However, it's already off to a rocky start.
She uploaded a photo of herself with the caption, 'KYLIE F****** SKIN! wow,' on Instagram.
The caption further read,
'Skincare and makeup go hand in hand and Kylie Skin was something i dreamt up soon after Kylie Cosmetics. I’ve been working on this for what feels like a lifetime so i can’t believe I’m finally announcing! building my makeup line from the ground up has taught me a lot and I’m so blessed with that knowledge to apply to my brand new company!'
The collection includes products like a foaming face wash ($24), Vanilla milk toner ($22), face scrub ($22), Vitamin C serum ($28), face moisturizer with blue light protection ($24), and an eye cream ($20) and claims to be "vegan, cruelty free, paraben and sulfate free”. Each product comes in little millennial pink tubes and bottles and the entire set ($125) is packaged in an ombre millennial pink box with a Kylieskin logo on it.
However, it is a walnut foaming face wash which was one of the first products to be revealed that has managed to grab the attention of almost everybody and send the beauty community into a frenzy, but unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons.
Kylie claims that the face wash is "her secret to a fresh face which buffs away your dead skin cells," and that she uses it thrice a week. Seriously Kylie? Have you been living under a rock? Everybody knows about the 5 million lawsuits that St Ive's was dragged into for the harmful effects of their 'walnut infused fresh face skin apricot scrub' as claimed by two women.
Ever since we've known better to stay away from scrubs that contain walnut as it can cause irritation and micro tears in the skin. We're talking about walnut here and Kylie's foaming scrub contains something even worse, 'walnut shells'. Yikes!
This Kylie mishap has lit up the Twitter world where she is being trolled mercilessly. A netizen wrote,
"Kylie Jenner has access to the best dermatologists and esthetician’s in the world yet she releases a...walnut...face....scrub...."
Yet another tweeted,
"Well this is horrifying. A foaming face wash and a walnut scrub?! Tragic to think that millions of girls will buy this trash and destroy their skin barriers."
The tweets are never-ending. In fact, skin experts joined in to explain how walnuts should not be a part of your skincare routine as it is extremely abrasive on the gentle layers of skin on your face. One Aesthetician tweeted, "Your skin may look great now but the sensitivity & post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation will come eventually with consistent usage".
Wonder what Kylie has to say about all the drama surrounding her skincare range.