Kylie Jenner seems to already be getting flak for her new skincare line, which everyone was raving about until recently. The products haven’t even been released yet but people are already raising serious concerns about the quality on social media.
KylieSkin is the reality stars skincare line, which we know consists of a few aesthetically pleasing pastel pink bottles. This includes a face wash, face scrub, toner, serum, moisturiser and eye cream, all of which claim to be “cruelty free, vegan, gluten free, paraben free, sulfate free and dermatologist tested,” InStyle reported.
The catch is that the KylieSkin face scrub is a walnut face scrub and if the pairing of the words “walnut” and “face” has you worried, you’re not alone.
In 2016, popular drugstore brand St. Ives faced a class action lawsuit over their cult-favourite apricot scrub when it was alleged that the walnut powder in the product caused microscopic tears in skin. The suit was eventually thrown out but serious concerns about walnut-based skincare products persist.
But according to Kylie, her walnut face scrub is her “secret to a fresh face” and it’s so “gentle,” you could use it every day.
People took to Twitter to slam the billionaire’s decision to include the nutty ingredient in her exfoliator, as well as her advice to use it daily.
But regardless of whether walnut products are actually harmful to skin or not, some of the images users shared and their vivid descriptions are enough to put one off any nut-based scrubs.
Also, dermatologists advise against exfoliating more than twice a week, though there’s a little wiggle room (as in, one extra scrub session) depending on the season and the amount of makeup you wear.
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