Social Media Calls Out Kylie Jenner for Possibly Harmful Walnut Face Scrub
“Why is she trying to destroy our skin?”
Kylie Jenner recently expanded her beauty empire with a new skincare brand, Kylie Skin. The range includes all of the products needed for a basic routine including an exfoliator which has garnered a lot of criticism on social media. Jenner describes Kylie Skin‘s walnut face scrub as a “gentle” product that can be used two to three times a week. She claims that “some walnut face scrubs” are too abrasive but assures her audience that the Kylie Skin iteration is crafted from finely-milled walnut powder and ginseng extract. One of the most popular walnut face scrubs on the market by St.Ives has been at the center of controversy in the beauty community for the possibly harmful effects of its popular scrub. A 2016 lawsuit against St. Ives claimed that the product caused “micro tears” in the skin, exacerbated inflammation and resulted in sensitive skin.
Estheticians MakeupForWOC and LaBeautyologist pointed out the similarities between the products and warned their followers about the damage that could be caused on the skin. The latter is a Los Angeles-based esthetician who recommends chemical exfoliants as opposed to manual ones which can cause set major skin setbacks. The skincare brand has yet to respond to the backlash. The Kylie Skin line is set to launch on May 22. Will you be trying out items from the line?
walnut face scrub. my secret to a fresh face. xo, Kylie pic.twitter.com/zRPwqKv0HA
— Kylie Skin (@kylieskin) May 14, 2019
The self gratifying results from walnut scrubs are really short lived. Your skin may look great now, but the sensitivity & post inflammatory hyperpigmentation will come eventually with consistent usage. https://t.co/cri3TouPlp
— Makeup For WOC (@MakeupForWOC) May 14, 2019
A WALNUT FACE SCRUB?! Why is Kylie trying to destroy our skin omfg pic.twitter.com/5QRjVBH5YG
— Katie ☀️ (@WizzKhaleesi) May 12, 2019
Omg not WALNUT Kylie the girls have been dragging St. Ives for 10 years now lol read the ROOM https://t.co/GlTFO2XMpC
— Jasmine Sha-Ree Sanders (@JasMoneyRecords) May 14, 2019
?STOP USING WALNUT EXFOLIATORS ON YOUR SKIN! pic.twitter.com/85wRRBRBkC
— Hassan Sayyed (@HausUrban) May 11, 2019
Do not buy this product. I’ve seen multiple aestheticians tell their clients to stray away. This should be obvious. The amount of work and treatments she has had done are what make her skin so nice. If she can’t admit to the work, why trust her? It’s all $$$ pic.twitter.com/7my2uV4Z0m
— Kayler1 (@macawcaw123) May 14, 2019
Licensed Esthetician here, You should not be exfoliating everyday!!!!! 1x a week MAX!! And Walnut will cause micro tears in your skin, using it everyday will result in couperose skin (broken capillaries) pic.twitter.com/tV8iiitG3X
— Bri?? (@TheBeautyByBri1) May 14, 2019
do NOT pay this billionaire your hard earned money so you can tear up your precious faces with tiny bits of walnut. DO NOT
— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) May 14, 2019
manual exfoliants such as walnuts scrubs create micro-tears in the skin which can lead to infections that cause breakouts. this can also lead to long term skin damage.
please do not buy these janky ass “skin care” products. https://t.co/l8Bb2EPB97
— bria (@briamicheIIe) May 14, 2019