Billionaire and make-up mogul Kylie Jenner has recently announced her newest business venture — skincare. Kylie Skin is set to launch on May 22 and includes a face wash, toner, moisturiser, eye cream and face scrub – which has the internet going WILD. According to Kylie’s tweet, the main ingredient in this face scrub is walnuts — specifically “fine walnut powder”. It’s this nutty ingredient that has the Twitter-sphere roasting Kylie and her face scrub on an open fire!
walnut face scrub. my secret to a fresh face. xo, Kylie pic.twitter.com/zRPwqKv0HA
— Kylie Skin (@kylieskin) May 14, 2019
Kylie says that the scrub is “super gentle yet very effective” and “buffs away your dead skin cells.” She claims that it’s her secret to her baby soft and fresh skin and admits to using it three times a week. But if Twitter is anything to go by, they recommend not putting it anywhere near your skin.
So, why are the Tweeps hating this scrub? Well, its all about the walnuts. Walnut shell — no matter how fine you grind them — are a major no-no for your skin. Back in 2016, a beauty brand reserved a $5 million (R71 177 750) class-action lawsuit after two women claimed that the brands scrub caused irritation due in part to its “sandpaper”-like feel on the skin. The lawsuit also claims the scrub may accelerate the ageing process, as the remnants of walnut shells used in the formula can lead to inflammation. This might be down to walnut shells causing tiny micro-tears on the surface on your skin, leading to broken capillaries — ouch!
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
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. pic.twitter.com/2vBnKpKMLs
— All Dolled Up (@AllDolledUp_SA) 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
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
Okay, so if these Tweets are anything to go by, you probably don’t want to put walnut shells near your face. But everyone’s skin is different, so what works for Kylie might just work for you — or not. Just be sure to do your research and chat to a dermatologist if you’re experiencing skin problems.
Give These A Try
If you’re looking for a more gentle exfoliator, try these less abrasive ones from Faithful To Nature. Just, please don’t exfoliate more than once a week.