The arrival of Kylie Jenner‘s skin-care line, appropriately called Kylie Skin, is just days away. Although many are excited about the May 26 launch and the impending availability of new products, the planned release of one item, a Kylie Skin Walnut Scrub, has some people seriously concerned.
In recent days, followers on social media including reported estheticians have raised issue with the ingredients of the Walnut Face Scrub. Sharing the details of how to use the product in a video posted to Twitter, Kylie said the scrub is her “secret to a fresh face.” She goes on to advise followers that the “gentle” product can be used daily. However, as Makeup For WOC pointed out, walnut scrubs can reportedly lead to unwanted results, including redness and sensitive skin.
Other users also shared their alleged experiences with walnut scrubs, writing, “This kind of exfoliant will cause micro-tears in the skin & make your skin look a lot older than it should,” and “I used walnut scrubs to exfoliate my face for a while & I have small micro tears. Do not buy this & stop exfoliating your face with such harsh products.”
A Twitter user named @WizzKhaleesi pointed to a 2016 lawsuit brought against St. Ives. In 2016, the company’s Apricot Scrub product was accused of damaging the skin, though the case was later dismissed in 2018.
While walnut scrub might be a worthwhile solution for some, it is important to remember that skin-care products can impact each person’s unique skin type differently. It’s always best to consult with a specialist before starting a new skin-care routine, and if you do notice any irritation or unwanted effects from your beauty products, you should stop using them and consult with a dermatologist immediately.
Kylie Skin has not yet addressed social media comments or a request for comment from Nylon.
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