Kylie Jenner's new walnut face scrub is being majorly dragged by the internet
15 May 2019, 13:38 | Updated: 15 May 2019, 13:50
Kylie Jenner's walnut face scrub has already proven controversial with skincare enthusiasts who are worried about the product after Kylie says she uses it "two or three times a week".
Kylie Jenner has announced an expansion of her hugely successful beauty empire. The 21 year-old reality star announced this week that she was adding skincare to her brand and did so with a video about her upcoming exfoliating walnut face scrub.
Kylie Cosmetics has expanded to include Kylie Skin, which launches on May 22. It will include products like moisturiser and serum, but it's the walnut scrub that is being heavily dragged on social media.
walnut face scrub. my secret to a fresh face. xo, Kylie pic.twitter.com/zRPwqKv0HA— Kylie Skin (@kylieskin) May 14, 2019
In the ultra sleek promo video, Kylie explains that her walnut scrub is "gentle enough to use every day" and that she uses it two or three times a week.
Kylie also says that the scrub is not abrasive like other walnut scrubs and that it leaves her skin looking "super baby soft".
Well, reader, the internet was not convinced.
In fact people are calling out the scrub and the 21-year-old billionaire for advising people to use an exfoliating walnut scrub every day. People are arguing that a walnut scrub could potentially be harsh on the skin, despite Kylie Skin explaining that the ingredients include a "fine walnut powder- to help gently exfoliate".
A WALNUT FACE SCRUB?! Why is Kylie trying to destroy our skin omfg pic.twitter.com/5QRjVBH5YG— Katie ☀️ (@WizzKhaleesi) May 12, 2019
Imagine trying to market walnut scrub as gentle, first off.— Which Hazel (@HeyAprill) May 14, 2019
2nd, lol 2-3 times a week?! 🥴 https://t.co/fTwSg6pMS6
A walnut scrub???? EVERYDAY???? Exfoliate everyday????? She want us to be poor AND ruin our skin https://t.co/UP8fQYhASf— la loba (@vickto_willy) May 15, 2019
“My secret to a fresh skin” pic.twitter.com/uLgcxbGfEP— GOING TO SEE BTS AT WEMBLY STADIUM (@dalu_xo) May 14, 2019
Many pointed out that some exfoliants could lead to "micro tears" in the skin.
PSA: don’t buy Kylie jenner’s walnut skin scrub. Walnuts and other nuts are too abrasive to exfoliate your face and instead you end up with micro tears on your skin. Which leads to wrinkles and premature aging.— teresa giudice (@drnkbleachdaily) May 12, 2019
One of the largest beauty companies in the entire world and she puts out a damn st Ives walnut scrub??? That is KNOWN to damage the moisture barrier and create micro tears?? I’m tired pic.twitter.com/SVXc8df0Ua— Abby (@HeyAbbyHeyy) May 14, 2019
Kylie Jenner is out here releasing a walnut face scrub and telling people you can use it everyday when walnut is one of the most abrasive things you can put on your skin and it causes micro tears in the skin, letting bacteria in, thus making you break out. Pls don’t buy that shit— nicole (@nicolezaleskii) May 15, 2019
Folks also highlighted the fact that there was probably more to Kylie's beauty routine other than a walnut face scrub.
kylie jenner walking out of her $3000 weekly laser facial after telling her followers her skins nice because of a walnut scrub pic.twitter.com/cV4Qdkj57m— a (@98Ieesh) May 14, 2019
And, of course, there were St. Ives comparisons.
you’re really selling a repackaged version of that st ives apricot scrub and pretending it’s innovative pic.twitter.com/gEGw3bGGIg— la bella vita (@drugproblem) May 14, 2019
kylie really repackaged that st Ives scrub with her whole chest pic.twitter.com/8nDvpFQloj— sexxx bruja␚ (@LlamadeLuna) May 14, 2019
Skin care nerds undoubtedly have their thoughts about the launch of Kylie Skin and the products included in the range. All we can say is... do your research before trying out anything new on your skin!