Because Kylie “billionaire” Jenner created a skincare line…
As someone who has previously written a blog post about how to moisturize your face like Kylie Jenner, I feel like this post is a long time coming. I want to start by saying that I’m a big Kar-Jenner fan (you already know this if you follow me on IG), but I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t let my love for all things Kardashian sway my opinion on Kylie Skin because, well, you know how picky I am about skincare. There are soooo many skincare brands (especially amazing ones) so if Kylie Skin doesn’t deliver I wanted to be 100% honest about it.
3 things to point out:
- I selected the three Kylie Skin products that seemed the most intriguing to me.
- Bought all three with my own cash money.
- I tested each product three times.
That said, let’s get on to my very honest review of three of the Kylie Skin products…
My Review Of Kylie Skin:
Walnut Face Scrub ($22)
Controversy!!! Full disclosure, I selected the Walnut Face Scrub because of the internet fodder this product created. Given that I have mild rosacea and dry/sensitive skin, this product isn’t something I’d typically be into but I HAD to try it since walnut scrubs are often said to cause microscopic tears to the skin and I had faith in Kylie that she’d find some magical Kar-Jenner way to solve what St. Ives couldn’t.
Meh. Like I said, I’m not the ideal candidate for this scrub but I will say it did NOT irritate my skin at all…I think my overal “meh” attitude about the scrub is just really because my skin didn’t look or feel any different after using it. I also think chemical exfoliators are way better than physical exfoliators…but that’s a whole other blog post.
So does walnut shell powder really tear up your face?
The verdict is still out. The lawsuit against St. Ives was dropped due to the fact no one could actually prove whether or not it’s bad for your skin. On top of that, derms are split based on my research. My opinion: if you have rosacea or sensitive skin, I wouldn’t recommend using an abrasive face scrub just in general (even though I didn’t have any irritation).
Kylie’s scrub makes a claim that the product passed RIPT testing (Repeated Insult Patch Test) and that, out of 52 panelists, none showed any irritation or sensitivity. I mean, that sounds great but they also likely didn’t select any panelists who have sensitive skin, right? Verdict’s still out.
Vanilla Milk Toner ($22)
I went back and forth about selecting the Vanilla Milk Toner or not but, spoiler alert, I’m glad that I did! It was the surprise winner out of the three Kylie Skin products I tried and I was legit shocked. The toner is alcohol-free and formulated with avocado oil, kiwi seed oil and apple extract to help soothe, tone and restore the natural hydration in your face. Kylie claims that it helps unclog, purify and minimize the appearance of pores, too.
After testing the Vanilla Milk Toner the first time, I was into it. I applied a few drops onto my Makeup Mitty Blackout and swiped it all over my face to be literally shocked at how refreshed my skin looked. Like I said, it’s definitely the winner out of the three I tried and my skin felt really smooth, clean and hydrated after I used it. I also like the light fragrance!
Face Moisturizer ($24)
When I saw this on the site it seemed like a pretty standard face moisturizer…the site claims it includes “a combination of humectants and emollients that help hydrate skin without heaviness, greasiness or oiliness” and that it’s suitable for all skin types – fair. And I also do agree it’s not heavy or greasy at all.
My first impression of the face moisturizer was literally saying to myself “why doesn’t this have any SPF?” I mean, I know I’m obsessed with SPF, but if your skincare line only has one moisturizer then it should have SPF. That aside, the overall texture is nice but nothing super impressive…or worth $24, in my opinion. I also think it’s weird that the website says this moisturizer is fragrance-free because it 100% has a smell. And I’m not super into it. Fragrance is very subjective, I know, but I actually think it just smells very generic and cheap. I CAN, however, see this working well as a primer since it does sink into the skin nicely…but only if you like the scent, haha.
What do you guys think? Did you like these or any of the Kylie Skin products? Comment below and let me know.
Photos by Felicia LaSala