Whether you are a Kardashian/Jenner fan or not you have to admit that almost anything they touch turns to gold. Personally, I am not a fan of them, I find their disillusioned way of thinking very irritating. However, there have millions of fans who would buy anything that says Kardashian or Jenner on it. Before parting with your hard earned money lets have a little look to see what Kyle Jenner’s latest range is all about.
Kylie Jenner has recently launched a new company called Kylie Skin. She already has Kylie Cosmetics which has been a smashing success with her products flying off the shelves. So I guess she decided if her makeup was such a success why not branch out into skincare?!
Personally, I don’t think skin care and makeup products have the same rules but ok. Let’s see what the Kylie Skin products are and if they are worth it.
What are Kylie Skin products?
Kylie Skin consists of 6 beauty products as well as a matching bag to store the products.
From left to right the products are a foaming face wash, vitamin C serum, vanilla milk toner, eye cream, face moisturizer and a walnut scrub. She also has makeup remover wipes which should be banned from all skincare for good. It’s not good for your skin nor the environment.
Before I get into the nitty-gritty of the products, I need to talk about the packaging. Since I have a background in design, it’s always the first thing I look at. What do you think of the packaging? I know pink is all the rage at the moment but I find it lacking some class. The products look like any high street brand packaging which is a little surprising. Surely they could have done better, although obviously not!
Kylie Skin Under Fire
Things didn’t go as smoothly as team Kylie would have liked. She received an outpour of backlash over the ingredients in the products. In particular the Walnut Scrub. Ask anyone who knows their skincare and they will tell you walnuts are a no-go for exfoliating. Walnuts are too abrasive and instead of exfoliating and removing dead cells they will actually cause micro-tears in your skin. Which nobody wants.
These are just a few of the comments that Kylie Skin has received. Others have commented on the claim that her skin range is vegan and cruelty-free yet she uses ingredients like hydroxyacetophenone which are neither. Another red flag is that none of her products contains any SPF which is a must-have for a good product.
Despite that, they are all sold out on her website. This proves how people are buying the name and not the product. There is nothing special about any of the ingredients that she uses and there are far too many ingredients in each product. A good skin care product will have a minimal amount of ingredients. Less is more and that couldn’t be more literal than with skin care.
For a full rundown on the ingredients, I highly recommend watching this video by dermatologist Dr Dray. She knows her stuff!
My issue with Kylie Skin
Starting a makeup brand because you love makeup is fine. After all how wrong can it go, makeup is applied over your skincare which acts as a barrier to your skin. You don’t need much understanding of ingredients to do it right.
However, skin care is a whole different game. Getting skincare right is hard. There are so many top brands out there with experts who spend hours and hours researching ingredients and checking to see how they work together. To come out with a skincare range after 1 year with little experience is a joke. Most of the best skin care products are by brands which specialise in skincare and skincare alone. Not makeup and then skincare.
What I find the most mind-boggling is how the products sold out so quickly. People, do your research, this is the health of your skin. Don’t buy products because of the celebrity behind it, rather buy because of the experience and track record. She’s not the first celebrity to do this and I’m sure she won’t be the last. But, why not take matters into our own hands and not buy into everything that celebs throw at us?!
It’s very easy to get convinced that these products will solve all your skin problems, just look at Jenner’s skin, it’s flawless. Nevertheless, don’t be fooled by that, we all know that her good skin does not come from her products and most of the photos that you get to see are photoshopped! An easy way to look beautiful!
I get it, Jenner probably didn’t have enough money, so bringing out another brand seems like the perfect solution. Haha. My advice, don’t get bought into it. It’s simply overpriced drugstore quality products. Save your money for the real deal even if it doesn’t have the celebrity stamp. You’ll save money and have better skin. It’s a win-win!
Have you tried the Kylie Skin range and would you? What do you think of celebrity releases? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.