Kylie Jenner Faces Criticism For Walnut Face Scrubs, Ingredient Reportedly Causing Micro Tears In The Skin

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Kylie Jenner makes YouTube videos of how-to-use her 6 new products for 'Kylie Skin' which will launch on May 22 (Photo: Kylie Jenner/YouTube)

Kylie Jenner was on fire for the past few weeks, from a week-long celebration of love and birthday for baby daddy Travis Scott and introducing new products to her expanding company.

First was her collaboration with Kim Kardashian's KKW Beauty, a lip-shaped bottle perfume with her own choices of scents, but was put on hold due to bottle issues in quality control. And the latest was her skincare line Kylie Skin which will be released on May 22 and a new trademark for her baby care line Kylie Baby and Kylie Baby by Kylie Jenner.

But as she continues with her busy company and has already started to promote her new products, netizens grew a little bit wary, and some hysterical to a certain ingredient found on her facial scrub.

The self-made billionaire introduces six products under Kylie Skin which will be released on May 22 consisting of a foaming face wash, vanilla milk toner, walnut scrub, vitamin C serum, face moisturizer, and eye cream. A set of all these is worth $125, while she will also be selling travel bags for $22 and makeup removing wipes for $10.

Kylie Jenner posted six short videos to her YouTube channel, explaining the use of each product but comments were later turned off because apparently, those who have seen it was not happy at all of what they saw.

And so, netizens were quick to tweet how they practically disagree on Jenner's walnut face scrub which she claimed in the video that it is "gentle enough to use every day." The reality star also said that the said product of hers wouldn't be too abrasive and that the walnut face scrub was her secret to a fresh face.

Looking back on the horrible predicament of two women who claimed the apricot scrub of a very popular brand, which includes walnut shells, has caused "irritation" and "inflammation" of the skin. The allegations were dismissed, as a judge ruled that neither of the women could provide evidence that that the product was a safety hazard.

It is also good to know that "there is no real data showing that walnut shell powder is any more harmful to the skin than other forms of manual exfoliation," says Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

It depends on the type of skin, and the issue was that if the powder wasn't finely ground up enough, as sharp edges may disrupt the skin barrier. Dr. Zeichner emphasized that any physical exfoliant can cause this effect if one is not very careful at the pressure of her mere scrubbing and the frequency itself.

More so, it is better to try the product first to judge whether the walnut powder used can truly damage the skin as certain innovations and technologies are already available to bring out the best product for the consumers.

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