Kylie Jenner’s Walnut Scrub is being Rebuked by DermatologistsJavonni Brustow
Photo Credit: Kylie Jenner/Twitter
Kylie Jenner is just days away from her skincare line being released and already she’s gone viral, but probably not the way she would want. There’s been lots of discussion about her walnut scrub causing micro tears in the skin and has been roundly rebuked by dermatologists and the product hasn’t even come out yet. One said he’s dedicated the last decade of his life to getting people to stop using walnut scrubs comparing it to rubbing shrapnel over your face over and over saying, “stop it. throw that sh** in the trash.”
— JaVonni Brustow 👑 (@JaVonniBrustow) May 15, 2019
To start, in a video release she says, “It’s gentle enough to use every day, I recommend two or three times a week,” she said. “That’s how much I use it.” She continues to say, “This isn’t too abrasive. It really leaves my skin feeling super baby soft, it makes you look glowy, it takes away dead skin cells. My walnut face scrub is my secret to my fresh face.”
walnut face scrub. my secret to a fresh face. xo, Kylie pic.twitter.com/zRPwqKv0HA
— Kylie Skin (@kylieskin) May 14, 2019
Dermatologist Marisa Garshick doesn’t recommend the scrub because walnut scrubs irritate the surface of the skin. Kathleen Suozzi, another dermatologist said “Physical scrubs [like Kylie’s] can cause micro trauma to the skin, especially if overused,” she said.
“As an alternative, I recommend either chemical exfoliants, which are products containing glycolic acid, lactic acid among others which help to eliminate dead skin cells, or gentle polishing powders that are not designed to be rough on the skin,” said Garshick.
“Whatever exfoliants are being used, I recommend only using a few times per week to minimize injury to the skin barrier.” This goes against Kylie stating hers could be used everyday.
🗣STOP USING WALNUT EXFOLIATORS ON YOUR SKIN! pic.twitter.com/85wRRBRBkC
— Hassan Sayyed (@HausUrban) May 11, 2019
So far Kylie hasn’t made a comment about the controversy but in the words of the President, we’ll see what happens. Meanwhile, she’s said to have just trademarked hair care products in her name so we can expect a haircare line from her in the near future. She’s also working on a baby line called Kylie Baby to include cribs, clothes and more. Just remember when taking advice on cosmetics, don’t put all of your trust in a person who pays a team of people thousands to take care of them only for them to push a product onto the public in a retail store where they likely had little if anything to do with the creation process.