Are Kylie Skin products actually safe?

When Kylie announced her Kylie Skin skincare line, I’ll admit I was so curious to see if it would work. When you think of big name “celebrities” you don’t automatically consider them to be the best sources for skincare but considering how much Kylie changed the makeup scene, I wanted to give this release a fair shot. Plus, the packaging was so attractive!

It was no surprise that the skincare community reacted. The biggest complaints were towards the walnut face scrub which I get. I didn’t personally purchase this product because I agree that it can be harsh (long term) if you continuously use a walnut-based product as an exfoliant. I tend to choose formulas that are more gentle and less likely to tear my skin or cause future damage. Other comments were aimed toward the ingredients. I was curious if these claims and assumptions were actually based on facts and research.

When it comes to a product release from someone with this much organic reach, it’s bound to create conversation. The buzz around this was insane! It’s amazing what you’ll discover in the comments section on Instagram 😂 I personally think the launch was overhyped. One thing I love: The price tag is decent – not too luxe, but definitely not drugstore.

I’ll admit the ingredient highlights are interesting – especially the moisturizer and eye cream. I decided to get her Foaming Face Wash, Eye Cream and Face Moisturizer. These were formulas and consistencies that caught my eye. I didn’t need another vitamin c serum, not a fan of toners and the scrub was just not happening.

While these were being shipped, I decided to go to my favorite source for an accurate lowdown of the ingredients in the products I purchased. EWG’s Skin Deep Database (Environmental Working Group) is amazing for a basic guide to clean beauty. If you’re ever unsure about ingredients, this is the best site to use. I looked up every ingredient in the Face Wash, Eye Cream and Moisturizer to see just how hazardous they were.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t as bad as people expected it to be. The majority of the ingredients were low hazard with a few moderate hazards (in bold). The only high hazard ingredient was the lightly fragranced foaming face wash. I really wish the fragrance was just completely taken out since it does absolutely nothing for the skin. The scent is VERY light as promised and towards the bottom of the ingredients list so I honestly think it’s useless and unnecessary. Luckily, fragrance doesn’t irritate my skin, but it’s a big issue for so many people so it’s just a nice thing to keep in mind if you’re creating a product for such a big community.

Impressed that the Moisturizer and Eye Cream have Low Hazard ingredients at the top of the formula list and it makes me want to keep using these products even more!

Foaming Face Wash 

Made with glycerin plus mild/gentle ingredients derived from coconut, kiwi seed oil, sodium hyaluronate and lightly fragranced.

Ingredients Water/Aqua/Eau, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate (Low Hazard), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Moderate Hazard 4), Potassium Cocoate (Low Hazard), Glycerin (Low Hazard), Hydroxyacetophenone (Low Hazard), 1,2-Hexanediol (Low Hazard), Caprylyl Glycol (Low Hazard), Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate (Low Hazard), Citric Acid (Low Hazard), Polyquaternium-39 (Low Hazard), FRAGRANCE (High Hazard), Sodium Benzoate (Moderate Hazard 3), Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil (Low Hazard), Sodium Hyaluronate (Low Hazard), Phenoxyethanol (Moderate Hazard 4)

Face Moisturizer

Made with shea butter, banana leaf extract, oat bran extract, orange peel extract, glycerin, aloe and fragrance-free.

Ingredients Water/Aqua/Eau, Isopropyl Palmitate (Low Hazard), Propanediol (Low Hazard), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (Low Hazard), Jojoba Esters (Low Hazard), Glycerin (Low Hazard), Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter (Low Hazard), Dimethicone (Moderate Hazard), Sorbitan Stearate (Low Hazard), Stearic Acid (Low Hazard), Glyceryl Stearate (Low Hazard), PEG-100 Stearate (Moderate Hazard 3), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (Low Hazard), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Sweet Almond Oil (Low Hazard), Phenoxyethanol (Moderate Hazard 4), Cetyl Alcohol (Low Hazard), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (Low Hazard), Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (Low Hazard), Polysorbate 40 (Moderate Hazard 3), Chlorphenesin (Low Hazard), Avena Sativa Oat Bran Extract (Low Hazard), Carbomer (Low Hazard), Musa Paradisiaca Plantain Fruit (Banana Leaf) Extract (Low Hazard), Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate (Low Hazard), Fructose (Low Hazard), Ethylhexylglycerin (Low Hazard), Aminomethyl Propanol (Moderate Hazard 3), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Orange Peel Extract (Low Hazard), Polysorbate 60 (Moderate Hazard 3), Sorbitan Isostearate (Low Hazard), Withania Somnifera Root Extract (Low Hazard), Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Extract (Low Hazard), Sodium Hyaluronate (Low Hazard), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Low Hazard), Tocopherol (Low Hazard), Potassium Sorbate (Moderate Hazard 3), Citric Acid (Low Hazard), Actinidia Chinensis Kiwi Seed Oil (Low Hazard)

Eye Cream

Made with caffeine, green tea extract, pomegranate extract, vitamin e, vitamin c, jojoba seed oil and fragrance-free.

Ingredients Water/Aqua/Eau, Simmondsia Chinensis Jojoba Seed Oil (Low Hazard), Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter (Low Hazard), Polyglyceryl-3 (Low Hazard), Rice Branate, Glycerin (Low Hazard), Coconut Alkanes (Low Hazard), Cetearyl Alcohol (Low Hazard), Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate (Low Hazard), Propanediol (Low Hazard), Cetyl Phosphate (Low Hazard), Polyacrylate-13 (Low Hazard), Isododecane (Low Hazard), Phenoxyethanol (Moderate Hazard 4), Caprylyl Glycol (Low Hazard), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Low Hazard), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Low Hazard), Polyisobutene (Low Hazard), Mica (Low Hazard), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Low Hazard), Titanium Dioxide (Low to Moderate Hazard), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (Low Hazard), Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters (Low Hazard), Cetyl Alcohol (Low Hazard), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Low Hazard), Sodium Hydroxide (Moderate Hazard 3-4), Polyglyceryl-3 Cocoate (Low Hazard), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate (Low Hazard), Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate (Low Hazard), Polyglyceryl-6 Ricinoleate (Low Hazard), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Low Hazard), Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate (Low Hazard), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Low Hazard), Punica Granatum Extract (Low Hazard), Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate (Low Hazard), Ethylhexylglycerin (Low Hazard), HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer (Low Hazard), Polysorbate 20 (Moderate Hazard 3), Iron Oxides (Low Hazard), Sorbitan Isostearate (Low Hazard), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Low Hazard), Tocopheryl Acetate (Moderate Hazard 3), Lactobacillus Ferment (Low Hazard), Caffeine (Low Hazard), Tocopherol (Low Hazard), Actinidia Chinensis Kiwi Seed Oil (Low Hazard), Citric Acid (Low Hazard)

Kylie Skin is paraben free, sulfate free, vegan, cruelty free and gluten free.

For the price paid, it’s not a terrible investment (especially if you’re on a budget) but I highly recommend that anyone sensitive to any sort of fragrances avoid the foaming face wash. I tried it and had no reactions but again, it’s not a major irritant for me. The scent was not strong so “lightly fragranced” is accurate. I just hope Kylie can play it safe and stay away from fragrance in the future because it just doesn’t mix well with skincare.

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