Kylie Jenner recently launched her line of skin-care products called Kylie Skin. It’s no surprise that, like most things Jenner does, it immediately became both a must-have item and a source of controversy.
Despite the fact that Kylie Skin products sold out within hours of launching, the line has already been on the receiving end of plenty of harsh criticism. Jenner has been accused of posting fake reviews on how great the line is, artists like Jeffree Star have said the products are “basic” and not worth the money, and social media users have slammed Jenner for her skin-care routine videos where she demonstrated how to use the products.
Still, the line does appear to have plenty of fans, with positive reviews rolling in along with the negative ones. At the end of the day, most consumers want to know the answer to one question: is the set worth the $125 price tag? One expert has weighed in with her opinion on the Kylie Skin products worth trying — and the ones you may want to avoid.
Overall, Hirons was surprisingly pleased with the line.
After admitting she didn’t have high expectations for the products, Hirons said that, overall, she was pleasantly surprised at how much she enjoyed some of them. In particular, she praised the fact that the line is gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and SLS-free. She also enjoyed the bright-pink packaging and felt that it wasn’t too expensive.
As for the one product not worth trying? It was the infamous Walnut Face Scrub.
The most controversial Kylie Skin product so far has been the Walnut Face Scrub, which fans and critics alike have slammed. Dermatologists have told INSIDER that an exfoliator using walnut shells is too abrasive and irritating for your skin.
Hirons was not a fan of the Walnut Face Scrub either.
In her video, Hirons discussed how the crushed walnut shells were too abrasive for your skin, saying, “The walnut scrub is as bad as you would imagine, I’m not a fan. At least it doesn’t have anything foaming in it, so it doesn’t foam while it’s tearing your face off.”
It’s also worth noting that Hirons did not try the makeup remover wipes as she is not a fan of that product generally.
“I hate wipes, they are abhorrent, they do not wash your face, they are bad for the environment, they’re bad for your skin. I am disappointed they’re in there,” she said.
As for her favorites? Hirons was a fan of the face moisturizer.
She noted that it was “richer and more hydrating than expected,” although not overly rich. She also said it absorbs into the skin nicely, feels great, and comes at a good price point. She did note, however, that you still need to add an SPF product to your routine as this moisturizer doesn’t include any.
But Hirons’ favorite Kylie Skin product is the foaming face wash
Hirons didn’t have anything bad to say about the foaming face wash, noting, “No one is more shocked than me.” She praised the easy-to-use air pump, the fact that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or tight afterwards, and the fresh smell. One thing Hirons noted is that this face wash won’t remove any makeup (she thinks it’s a sure sign Jenner is going to release a micellar water or makeup remover next), but she did say it makes for a great morning cleanser or second cleanser — basically, it’s a great light cleanser.
While Hirons liked the line overall, she did have some concerns
She made it a point to say that Jenner should have been honest about her dermatology work in her marketing strategy, saying she should note that this is a good basic skin-care line, but not one that will get you skin like hers.
Hirons also agrees that Jenner’s video routines need some work, the package could use less plastic, and an SPF product is needed.
Still, she didn’t slam it completely, saying, “All in all, a pleasant surprise.”
INSIDER reached out to Hirons but did not immediately hear back.
You can watch Hiron’s video, where she shares her full review of the line, below: