Is Kylie Jenner's New Walnut Face Scrub Truly Dangerous for Pores and skin?


Kylie Jenner Walnut Face Scrub Really Bad for Skin
Kylie Jenner attends the Adidas Falcon FW18 Launch: Fuel Station Pop-up on September 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Erik Voake/Getty Pictures for Adidas

It hasn’t even launched but, however Kylie Jenner is already getting loads of backlash over her forthcoming Kylie Pores and skin Walnut Scrub. So, we determined to go to the consultants to seek out out whether or not or not the uproar is justified.

Only for a little bit of background: On Tuesday, Might 14, the brand new skincare firm (which formally debuts on Wednesday, Might 22) posted a video on Twitter with the 21-year-old selling her “secret to a recent face.” She defined that it’s “light sufficient to make use of on a regular basis,” nevertheless, she recommends two to a few occasions per week (i.e. her private routine). These feedback instantly despatched followers right into a tizzy.

Many commenters clapped again, claiming that utilizing this kind of bodily exfoliation day by day would hurt and harm pores and skin. “This should be a joke walnut face scrub is SO dangerous on your pores and skin! 2-Three occasions per week?” wrote @_aWhyn. “OMG why is she doing this to her followers smfh.”

@JLaura68 tweeted, “We stopped utilizing walnut face scrubs twenty years in the past.”

With such a powerful response, we determined to faucet a pair consultants to provide Us their tackle the controversy.

“Looks as if there’s an terrible lot of hysteria right here over nothing,” says beauty chemist Jim Hammer. “It actually comes down to 2 issues: measurement of the particle and hardness of the fabric.” He explains that coarsely floor nut shells would scratch the pores and skin, however high-quality powder (which is what the Walnut Scrub claims is in it) is an “wonderful selection.”

“Advances in beauty formulation could make an enormous distinction within the effectiveness and security of an ingredient,” dermatologist Joshua Zeichner tells Us. “What could have been irritating to the pores and skin up to now, is probably not so with new formulation expertise.” So though he doesn’t know if it actually is used with these advances, it’s not a one-size-fits-all problem anymore with regards to walnut exfoliants.

Hammer additionally factors out that walnut powder is a superb pure, biodegradable various to polyethylene beads.

Kylie Jenner Walnut Face Scrub Really Bad for Skin
Kylie Jenner is seen on Might 3, 2019 in New York Metropolis. Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Pictures

Whereas it could be efficient and delicate sufficient to make use of usually, each consultants agree that individuals shouldn’t be exfoliating with something on a regular basis. “I usually advocate that my affected person begin exfoliating solely as soon as per week,” Zeichner says. “If the pores and skin shouldn’t be irritated, then you possibly can advance to twice weekly.” He continues that because it takes child pores and skin cells two weeks to maneuver from the bottom to the floor, there’s merely no must exfoliate day by day.

It’s vital to keep in mind that skincare is completely different for everybody, so speak to your derm and begin introducing new merchandise slowly earlier than diving straight into a brand new routine.

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