Here’s why everyone’s mad about Kylie Jenner’s new walnut scrub
Kylie Jenner announced her new skincare line, Kylie Skin, on Tuesday. The collection includes six products — a foaming face wash, a vitamin C serum, a toner, a moisturizer, an eye cream, and a walnut face scrub — but really only one of them is getting any attention. Guess what? It is not the good kind.
Walnut scrubs have long been a source of controversy in the skincare community, with pretty much all enthusiasts agreeing that they’re not a healthy way to exfoliate the face. In fact, the popular St. Ives apricot scrub — the one you definitely used in high school — was the subject of a 2017 lawsuit. Plaintiffs claimed the physical exfoliant created microscopic tears in their skin, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria and causing long-term damage and sensitivity. The case was tossed in December 2018.
Dr. Marla Diakow, a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in Garden City, NY, explained via email that walnut scrubs are, in fact, often too harsh for facial skin. “Using a harsh mechanical or physical exfoliant such as a walnut based scrub is often too abrasive,” she said. “These products can literally rip up the skin by causing micro-tears in the upper layers of the epidermis, leading to inflammation, weakening the skin’s protective barrier, and potentially causing textural and pigmentation issues.”
Source: Mashable – Here’s why everyone’s mad about Kylie Jenner’s new walnut scrub By, Chloe Bryan