Kourtney Kardashian is sometimes known as the Kardashian-Jenner sister who doesn’t do gluten/sugar/dairy/chemicals and the original partner of a messy baby daddy (that honor goes to Kim now). But she’s also sometimes billed as the one who went to college, aka the “smart” one.
Well, Kourtney tried to prove she’s more than at least semi-awake yesterday when she went to Capitol Hill in DC to speak about safe ingredients in skincare and cosmetics. Bad news for her, there was a snag when the topic of Kylie Cosmetics came up.
People says that Kourtney attended a briefing with the non-profit Environmental Working Group founder and president Ken Cook, the purpose of which was to help assist in reforming laws that regulate ingredients in personal care items in the United States, aka the Personal Care Products Safety Act 2017. They launched the #BeautyMadeBetter initiative to raise awareness to the fact that it’s been 80 years since the U.S. last passed a law regulating the safety of personal care products. 80 years? That might explain why the bottle of Tribe perfume I picked up during a trip to Florida when I was 12 smelled a lot like cooking sherry.
Kourtney explained during the briefing that she started caring about the ingredients in her baby’s lotions and butt creams after becoming a mom in 2009.
“When I had my first son, I started really learning so much about the foods that I was feeding him and it just kind of all snowballed. As a mom, you really take so much interest in the products…and it’s so crazy. I was thinking about it this morning. I would get so many baby gifts and a lot of it were products, skincare products for my kids. And I would use the things that people sent me just assuming these are baby products and that they should be safe. I remember learning from my mom friends that these were not healthy at all.”
She added that people don’t have the time to “walk around aimlessly” in a store, wondering if the products they’re choosing are safe for themselves, and that everyone deserves safe products.
Later it was brought up by Kourtney that both her sisters Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner have their own cosmetics companies, and that Kylie’s company (which she recently collaborated with on limited-edition eye shadow and lipstick collection) avoids using toxic chemicals. But when asked what type of chemicals were in Kylie’s cosmetic line, Kourtney reportedly wasn’t so excited to talk about that. In a tweet that has since been deleted, People says one reporter wrote:
“Disappointed in consumer safety briefing with @kourtneykardash. Denied to answer what chemicals are in her new makeup line with sister @KylieJenner and side stepped questions on where the family sources their products…yet Kourt was advocating for safer & smarter cosmetics?”
Demanding safer ingredients isn’t a great look when you’re also shilling for a company that looks like it shares a paint pigment supplier with an auto body repair shop.
KOURT X KYLIE COLLABORATION LAUNCHING 4/24! 3 mini eyeshadow palettes and 3 of Kourtney’s signature velvet lip shades, Rad, Minnie and French Kiss. Kylie and Kourt are both wearing Rad on the lips ? Kourtney is wearing Matcha eyeshadow from the green palette and Kylie is wearing the blue palette! @kourtneykardash #April24 #KOURTxKYLIE
I just don’t understand why Kourtney didn’t argue that the questionable chemicals in Kylie’s cheap makeup are totally safe. If they haven’t reacted with all the other chemicals in the Kardashian-Jenners’ faces (Botox, Restylane, Dysport, Juvéderm, various mystery liquids) and melted their skin off, it’s probably fine.