The internet is alleging that a Kardashian-Jenner might not have been totally forthcoming about something they’re selling. Khloe, Kim, and Kendall just gasped while clutching their waist trainers, gummy hair vitamins, and bottle of Proactiv. But here we are, another day, another way that Kylie Jenner’s skin care line has gotten attention for all the wrong reasons.
So far, Kylie Skin has caught heat for using walnut shells in her face scrub, possibly faking reviews, and giving us the internet’s second-laziest face cleansing demonstration. Now the internet has dove deep into the Kylie Skin ingredient list to see if her skincare line is as vegan as she claims it is. According to some sleuths, it might not be. Revelist collected the data that’s currently out there, and there are two ingredients that people are side-eyeing.
According to the Kylie Skin website, all the products – face wash, toner, moisturizer, etc. – are said to be cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, paraben free, sulfate free, and dematologist tested.She also offers a comprehensive list of ingredients online for each item. One such ingredient listed for the Vanilla Milk Toner is squalane. Squalane is an emollient that helps retain moisture, and was traditionally harvested from shark livers. Now it’s more commonly harvested from plant sources, like olives, rice bran, and sugar cane. So there is a possibility that Kylie got her squalane by squeezing olives instead of Jaws.
The second ingredient is something called hydroxyacetophenone, used in both the toner and the Foaming Face Wash. Revelist says that 3-hydroxyacetophenone is defined by Wikipedia as a component of castoreum, a product that comes from the sacs of a mature beaver. But the only mature beaver involved with the making of that face wash might be Kylie’s momager. Hydroxyacetophenone – without the 3 in front – is a compound found naturally in cloudberries. Again, Kylie might be using the shady beaver squirt version of hydroxyacetophenone, or she could be using the berry one.
It’s just not totally clear. And let’s not act like Kylie would only use the best ingredients in her skin care. She did throw a bunch of busted up nut shells in her face scrub. But in all likelihood, she probably used the non-animal byproduct ingredients. Because as if she’s going to waste all those expensive animal oils and excretions on people paying $20 for face wash. That’s reserved for the Kardashian-Jenners themselves. Come on, they wouldn’t not pay their dermatologist $8,000 to fill their wrinkles with pulverized shark rectum while a facial roller carved out of a blue whale’s brain stem is used to de-puff their nasolabial folds.