Make the transition from color cosmetics to skin care is no simple task – it's a whole different ball game!
As soon as Kylie mentioned that she was moving into skincare, the beauty world was holding her breath and dropping the release date in their calendars – we need not remind you that Kylie cosmetics usually sell out within 24 hours! It is true that many of the products are currently sold out, but since its launch, it had glowing customer reviews from "Totally Owned" to my "favorite skincare line ever." We have tested the product since it landed on our desk two weeks ago; here's what we thought.
Our first impression
When we saw the original product range, we were really impressed because it contains most of our fine skin care products (except SPF!). All products are also cruelty-free, vegan-, paraben- and sulphate-free, which is a nice extra bonus. The packaging is simple and sweet and of course completely on the brand. Overall, it felt a bit luxe, especially for the price point.
Step 1: Foaming Face Wash, $ 24
This is possibly our favorite product in the range. It honestly feels like velvet on your skin and it doesn't leave it feeling dry or dense as it is packed with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin. It also has kiwi seed oil, a rich source of vitamins C and E, which are powerful antioxidants that help brighten your skin and protect it from damaging free radicals. It is a very gentle cleanser, so although it should work well for most skin types, we recommend this as a second cleaning step if you remove makeup and SPF (or use it twice), to make sure all traces of dirt are gone.
Step 2: Walnut scrub, $ 22
Ahh yes, the super controversial walnut scrub! Before this product was even released, the industry went crazy over the use of walnuts, which many skin care brands avoid because of the increased risk of overfilling. Walnuts cannot be ground so that they are perfectly smooth, they have a nice edge and can therefore risk scratching and overfilling your skin – thus all the drama!
Of course, in the name of beauty, we tried it! The result? Well, we didn't break out, and our face definitely didn't feel awful! We used this scrub as gently as we could, and while some of us were left a little pink, some of us simply loved the smooth results. In the end, if you have sensitive or acne prone skin, we do not recommend using this. If you want to give it once, you should be as gentle as possible and do not use it more than twice a week. Our personal preference for exfoliators is chemical exfoliators.
Step 3: Vanilla Milk Toner, $ 22
We immediately loved the idea of a moisturizing milk toner. The formula is packed with moisturizing ingredients like squalane, glycerin, jojoba seed oil, avocado oil and apricot kernel oil to name a few. Interestingly, the milk tones were one of the few products that had a noticeable scent, and it smelled really good. This was definitely one of our fave products; we loaded up a cotton pad and it applied really well and felt luxurious on the skin. However, this is not the type of toner that will make a dramatic difference to your skin, even though it is very moisturizing and makes your skin feel soft and smooth. The formula is also very rich, so we would not recommend it for acne prone skin as it may be too heavy.
Step 4: Vitamin C serum, $ 28
Vitamin C is an ingredient that all skin experts love and it is one of the most powerful antioxidants on the shelves. Vitamin C helps to brighten your skin and smooth out the skin tone. The serum not only contains this key ingredient, but also has camellia leaf extract and safflower oil to hydrate and fill the skin.
We really like the structure of this serum; it slides on the skin and drops quickly. We used a pump of this every morning (Vitamin C can help increase the effect of SPF) to protect our skin during the day, and although after only a couple of weeks we did not notice any major difference, our skin looked a little less dull . However, the packaging recommends using it morning and night, so you can see better results with increased usage. We also wish that the 20 ml bottle contained a little more serum (the standard is 30 ml), because with twice a day use it ends faster.
Step 5: Eye Cream, $ 20
The eye cream got great reviews online and when we saw the ingredient list we were happy. With Vitamin E, C, caffeine, green tea extract, shea butter, jojoba seed oil and pomegranate extract; It is a dream list for beauty junkie. The formula is very thick and creamy, which is typical for some eye creams, but it may be a little too heavy for some skin types and would probably be best suited for mature or dry skin. Because the formula is very thick, it did not sink easily into our skin and there was a slight tingling sensation when we first applied it, although it was not long lasting. It is not our fave eye cream, but it is very moisturizing.
Step 6: Face Moisturizer, $ 24
Moisturizers are super moisturizing and nourishing and contain shea butter, sodium hyaluronate (aka hyaluronic acid) and glycerine (a moisturizer that draws moisture into the skin). It also packs antioxidants in the form of banana leaves, oat bran and orange peel extract. The formula is also odorless, so we noticed a slight pharmaceutical odor.
After trying the moisturizer consistently for a week, our skin was undoubtedly softer. The formula is quite rich, so if you have dry to normal skin it is perfect. Alternatively, it would be a fantastic moisturizer during the winter months as it is super moisturizing. If you have oily or acne prone skin, we recommend you miss it as it contains so many rich ingredients.
Makeup Remove wet wipes, $ 10
As far as makeup dryers go these do the job! We used two to carefully remove the cake face (we wish they were a little "wetter") and then followed with a detergent (not the best routine for the environment!). The dryers are filled with moisturizing ingredients such as aloe, chamomile and cucumber so that they do not leave the skin feeling dry. That being said, they are not the softest facials we have ever used, and if you have sensitive skin, they can tickle a bit. Overall, if you can't stop makeup, we think there are better and more affordable pharmacy options.
Our final judgment
The Kylie Skin range covers your basic skin routine (even if you don't forget SPF!), And we like this range to make skin care feel easy. The site also has a useful guide for when to use the products. Our favorite products are face wash and moisturizer; they are simple and packed with moisturizing ingredients (although they may not work for all skin types).
This is definitely a moisturizing skin care routine so it is a good all-rounder, but it will not deal with any serious skin problems and it is probably better adapted for teens and twenties and usually for combined skin types. We look forward to seeing what Kylie adds to the line and hope to see a facial SPF, a facial treatment and a face mask that will make us "gram!"
Shop the Kylie Skin collection here.
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