Kylie Jenner's new skin-care line, Kylie Skin, just revealed its first products, which include a walnut face scrub. While Jenner claims it's her "secret to a fresh face," anyone who has ever touched a bottle of the abrasive, walnut-infused St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub knows to stay away from this type of product in fear of skin micro-tears and irritation.
"Omg not WALNUT Kylie the girls have been dragging St. Ives for 10 years now lol read the ROOM," one user wrote.
Another shared a quote from Dr. Dennis Gross, saying, "Scrubs are a primitive way to exfoliate. it's like using sandpaper on your face."
One person even brought up text from the St. Ives lawsuit, which stated that "walnut shell powder creates microscopic tears in the top layer of skin."
Aestheticians, too, weighed in on Twitter, sharing the very-real side effects of using walnut scrubs on your face. "Your skin may look great now," one wrote, "but the sensitivity & post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation will come eventually with consistent usage."
Another shared photos of broken capillaries, a result of the micro-tears walnut scrubs can leave in your skin.
Beauty industry watchdog Estée Laundry got the conversation going on Instagram, referring to Kylie's product as "a fancier version of the #StIves scrub" and "AbrasiveAF."
On user noted that Jenner didn't use the actual scrub in her promotional video.
Another noted that "Kylie's secret to a fresh face is being a billionaire."
NYLON has reached out to Kylie Skin for a comment and will update this post as soon as one is received.