Hydrating Face Mask
Hydrating Face Mask is one of the standout products from Kylie Skin thanks to its decadent cream texture and gentle, nourishing formula that successfully eases dryness.
Of note, we were impressed to see niacinamide front and center. Niacinamide offers numerous benefits, including its ability to improve the appearance of dull skin and stimulate barrier-strengthening ceramides. Adding to that, you’re getting a generous dose of emollients that supply skin with what it needs to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss.
Soothing antioxidants also make their appearance throughout the formula, and in a wise move, the opaque, squeeze tube packaging helps limit air and light exposure, letting the beneficial ingredients stay effective longer.
Texture-wise, we love the way the ultra-creamy consistency forms a moisture-locking layer over skin. Per the directions, you can either rinse it off after 10 to 15 minutes or leave on overnight for maximum hydration. We suggest the latter as a great way to keep skin hydrated while you sleep and start the day off with soft, smooth skin.
By the way, you’ll notice this mask has a faint cucumber melon smell, which is a result of the raw ingredients. None of them are known to have a volatile reaction on skin so you can consider this a fragrance-free formula, safe for sensitive skin!
Great job Kylie and team!
- Decadent cream texture seals in moisture.
- Loaded with beneficial emollients that supply dry skin with what it needs to replenish itself.
- Contains soothing plant-based ingredients rich in antioxidants.
- Generous dose of complexion-enhancing niacinamide.
- Packaged in a container that protects its light- and air-sensitive ingredients.
- Faint scent comes from non-volatile ingredients that are safe for skin.
Formulated to soothe, moisturize and improve the look and feel of your skin, while helping reduce puffiness. The formula is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and essential ceramides to help moisturize and nourish the skin.
As the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner family of media moguls, social media darling Kylie Jenner had a monumental impact on the makeup scene with the launch of her Kylie Cosmetics brand in 2015. Featuring matte liquid lipsticks and liners initially, these “lip kits” became best sellers, quickly establishing Jenner as a name to watch in the beauty industry. It seemed inevitable, then, that she would follow up on that success with the creation of a skin care brand, Kylie Skin, which launched in 2019.
Kylie Skin doesn’t have a backstory in the traditional sense that there was a specific instance that sparked its creation; rather Jenner says she’s always had an interest in skin care, thanks to her mother and older sisters, and wanted to offer her fans the types of products she uses.
To that end, the brand has a small but mostly well-curated selection of skin care that avoids jar packaging and is instead comes in opaque containers that shield their beneficial ingredients from exposure to light and air to preserve their effectiveness— we just wish the formulas were more effective, as most of them make at least one misstep. The reason we say it's mostly well-curated is because at the time of its launch, Kylie Skin offers no SPF option, so the line is currently not a complete skin care routine (although Kylie's hinted one will be coming soon).
Generally speaking, the formulas contain a good mix of research-backed antioxidant and moisturizing ingredients, and the textures are pleasant (no overly sticky or drying products to be found). There are a couple of fragranced products, but thankfully the fragrance is mild for the most part, doesn’t linger, and is low on the ingredient lists.
The biggest ill-informed decision with this skin care line is one single product: a walnut scrub that harkens back to the old days when harsh, abrasive physical scrubs were the rule at the drugstore. Now though there are plenty of gentler options available, including both physical scrubs and chemical exfoliants, so it’s strange to see this product included in the line. We weren’t surprised by the strong negative response this product got on various social media platforms, although its initial launch did sell out, so it seems curiosity won out.
Overall, Kylie Skin has some unexpectedly worthwhile products to consider and is an overall decent debut. Although we were pleasantly surprised, it also must be said that nothing from Kylie Skin is groundbreaking or innovative enough to rank among the best skin care products available today. For more information on Kylie Skin, visit https://kylieskin.com/.
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