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Kylie Skin

Face Moisturizer

1.75 fl. oz. for $ 24.00
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Kylie Skin’s Face Moisturizer is a good, straightforward moisturizer, albeit one with an ingredient hiccup that keeps it from earning a more enthusiastic recommendation.

Housed in an opaque pink tube that’s topped with a pump dispenser, this facial moisturizer’s lightweight cream texture smooths across skin with ease, setting quickly to provide lightweight, non-sticky hydration. Its middle-of-the-road texture (not feather-light, yet not very rich) means it’s best for those with normal to combination skin.

Leading the pack when it comes to ingredients are jojoba, shea butter, silicone, and sweet almond oil, all good options for moisturizing skin and protecting its barrier. Another nice addition are the prebiotic ingredients (banana and the sugar fructose), because these help your skin make its own probiotics, which in turn strengthens skin’s barrier.

The formula also contains some antioxidant plant extracts, but they’re toward the end of the ingredient list, so you’re not getting all that much. The formula would have been more impressive if they were more prominent. Still, this is sold without anti-aging claims, only moisturizing ones, so that’s just something to keep in mind.

In fact, our only big issue with this moisturizer is that it contains a small amount of orange peel extract. This poses a rise of skin irritation and it would just be better if it was left off the list altogether.

Still, this is a solid moisturizer that creates a good canvas for other skin care and makeup products. Having said that, you’ll find options with more impressive formulas on our list of best moisturizers.

Pros:
  • Lightweight cream texture is good for normal to combination skin.
  • Includes barrier-protecting ingredients.
  • Contains some non-fragrant antioxidant plant extracts.
  • Packaged to protect its skin-beneficial ingredients.
Cons:
  • Formula would be more impressive with additional beneficial ingredients.
  • Contains a small amount of orange peel extract, which puts skin at risk for irritation.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Our face moisturizer includes a combination of humectants and emollients that help hydrate skin without heaviness, greasiness or oiliness. It is suitable for all skin types. This formula conditions the skin for a soft-to-the touch finish, without any excess oil. Oat and orange-peel extracts help soothe and soften the skin, while shea butter helps moisturize. Use in the morning to create the perfect base for your makeup or before bed for continuous hydration while you sleep

Water/Aqua/Eau, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 40, Chlorphenesin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Carbomer, Musa Paradisiaca (Banana) Leaf Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Fructose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil.

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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