Foaming Face Wash
Kylie Skin’s Foaming Face Wash is an okay cleansing option, though it comes with a couple of caveats you should know about before purchasing.
This liquid face wash comes in a slightly frosted plastic bottle capped with a pump dispenser. As claimed, when you pump out this cleanser it turns into a very frothy foam (fun to work with, we admit!).
It’s easy to smooth across skin, rinses cleanly without leaving skin feeling stripped, and does a good job removing dirt, oil, and most kinds of makeup. If you wear longwearing or waterproof formulas, however, you’ll definitely want to pair this with a separate makeup remover.
The cleansing action here is provided by gentle surfactants. As claimed, this also contains vitamins C and E, as well as kiwi seed oil, though they’re not likely to have as significant an impact as implied because of their limited contact with skin before being rinsed off. Still, they’re thoughtful inclusions.
The reason this doesn’t rank higher with us is twofold: 1) this contains fragrance which, even in rinse-off formulas, carries the risk of irritating skin and eyes and 2) the pH of this cleanser is just under 8, which is slightly alkaline, and therefore less gentle on skin than cleansers closer to skin’s naturally acidic pH of approximately 4.7.
Bearing these points in mind, this is overall a decent cleanser (just make sure to rinse it thoroughly and follow up with nourishing products after). If the pH issue remains a concern for you, check out our list of recommended cleansers for other options.
- Frothy foam rinses cleanly without leaving skin feeling stripped.
- Does a good job removing dirt, oil, and makeup.
- Includes fragrance, which puts skin at risk for irritation.
- pH is slightly alkaline, which risks damaging skin’s barrier.
Our luxurious foaming face wash is infused with ultra-nourishing kiwi seed oil, packed with Vitamin C and E to help maintain moisture and improve elasticity. This gentle formula cleanses skin by helping to remove dirt, oil and makeup for a fresh, bright complexion.
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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