Now Vegans Are Hanging Sh*t On Kylie Jenner's Beauty Range
Kylie Skin was fraught with controversy before it even launched. After being dragged through the shells of walnuts for releasing a walnut shell scrub, then coming under fire for a very quick cleansing routine - beauty mogul Kylie Jenner is just not winning.
But it seems the backlash hasn’t stopped there.
The Kylie Skin website boasts a “cruelty free, gluten free, vegan, paraben free, sulphate free, dermatologist tested” skincare range suitable for all skin types – wow, too good to be true!
But it seems some eagle-eyed fans thought the same thing as the line is once again under scrutiny, this time for not in fact being vegan-friendly.
However, a little further P.I. work will give us the definitive answers:
The Vanilla Milk Toner contains squalane, which customers easily confused with squalene, a compound found in shark liver oil. Squalane, however, is a hydrocarbon that can be sourced from plants.
According to Kylie Skin’s website, their squalane is “a highly refined moisturising oil derived from olives that helps to strengthen and restore skin’s moisture barrier”, debunking its animal origins.
Moving on to the Foaming Face Wash, customers were quick to question the ingredient hydroxyacetophenone. Sounds fancy, let’s look into it.
— nessa 🤠😎 (@vanessanessa070) June 2, 2019
A simple Google search of the word displays results for 3-Hydroxyacetophenone, which is “the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature beaver”.
However, a bit more sleuthing will reveal that hydroxyacetophenone (without the 3) is a soothing antioxidant found in berries.
Ah yes, let’s ignore the “3” since that changes everything. pic.twitter.com/aTwBdCYem8
— 🕊🖤 (@christinamagma) June 4, 2019
So, there you have it. While we need to be careful with our skincare, we also need to be careful with jumping to false conclusions. Kylie, we got you this time.
- Tait McGregor
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