Today I am going to talk about Kylie Skin. This review has been in the works for a long time, too long as per usual, but thought I should take advantage that the brand has launched in the United Kingdom today and share my thoughts. Basically, this launch was exactly the push I needed to finally set aside some time and write this.
Okay, so why the Vanilla Toner? Well, for one, this is the only Kylie Skin product I own. Not only I find the range to be a bit on the pricey side for a brand that I do no consider luxury in any way, but I was unsure of whether the products were any good. In fact, I was pretty sure that I will end up hating the products. They just scream corporate wet-dream. However, I decided to give the brand a fair shot and went for the one product I thought would be the safest bet. .
Here are my thoughts on the Kylie Skin Vanilla Milk Toner.
Kylie Skin Vanilla Milk Toner Review
Okay, so the first thing you notice about this product and the entire range is the packaging, The packaging is gorgeous for sure, however it also covers all the bases in order to ensure that it will sell. The design is minimalistic, the colour is a sort of soft pink/millennial pink and then there is also the whole personal brand of Kylie Jenner which contributes to the popularity of these products.
However, as always, I decided to look behind all of the above and see whether the actual product, the thing that matters is any good.
Okay, so the face toner is quite milky and significantly thicker than your usual toner. It has the consistency of a serum almost, however I would also say that it is like a more watered down version of those milky makeup remover lotions that I honestly don’t know if anyone still uses.
The texture is pretty strange, but lately I found more and more toners with this consistency so I guess a new trend is starting or becoming more well known? Most other products with this consistency are usually K-beauty one so I guess Kylie’s team got inspired?
Despite the strange texture. I am not that bothered by it. It is not my favourite thick toner out there, but it is not that bad either – I am talking about consistency still.
How about the actual product, how does it feel? Argh, now this is a hard one. The product is fragranced; it smells like vanilla milk or better yet something I would order when in a coffee shop and not necessary like something I would want to put on my face. I am not usually bothered by fragrance and scents, but this one is a bit much and it certainly does not make the product smell like luxury beauty.
On the face however, it feels nice and sort of hydrating. The hydrating part is pretty alright actually. However, I feel that other toners, even those with thick consistency are better suited for my oily skin. This one from Kylie Skin no doubt makes my skin feels hydrated, however I also end up feeling my skin a bit oily which I hate. The toner makes my skin feel like right before I cleanse. It is like I undid all the steps I took before applying this product and I hate that feeling.
Look, this product from Kylie Skin is better than I expected and can be effective, but perhaps on dry or dehydrated skin if not sensitive to fragrance, that is. My oily skin does not really need this product or the consistency and formula is just not quite right for me. So, I do not hate the Kylie Skin Vanilla Milk Toner, but I do not love it either.
Now let’s have a quick look at the ingredient.
The Vanilla Milk Toner is paraben, sulphate, alcohol and silicone free which is great. However, it is not EU allergen free nor fungal acne safe. This means that the product contains ingredients that the EU believes that they might be allergy inducing for some but also that those with fungal acne might suffer a flare up. Mixed results so far.
The product has been formulated with avocado oil, glycerine, sodium hyaluronate and Vitamin E which are all really great for those with dry skin as these ingredients are hydrating.
However, there are ingredients such as avocado oil, almond oil, Carrageenan extract which can block pores and thus making this product not that great for those such as myself with oily skin.
Look, there are ingredient lists that scream to avoid the product especially if you a have a certain skin type. However, I did find certain products that worked really well for my skin despite what science said. I am not claiming this is one of them, but there are chances and it is up to you whether you want to take the chance.
Okay, so now for the real conclusion. I will reiterate what I said above. This product from Kylie Skin is better than I expected with a rating from me that is equivalent to an okay. It is not great, but not bad either. Can you live without introducing it into your routine? absolutely. However, if you want to give Kylie Skin a try, then this is a good choice.
Where can you purchase Kylie Skin products?
- Selfridges (find out more about Selfridges+ for better deals on UK, EU and International delivery here)
- Harrods (did not see this one coming…)
- Kylie Skin UK
- Kylie Skin US
Are you curious to try Kylie Skin? Have you tried ANYTHING from the brand?
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