Kylie Jenner is being accused of creating fake reviews for her skincare line

31 May 2019, 15:13

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

The collection launched on May 22 and the reviews are in... but some aren't convinced.

Kylie Jenner has just added to her billion-dollar empire by launching skincare line Kylie Skin and it's already provided a lot of drama. So far, Kylie's transition into skincare has been criticised and the internet was skeptical if her products would actually work, especially after the line was called out for selling a walnut scrub, which can cause micro tears in the skin.

Well, the proof is in the pudding because Kylie Skin has sold out in record time. The range is getting restocked in June and so far it's had glowing reviews online. However, some aren't so sure the reviews are real.

Kylie shared some of the rave reviews happy customers had posted on social media. In a post on her Instagram Story and the Kylie Skin page, fans gushed about the products that had revolutionised their skincare regime.

Kylie Jenner attends The 2019 Met Gala.
Kylie Jenner attends The 2019 Met Gala. Picture: Getty/Instagram:@KylieSkin

Alas, it wasn't long before the post received a whole heap of backlash. Some people suggested that the reviews were all fake.

One comment from @jagjr82, which appears to have been deleted, read: "So LET ME SAY IT AGAIN since my first two comments got deleted: DO NOT BELIEVE THE FAKE HYPE. The okaygracem account was a #faketwitter that followed 13 people, had 9 followers, and was created on May 25th. As of this morning, the account no longer exists. Suspicious much?

"Kylie has millions of dollars that she can devote to first-class marketing, but her 'reviews' aren’t even real, which is pretty disappointing. If the products are that good, let them speak for themselves without resorting to desperate tactics like #sockpuppetmarketing.

"I’m wishing her the best, but I just can’t get behind someone who runs their business this way."

Others noted that whilst you can see results overnight with some skincare products, it usually takes up to six weeks to notice a real difference in your skin because that's when a full skin-cell turnover (when your dead skin sheds to make way for new skin) would take place. If people were posting reviews just days after the Kylie Skin had launched, how were they seeing results?


As usual, the investigations continued on Twitter.

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