Valkyrae Opens Up About the RFLCT Skincare Drama
Over the weekend, Valkyrae opened up about the RFLCT situation and the drama that came with it. Valkyrae’s “RFLCT” skincare was openly mocked, ridiculed, and called a scam. In a brief response, Valkyrae said the hate was warranted. That’s more or less all we got at the time. The problem is that the RFLCT skincare line that Valkyrae launched is supposed to protect against “blue light pollution” that comes from our phones, screens, et cetera. But there is no conclusive scientific proof that this would harm us. Blue light from the sun is altogether a different thing. Were this marketed as just a skincare line, it might have been fine.
Valkyrae claimed she would discuss things whenever she could. On October 23, that went down in a YouTube livestream.
Valkyrae on the RFLCT Skincare Drama
It sounds like, the more we look at what Valkyrae said about the skincare she was working with, that she was scammed. So how did this all go down? Before she even made the permanent switch to YouTube. Through her agency (UTA), Valkyrae was looked up by Beauty industry reps. They wanted to have a meeting with her because they liked her brand. With this came skincare products and samples. These people wanted to know if there was something Valkyrae was interested in.
However, despite being a skeptic at first, these people showed Valkyrae some studies and research. “They ran tests for six months with chemists in labs. I saw the research with my own eyeballs. I was really excited because I thought it was groundbreaking research,” she continued. “I was excited; I thought it was going to help people. They would send me samples of products. I tested the smell, the formula, the color of the packaging. For example, the lip balm, I asked for it to be unisex. That’s why it’s matte. That was my involvement. I’m not a chemist. I’ve never been to the lab in person; I’ve just seen the research.”
While this is great, that research, for whatever reason, can’t be published. Her audience, of course, wanted to see proof that this research existed in the first place. Valkyrae figured this research would be proudly displayed on the website when it went live. Instead, there was a WebMD link. According to Valkyrae, the studies these people have done can’t be published.
“It’s very hard to be a part of something where they can’t show what they’ve done,” Valkyrae said. “They can’t show it because the specific research can be stolen by other companies. The individual research being researched with how it works with blue light, I saw that. I am the face for it, so I am the one who gets all of it. Isn’t that crazy? I feel like if I could go back, I would have been more aware of what was going to be shown.”
We can’t blame her there. It seems incredibly suspicious that this company can’t publish its findings. It doesn’t seem realistic that it’s because “other companies could steal it.” Valkyrae’s in a contract with this company now, and she has said she doesn’t know that she wants to be a part of it anymore. It’s not like Valkyrae even needs money at this point. She’s made a great living as a content creator and co-owner of 100 Thieves. It sounds more like she saw something that sounded incredible, that she could help revolutionize skincare.
However, the video has since been removed – only a few hours after the stream initially happened. Even the response on Mizkif’s channel has since been deleted. Unfortunately, this was all taken down, but it could have been a contractual issue. It sounds like Valkyrae wants no part of the drama, but it also feels like she genuinely was excited about something potentially revolutionary. However, it sounds like this skincare line isn’t going to do what was originally advertised. We’ll keep you up to date as this story develops.