Nyakio Skincare From The Hydrating Kola Nut

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Nyakio is a collection of skincare products formulated with luxurious ingredients from and indigenous to Africa. Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, the brand’s founder and namesake, had a deep desire to honor her family’s heritage and share their beauty secrets.

Nyakio’s story and family history is quite interesting. She is a first generation American with a rich family history in Africa. She spent summers in Kenya with her Grandparents listening to stories about her family of medicine men, farmers and educators. “I learned about the incredible benefits of natural ingredients, which inspired me to truly explore the whole continent of Africa to discover beauty secrets and find anti-aging treasures to help us all – no matter what age, skin type or ethnicity – to maintain our most youthful glow.” 

Her grandmother passed down her beauty philosophy of the energizing and invigorating benefits of caffeine, which led Nyakio to discover other caffeine-rich African ingredients, including the Kola Nut.  Nyakio’s grandfather, a farmer and medicine man, knew how to find ingredients in nature and produce oils to protect and treat the skin. Inspired by her grandfather’s healing practices, Nyakio infused the African Kola Nut with hydrating African oils such as Marula Oil, Trichilia Oil, Chamomile Oil and Ximenia Oil to create this collection.

Nyakio brings the timeless beauty traditions and sophistication of Africa to women everywhere. Chemical-free exotic ingredients? I’m down.


Just last month, Nyakio  launched five brand new products from the Hydrating Kola Nut Collection.

image002 (1)Hydrating Lip Balm with Kola Nut ($20) - Infused with African Kola Nut, Marula Oil, Trichilia Oil and Honey to help relieve and hydrate dry lips. This unique fusion also provides superb antioxidant benefits, leaving lips immediately comforted and soft.








image003Hydrating Eye Cream with Kola Nut ($39) - Infused with African Kola Nut, Trichilia Oil, Chamomile Oil, and Marula Oil to help revitalize and hydrate the eye area. In addition to providing superb antioxidant benefits and helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this unique multi-tasking fusion also soothes, tones and helps restore, nourish and protect the eye area.





Hydrating Face Cleanser with Kola Nut ($29) - Infused with African Kola Nut, Trichilia Oil, Chamomile Oil, Lavender Oil and Rooibos Tea to revitalize, hydrate and soothe while providing antioxidant benefits. This unique nourishing fusion leaves skin thoroughly cleansed, soft and more youthful-looking.

This cleanser is extremely creamy and rich and smells heavenly. It works great with my LUNA (reviewed here) and really gets my skin deep down clean without stripping my skin.







Hydrating Face Cream with Kola Nut ($49) - Infused with African Kola Nut, Ximenia Oil and Chamomile Oil to leave skin more youthful-looking. This unique multi-tasking fusion also adds radiance and softens skin.




image006Hydrating Face Lotion with Kola Nut, Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($49) - Infused with African Kola Nut, Marula Oil, and Rooibos Tea to help protect and hydrate for 12 hours. This benefit-packed fusion also helps smooth texture, even skin tone and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, radiant look.





Nyakio is available at available exclusively on nyakio.com and HSN.com. HSN has a sampler set of the Kola Nut face cleanser, face cream and eye cream for $89–a great way to try the collection!

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  1. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    Thank you very much for the Geography lesson, Cindy. I find that we Americans are terribly “geography challenged”!
    The products sound luscious!

  2. This looks like a lovely line! I especially like the look of the lip balm. :)

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