Beauty Find - Nyakio Hydrating Kola Nut Collection


Nyakio (neh-kay-oh) is a line of skin care products inspired by it's namesake, Nyakio Grieco, a first-generation American of Kenyan descent.  This beautiful collection of effective and fragrant beauty products is based on Nyakio's African family's secrets and rich ingredient knowledge.
 
One of my favorite lines in the collection is the Hydrating Kola Nut, and first up is the
Hydrating Face Lotion With Kola Nut, Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen (shown, at the top).  
 
It's Infused with kola nut extract, honeybush tea, shea butter, chamomile, avocado and lavender oils.

This lotion is creamy, lightweight and feels like silk going on the skin.  It made my skin cushiony soft and did not leave behind any tell tale signs of it's SPF 20 like a chalky finish. 

My skin was hydrated and perfectly primed for makeup.  The scent was also very pleasant - slightly spicy and equally fresh.  I looked forward to using it daily!


 
The product is also free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, phthalates and triclosan.

 
Another winning product in this line is the Nyakio Hydrating lip balm with Kola Nut (shown, above).  It is very concentrated with a unique texture that's a gel-Petroleum hybrid.  It leaves a nice shiny finish, but it's lightweight and super hydrating.  As a matter of fact, even on very cold/dry days, I found myself only needing to use this 1-2x a day, maximum!  It seemed to just hydrate my lips forever - even under multiple lip color applications or changes.  It also has an amazing smell - very honey-like - but not overly sweet. 
 
This little wonder is never leaving my makeup bag! - RLB 
  

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*These products were provided courtesy of Nyakio PR for reviewing purposes.
*images courtesy Nyakio.com


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