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We’ll come right out and say it: We’ve gone a little nuts over this face oil from nyakio. Just a few drops of the lightweight formula, a blend of eight oils and the African kola nut, last a full 12 hours. Its powerful hydration keeps our skin looking more luminous, even, and youthful all day long.

How it Works

Made with African kola nut, a rich source of caffeine, this quick-absorbing serum instantly invigorates skin. A blend of other natural oils—including ximenia, chamomile, and trichilia oil sourced from across Africa—balances complexion, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and softens skin.

How to Use

Place a few drops onto fingertips, then evenly pat onto forehead, chin, and cheeks.

Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Trichilia Emetica Seed Butter, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Castoryl Maleate, Cola Acuminata (Kola Nut) Seed Extract, Ormenis Multicaulis (Chamomile) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Phenoxyethanol, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ceramide 2.

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Didn't make a difference
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Didn't see a difference in my skin. It's not too oily but would only be able to use for night time. It's a bit sticky.

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Was skeptical at first
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I received this sample in my birchbox and wasn't too sure about trying it. My face tends to be oily, especially later in the day, and I figured that this would just add to the problem. So it sat in the corner for a month , I just finally tried it, for one, because I was curious, and two I wanted to try the scrub. This oil did not make my face any oilier. I actually feel like it might be less oily than before. It's lightweight under my foundation and I wear it instead of moisturizer. I'm seriously considering buying the full size, even for the price it will last a long time since you only need a couple drops for your whole face!

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Just ok
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I converted to face oils last year and would sing their virtues from the mountaintop, but this face oil just didn't make me excited. I actually love the face oils I already have so much, that I ended up using this sample on my arms and legs as a body oil, and it was nice, but I won't be buying it.

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Nice Face Oil
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This face oil is very nice. I was afraid I would break out after using it, but I did not. It would be a great winter purchase to get you skin through months of dry air.

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I have dry skin but I hate face oil
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My dry skin just doesn't like face oil even though it does moisturize. I felt slimy and didn't enjoy it very much. I think if you like face oils then it probably is a good one to use but I just prefer other products.

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Oily
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I have oily skin as it is and this product made my face feel more oily but it smelled nice. I will not be purchasing this product.

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Not greasy!
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Very nice and soft .need a drop to cover face and let dry then do makeup as usual.The scent was nice and it went away if you donot like such a thing.

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I have enough oil on my face
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I guess face oil products have an audience, but it is not me. I tried another brand once and it was not fun either. I still break out occasionally as an adult, so face oils are not for me.

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Gross!
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I seriously can't imagine putting oil on my face. That's so nasty.

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Fun to try!
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This product was fun to try, and smelled great. Face oils only work for me in the winter/dry months though.

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