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You can never have enough java. Grab nyakio™ Kenyan Coffee Face Polish for your second round.

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Some mornings we’re feeling so sluggish, we’re loath to let go of our coffee even to hop in the shower. (If it gets watered down, we can just call it an Americano, right?) For those days—or anytime our morning could use an extra pick-me-up—this java-loaded scrub is just the thing. The blend of Kenyan coffee beans and nourishing oils exfoliates and hydrates, leaving skin renewed and ready for the day ahead: Think of it as skincare’s version of espresso.

How it Works

Inspired by a mixture made by founder Nyakio’s namesake grandmother, who worked on a coffee farm, this formula is loaded with natural ingredients like shea butter, sugar, jojoba seed oil, avocado oil, and, of course, Kenyan coffee beans. The grittier ingredients slough off skin’s dull outer layer, while the creamy ones infuse the freshly revealed skin with moisture.

How to Use

Massage onto damp skin in a circular motion, focusing on spots prone to dryness (think heels, elbows, and knees). Rinse away.

Sucrose, Butylene Glycol, Water/Eau/Aqua, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Bean, Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo Nut) Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caramel, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Laureth-7, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Linalool.

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Horrible
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Left coffee grounds in my shower and smelled bad. Didn't notice a difference with my skin.

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Not as good as their face polish
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I liked the smell and loved that it didn't have any oils or anything that left the tub slippery. Perhaps I didn't use enough because the sample size was quite small, but I didn't find it to be very effective.

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Did not like this scrub at all
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This scrub was a sample sent to me through my monthly boxes. Usually I love everything coffee scented and was excited to use this. I opened the package and was very disappointed. Smelled awful! Very thick and worked as far as a scrub but could not use it as it smelled so bad. Unfortunate....

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Not very gritty
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I like scrub to be gritty, so I know it is working. This scrub was pretty gentle, it had some gritty texture but not too much, and at first I thought it wouldn't work very well, but it has a lot of moisture to it so my skin felt very soft afterwards.

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Weird
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This scrub was a weird consistency and i had a hard time using it. I would not buy this after trying it.

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I shower at night - not my thing!
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I don't need a caffeine smelling boost right before bed so I wouldn't use this product. I think a morning shower taker would benefit more!

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smells great
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I thought this product was great, exfoliated well and smell AMAZING! Great product, I may be purchasing this soon! Loved the smell.

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a special treat!
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Skin is soft and silky after using this scrub.You again donot need a large amount to get the job done. Just as yummy as the facial scrub!

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Ineffective and brown
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This scrub has a very gel-like texture and the scrubbing bits just aren't enough to do a nice scrub on my feet. I'd rather stick with other scrubs because I found this one to be ineffective and overall just brown.

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One time use
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I tried it from the birchbox sample. Fine, I'm more of a citrus girl and I take baths at night do I don't need a coffee scent right before bed. Maybe for a morning shower person?

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