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Start your morning (and your skincare routine) off right with a little coffee: try nyakio™ Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub.

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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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Smooth, not oily
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Didn't notice a huge difference in my skin, but I only had about 3 uses out of the sample. I have oily and dry combo skin, and it didn't leave my face feeling oily. I didn't notice a reside or anything like that either.

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Nice
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I received this in my birchbox and it was quite a nice surprise.It was a great way to derive the dry skin in the late winter. There isn't any overbearing scent so that was a big plus.

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Don't let this one scare you away!!
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I am always reluctant to use an oil product on my face, but this one is amazing!!! I put it on my neck and face, and didn't ever want to follow up with makeup my skin looked so good. My skin has a youthful glow with this product, and since I'm in my late 40's, that is very much appreciated!

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An Oil That Works!
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I was reluctant at first to use an oil on my face, as I am prone to huge break-outs. However, this oil did not break me out and it left my skin feeling refreshed.

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Loved it!
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Funny reading other reviews! I loved the smell, very spa-like. It felt light on my skin and gave me a glow that I love, that is hard to come by with mature skin! I don't have oily skin, so was not concerned with breakouts. Will definitely purchase.

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Great skin oil
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I really loved this sample. Hydrating without being sticky or oily. It has a strange smell- a little like a gin and tonic- I kind of like it. The smell fades pretty quickly. I could see purchasing this.

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fabulous product
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I cannot say enough nice things about this product. I was extremely nervous to try it because I do have oily skin, but somehow it made my skin look and feel great. I love it and can't wait to purchase it. I used it with the face polish and it is a must-have. This is the first Birchbox product that I plan on buying. LOVE it!

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I bought it!
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Got it in my Birchbox and loved it. I've not used face oil before but this one works great after the scrub and I love the scent!

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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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