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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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nice
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It has a nice consistency and leaves the face feeling soft. However, I wish it came with a droplet or pump because a lot of product is wasted from pouring it into hands.

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At first I wasn't a fan of skin oils. I have always had combination skin. Recently my skin changed to dry and I have become a fan of face oils. This one was great. Had a pleasant smell and left my skin super soft.

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Silky smooth skin
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I was born with very dry skin and this is a perfect solution for my often dry, sometimes flaky skin in this dry winter cold. I am almost all the way through my first full sized bottle and about to order my second!
I highly reccommenbd this!

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I really love the smell of this!
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I'm in my 40's and this oil works really well as a moisturizer and face problem solver for me. Plus I really love the smell! I've always hesitated to try face oils because I still get the occasional breakout but this goes on light not oily (crazy right I mean it's an OIL!). I also used it on my cuticles to help with some wintertime cracking. Definitely a multi- purpose workhorse product.

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For my decollette
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My neck and chest get very dry and rugged looking in the dry winter months, thanks to my early years of sun abuse. A few drops of this does the trick! I love the scent too. I find it a little too much for my face, but it is more effective at a much better price than many décolleté treatments on the market!

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My favorite moisturizer
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I was skeptical about putting oil on my face, but I gave the sample a try. The oil smells great and is extremely light. It glides smoothly over my skin, leaving a soft glow and holding in moisture. It leaves my face feeling light and smooth, where creams make me feel like I've slathered on layers. My skin usually looks horrible in winter, but this product has made my skin look and feel better. I splurged and bought the full size when my sample ran out, and I am glad I did.
I recommend this product for women with dry-ish skin.

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Love
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I am now a face oil convert. I love this product for my extremely sensitive skin. I have not had an issue with breakouts or rashes. I use this every night and under moisturizer during the day, in the winter I need serious moisture, therfore I need a bit extra with a cream. In the summer the oil is perfect and it never leaves a oily residue, it sinks in nicely. I would highly recommend this product.
I'm 51 with fair skin.

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Oil
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I love this face oil. It is extremely hydrating for my dry, wintery skin. The only complaint i do have is it does not smell good at all

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Face oil that doesnt leave your face oily!
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I have very pale, sensitive skin. Typically my T zone is dry but i break out everywhere else especially if i use a product that is too heavy. Clearly I was skeptical about putting oil directly on my skin but with 2 or 3 drops dabbed on my t zone, my skin was moisturized and break out free the next morning. I also tend to have a lot of redness because my complexion is so fair and all of the redness was gone! I purchased another oil at a beauty store and it does not nearly measure up.

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Oily no results
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You need a little bit of oil for it to go a long way. However I did not see by improvements after using it

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