BO&Co. Review: Nyakio Beauty




I discovered Nyakio Beauty after reading an article about its launch a few months ago. I was surprised and excited that a black-owned product could be found at Ulta Beauty! I am pleased that this brand has an entire facial care system that I can grab on the go. Now, whenever I’m in an Ulta store, I make the extra effort to check for the brand. The first product I bought from this line was the lip scrub. I fell in love and had to return to buy the lip balm and face moisturizer.

About Nyakio Beauty

This brand was created by Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, a first generation American of Kenyan descent. Her beauty journey started when she was a young girl visiting her grandmother in Kenya. Her grandmother was a coffee farmer who taught her to crush coffee beans and rub them on my skin using a piece of sugarcane to remove dry skin. Years later, Nyakio brings you beauty secrets, cultural traditions and natural ingredients from around the world for naturally ageless beauty.

Price Range: $22-49


Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish $24

Product Details:

Nyakio's Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish is a lip scrub that polishes away dry skin to reveal soft, supple lips. Key Benefits include:  

  • Enriched with Kenyan coffee to gently exfoliate
  • Leaves lips soft and smooth
  • Preps skin for Nyakio Baobab Lip Balm
  • Cruelty-free

My Thoughts:

This lip scrub was easy to use and isn’t messy. I generally use the Bliss Fabulips and but the scrub requires me to use my fingers as a scoop. With the Nyakio Lip Scrub, you only need to squeeze the formula out of the tube directly to your lips. I have used a soft toothbrush to speed up the exfoliating process but rubbing your lips together while you continue getting ready also works just as well. I am “Ms. Chappity Chap Chapped Lips” and this is a staple for my winter product stash.


Nyakio Baobab Lip Balm  $22

Product Details:

Nyakio's luxuriously rich Baobab Lip Balm melts instantly for soft, supple lips. Key Benefits include:

  • It melts instantly for soft lips
  • Intensely hydrates
  • Contains Baobab Oil from the "African Tree of Life”
  • Cruelty-Free.

My Thoughts:

I keep this product along with my Chapstick in my bag at all times but I mainly use it after using the lip polish. The product is a good follow up after exfoliating for keeping my dry lips moisturized. This balm is very thick and definitely is moisturizing. I use this balm sparingly, however, because a little does go a very long way but also it is a .5fl oz( 15ml) for $22 ( so, it willl beeee stretched hunty!). Despite that fact, If you want to invest in a lip balm, this would be it.

Baobab Youth-Infused Defense Creme $35

Product Details:

Restore skin's natural glow and enhance protection with this a youth-infusing daily moisturizer. Enriched with antioxidant-rich Baobab oil, Nyakio's lightweight Baobab Youth Infused Daily Defense Crème helps defend skin against damaging free radicals. Key Benefits include:

  • Lightweight, whipped cream helps to restore skin's natural glow

  • Packed with vitamins and antioxidants to protect skin

  • Contains Baobab Oil from the "African Tree of Life"

  • 100% Vegan

  • Cruelty-Free


My Thoughts:

YALL! THIS MOISTURIZER RIGHT HERE! I instantly fell in love from the first day of applying it after cleansing. I have combination sensitive skin and generally keep things simple. In the fall and winter seasons, I have had trouble with finding a face moisturizer that actually does what it promises. Like the other products, a little goes a long way. To put it to the test, I have used it after applying a serum and immediately after cleansing; I have yet to be disappointed. It also is great for getting the skin ready for your makeup routine.


Final Thoughts:

The fact that I can find this brand in Ulta is perfect. If you must get a product right now, the youth-infused defense is the must have to grab. I currently have my eyes on the cleansing balm and will be purchasing and reviewing it very soon! Follow Nyakio Beauty on social media Twitter/Instagram/Facebook- Nyakio Beauty

Gerena Gregory l Black Owned & Co. l Black Owned Business

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 This blog is dedicated to inspiring millennial women to the incorporate products from black and other minority-owned businesses into their daily lives.


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