When it comes to the lack of diversity in beauty, especially when it comes to cosmetics, the struggle is real. However, now more than ever, there’s been an astounding influx of beauty brands geared towards women of color popping up left and right.
And Nyakio is yet another. Created by Nyakio Kamoche Grieco in 2002, the black-owned skincare collection is now exclusively available at Ulta. While Nyakio isn’t necessarily new for the beauty-obsessed, your average Jane who marvels that global beauty traditions is sure to fall in love with this line instantly. Notably, the line was inspired by her Kenyan roots and the medicine men, farmers, and educators in her family.
“My beauty journey started when I was a young girl visiting my grandmother in Kenya. She was a coffee farmer who taught me to crush coffee beans and rub them on my skin using a piece of sugarcane to remove dry skin,” Nyakio stated in a press release.
“I’ve curated beauty secrets like this from my family, friends and travels around the world and translated them into a full line of skincare based on cultivated global beauty secrets, cultural traditions and ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients,” she continued. “Inspired by everything that’s been shared with me, I’m now sharing the best in global skincare with every woman.”
The collection features 16 different products with natural and nourishing ingredients like Yangu oil, red ginseng, and quinoa.
Ladies, get hip to Nyakio at an Ulta store near you and check out their entire collection here.