family’s sustainable coffee farm, and after spending the day outdoors under the sun, she would boil down coffee beans with honey and apply the grounds to her skin and exfoliate using a sugarcane rod.
The collection contains two products. The first, nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub, blends naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan coffee with sugar to remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. It leaves skin moisturized, smooth and soft. The second is the nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish. It blends Kenyan coffee with jojoba to gently remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. It leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant.
EBONY: On May 14 you launched your products exclusively on HSN and HSN.com for one month and on your site nyakio.com thereafter in mid-June. From conception to this moment, how long did it take to get to this moment?
NKG: Twelve years! Never give up on your dreams, ladies!
EBONY: What does it feel like to have reached such a significant milestone?
NKG: It feels amazing and it’s all part of the journey. I consider myself very lucky to get to do what I love every day. I realize that there will be many milestones in my career, and for that I am so grateful.
EBONY: What’s in the future for nyakio?
NKG: In the short-term, we will be launching five new products from our Hydrating Kola Nut Collection on HSN and HSN.com beginning in August. The long-term vision is to build it into a global lifestyle brand.