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New Year, new skin solutions with nyakio and Laura Mercier

Try nyakio and Laura Mercier for a New Year's skincare routine
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Coffee lover? You may have to give up the caffeine but don’t give up coffee. Lifestyle Examiner has just tried a product from the nyakio kenyan coffee collection. The product is called the “kenyon coffee face polish”. Inside are: a fusion of kenyan coffee extract, jojoba and natural oils. It is meant to exfoliate your skin. It’s important to slough off the old, dead skin cells. As we grow older, our skin’s ability to do this naturally tapers off and it needs a boost. The kenyon coffee face polish has small particles that gently roughen the outer layer of “deadbeat” skin cells and are stimulated to create new skin—it also gives you that smooth, slightly rosy glow.

Lifestyle Examiner says that we have used our sample of nyakio in the kenyan coffee face polish and we like it very much. It is an exfoliator which helps to clean pores and gently slough off dead skin cells so your face looks fresh and helps to regenerate new skin.

This product is very nice and based on an interesting story: Nyakio’s grandmother worked on her 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 using a sugarcane rod to exfoliate and soften her skin.

In this case, grandmother knows and shares the secret to better looking skin, check it out.
Approx. $34.
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Is that dessert or you I’m smelling, sweetie?

Laura Mercier is a world-renowned makeup artist and creator of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath, and Fragrance. Raised in Provence, Laura began her training at age 17 when she entered painting school in Paris. After deciding to shift her talents from the canvas to the face, Laura attended the Carita School where she specialized in makeup application. Now a jet-setter and celeb favorite, her line is now available in almost 1,122 stores in 27 countries at stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Sephora and many others.

The product Lifestyle Examiner tried is from the Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée collection. This is a body butter (retails for $35). The smell very much reminds us of sugar cookies or a warm vanilla flan. Once on the skin—and we apply it when we are just slightly wet and fresh from the shower—and it melts into the skin quickly. It has all the things a healthy skin needs such as: Shea Butter, Illipe Butter, Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Esters work to moisturize and hydrate the skin, while Honey and Aloe Vera help to soothe.

The value is good in that the tube is quite generous and we look forward to continued use and improvement in skin texture over the winter.

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