nyl may mean nothing but it’s sure something great with NYL Skincare

nyl Skincare is the name. Nil is the pronunciation. What does it mean though?

nyl stands for what is NOT used by the company. They are set on improving products by eliminating the toxins in products and creating a new category in skincare. nyl Skincare concentrates on making products in small batches. But what makes these products different is that these all natural products are handmade weekly in a kitchen, not a factory. They want to deliver clean yet effective products that won’t harm you or the environment.


This isn’t a big conglomeration. There are only 11 products plus a few kits that are made by nyl Skincare so they can stay true to their mission. I’ll start with one of the collections to show you an overview of their goods.

nyl Skincare Starter Kit

There are two ways to purchase this Starter Kit, with Chamomile Face Wash or with Rosewater Face Wash. Inside the box you’ll find the 4 deluxe sample size items in a burlap bag that can be saved to hold the products or to hold other items. It contains 1 jar of Whipped Hand & Body Lotion – 2 oz, 1 jar of Gentle Sugar Body Polish – 2 oz, 1 bottle of Velvet Transformative Serum – 1/4 oz and 1 bottle of either Rosewater Face Wash or Chamomile Face Wash – 2 oz.

nyl Starter Kit

I love that nyl Skincare not only carries a kit like this but they sell smaller samples ($8 each) of their most popular items. It’s a way to test and see which fits your needs. I also love that even though the products are all natural the fragrances are natural too and not overpowering. Most smell like citrus which is my favorite.

nyl Whipped Hand & Body Lotion

Speaking of citrus this Whipped Hand & Body Lotion has a citrus fragrance. Mostly I smell lime. What makes this such a great product are ingredients like organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil which was chosen for its amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating capabilities. When applied to the skin, it forms a moisture barrier and will assist in preventing moisture loss. It’s a non-comedogenic oil which means it won’t clog your pores, has a non-greasy feel and your skin will drink it up. 

Whipped Hand & Body Lotion

Since it’s not greasy at all and absorbs well it doesn’t stop you from getting dressed or doing things for your life. The fragrance lightly lingers but most people won’t notice that.

nyl Chamomile Face Wash

The Chamomile Face Wash is the only product in this kit that I wouldn’t purchase in full size but that’s because I’m just not a fan of chamomile. While it acts as an astringent and has anti-inflammatory qualities this one is stronger than my nose likes. This is a great cleanser though for oily skin, especially for those with breakouts. It contains Willow Bark Extract and essential oils that work together to fight bacteria that wants to form into acne. The Rosewater Face Wash is more up my alley since that’s formulated for dry, normal or sensitive skin.

nyl Skincare Velvet Transformative Serum

nyl Skincare Velvet Transformative Serum is the product in the Starter Kit that I was most excited to use. I am a serum girl so having the opportunity to try this made me happy. They named this well since my skin does feel velvety when using this. While it’s recommended for twice a day I like using it in the morning because of the feel and the light dewy radiance it provides.

nyl blends the highest quality oils* that are known for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties into a dry oil that amazingly vanishes into my skin. I feel my face is well protected and nourished plus it’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores.

*organic meadowfoam seed oil/chardonnay grape seed oil/acai oil/blackberry seed oil/blueberry seed oil/carrot seed oil/cranberry seed oil/marula oil, pomegranate seed oil/rosehip seed oil/vegetable squalene/vitamin E oil/watermelon seed oil/essential oils. (makes me hungry)

nyl Skincare Velvet Transformative Serum

You only need a few drops of the serum. Warm it up between your fingertips and press it onto your skin. It even works well under eyes.

nyl Sugar Body Polish

The fourth delightful item in the Starter Kit is the nyl Gentle Sugar Body Polish. This organic body scrub is a simple blend of organic sugar and oils. It not only exfoliates, it moisturizes, improves circulation, polishes and smoothes skin. It can be used in place of shaving cream too.

nyl Sugar Body Polish

Massage this onto your skin until the sugar crystals have melted and you’re left with soft skin with a touch of oil that dries. I usually use a washcloth to make sure the crystals are well removed. It’s not only delightful but it has a lemon fragrance that makes me smile.

nyl Skincare Starter Kit

All of this for $46. Or you can buy smaller sizes for $32 but I think it’s great with these sizes.

Now onto a full size product from nyl Skincare that I’m crazy about for summer especially: Organic Shimmer Scrub.

nyl Skincare Organic Shimmer Scrub

The Organic Shimmer Scrub invites me into my shower with its wonderful citrus smell and has me leave with a beautiful soft shimmer look. I think it’s going to be wonderful year round but in warm weather is when we wear our skin! Bathing suits, tanks, off shoulder tops, shorts, capris. Any time your skin is bared to the world you’ll want this extra glow.

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub

Much like the Gentle Sugar Body Polish it contains wonderful essential oils* and unrefined cane sugar to exfoliate, moisturize, improve circulation, and leaves behind that hint of shimmer. nyl says “Smells like sunshine and shimmers like moonlight.” I smell lemon and orange mostly.

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub

Use the wooden spoon to get out the amount you want. The more shimmer you want the more scrub you should use. To lesson the amount of shimmer just rub with a washcloth or towel to tone it down. I don’t find it too shimmery with the small amount I use.

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub after

nyl Organic Shimmer Scrub is packaged in a firm plastic container that is easy to scoop product from. I try to keep it away from water since I don’t want to mix the wonderful oils too much so I close it the instant I’ve put it on my skin.

*Ingredients: unrefined cane sugar/rosehip seed oil/meadowfoam seed oil/grape seed oil/coconut oil/ederberry extract/vitamin E Oil/essential oils of begamot, grapefruit and tangerine/mica

nyl Skincare is on my yes list for many reasons including that it’s free of toxins, animal products, parabens, and petroleum products, everything nyl makes is vegan and cruelty free. This is the wave of the future which you can use right now.  —  Marcia