Saturday, October 22, 2016

Manyo Factory Active Refresh Herb Special Treatment Oil

Manyo Factory Active Refresh Herb Special Treatment Oil
Image credit Manyo Factory.... see watermark?
OK so in my review of the Active Refresh Herb Mask I mentioned that I should try it layered with this underneath. Oh and that I really needed to post this review. Yeah I owned this before that mask was available for sale I think... Anyway now that I've used the sheet mask and wash off pack I can give an even better updated (not that you saw the orignal,) review of ways this oil can be used. Are you excited? Well if you aren't that's not my problem. Let's go. 

What is it?

"The Active Refresh Herb Oil helps calm and soothe your skin!
  • Reduce acne and dry, red skin with Tea Tree
  • Help heal damaged skin with Tamanu and Eucalyptus Oils
  • 7 kinds of calming and soothing oils like Patchouli, Sage and Juniper
Made parabens Without, artificial dyes, fragrance, or mineral oil. "

How do you use it?

"DirectionsApply over affected areas after cleansing and toning your skin.Volume  15 ml"
Well 15ml doesn't sound like a lot... but it is... As for affected areas? I'm thinking spot treatment. But it've also found it great to mix a few drops together with another facial oil or hydrating toner layer before a sheet mask to boost it's healing powers. Yeah I don't think the directions really do it justice. 

Manyo Factory Active Refresh Herb Special Treatment Oil
My bottle doesn't have the same glow as the promotional image.
I'm not even a little disappointed. It's really cute. 
Manyo Factory Active Refresh Herb Special Treatment Oil
Basic Details are right on the box!

What's in it?

Ingredients are also on the box but bot in English. Thankfully the website lists them translated. Sorry google translate but... so far you and I haven't worked together so well.

This product contains: Squalane, Isoamyl Laurate, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Shea seed oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Olive Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Sage Oil, Tocopherol, Tamanu Oil 
"The product DOES NOT contain synthetic components, triethanolamine, parabens, propylene glycol, animal derived materials."-manyofactory

Squalane sometimes does come from animals... I just thought people would want to know. 

And then COSDNA is here to make me giggle. It flags a lot of the ingredients in an acne spot treatment as acne triggers. Squalane surprises me every single time man. Anyway it's a short list so if you are sensitive to anything on it you know what to do. 

How did it work out for me? (now uh... a little longer term...)

Well this is just really complicated. How does it work for me? Really well. It's possibly the best blemish treating formula I've ever used. The issue? Man this is coming up a lot lately... now I know how my ex feels. The size is a problem for me. I don't really get many blemishes so using 15ml in the six months after opening is impossible. 

Granted it isn't only good for blemishes. Under the Active Refresh Herb Mask I as a sort of booster oil (diluted,) It amplifies the calming power if my face is just sort of well... as stressed as I am. Like maybe as stress related breakout could happen because the skin is vulnerable and the mask helps stop that from happening. Does anyone else feel that? With other things too... You know something just feels off and then the problem pops up? I get blemishes infrquently enough to know when to pretreat. 

Final Rating

3.5/5.... Actually it's great. And honestly for most people 15ml is perfect. It sounds tiny but a little goes a long way. I just use this kind of product so infrequently that it's not practical for me to keep around. I couldn't use 5ml within 6 months after opening. BUT kind of like the wash off packs if I can find homes for the remainder of the bottle... or find someone who has a bottle who will sell me a tiny portion... It goes up in points. As a person with few blemishes it just isn't practical for me to keep on hand. 

1- I want both my money and the time I spent using this product back. It should never be used and if I encounter another in my collection it goes to the trash bin.
2- The product is nothing special but not horrible. I would use it again or give it away if I got it as a free sample.
3-The product is nice enough but I would not repurchase because I have many better options. May be better suited for others
4-I really like this and would likely repurchase if I do not find something better.
5-I love this product and it has become a staple in my collection.

So now you know what the numbers mean!
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