Monday, October 17, 2016

Manyo Factory Ultra Bonding Cream Mask

If you haven't already noticed I happen to love Manyo Factory products. So trying the Aqua Bonding Cream mask was a no brainer! Like the Active Refresh Herb Mask  this one is a cloth sheet. BUT I was much more excited about this one because I am a huge fan of creamy essences. 

Update: as of 11/25/16 I am connected to a shop selling Manyo Factory products. I wrote this review before that time. I tried this mask before that time. My experiences with these products actually led to the shop. if you want to buy this mask and have it packed and shipped by my hands Check out Leturos Meloria a shop with a strange backstory and goal.\
img_1340So what's the purpose of this mask?
Well according to Manyo Factory...
"Aqua Bonding Cream Mask is a soft cloth mask made from 100% cotton saturated with Aqua-cream (emulsion) intensively replenishes moisture level in the skin cells, invigorates and gives an elegant glow. This cloth mask tightly sits on the skin and does not absorb the nutrients contained in the emulsion, therefore it saturates the skin completely. Just one use of this mask gives you the same effect as if you were using moisturizer for a long time.
Aqua Bonding Cream Mask emulsion contains the same amount of active ingredients as 40 ml of serum. The feeling of intense moisture remains for a long time due to the Aqua-cream special formula, which includes carefully selected moisturizing ingredients and mineral ions (xylitol, glucose, glycogen, Niacinamide, adenosine, algae extracts, etc.).
Aqua Bonding Cream Mask effectively moisturizes the skin, applies the anti-aging effect, restores skin elasticity and vitality, relieves signs of fatigue, brightens skin tone, maintains skin smoothness and elasticity."

My Take?
I don't exactly know what they mean by using a moisturizer for a long time. I mean a mask isn't going to replace years of neglecting dry skin. Perhaps it is supposed to be similar to layering on many layers of moisture in succession like perhaps a spa experience in a package?  I'm also trying to figure out skin fatigue and vitality. Those terms come up a lot in skincare. I feel like it's a bit redundant. I mean if a mask plumps my skin (restoring elasticity,) brightens it, and all that then I look less tired. But hey I won't fault them for wording. Honestly I would just say "this mask has a creamy essence that soothes, moisturizes, and brightens skin." There's a reason I'm not the one selling products eh?
Laminaria extract (brown algae or kelp) has high biological activity detected due to its organic and mineral compounds - polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins A, D,B2,E, minerals (iodine, bromine, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur) as well as chlorophyll and fatty acids. High concentration of minerals and vitamins provides nutrition, detoxification and hydration of the skin.
How do you use it? 
Manyo Factory Spells it out in detail...

  • Cleanse the face and use the toner.
  • Place mask over the entire face starting from the chin area.
  • Adjust mask to adhere entirely over the face positioning openings for eyes and mouth.
  • Remove mask after 15-20 minutes and gently massage the remaining essence to the skin.
  • It is recommended to apply a skincare cream to lock in the moisture.
  • For best results, use 3 times a week.

I find it interesting that they say to start with the chin area. I typically smush a mask onto my face as centered as possible and smooth outwards to adjust. It's nice that they let you know that the openings are for the eyes and mouth. Some masks sting the eyes and can taste terrible! They even tell you to apply a cream after to lock in the moisture for best results. I would only improve that by noting that not all creams are created equal and something with occlusive properties is likely to have the best lock in value but hey I'm all for details.
As for leaving it on 15-20 minutes? Yeah if a mask only lasts me that long I am either:
  1. Ultra dry
  2. in a hurry and using a cheap mask
  3. pissed
Thankfully this mask is 35g. It had a ton of essence. So lasting time was not an issue at all.
What's in it? 
Ingredients:mineral water, glycerin, butylene glycol, Niacinamide, plankton extract, Hamamelis extract, sodium hyaluronate, birch juice, hydrolyzed oat protein, magnesium oleate, magnesium stearate, beeswax, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, betaine, Shea butter, Cetearyl alcohol, isoamyl laurat, hydrogenated olive oil, PROPANEDIOL dicaprylate the fruit extract, Japanese pepper extract,lumbago Korean, the extract of Usnea borodulino, xanthan gum oil seed limnanthes, capriglione, Ethylhexylglycerin, grapefruit oil, orange oil, oil of clove, oil of lavender angustifolia, pelargonium oil, oil of litsei, cardamom oil, sandalwood oil, PROPANEDIOL, panthenol, adenosine, Oenothera biennis oil, hydrolyzed silk, xylitol, glucose, dextrin, fructose, sucrose, glycogen, glycoproteins, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, ceramide 3
Manyo Factory Highlights some of the stars on their website.
Laminaria extract (brown algae or kelp) has high biological activity detected due to its organic and mineral compounds - polysaccharides, amino acids, vitamins A, D,B2,E, minerals (iodine, bromine, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur) as well as chlorophyll and fatty acids. High concentration of minerals and vitamins provides nutrition, detoxification and hydration of the skin.
Xylitol promotes moisture absorption by the skin from the air, has soothing and antimicrobial action. Xylitol is a sugar that is found in the birch tree bark, various fibrous fruits and vegetables, including the corn.
Glucose participates in water-salt and carbohydrate exchanges, provides energy to living cells of the skin.
Fructose actively moisturizes the skin, eliminates irritation, and improves the absorption of other components included in the composition.
Glycogen has the ability to replenish the energy resources of the skin, functions as an excellent anti-stress component, perfectly restores the skin, strengthens its protective system, helping to repel external aggressors, but also returns natural skin beauty and shine.
Niacinamide (vitamin B3) - increases skin hydration, reduces TEWL (Trans-epidermal water loss), reduces wrinkles, makes skin smoother, reduces the size and intensity of hyperpigmented spots, brightens and evens skin tone, has potent anti-inflammatory action, reduces inflammation and minimizes pores, protects cells from immunosuppression caused by UV radiation.
Adenosine is a strong anti-inflammatory agent, that also increases the production of collagen and elastin, reduces age-related wrinkles and smoothes the skin, slows the aging process, exerts a cytoprotective effect, protecting cells from oxidation.
I especially love Adenosine and I'm enjoying new things with brown algae and Xylitol (also mostly Manyo F actory stuff.  Niacinamide is a winner plus... Ceramides are always good.
COSDNA for the curious  I added it myelf. Red flags: Magnesium stearateCetearyl AlcoholOenothera Biennis Oil BUT remember that COSDNA does not know your skin as well as you do so test yourself.
How did it go?
The fit was the same as the other cloth sheet masks reviewed here and the Moist Floral Brighting Ampoule Mask (review coming.) This had a creamy essence with a mild scent. There was plenty of excess lotion (yeah the essence was so thick that it reminded me of a lotion but think thinner cream as opposed to the toner type lotion.) It stayed damp over an  hour and my face sucked that lotion-y goodness right in. I think I have to take back what I said about not understanding how this would seem like you had been moisturizing a long time. I could skip cream after using it. I am sad that I don't have more. The mask is $3 each? Worth every single penny as far as I am concerned and the ONLY downside is that I live in the USA and no shop currently offers this mask in my country. This means I have to both pay international shipping and wait a long time for more. This is a great "face rescue mask."

To some it may seem too right for the summer but I live in a dry climate with lots of A/C. Also... ever need to put some moisture back after too much sun? Even with sunscreen summer heat can cause your skin to feel a little more parched. I'm feeling the summer dryness down to my eyeballs man. This mask will fix it. I oftne double up on sheet masks. Not just one in the morning and one at night but two in a row. Well... not necessary with this mask BUT if you did want to I would do this one second. If you aren't ultra dry skipping steps afterward would probably be no problem at all. Intense hydration that lasts well into the next day comes from just one use. I would love to use this more regularly.
I was inspired to finally post this one because I tried a sample packet of the new Aqua Moisture  Cream Sleeping back  $30 from Manyo Factory and I wanted more right away. The aqua moisture line is just... really impressive. Like I wish I had more to give it a full review pronto. I'm still posting first impressions because it was just that good. Also eyeing the Aqua Bonding Ampoule Serum winter is coming guys and Manyo Factor is going to save my face.  Now if you wanted to double mask... for extreme luxory the night before a special event? I would use this one after the Manyo Factory Galactomyces 10X Wrap Mask. Bright, plump, and even skin for the whole next day...
Final Rating? 4.5/5 
This is 100% worth the price. I took off half a point for accessibly.  I wish I could more easily just pick up another. Manyo Factory products have so many products not locally available to me. I hate to gamble and buy 10 of a mask in case I like it. With this one I wish I had. For a $3 mask it's worth the price. I could see myself using it at least a few times a month. It's pretty great. When I place another order I'll have to throw a few of these in my cart.
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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*This mask was included with my order of a Manyo Factory cream but I did discuss posting a review with the representative who helped me place the order before the English website was a 100%. I'm not sure if this counts as provided for review or not but I thought I should disclose to be safe

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