Saturday, October 22, 2016

Manyo Factory Ultra Moist Radiance Oil

 alt.ManyofactoryultramoistradianceoilWhat's the idea?

"Get naturally glowing skin with Manyo Factory's Ultra Moist Radiance Oil. Moisturize, repair, and soften your skin with a combination of over ten different kinds of oils. This is a multi-purpose oil that can help add moisture to your dry skin, cuticles, hair, and other dry skin patches on the heels of your feet or your elbows.
  • Made with shea butter, argan oil and squalene to help soften and moisturize your skin
  • Mix with foundation or BB cream for smooth, glowing finish
  • Indulge in a little aromatherapy with the light scent of citrus
Made without parabens, artificial dyes, or mineral oil."-melodycosme
I'm a sucker for shea butter, argan oil, and squalene. I've said this before. Reading this description makes me a little paranoid. Are they STALKING ME?
I also love mixing things into BB cream or foundation if I go that route. I'm usually way too lazy for base makeup man but if I'm going for the flawless doll look and I want something more long wearing than say... a cushion foundation then this is what I'll do to keep the long wear without looking cake-y. I have dry skin but I work manual labor (in stilettos man.) It's rare that I bother with the base makeup but for the sake of though testing I DID mix some of this in to my MAC can't recall the name but it looks amazing till I dry out like a lizard foundation. No lizard skin occurred. Score!
As for the aromatherapy I have to mention that I get migraines and this is very lightly fragranced. Even after long days with no sleep in prime migraine ready condition this fragrance triggered nothing. It's not a Body Shop punch in the face citrus. We aren't walking into Yankee Candle and it does NOT smell like Lemon Pledge or that lovely orange Goo Gone. It kind of reminds me of a Yuzu perfume I once owned. Like the way it smelled after it had been on a good portion of the day and was fading. It was a light "hug the skin" perfume. The smell also disappears seconds after application unless you like... bath in it. I totally want to but... budget man! 
and... I actually LIKE parabens.
"DirectionsUse 1: Use after cleansing and toning by itselfUse 2: Mix in with foundation or BB cream for radiant skin and a smooth finish.Use 3: Mix 1-2 drops with moisturizer extra moisture and for a natural glow!"-melodycosme"
As I said I'm 100% guilty of all three here. 1& 3 most of all
Volume  50 ml

If I didn't collect facial oils like trading cards I could probably run through multiple bottles of this pretty quickly. 50ml is a big facial oil honestly because you only need a little. With facial oils... I have no loyalty. 

What's in this magic bottle?

 Ingredients: Squalane, Isoamyl Laurate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Tocopherol, Citrus Unshiu Fruit Oil.

 I am oh so proud. Added this to COSDNA myself. I'm a big girl now! COSDNA for the curious folks.  I made the acne triggers red and underlined potential irritants. But don't panic guys. These are all POTENTIAL triggers so if you haven't had issues with them in the past this isn't a guaranteed breakout in a  bottle. Patch test as always

Things that make me squeal: 

Squalane: emollient antioxidant... never met a squalene product I didn't like. Find me one please.
Avocado Oil: Yeah I slather this all over my body. It is rich and deeply moisturizing. I can tell it's not too high in the ingredients here because this stuff doesn't feel remotely heavy and Avocado oil... kinda is... in the best way. It is super moisturizing and said to "regenerate" the skin. More on that later. 

Also for those who care about animals: 

"The product DOES NOT contain synthetic components, triethanolamine, parabens, propylene glycol, animal derived materials."-manyofactory

Meadowfoam Seed Oil: My favorite daily super moisturizing but soaks in easy star of all stars oil. I'm in love. Just so in love.  I use this plain. 

Broccoli oil: OK not squealing. I hate broccoli but someone asked on another post about more background on other oils and this one is actually a good one that is ofter overlooked. Broccoli oil is used in skin and hair products to add shine and glow. I like glow? Who doesn't! It's also used as a silicone alternative in some products. So love the effects of silicone until you suffer that after effects if you are among the group of poor silicone sensitive souls? It may be possible to have your cake and eat it too with a little broccoli oil. 
check out Garden of Wisdom for PAGES of information on not only oils but other skincare components too! And... When I pouted that I had no pet name oh ten or so years back in my youth my ex decided I could be his "little broccoli" so there's that. 

How did it go?

Oh I really like it. I can even forgive the citrus scent for how light yet moisturizing it is on my skin. The scent doesn't really linger anyway. It's a pleasure to use! 

Final Rating

4/5  I really like it and if new and exciting facial oils that I just have to slap on my face stop coming out I would use this regularly. I just can't call it 100% a staple in my collection while I'm still out cheating on it with other oils. Well not cheating. We definitely have an open relationship. 

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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$20 at (it's on sale) 

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1 comment :

  1. A very interesting review! I have not yet tried it, but I know the brand Manyo Factory, they have a great mud mask! It is true that bb cream by itself, when we have at home so many beauty serums and oils to mix, is a shame if we don't add more to the more :D Have a wonderful Sunday!