Monday, October 17, 2016

Manyo Factory Ultra Moist Spa Ampoule Review

Manyo Factory Ultra Moist Spa Ampoule I fell hard for the Manyo Factory Hydro Gel Masks. So so hard that I had to try more products. But man I'm commitment phobic and I've tried a lot of "HG" items that just didn't stack up to my standards. So instead of going all out and buying this stuff I started with decants. Suddenly I had dive right in. Sticking to my testing schedule drove me crazy with this one and I really hope someone else has tried it too... to tell me I'm not crazy. Or tell me I AM crazy! OK enough ranting (for now,) let's talk about this silky magic. 
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Why would you even want this stuff?
 Manyo Factory Ultra Moist Spa Ampoule
From Melody Cosme:
This is Manyo Factory’s Ocean Heaven Ampoule! Packed with ingredients from the ocean that will help you help restore balance and hydration to your skin.
  • Contains hyaluronic acid, squalene to help restore your skin's moisture barrier
  • Made with Mineral Water and Vitamin B3 for extra brightening
  • Protect your skin with antioxidants from plant extracts from the ocean like spirulina and fucoidan
Made without parabens, artificial dyes, or mineral oil
Use 2-3 drops after cleansing and toning skin. Follow up with moisturizer. Can alternatively mix into emulsion (light lotion) for extra punch of hydration!
Volume  50 ml

Ingredient Highlights
Hyluronic Acid Niacinamide, Squalane, Sea Grape Extract, Seaweed Extract, Plankton Extract, Sea Water, Lactobacillus / Giant Kelp Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus / soybean Ferment Extract , Chlorella Fermented, Pasqueflower extract, Beta-glucan, Betaine, Panthenol, Safflower Sprout Extract, Birch Tree Sap, Hyacinth Extract, Orange Oil, Mandarin Peel Oil, Adenosine, Gardenia Extract
I put it in COSDNA all by my self for the curious! 
Things that make me squeal: 
Squalane: emollient antioxidant... never met a squalene product I didn't like. Find me one please.
Hyluronic Acid: Yes, yes, please draw more moisture into my skin. Don't forget to... you know use an occlusive and all. In dry air this is one of the few cases were a product meant to plump skin can make it shrivel instead.
Lactobacillus and other fermented goodness... I'll have to write a more in depth post on WHY fermented ingredients are awesome. For now just think of wine. Grapes are awesome. Wine is MORE awesome.
Avoid if you are sensitive to the things listed on this product. Also remember to patch test. For this product... even I (begrudgingly,) patch tested.  It DOES contain orange oil so maybe save this one for night time? 
Volume  50 ml
I want a bigger size. I think this might last longer for those less compelled to use it all three ways religiously and for the price I think that 50ml actually isn't all that bad... but yeah... A trial size for all those folks on the fence would be cool... and a jumbo bottle for people like ME! I think the 50ml size is because this product only lasts 6 months after opening compared to the 12months many other products offer. I will have no issue using this in under six months by myself and at the rate I'm pushing decants on friends... My first bottle might die in less than a month. 
Manyo Factory Ultra Moist Spa Ampoule
this is enough for my face and neck...
2-3, drops 

Skip this if: You KNOW you are sensitive to the stuff on the list. 
How did my testing go? Well...
I started by "patch testing" which I almost never do but I kind of wanted to see if this product *really* did something or if I was being wooed by the description that appeared to be written just for me. I started with a half face. No joke, the next morning half my face literally felt more firm. Not "tight" firm but bouncy. Could have been a fluke though right? I mean maybe in my sleep I rubbed some of my other products off the other side of my face. Dry California air could be at work here. But no... day after day during a period of little rest the left side of my face stayed extra bouncy. Considering the right side of my face is the droopy side naturally I shoulda started there. Have no fear! One I went full face things evened up. While my face felt different it wasn't like a facelift in a bottle so without touching me other people couldn't tell I only had magic on my face half the time. 
Then I started adding back in other products, my beloved Perseids OilShark Sauce, and Snowbang. They all played nicely. Then I got too busy to write this review and used the opportunity for MORE testing. I went without my beloved ampoule. I noticed the difference. My face did't instantly age ten years after a few days with no product but the magical "chok chok" bounce and glide I got while washing my face and well... even applying sunscreen diminished after cutting this product out for a week. That will NOT be happening again.
Through research (because that's what love makes me do,) I've learned there is a product by the same company of a similar name. The Ultra Moist Rebirth Treatment Essence. Originally I thought perhaps it was the same product but marketed for drier skin but it appears the ingredients are very different. That one is a "whitening moisture magnet." I am intrigued...
My rating: 4/5. I would have given it a 5 but I want it to come in a bigger bottle... I want to see how it works with it's partners. I bought a full size because I was afraid to run out of my decants and go without so I WILL repurchase again. 
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!
Where can you get some?

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.

Well I got my bottle from Melody Cosme for $30

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