Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
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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.

-To quote the listing on "If you need intense brightening in your life, this is the essence you need, period." 

I happen to agree. I tested this for months before posting. I am including details and images from Manyo Factory's website as well as my own images and commentary about the claims/information provided. This product is listed as a "Mega Best Seller" on the website and I think now I know why. 

What is it?

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
I'm imagining that this vat is filled with the essence. I doubt it's a stock photo so it probably is... I want to go swimming.

What's in it? 

Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate

Now that's helpful but Manyo Factory really goes all out on the details here man. 

Normally I do my own little spotlight about what ingredients are exciting to me and what they do. Yeah... It's all on the website already. It's amazing to me how such a seemingly simple list can do so much. There is no room here for fillers. Every drop of the formula serves a purpose. Every drop in the bottle counts. 

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
From Manyo Factory's Website. I really like when a company goes the extra mile and explains in detail what the key ingredients are about. 

Again more details on what Niacinamide can do for your skin. Just Niacinamide. Remember the formula contains more than just one thing. 

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
Yeah I couldn't even keep a fresh bottle closed long enough to snap a photo of a full one. This erased all my sadness over the Missha first essence reformulation.  

 How do you use it?

"Directions After cleansing and toning, apply a few drops of essence and gently spread over your face. For dry/very dry skin: 6-7 drops; for normal/oily skin: 4-5 drops. It is recommended to use in the morning and evening, you can add cream for face and eyes."

Personally I have to yet again praise the attention to detail. There are different usage recommendations for dry or oily skin. It almost makes me wish I had oily skin so I could stretch a bottle out longer but honestly twice a day is 14 drops. OK a few more. My neck and chest deserve plumping and brightening too! Still this isn't something you pour on with a cotton pad. The 50ml bottle really lasts. Pouring the bottle on your face won't make it work faster. This product needs time to do it's magic. The magic of undoing and slowing down what time can do alone, 

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence
I got this graphic from Manyo Factory. Isn't it cute? The percentages are far from random. 

My Thoughts on how it worked for me?

Skin peeling? It just doesn't anymore. This is a result of a combination of products but from using this and testing without it I can check off that yes in my case that claim holds.

Enlarged pores? I save those for cross TCA peels (if you aren't advanced in using peels please do not google this, order stuff on Amazon and jump right in...) In all honesty I don't have large pores. They may appear that way but it's really a form of scarring. If your pores appear larger because they aren't kept clear easily... this should help. If you don't tolerate regular acid use this is both gentle and effective.  

Blackheads... Uh Tret takes care of that for me but supporting goods help!

Immunity to acne... dry skin... Tret but I think this helps me tolerate higher levels AND keep up my other actives without over exfoliating my skin in the process. 

Everything else? Yes! all those things. What the Galatomyces wrap mask does in an hour and holds for a few days this product gives me gradually over time and... well the results fade a lot more slowly when I cut it out. Yes cutting it out did make a difference. It's pretty addictive. Honestly I would use this on my entire body if my budget allowed. Those drops in the instructions? For me those go to face, neck, chest, and shoulders. 

Final Rating?

5/5. I really like it. I would love to use the wrap masks daily but this lets me apply a little every day. I use a lot of products to increase brightness and keep unwanted pigmentation at bay. This one is a winner. A few drops at a time and results show quickly. I'm not giving up my masks but this a much more budget friendly than using them daily. 

Here there should be a photo showing off my skin. I'll update to include a new one. I'm a little translucent and I don't want that distracting from the point that the skin is smooth and glowing. 

Want a take from a blogger I personally really respect? Check out Yue Rain's review here.

Where to find it? 

$26 Directly from Manyo Factory (if you have questions the customer service is fantastic. I would pick up a box or two of either type of wrap masks with it if they are in stock.)

Also at for $26 (also great customer service and happy to answer questions.)

And just to annoy someone who may read this... It's on Amazon with prime shipping.* (I have not purchased here and can not promise anything but Amazon does refund if there are any issues.

The product is also currently for sale at memebox. I'm leaving my affiliate link out because I prefer not to contribute to the purchases made by others of this particular brand from that shop at this time. I recently received a mask from this brand from Memebox that expired before it was even shipped. Yes the prices are much lower but I can't vouch for your chances of receiving fresh products that really do this product justice.

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1 comment :

  1. Thanks, I am planning on getting one. There are a few brands in the market. Manyo Factory is a very good one. Taking note of this! <3