Showing posts with label Serums/Essences. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Serums/Essences. Show all posts

REVIEW ON MANYO FACTORY GALACTOMYCES NIACIN EXTRA ESSENCE

Fermented skincare products has been the 2016 trend for their benefits and botanical ability to heal the skin gentle and for those that are afraid of adventurous products such as snails.  It is a favourite anti ageing ingredients for all ages.

I am not really interested in fermented skincare products until this Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin came along and this is currently one of the popular fermented products with 500,000 bottles sold in these 3 years.  I was really curious as what are the result of this essence on my skin.  I can't also overlook the affordable price too.

Before this, I have only came across this brand from Caniputitonmyface blog.  She is very honest in her review so when something caught her love, I do keep the brand in my mind and check them out.  If you love sheet masks, do check her blog out.



Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Introduction
Manyo Factory is the famous korean brand that produces the new generation skin care and beauty cosmetic products made of natural organic ingredients, non-containing artificial fragrances or preservatives adapted to any skin type. The products have a short shelf life (~1-2 years unopened, ~6 month after opened) and are certified by Ecocert, USDA Organic, Ellead, German Cert, Organic Soil Association and other international organizations.
Thoroughly selected formulas, high quality ingredients and excellent treatment results have made Manyo Factory products so popular and successful in retail sales. In just 3 years, the Manyo Factory brand has become known in more than 20 countries.

GALACTOMYCES NIACIN EXTRA ESSENCE MEGA BESTSELLER!

Galactomyces Niacin extra essence in 97% consists of yeast rice fungus Galactomyces extract, Niacinamide, sodium hyaluronidase. The essence effectively restores the skin's vitality, evens skin tone, fights pigmentation of various kinds, moisturizes, soothes irritated skin, minimizes pore size and prevents inflammation.

Galactomyces is the extract of yeast fungus obtained by the fermentation process. Yeast fungus contain large amounts of vitamins A, b and R, as well as elements such as calcium, iron, zinc, iodine, folic acid. Galactomyces extract intensively moisturizes skin, increases its immunity and protects skin cells from harmful exposure to UV rays, accelerates the synthesis of collagen and glycoproteins, thereby improving the protective mechanisms of the skin. The skin becomes elastic and tight.

Niacinamide helps to reduce visible signs of aging, improves tone, reduces signs of hyperpigmentation, lightens discolorations, and traces of post-acne, helps to regulate sebum production, gradually normalizing it. One of the most powerful feature of Niacinamide is the ability to effectively remove the spots left on the skin after acne and pimples.

Sodium hyaluronidase helps to preserve moisture during 24 hours.



Weight (kg) 0,170
Volume: 50ml
Skin type: for all skin types.
Properties: prevents acne and removes post acne spots, minimizes pores, effectively treats inflammation.

How to use: after using toner, apply a few drops of essence and gently spread on the skin.

It is recommended to use the Galactomyces Niacin extra essence in the morning and evening:
for dry/very dry skin: 6-7 drops
for normal/oily skin: 4-5 drops

Best before: see the package (12 months from date of manufacture, 6 months after opening).

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

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin



Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin



Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin

The bottle is made from transparent heavy glass so be careful. I like the dropper since I can control the amount of essence use and it does feel like medicinal bottle XD.  Use up the products within 6 months.

I do like that the Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin has simple short ingredients and the ingredients are plant based.  Still do check the ingredients list provided.  97% of the ingredients consists of yeast rice fungus Galactomyces extract so it is really high in fermented ingredient.  It is best to put inside the fridge since I don't see any preservatives in it.  I didn't but it still works > < . Please do not take the risk like I do.

Manyo Factory does made feasible claims that 10 days of improve skin tone, 20 days of removing skin troubles and 30 days of skin brightening.  I think it is a good thing so that we can be more realistic of what the product can do instead of expecting instant results.  You do need to be patient as I can only see results starting from the second weeks of usage.

I am going to be honest that this Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin is a great fermented essence with great ingredients in it that it does help and reduce the severity of my acne. I have allergic to milk but just can't stop myself so I still break outs but it was not that bad when I am using this niacin essence.  It does improve my skin texture and my pores looks smaller because of the hydration.  So, I think it would be thoughtful for me to not expect this to get rid of severe acne problem.  This helps to reduce the severity, hydrates the skin but you will need to use a spot treatment if you have more than mild acne.  Please do not rely it on just this product alone to get rid of acne.

It doesn't have any added fragrance so it smells much like plasticky but the smells disappeared quickly into the skin.  The transparent essence absorbs into my skin fast and doesn't leave anything behind so I can follow it up with other skincare products.  It does improve the skin texture, calm and heal the acne on my jaw and brighten my skin.  It is a good product to have in conjunction with other acne products.

Overall, Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin will be suitable for skin that love fermented Galactomyces, niacinamide for the brightening, light hydration, gentle, damaged red skin and loves plant products. Even oily skin will like as it is really light =). 


Product retails for
Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin 50ml for USD26. Made in Korea

For more information and to purchase the product, please visit Leturos Meloria shop and Manyo Factory official website. Press sample. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.





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REVIEW ON HANSAENG COSMETICS RIN BI-GYEOL SOO ESSENCE

Korean Oriental cosmetics has been gaining a lot of popularity because of using fermented ingredients that is gentle to the skin but produces effective results.  While there are many brands that have decided to jump into producing oriental cosmetics line, Hansaeng Cosmetics is already has been specifically producing oriental medicine cosmetics in Korea.

Hansaeng Cosmetics with the company awarded grand prize for "Best Oriental Medicine Cosmetics Brand" by Asia Beauty Awards in 2015. Started in 1961 with over 50 years of traditional medicine theories combined with modern science to produce cosmetics with functional oriental herbal care system.

I have been trying this hanbang essence- Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence and here is my review on it.




Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence


Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence





Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence ingredients list
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/VInyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cercis Chinensis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Uncaria Sinensis Extract, Cimicifuga racemosa root extract, Angelica dahurica root extract, Bletilla striata root extract, Trichosanthes kirilowii root extract, Amomum xanthioides seed extract, Eugenia caryophyllus (Clove) flower extract, Vigna Radiata Seed Extract, Gleditschia australis thorn extract, Broussonetia Papyrifera Bark Extract, Nardostachys chinensis Batalin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower)Flower Extract, Trifolium Pratense (clover) Flower Extract, Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract, Pueraria Thunbergiana Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract,Squalane, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract,  Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Lecithin, Dimethoxyethyl Succinate, Polysorbate 80, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine,Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Akyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Disodium ETA,Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 42090
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence




Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
(wrinkle refinement and whitening functional cosmetics)

A highly concentrated essence with deep moisturisation and sufficient nutrition to present a smooth and refined skin tone through 6 years of fermented ginseng extract and oriental medicine flower complex dan-hwa-yon. A whitening and anti-wrinkle functional products with niacinamide for bright skin tone and adenosine for refining wrinkles while supplying fast moisturisation through sodium hyaluronate.

Skin Type : All Skin Type
Effect : Assists in blood circulation and wrinkle refinement + Skin moisturization and nutrition, calming effect + Long lasting bright skin tone, harmonized balancing of oil and water
How to use : After using skin, pump an appropriate amount and gently apply smoothly on face, use palm of your hands to gently press for full absorption.
* Ingredients : [Ok-yong-san] Gleditschia australis thorn extract, Angelica dahurica root extract, Cimicifuga racemosa root extract, Bletilla striata root extract, Nardostachys chinensis Batalin,
Phaseolus radiatus seed extract, Trichosanthes kirilowii root extract, Amomum xanthioides seed extract, Broussonetiae Fructus, Eugenia caryophyllus (Clove) flower extract
Made in Korea
Period of use :
-Before opening - 3 year
-After opening - 1 year

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence
Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Essence

The bottle is made from heavy glass so be careful during handling it.  I really like the packaging as light blue reminds me of the water (rain).  The pump makes it easy to pump out the correct amount of essence which is good because it is hygienic. The essence came out in form of vicious light blue liquid which is easy to absorb.

It does have the same hanbang smell as the cream which doesn't linger on the face for too long. The smell gets lighter and disappeared after few minutes.  It absorb into the skin leaving a smooth feeling and plumps up the skin.  No sticky feeling or left a film on the skin.

There is slight variations of ingredients with the Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol soo cream but it does contain the same hanbang ingredients. There are many ingredients for anti-ageing, for brightening and hydration.  Niacinamide and plant ingredients which the fermented Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate are two of their main ingredients.
While the ingredients don't irritate my skin, still do look have a look into the ingredients that I painstakingly typed them out.  There are silicone, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E in the list which can be a good of bad thing for some people.  Dry skin type will appreciate the moisturising ingredients in it.

Overall, this essence will suit someone looking for anti ageing products but not willing to try heavy cream.  It is moisturising on it's own. Also for those who love hanbang and the feels of luxurious essence on your vanity.


Ingredient(Hansaeng Cosmetics Rin Bi-gyeol Soo Cream
Ingredient(Hansaeng Cosmetics RIN Bi-gyeol Soo Essence)
Water
Water
Glycerin
Butylene Glycol
Cyclopentasiloxane
Glycerin
Hydrogenated polyisobutene
PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer
Neopentyl glycol diheptanoate
Niacinamide
Cetearyl Alcohol
Propanediol
Butylene Glycol
Lactobacillus/
panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate
Niacinamide
Hydrogenated polyisobutene
PEG/PPG-17/6 copolymer
Neopentyl glycol diheptanoate
Stearic Acid
Cyclomethicone
Polysorbate 60
Dimethicone
Lactobacillus/
panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate
Dimethicone/
Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Sodium Hyaluronate
Sodium Hyaluronate
Cercis Chinensis Flower/Leaf/
Stem Extract
Cercis Chinensis Flower/Leaf/
Stem Extract
Uncaria Sinensis Extract
Uncaria Sinensis Extract
Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract
Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract
Angelica Dahurica Root Extract
Angelica Dahurica Root Extract
Bletilla Striata Root Extract
Bletilla Striata Root Extract
Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract
Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract
Amomum Xanthioides Seed Extract
Amomum Xanthioides Seed Extract
Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Extract
Eugenia Caryophyllus Flower Extract
Vigna Radiata Seed Extract
Vigna Radiata Seed Extract
Gleditschia australis thorn extract
Gleditschia australis thorn extract
Broussonetia Papyrifera Bark Extract
Broussonetia Papyrifera Bark Extract
Nardostachys chinensis Batalin
Nardostachys chinensis Batalin
Carthamus Tinctorius Flower Extract
Carthamus Tinctorius Flower Extract
Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract
Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract
Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract
Papaver Rhoeas Petal Extract
Pueraria Thunbergiana Flower/leaf/
stem Extract
Pueraria Thunbergiana Flower/leaf/
stem Extract
Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
Squalane
Squalane
Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract
Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract
Ophiopogon japonicus root extract
Ophiopogon japonicus root extract
Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract
Codonopsis Lanceolata Root Extract
Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extract
Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extract
Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract
Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract
Betaine
Sodium acrylates copolymer
Sorbitan sesquioleate
Lecithin
Glyceryl Stearate
Dimethoxyethyl Succinate
PEG-100 Stearate
Polysorbate 80
Adenosine
Tocopheryl Acetate
Tocopheryl Acetate
Adenosine
Paraffin
Ethylhexylglycerin
Microcrystalline Wax
Glyceryl caprylate
Ethylhexylglycerin
Scutellaria baicalensis
Glyceryl caprylate
Acrylates/
C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer
Scutellaria baicalensis
Triethanol amine
Dimethicone
Disodium Edetate
Carbomer

Triethanol amine

Disodium Edetate

Phenoxyethanol

Fragrance

CI 42090




Product retails for
Hansaeng Cosmetics RIN Bi-gyeol Soo Essence 50ml for 46000 won. Made in Korea.
Available at KMall24

For more information, please visit Hansaeng Cosmetics official website and BNT News . Product is sent for my consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.


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HOW TO USE ACTIVES, VITAMIN C, BHA,AHA&RETINOL. DO YOU NEED WAIT TIME?


At one point of time, when you have your basic skincare routine, you will be probably interested in using actives such as AHA, BHA, retinol, retinoid or vitamin C.  Actives are special treatments to rejuvenate the skin.  While there are many AHAs (Glycolic acid, Mandelic Acid etc), BHA, retinoid and vitamins out there, it is hard to know what to do with all these shiny new things.

You might be wondering on how to use those actives since there are many opinions around.

This is a guide on using vitamin C, BHA,AHA& retinol.
Retinoid such as (tretinion, adapelene, tazorac etc) are used differently so it is not included in this guide.


HOW TO USE ACTIVES, VITAMIN C, BHA,AHA&RETINOL.  DO YOU NEED WAIT TIME?



1.  Do you need a PH adjusting toner? 

Ph adjusting toner means toner that has PH lower than 5. Water above PH 7 and cleansers above PH7 are more irritating to your skin.  Then you will need PH adjusting toner to balance out the high PH of 8-9.

If you are not using a high PH cleanser or do not have tap water above PH 7 but still want to use a PH adjusting toner, make sure that you are not using too many strong actives at once. Keep only one active or your will highly exfoliate because PH adjusting toner makes 'actives' penetrate your skin so well that it is likely your skin will become irritated.  For some people, the over-exfoliation will not probably be visible in day but only seen over a course of time-1month.




2.  Do you need wait time?

The wait time is proposed for the actives to do its job of exfoliating the skin.  Some people do 20-30 minutes of wait time. Also there are some saying that if you do not have a low PH cleanser, you should wait for 30 minutes so that the skin could return to the normal PH of 5.5.


In my opinion, using a cleanser that is gentle to my skin is probably enough since I don't have the time to wait 30 minutes for my face or else it will  be as dry as desert.  Next thing of throwing actives on my face is just probably going to shock my skin more.  Sorry, that is not a life I am about.

Even some low Ph cleanser can irritate so choose your cleansers well.

So, there are two ways to use actives. So, according to your preference, situation, skin type and needs.  Do read both up first before accusing me of anything. I have tried both methods myself.

A)Wait time of (10-30minutes)&after cleanser

Cleanser>(ph lowering toner) > actives> (wait 20minutes) hydrating toner>moisturiser


This is just basic routine for me to show you the 'wait time' thing. Use this to make your actives more effective. The actives should also have the right ph and be apply right after the cleanser.

This will amplify your actives and makes it strong since application on damp skin makes everything penetrate better.

The wait time is good if you are using lower concentration actives, want to make your actives work as strong as the one in the clinics, have a skin that already reach plateau of the level of sensitivity to actives, skin that is probably resistant to all sort of lower concentration of actives and already a senior in skincare to know what you are doing.  Also you people with these routine do not do all actives everyday.

Keep in mind that low PH toner combine with actives in high percentage, using a few actives in the same routine and doing the wait time can cause irritation.


B. No long wait time&actives is place in serum step

Cleansing> hydrating toner > vitamin C >(dry 5 min) > moisturiser.

This is for people who are new to actives, using a high percentage of actives, have sensitive skin and probably do not have time for all those waiting. It is less irritating because you buffer it down and it won’t risk your skin even if have forgotten and use actives more than it should be.

You would probably won't see results as fast as the A step since you already tone your actives down but then you won't probably end up with red, dry and angry skin.



So, that is. I would prefer you not to start with so many actives like retinoid, vitamin C, AHA and BHA all once because once you over-exfoliate your skin, you will need to stop those actives and nurse your poor skin to health which will surely take time.  Try to start with only one or two actives at a time unless you have really thick skin (I mean it literary).


Again, be discreet in using actives and there is no need to rush it. Skin changes over time and the reason that some people develop irritation after few months of using actives. Always check on your skin and be gentle to it.  No use of forcing love on your skin to see fast results.


For those who are new to Asian skincare, here is a visual guide of Asian Skincare products.

Ps: I am not here to criticize anyone or tell you that you MUST do this. I am just sharing my personal opinion it. Besides, do not ask me to get whatever pieces of research to back it up because science changes and there are many contrary opinion even on one tiny question.

Not a sponsored.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.


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