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Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence Review

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

I’m 28 (at least for another two-ish months) and have combination skin with oily t-zone and dry-to-normal cheeks. I’m very fair (ok, pale, sooo pale) and freckles multiply on me like bunnies, especially in the summer. Many anti-pigmentation products contain retinol or various acids that work well but make the skin sensitive to the sun, which in the summer is less than ideal. However, not all is lost. Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence is safe all year and promises tighter pores, more even skin tone, and a balanced oil production. It’s available on* eBay and Amazon and is the brand’s #1 international bestseller.

Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin preserves the moisture barrier, evens out the skin tone, helps fade acne marks and makes the skin look more youthful and radiant. It is suitable for all skin types.

Active ingredients:

  • Galactomyces - the ancient rice wine makers who handled galactomyces (fermented rice yeast) with their bare hands had skin that looked young and healthy. It was then discovered that galactomyces helps maintain the skin’s elasticity and healthy coloring, slowing down the aging process. Manyo Factory ferments, purifies and filters this rice yeast for use in its formulas today.

  • Niacinamide - vitamin B3 and has been proven to reduce pore size, help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and improve pigmentation.

  • Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract - “Japanese Pepper” extract rich in antioxidants to prevent skin-aging free radical damage.

How to use:

  1. Cleanse the face and apply toner

  2. Apply the essence: 4-5 drops for normal/oily skin or 5-7 drops for dry skin

  3. Follow with the rest of your skincare (serum, emulsion, etc)

I can honestly say that counting drops isn’t part of my routine in any way, life is complicated enough - I just squeeze a little from the dropper into my palm and let it warm in there for a few seconds (to allow better penetration into the skin), then gently pat it in. It probably ends up being about 5-7 drops anyway.

My impressions:

This essence has quickly become a favorite addition to my routine. It’s very light and has no scent and gets absorbed fast without a residue or a heavy feeling. I am sometimes hesitant to add extra layers to my morning routine during the summer (yesterday we had a high of 95F/35C), but my skin drinks this essence up beautifully. I love the glass packaging that’s reminiscent of a pharmacy bottle - the product contains just the needed beneficial ingredients and no fillers like fragrance, making it almost more medicinal than cosmetic. The hyaluronic acid helps hydrate the skin, which is always needed in this heat.

Just about every summer, my pale skin erupts with freckles. I typically don’t mind, but I don’t want them to eventually start blending into age spots. So far this year, my freckles actually got lighter and much less noticeable. I even posted a picture on Instagram this week wearing only a translucent powder and my skin tone looks quite even, in my subjective opinion. You can buy this wonderful essence on eBay and Amazon.

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I won this product in a giveaway from Manyo Factory and 0.8L; all opinions are honest.

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

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