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Ma:nyo Natural Sunblock SPF29 PA++ Review

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Most of the time, I love testing new sunscreens. Today’s formulas are often great - lightweight, pleasant, and an overall joy to use. But there are exceptions…

Ma:nyo Natural Sunblock SPF29 PA++ is marketed as a great way to protect the whole family from the sun. It’s available on Stylevana (code INF10KBH) and eBay.

Ma:nyo Natural Sunblock SPF29 PA++

How to use

  • Apply liberally before sun exposure

  • Reapply as needed

The texture is awful - chalky, thick, and hard to spread. Manyo uses physical filters - zinc oxide and titanium dioxide - but that’s no excuse for this texture. I’ve had many physical sunscreens that apply beautifully. Also, I don’t love that the Natural Sunblock contains essential oils, which can cause unwanted reactions when exposed to the sun. Looking at you, lemon peel oil… 

Ma:nyo Natural Sunblock SPF29 PA++

My impressions

This is horrible. So horrible that I only used it once, and not even over the whole face. When I couldn’t spread this cream on my cheek and it kept sliding and rolling, I didn’t bother doing the rest. I did my best on that side, looked at the ghostly, greasy white cast and had to wash it off. I usually test new sunscreens on the weekend, without makeup or anything else first. In this case, it was too terrible even for running errands. I’ve seen thick zinc diaper ointments that are easier to apply than this!

I can’t find a single redeeming quality for this Manyo sunscreen. Even the SPF is too low - I prefer to use SPF50. Most of us, myself included, do not apply SPF perfectly. Going with a higher factor can help mitigate some of that. Uber skincare nerds can also invest in a UV mirror to check for skipped zones and improve their application.

I’m so grateful that we have other wonderful sunscreen options and don’t have to use formulas like this one.

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Ma:nyo Natural Sunblock ingredients: Lotus flower water, dicaprylyl carbonate, titanium dioxide, bifida ferment lysate, zinc oxide, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, stearic acid, aluminum hydroxide, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, caprylic Ric/Capric triglyceride, Lactobacillus/Hibiscus flower fermentation filtrate, Cornflower water, Sodium chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Sunflower seed oil, Glycerin, Centella asiatica Extract, purified water, polyglyceryl-3 oleate, glyceryl caprylate, mango seed butter, bergamot oil, king tangerine peel oil, lemon peel oil, lime spearmint oil, peppermint oil, rose flower oil, port marigold flower extract, vinegar Birch tree fruit extract, Walnut flower extract, Usnia extract, diisostearoyl polyglyceryl-3 dimer dilinoleate, ethyl ferulate, hydrolyzed jojoba ester


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