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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of ma:nyo Galactomy Niacin Essence versus ma:nyo Bifida Complex Ampoule .

Last updated on February 15, 2024. Published on April 25, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free and reef safe . They have a total of 4 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid and niacinamide

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for fighting acne, dry skin, brightening skin, oily skin, reducing pores and dark spots

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

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Essence South Korean Brand South Korea
Ampoule South Korean Brand South Korea

Essence

Essences are used to prep skin for further treatment and may provide extra skin benefits. They are usually used before serum and moisturizers. Essences are thought to have originated in either Japan or Korea and is an essential step in K-Beauty.

Ampoule

Ampoules are created to target one area of concern. They are usually highly concentrated with active or beneficial ingredients.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing
Reduces Large Pores
Dark Spots
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying

Notable Ingredients

Niacinamide
Hyaluronic Acid
Peptides (2)

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Acne Fighting
Brightening (2)
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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

ma:nyo Galactomy Niacin Essence contains this as ingredient number 2.

ma:nyo Bifida Complex Ampoule contains this as ingredient number 4.

2
What it does: Smoothing
Community Rating: Loved

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation. It also helps fade dark-spots and strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

The cherry on top? Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.

When incorporating niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.

Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.

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ma:nyo Galactomy Niacin Essence contains this as ingredient number 3.

ma:nyo Bifida Complex Ampoule contains this as ingredient number 3.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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ma:nyo Galactomy Niacin Essence contains this as ingredient number 4.

ma:nyo Bifida Complex Ampoule contains this as ingredient number 11.

4
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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ma:nyo Galactomy Niacin Essence contains this as ingredient number 8.

ma:nyo Bifida Complex Ampoule contains this as ingredient number 19.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

70% are loved or liked
20% have mixed ratings
10% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet
70% are loved or liked
15% have mixed ratings
0% are disliked or very disliked
15% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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ma:nyo Galactomy Niacin Essence 10 ingredients

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ma:nyo Bifida Complex Ampoule 20 ingredients

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Expensive (1) Hydrating (1) No Scent (1) Oily (1) Works Well (1)
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nja

3 months ago Β· Sensitive Skin
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This is some pretty amazing stuff, it's what makes my skin glow! Bifida is great for the skin barrier and pumpkin fruit ferment filtrate has...

This is some pretty amazing stuff, it's what makes my skin glow! Bifida is great for the skin barrier and pumpkin fruit ferment filtrate has exfoliation properties. It also has peptides and niacinamide. Basically te entire INCI is amazing and it's also FA safe. The other version - Bifida BIOME Complex Ampoule - is *not* FA safe but it's very easy to get them mixed up because they look identical.
This ampoule exfoliates the skin and quite effectively, at least in my experience! So if you have very sensitive skin or are using any actives, keep that in mind. My skin gets a little flushed with this but I am using tretinoin. For now I use it once a week but when my skin gets totally used to tret, I plan on using it more because I love it!! It is kind of oily on the skin but it doesn't bother me when it works so well. The glow it gives is unmached!!

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