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Monday, 15 May 2017

Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist


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What happens when natural cosmetics meets Korean beauty industry? We will get a brand with a BDIH and EWG certificates and a whole line based on natural fermentation. Let me introduce you to a Korean beauty brand called Whamisa and show you how it helped me to survive an acid treatment with a product which I thought it will be useless for my skincare - Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist.

Couple words about brand
Whamisa is a natural brand from South Korea. All Whamisa products are based on fermentation. What's really interesting, the logo of the brand contains Chinese characters which mean flower, beauty and four factors. This brand was appreciated by EWG - all their products have met the EWG's requirements.


Packaging
The whole design of the packaging is well planned. It doesn't only look very appealing but it also fits the company's idea - I can easily see that this brand is all about nature, natural ingredients and tradition - something that you can't usually spot in cosmetics because now everything is all about minimalism and even if I love minimalism, Whamisa is a good example how to mix minimalism, nature and their roots in the packaging design.

Skin Type
This mist is suitable for all skin types, but it'll work the best for acne-prone, oily and combination skin.


Ingredients
*Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, *Alcohol, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, *Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, *Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract, *Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, *Dioscorea Opposita (Wild Yam) Root Extract, *Centella Asiatica Extract, *Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Nelumbium Speciosum Flower ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Ferment Filtrate, Cetraria Islandica Extract, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Natto Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil

(*Certified Organically Grown ***Natural Preservative / Bergamot Oil Bergaptene Free)


Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract also known as soap aloe and it's an African plant. I had problems with this extract because according to EWG it might be cancerous, but on the other sources, there were no data if it really is or not. According to EWG, the main problem is the natural pigment in Aloe Maculata and it can be cancerous if we use a non-decolorised ingredient. Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf & Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract - these ingredients should be good for every skin type, they were used even in ancient times because of antiseptic & anti-inflammatory properties of Olea Europaea. Olea Europaea is also an anti-oxidant so both these ingredients don't only cure acne but they also help with wrinkles. Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract also known as green caviar and sea grapes, it's a type of seaweed, good moisturiser and an anti-aging ingredient. Alcohol - this ingredient is used to increase skin absorption. Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract - an antioxidant, used in natural medicine, it helps with wrinkles and skin damages. Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract - also known as Chinese Lizard's Tail, but it's a plant. It's an antioxidant and skin brightener that cures inflammation. Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract also known as Ashitaba, it contains lots of flavonoids that's why it's a potential antioxidant. Ashitaba has anti-inflammatory properties and it can probably help with wrinkles. Dioscorea Opposita (Wild Yam) Root Extract also known as Chinese Yam or Shan Yao and it's well known in Chinese Traditional Medicine. It is used by women in and after menopause. Centella Asiatica Extract, also known as Gotu Kola, it's one of my favourite ingredients. It doesn't only help with redness but it makes our skin calm and it helps with acne. It can be used on delicate sunburns. Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract - green tea is an antioxidant, it works not only for acne-prone and oily skin but it also helps with wrinkles, it's a moisturiser which can be used after delicate sunburns. Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Ferment Filtrate and Lactobacillus/Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Ferment Filtrate are ferments, it is told that ferments are good moisturisers, they can help with skin ageing as well. Cetraria Islandica Extract - also known as Iceland Moss Extract, this extract is well known in Herbal Medicine, it helps with acne, psoriasis or even inflammation. This substance doesn't only moderate the sebum production but it's also a good moisturiser which will revitalise your skin. Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract - known as huáng qín in Traditional Chinese Medicine and it can be used as a treatment for psoriasis. It has anti-inflammatory properties but it also provides sun protection (even if it absorbs UVA&UVB rays, it still shouldn't be used as a sunscreen without any other substance like zinc oxide of any other mineral or chemical sunscreen) and it helps with allergies so it can be used even by people with sensitive skin. Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract - called Mu Dan Pi in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this extract is used for skin brightening, it is told that this extract can have anti-inflammatory properties. Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract - liquorice is used as a skin brightener, it's a very good substance, but it's not a good substance during the pregnancy. Natto Gum - it's a fermented soy and it's a moisturiser. Xanthan Gum & Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum - natural thickeners. Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil - this substance shouldn't be used during the pregnancy, it's a Rosewood Oil and it gives a very delicate smell to the product and it's used as an anti-aging agent in cosmetics. Geranium Maculatum Oil - this substance has anti-inflammatory properties but it can also give the smell to the product. Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil - last but not least Bergamot Oil, you might know this smell from tea, it doesn't only give the smell to the product but it also works as an antiseptical ingredient. This oil might increase the reaction to the sunlight, that's why we can't use the bare ingredient on our skin in the summer.

Smell & Texture
It's hard to talk about the texture - if you need a mist which will quickly dry on your skin then it's a product for you. The smell is very delicate and flowery, I can't smell any alcohol in it. It's a refreshing composition, the smell will disappear quickly so even if you have a sensitive nose you can easily use it.


How does it work for me
I was surprised that this mist has increased the skin moisture, the other surprise for me is the fact that my skin does not react to any of these ingredients - I was scared that I might react to natto gum or any fermented ingredient - the fact is that fermented soy is being told to be safe for people with allergies - even if you have a soy allergy you might not have any reaction to fermented soy. Allergies are the very individual thing so if you've got an allergy to soy or any other ingredient in this product please do the patch test before buying or using this product on your face. One of the best things is fact that you can use this mist on your makeup, I like to use it during the day - especially if it's a warm one or if I have to spend long days in a very dry environment. I recommend to use it in your skincare routine before you but the cream on your face or before you put the makeup. I can't say if it really helps with acne or inflammation because I use many different products now and they are making my face look more bright. I also do not break out as often as I used to, but for sure it helped me to balance the skin moisture during the acid treatment.

Additional Information
According to the producer - this mist is a cruelty-free product and it's suitable for vegans. It contains 92.5% organic ingredients (according to glowrecipe.com) and it met EWG's requirements. This product has BDIH certificate.


Where to get this product?
Whamisa is a brand which is not really easy to find. You can get Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist on Glowrecipe (38$),  Honeysu (29€) and Testerkorea (22$).

Sum up
I still don't think that face mist is necessary for our skincare, but if you struggle with dry skin and you need additional moisture then mist based on natural ingredients and ferments is the best choice. The price is quite big but we have to remember that any product with fermented ingredients will cost a lot due to the fermentation progress - it's like with wine - the longer the process is, the more it is going to cost.

Do you use face mist? Do you know Whamisa? How do you like this product? How do you care for your skin?

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52 comments

  1. This looks like a really nice products. Nice review! :)

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  2. Looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing)

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  3. It´S look so amazing! I like organic cosmetic products. But i don´t know this mark.

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  4. O, mam na oku tą mgiełkę ale obecnie czekam na inne kosmetyki z Whamisy - z linii do pielęgnacji włosów - szampon, wcierkę, esencję oraz maskę :) Mam co do nich bardzo duże oczekiwania, więc mam nadzieję że sprawdzą się tak samo dobrze jak ta mgiełka :P

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  5. Ja używam wody termalnej Uriage- klasycznie. Ale zastanawiałam się właśnie nad tonikiem Whamisa...tylko właśnie. Czy ja go na pewno potrzebuje? :):)
    Nie spotkałam się z tą informacją o tym, że ekstrakt aloe maculata może być rakotwórczy, hmm muszę się temu przyjrzeć. Nawet z tą wiedzą spokojnie bym używała tego produkty, ilość która się wchłonie nie będzie olbrzymia, a też nie jest to popularny składnik żeby mógł poważnie się skumulować.

    Bardzo ciekawa marka:)

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  6. Jak pięknie prezentuje się design opakowania! Natychmiast zapragnęłam ją mieć. Nigdy nie zastanawiałam się dotychczas nad procesem fermentacji koniecznym do uzyskania kosmetyku. Otworzyłaś mi oczy ;) Pewnie nie skuszę się na zakup tego produktu, bo ok. 160 zł za mgiełkę to sporo, nawet jeśli wezmę pod uwagę specyfikę jej pozyskiwania.Nawilżenie byłoby w najbliższym czasie przydatne - muszę poszukać tańszych zamienników. Byłam swego czasu wielką fanką wody winogronowej Caudalie.... Czy znasz ten produkt? Co o nim sądzisz?

    Pozdrawiam
    PaulineJournal

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  7. Nie tania ta mgiełka, jednak myślę że warta do wypróbowania w szczególności dla mnie :) Buziaki

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  8. Po pierwsze - cudowne zdjęcia! ♥ :D Rzeczywiście mgiełka do twarzy nigdy nie była mi niezbędna, ale te fermenty mnie ciekawią niezmiernie! :D

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  9. Amazing blog post and great photos.
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent post and thank you for the comments!!
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  10. Nie znam tej marki, cerę mam mieszaną z tendencją do przetłuszczania, więc myślę, że dla mnie byłaby odpowiednia :)

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  11. Chętnie bym spróbowała tej mgiełki.

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  12. Dość droga jak na tego typu produkt. Chciałabym ją wypróbować ale tylko wtedy gdy trafię na jakąś naprawdę dobrą promocję.

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  13. Bardzo lubię e kosmetyki za skład

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  14. Idealny kosmetyk dla mnie i mojej mieszanej cery. O marce nie słyszałam, ale chętnie wypróbowałabym. Do tego opakowanie wygląda pięknie. Pozdrawiam!

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  15. skład naprawdę godny podziwu :-) Jestem jak najbardziej na tak. Przy takim składzie myślę, że cena promocyjna wcale nie jest taka wygórowana. Ciekawi mnie co jeszcze w asortymencie ma marka.. bo niestety mgiełek to na chwilę obecną troszkę mam ;-)

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  16. Bardzo ładna prezentacja :-)Mgiełki używam bardzo rzadko.. Kosmetyk prezentuje się znakomicie ale cena trochę odstrasza ;-)

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  17. Pierwszy raz słyszę o tej marce, ale mgiełka jak najbardziej do mojej mieszanej cery :)

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  18. I've never tried a face mist, but maybe I'll give this a try :) xx

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  19. I have combination skin so this sounds like it would be great for me! Thanks for sharing!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  20. Samego produktu nie miałam, ale Twój opis zachęca. Bardzo podoba mi się buteleczka- jednocześnie prosta, a przyciąga wzrok.

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  21. I love this type of mist! Makes my skin feel extra moistured <3 So comfortable! This one sounds super interesting.
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  22. Your photos are always so on point! I love the packaging of the product too!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  23. bAmazing blog post and great photos.
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent post and thank you for the comments!!
    As on this month, MyLyfeMyStory has been officially renamed as Harija Ravi :)
    Harija Ravi

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  24. O mgielce nie slyszalam wczesniej, ale design opakowania bardzo do mnie przemawia, mozna nawet powiedziec, ze urzeka i kusi "kup mnie, kup mnie!" :) Chyba trafi ten produkt do mojej kosmetyczki! <3

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  25. Od kilku tygodni czytam o tych kosmetykach Whamisa, ale nie miałam okazji ich testować, ani przyglądać się im na żywo. Spodobały mi się ich składy - zawierają wiele dobroczynnych składników, a fermenty są teraz na topie - sama ich nie używałam, ale słyszałam, że dobrze sprawdzają się w przypadku skór trądzikowych :D Kusisz, kusisz, szkoda, że cena jest dość wysoka :C

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  26. Wydają się bardzo ciekawe te kosmetyki, szkoda jednak, że takie drogie. Bardzo ładnie się prezentują. Pozdrawiam :)

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  27. Nie znam tej marki. A mgiełki do twarzy od czasu do czasu używam.

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  28. What a wonderful review! I'm really interested to know about these products!
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  29. Produkt wygląda na fantastyczny, bardzo bym chciała go wypróbować
    ale chyba na razie nie będę miała takiej możliwości :)
    pozdrawiam cieplutko myszko :*

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  30. Thanks for really interesting post) Have a nice day!

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  31. Najczęściej sięgam po mgiełki na bazie róży, dla mojej naczynkowej, wrażliwej cery jest to idealny składnik. Mgiełka Whamisa brzmi bardzo interesująco, a o fermentach muszę więcej poczytać. Zaciekawił mnie ten temat :)

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  32. mogłabyś śmiało robić zdjęcia kosmetyków do reklam :)

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  33. Pierwszy raz spotykam się z tą mgiełką, ale chętnie wypróbuję ją latem. Wydaje się dobrą alternatywą dla dotychczas stosowanych przeze mnie produktów.

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  34. Looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing)

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  35. I have heard so much about Korean beauty products!! And the mist looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! :) And I like how you have clicked the pictures! Have a great day!
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    Shivangi
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  36. ooo, nie wiedziałam wcześniej, co znaczy ich logo ;) kupiłam ostatnio kilka miniaturek whamissy i niedługo będę je testowała :)

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  37. Chętnie bym ich spróbowała :)

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  38. Wydaje się być idealna dla nas pod względem zastosowanie do cery trądzikowej i oczywiście wszystko co Koreańskie ma naszą przychylność ;P

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  39. So many great ingredients. I'm so surprised. I really need to start trying Korean cosmetics

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  40. Wow, great pictures! I just followed you :)
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  41. I used to think that facial mist is a gimmick and unnecessary but my dry, mature skin has come to appreciate mists and now it's a step that I can never skip. It made huge improvements in my skin moisture barrier.

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  42. Pomimo, że opakowanie wygląda prosto, minimalistycznie to i tak coś sprawia, że chętnie bym ten produkt zapoznała ze swoja skórą :)

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