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An all-natural Korean beauty box you must try : Inspire Me Korea x Whamisa

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There’s nothing quite like new skincare treats to lift your spirit and prep your skin for autumn, and the new Inspire Me Korea x Whamisa beauty box is perfect for making the colder weather more bearable. This affordable beauty box showcases pampering skincare products from Whamisa, a 100% natural, organic and cruelty-free innovative organic Korean skincare brand finally available in Europe at www.whamisa.co.uk, and is everything you need this season. Here are the goodies inside:

Whamisa is an innovative Korean skincare brand focused on preserving the benefits of natural ingredients. Their products are organic, 100% natural and free of silicones, parabens, purified water and synthetic additives.
Active ingredients are carefully selected and fermented with Whamisa’s signature process to preserve their natural benefits and improve efficacy of their products. Find out more about Whamisa here.

 

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1. Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist (80ml, full size)

This silky organic spray-on moisturizer is formulated with a bunch of botanical extracts to hydrate and soothe dry winter skin. I can already tell that I’m going to be using this mist a lot during fall and winter instead of the effective but definitely overpriced Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist, not only because it’s very handy but also because I just love the formula and the two real olive leaf inside. You can mist it on for a burst of soothing hydration any time of the day without disturbing your makeup*.  The formula isn’t oily at all and is perfect for all skintypes, oily and acne-prone included.

Whamisa Organic Olive Leaf Mist 25£ | Whamisa Organic Damask Rose Petal 25£

*Tried and approved, didn’t make my makeup smudge or budge at all.

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2. Whamisa Hydrogel Seeds Facial Mask (1pc, full size)

I’m sure you will all agree that sheet-masks are pretty amazing and can work magic on the skin. The box contains one of the three versions of the mask, and I received the Organic Seeds & Rice version. Made of 100% natural fermented ingredients (95% of which are organic), this sheet-mask promises to visibly reduce wrinkles, improve skin’s elasticity, even out your skintone and improve your complexion’s overall health.

I can’t tell if this mask truly keeps all of its promises as you need to use two of them a week for four weeks, but I can tell it is very moisturizing and soothing without clogging pores. I also appreciate how it visibly minimized my fine lines, brightened and made my skin more supple upon the first use.

Whamisa Organic Flowers Hydrogel Masks 6.50£ | Whamisa Organic Fruits Hydrogel Masks 6.50£ | Whamisa Organic Seeds Hydrogel Masks 6.50£ | Whamisa Special Set 5 Organic Masks 28.50£

3. Whamisa Green Essence Kelp Mask (1pc, full size)

I’m not an expert when it comes to sheet-masks, but I can tell right away when one of them is truly worth the splurge or not. This next-generation sheet-mask is made of 100% real sea kelp and is infused with a 100% natural rich serum that promises a great deal:  to improve wrinkles, brighten dull skintone, take down a puffy face, tighten pores, refine skin texture, deliver intensive moisture and hydration for 72 hours and finally to make the skin more luminous. One sheet-mask costs 9.50£, which is incredibly expensive for a one-use product, but I can already see myself using it twice a month along cheaper sheet-masks like the ones from Innisfree or Mamonde to maintain my skin’s condition.

Whamisa Green Essence Kelp Mask 9. 50£ | Whamisa Special Set 5 Kelp Mask 42£

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4. Whamisa Lotion Double Rich (20ml)

I had heard that this lotion was very moisturizing and nourishing, so I was expecting a lot from it, but unfortunately it just didn’t work out for me. As I have very dry skin, I need an extra strong hydration boost from my skincare products, especially with colder weather on the way, but the moisturizing properties of this lotion were simply not powerful enough for my skin. I can tell it would work very well on a normal to combination skin type, and maybe even on oily skin at night time, but it definitely doesn’t work for very dry skin like mine.  On the other hand, I got very nice results when I applied it on top of an even more moisturizing and liquidy lotion like the Hada Labo Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion – probably because the oils in the Whamisa act as an occlusive and prevent the Hada Labo from evaporating. It’s not a product I would purchase in full-size, but it’s still an excellent addition to normal/combo skincare routine.

Whamisa Organic Flowers Double Rich Lotion, 26.50£

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5. Samples

As my Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel isn’t moisturizing enough for winter, I was delighted to find two samples of the eye-essence inside the box. This powerful yet weightless essence offers instantly visible firming results for the delicate skin around the eye, and also brightens and diminishes fine lines for a more youthful look.

Whamisa Organic Flowers Eye-Essence 28.50£

I was really hoping to receive a sample of the Nourishing Cream but got the Foam Cleansing Cream instead. With a pH level of 5, this gentle creamy rich cleanser wipes away impurities for a clean, healthy-looking moisturized glowy skin.

Whamisa Organic Flowers Cleansing Cream, 23.50£

Inspire Me Korea also offers the Culture Box, a 13.99£ monthly  subscription box that includes little bites to bring you closer to Korea – from snacks to satiate your appetite, to bitesize history, culture, language and trends in the monthly magazine delivered to your door monthly! Not to forget, the culture, Kpop and beauty items.

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I’ve been dying to try out Whamisa products but have always been put off by the high price. Next time I will also recommend some lace wigs care product for  my full lace wigs. However now that they’re available in Europe and now that I’ve tried this box, I know it’s worth every penny. Whamisa have really nailed it in terms of quality and effectiveness. If you’re looking for an organic Korean brand I highly suggest you to treat yourself to this beauty box, it can hardly disappoint with the amazing products it contains!

 

Inspire Me Korea and Whamisa.co.uk kindly offer a small discount of £1.50 for sunhyemi.com’s readers with code SUNHYEMI at checkout!

Have you tried any other Korean beauty box yet?

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  1. Anna
    October 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Hye Mi,

    Will you review the rose petal and the nourishing cream in the future? I want to buy them both but I’d like to know your thoughts about them before. Btw I sent you a DM on instagram, please read it whenever you have time! 🙂

    • Hye Mi
      October 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Anna,

      I replied to your DM a few minutes ago. 🙂
      About the Nourishing Cream and Damask Rose Mist, I really want to try them as well. I can’t promise you anything but I’ll try to review them as soon as possible.

    • Hye Mi
      October 10, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      If I recall correctly you have dry skin as well, I’m currently writing a few skincare reviews that will probably interest you a lot!

      • Anna
        October 10, 2016 at 1:15 pm

        Ooooh I can’t wait!! 😀
        Can I get a clue? ^^

        • Hye Mi
          October 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

          Hera, Sulwhasoo, Su:m37. 🙂

          • Anna
            October 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

            OMG!!!!!! Ok now I really I can’t wait!!! :'(
            Please tell me you’re planning to review the magic serum? Please? Pretty please?

            • Hye Mi
              October 10, 2016 at 1:21 pm

              If you mean the Hera Magic Oil Serum, yes I will, among other products. 🙂

          • Marie
            October 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm

            Omg for real? Did you really purchase all those products you posted on your insta story? Please share the haul with us ahah! *_*

  2. Kiss & Make-up
    October 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I like the sound of that spray-on moisturizer! Would it work as a toner too or is it too heavy for that?

    • Hye Mi
      October 10, 2016 at 9:02 am

      It’s very lightweight, but I wouldn’t use it as a toner. 🙂

  3. Aria
    October 9, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Never heard of Whamisa before but this brand seems very, very interesting. I’m probably going to try the double rich lotion, I have oily skin so it sounds perfect for me 🙂

    • Hye Mi
      October 9, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Excellent idea, I actually thought of you when I tried this lotion. Figured it would be perfect for your skin.

  4. Jodie Louise
    October 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    And I forgot to tell you that I LOVE your new blog design, it’s great! You had a lovely blog before but now it’s just perfect.

    • Hye Mi
      October 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you Jodie!

  5. Jodie Louise
    October 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Oh gosh this brand seems amazing!! I want to purchase the sheet masks but damn they’re really expensive! The ingredients and fermentation thing reminds me of Su:m37… By the way have you tried Su:m37 yet? I know you like the Secret Programming Essence (and so do I) but I don’t recall you ever mentioning another product from them.

    • Hye Mi
      October 6, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Hello Jodie,

      I have a few more products from Su:m37, like the full White Award line, the miracle rose cleansing stick and a few samples. 🙂

  6. Kelly
    October 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Hyemi!

    You and me have really similar tastes in beauty products I’ve also been dying to try whamisa! ♥
    You know how much I love the Biogenic Effector (and again thank you SO MUCH for this recommendation) I just have a lil question regarding the olive oil mist, is it more hydrating than the Laneige mist we talked about on instagram?

    • Hye Mi
      October 6, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Kelly,

      Both mists are very different. The Laneige is definitely richer and leaves a sticky film on the skin while the Whamisa feels more like water and is extremely lightweight. I like the Whamisa better as the Laneige somehow clogs my pores and makes my skin a little bit greasy.

    • Hye Mi
      October 6, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      And yes, just like you said #heraftw 😉

  7. Eileen
    October 5, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    You seriously make me want to use more sheet masks! 🙂 I was lucky enough to receive the Whamisa Deep Rich Essence Toner for my birthday and it is literally the best toner EVER at least for me!
    Random question but I’m a little bit obsessed with your skincare routine and your beauty stash, I just love every products you recommend… Could you please please please share your bathroom/beauty stash with us?

    • Hye Mi
      October 5, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Hello Eileen,

      I haven’t tried the toner yet, I’ll have to check it out. 🙂
      We’re currently remodeling our bathroom at the moment but I was planning to share my beauty stash once we finish it. Hopefully we’ll finish everything this month!

  8. Astrid
    October 5, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Oh no Hye Mi how could you do this to my poor wallet now I feel like I MUST purchase the eye essence T_T

  9. Hanna
    October 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I’m loving the creamy foaming cleanser right now so I definitely need to pick the olive mist up!! I’ve been drowling at the rose version for a while but I guess it’s time to break the bank! Just wish it was more affordable for my student budget… *sigh*

  10. Sheryl
    October 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Oh my, the eye essence sounds very interesting! I had heard lots of good thing about Whamisa, but as you said it is very pricey. I am always on the lookout for a natural moisturizing eye cream so maybe I should invest… I really want to try this!

  11. Cherry Lee
    October 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    dear hyemi ever since ive discovered your blog i’ve been using hera and products you recommend nonstop they work so well for my skin, thank u SO MUCH!! now i need to get my hands on the kelp masks asap!

    • Hye Mi
      October 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Hi Cherry,

      I’m glad you love Hera as well! 🙂

  12. Charlene
    October 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Hyemi!

    I really want to try Whamisa too!! Is the damask rose better than the olive mist? I have very oily skin I don’t want to break out X)
    xo

    • Hye Mi
      October 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Hello Charlene,

      I haven’t tried the Damask version yet, I’ll let you know once I get my hands on it. 🙂
      The Olive version doesn’t clog pores at all though.

  13. Cherie
    October 2, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Amazing! I really want to try Whamisa but it’s so hard to find any online + it’s pretty pricey. I’ve heard amazing things about the kelp mask as well… too bad the lotion didn’t work well for you but at least you can use it for layering up 😉

    Cherie
    http://www.sinonym.uk

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