In collaboration with Whamisa, one of our favorite (and top-selling!) brands from Korea, we created a line of exceptional and simplified skincare products inspired by the soothing and hydrating properties of green tea. Presenting, the Whamisa by Glow Studio Green Tea Kit ($60)— an antioxidant-packed, multitasking, and pared-down K-beauty routine that covers all your skincare bases in three easy steps: A gentle Foaming Cleansing Gel, a double-duty Serum Toner, and an oil-free Moisturizer. They’re all designed to soothe, brighten, and defend skin from environmental damage, while dialing down excess oil production and keeping pores clear, which makes them the perfect go-to for oily and acne-prone skin.
Known for their state-of-the-art formulations and technology, Whamisa was the first brand we ever curated for Glow Recipe. This collaboration is especially close to our hearts as Whamisa has been with us since the very beginning. From Whamisa, we’ve curated truly innovative products, introducing new formats and technologies such as water-free formulations and fermented skincare. You might have heard of or even tried some of their breakout stars like the Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner or the Sea Kelp Mask made of 100% seaweed.
We worked together with Whamisa’s state-of-the-art labs to develop a full routine that lives up to our curation standards (aka harsh-free, skin-loving formulations) with one of our favorite ingredients: green tea. The goal was to bring the ingredient to its full skincare potential, and showcase how this versatile antioxidant goes beyond hydration to treat everything from unevenness to acne. From our collaboration, the 3-step green tea skincare routine was born. Here’s a deep dive into the hero ingredient and a play-by-play of each product:
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What makes green tea such a superstar ingredient in skincare? We really wanted to shine a spotlight on green tea for its antioxidant content, natural anti-inflammatory properties, and exceptional hydrating abilities. Green tea comes from the Camellia plant, which you may know already as an antioxidant and anti-aging powerhouse. The main antioxidant ability in green tea helps defend skin against environmental stressors and free radicals from pollution and UVA/UVB rays, making it an ideal treatment to maintain youthful skin. Additionally, green tea naturally reduces inflammation and irritation, while instantly calming redness. Lastly, green tea’s moisturizing properties not only ensure long-lasting hydration, but also helps control oil and sebum production.
The full routine brings each of these benefits to the forefront with their unique applications and textures:
Step 1: Green Tea Foaming Cleansing Gel ($20)
This gentle, green-tinged formula doubles as a makeup-melter and clarifying cleanser. Free from harsh, drying sulfates and SLS, it transforms from a lightweight gel into a moisturizing and pore-purifying foam. Flecks of real tea leaves are dotted throughout to calm and deep clean skin without stripping or drying it out.
Step 2: Green Tea Serum Toner ($22)
This lightweight, skin-soothing, all-in-one toner-serum hybrid instantly floods skin with intense hydration, while imparting antioxidants to treat and refine trouble spots. It combines the watery, yet bouncy texture of a toner with the skin-transforming concentration of a serum, and works flawlessly as a vehicle for the 7-Skin Method, since it applies whisper light but leaves skin deeply quenched.
Step 3: Green Tea Moisturizer ($25)
Perfect for oily and combination skin types, the Green Tea Moisturizer is an oil-free, fast absorbing moisturizer that hydrates and nourishes with zero greasiness. The ultra-lightweight, silky-smooth texture glides over skin and sinks in immediately to help balance its natural oil levels and create the perfect canvas for makeup.
Dying to give our multitasking and innovative Whamisa by Glow Studio 3-Step Green Tea Kit a try? Now the perfect chance: It’s March’s Glow Gamechanger and available for a special price all this month!
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