Charlotte Cho’s skin care line, Then I Met You™, is now fully available on Soko Glam! Read on to learn more about the new addition to the brand: the Calming Tide Gel Cream™.
With Then I Met You, we create everything with intention. We think not only about making sure the ingredients are efficacious and provide results, but we go deeper in the overall experience, too. From the Cleansing Duo to the Skin Balancing Duo, we have been thoughtful and purposeful with each step. Now we’re excited to announce our newest addition to the TIMY family!
Let me introduce our Calming Tide Gel Cream™, a light-as-air experience that is designed to make your skin hydrated, supple and firm with our signature Tri-Tide Complex™.
Featuring Tri-Tide Complex™
One of the important lessons I’ve learned through my journey curating products for Soko Glam, is understanding the ingredients, textures and delivery systems that will make a difference in your experience and the results. For this gel cream, I selected ingredients that would compliment each other and the textures that people would find most pleasing.
We infused our signature Tri-Tide Complex™, which includes 3 effective peptides (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 and Palmitoyal Pentapeptide-4) that will bring bounce and firmness to your skin. These peptides are not only more effective together, but they are complementary to the natural antioxidants and other superfood ingredients in your routine as well.
With the Calming Tide Gel Cream™, I wanted to challenge the notion that lightweight moisturizers can’t do more than just hydrate. While most of the peptide creams out there are ones that weigh heavily and feel greasy on your skin, the Calming Tide Gel Cream™ penetrates effectively into the skin thanks to our lightweight delivery system. Because of the Tri-Tide Complex™, it will also address anti-aging concerns such as loss of firmness and it will revitalize the building blocks that make up your skin.
As you swipe this innovative gel texture on your skin, you will feel it being a burst of lightweight moisture, and know that it will be retained thanks to fortifying ceramides. Ceramides strengthen the skin’s natural barrier so that your skin remains supple and healthy. We also included one of my favorite, well-studied ingredients: niacinamide – a perfect compliment to ceramides; niacinamide promotes the production of ceramides and antioxidant activity, while being suitable for sensitive-skin.
A combination of Hibiscus (which is also the national flower of Korea), sodium hyaluronate (humectants) and niacinamide help skin retain moisture for all-day hydration. And to soothe and calm, Madecassoside, a major compound of the centella asiatica plant, was added to restore the skin barrier. This powerful, sensitive-skin friendly ingredient also aids in wound healing, redness and inflamed skin. Know that with every effective moisturizer, you need emollients, humectants and occlusives, and you have that all of that here in one lightweight and effective formula.
And if that wasn’t enough – we intentionally designed the Calming Tide Gel Cream™ to knock the idea of the “boring” category of moisturizer on the head. This sleek, pebble-shaped delight will make moisturizing exciting and I guarantee you it will stand out on your vanity. For this custom packaging, we drew inspiration from water sweeping over smooth pebbles in the sand. A moment of calm and reflection.
How to Use the Calming Tide Gel Cream
After the Cleansing Duo (oil-based cleanser + water-based cleanser) and the Skin Balancing Duo (toner and essence), you’re ready to lock in the moisture with the Calming Tide Gel Cream™! Of course, if you have other treatment products such as eye creams, sheet masks or serums, you can use it after essence and before you jump into the gel cream.
So what skin types is this moisturizer suitable for?
The lightweight texture can be used comfortably by all skin types, especially as things warm up. For normal, oily, combination and even acne-prone skin, it will be that perfect lightweight hydration you’ve always craved.
I personally have dry skin, and often think that only heavy creams will do it for me. But that is such a misconception! After using the Calming Tide Gel Cream™, my skin looks and feels bouncy and firm to the touch, and I love how my skin just soaks it in – without a heavy and greasy feeling that so many oil-heavy creams have. If you are dry like me, but enjoy more oils in your moisturizer and layering up, then I recommend using the gel cream as a serum layer, followed by a more oil/cream-based moisturizer!
Last but not least, I wanted to share the story behind the name, Calming Tide Gel Cream™. As Then I Met You is guided by the concept of jeong, a deep and emotional connection, and constantly seeks to inspire others to embrace it, I wanted to acknowledge the people in our lives that we turn to during times of anxiety. With anxiety and depression rates at an all time high, I truly believe it is meaningful connections and people with whom you have jeong and to whom you can turn, that will help you calm your anxieties.
This couldn’t be more pertinent, as we go through this global pandemic and are having to adjust to social distancing.
Like when a tide gently washes over you and creates calm, this is a moment for self-reflection to think of that person in your life; if you’ve had the chance to connect with them in a meaningful way, and if not, how you intend to show them that you simply appreciate and care for them.
I can’t wait for you to try this new addition to our TIMY family, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it!