For Ksisters, I have to shoot weekly base for new collection and film IG stories on a daily basis. I have been enjoying a lot to communicate with our followers and customers. The only moment I felt stressed was when my face became really puffy before shooting due to severe morning water retention. Also, if I sit very long on the chair, I always feel bloated and heavy in the late afternoon. So I don't like to wear tight pants or skirt, because I always feel discomfort after lunch! I also have constipation problem when I travel for a long period of time. I had to fight water retention and constipation for many nights in hotels and airplanes.
<This photo was taken during my business trip to Indonesia last year! Look at my puffy face when morning water retention and many "not going to toilet" day combined!>
I know that I need to exercise more, but as a mum of two young kids and a founder of a small business, I really don't have enough time (I know it is an excuse, but if I have time I would rather sleep haha!).
When I heard about Gongmi Detox, which is really hot in Korea now, I wanted to try for myself. I personally bought and tried in July 2018 and really liked it. What I really liked about it is 1) it is so easy to consume and carry thanks to its sachet type and 2) it is made with simple & safe ingredients! It is one of the most loved water retention tea and constipation enzyme for pregnant ladies and breastfeeding mums! It is FOOD (not diet medicine), so there is no side effect after taking long term!
That is why I quickly contacted Gongmi HQ, and after so many sleepless nights and meetings, Gongmi HQ approved our distributorship in Singapore as a sole distributor, I feel extremely proud!
What is Gongmi?
Gongmi 空美 - Gongmi starts from the concept of “Beauty begins within”. Gongmi helps to detox and purify your body on the inside, promoting healthier & lighter you!
Founder Kim Dongyeon was a news anchor in Korea, and like other anchors, she was always concerned about how she looked on Morning News. Especially since she had serious morning water retention problem. She tried many methods, but most of them had only temporary effects and wasn’t healthy, only making her feel bloated.
Thus, she teamed up with Korean Oriental Medicine Doctor, Jeong Hyunjae (a renowned Detox expert) and made Gongmi Tea & Enzyme, which helps you feel lighter only in a healthy and natural way. Its ingredients are all natural.
<Doctor Jeong Hyunjae's interview about the product>
Gongmi started in 2015, and quickly became very famous “The Water Retention Tea, which started all water retention tea boom” and “Constipation Enzyme powder” in Korea!
It was nicknamed as “news anchor beauty secret” and “pregnant mama tea”, known as the best water retention tea after delivery. In Korean confinement centres (yes, we don’t do confinement at home, we go to this centre for 2-3 weeks), many newborn babies' mamas did group purchase for Gongmi set to eliminate water retention! It is safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding! I know many ladies have constipation during pregnancy, so they consider Gongmi Enzyme as a safe choice!
Word of mouth was so powerful that major department stores like Galleria, Lotte, and Hyundai started to stock Gongmi (check out my Hyundai department store visit in July 2018! - 2nd & 3rd videos)! Major TV home shopping channels like Lotte and NS (Korea's top food shopping channel, it's very difficult to be listed!) launched Gongmi too. Once you are introduced on this NS, your quality is guaranteed in a way! Even after many years, it is still #1 in water retention tea category thanks to its high quality!
<Gongmi is going global! They went to Macy's NY in July 2019 as a renowned K-detox product>
Gongmi Tea is for water retention, while Gongmi Enzyme is for constipation. Both products are made differently with different ingredients, but starting from same principle - How to detox our body in a healthy & natural way?
Why do we (ladies) feel heavy, bloated, and tired all the time? The main reason for these symptoms is the circulatory disturbance from our unbalanced body.
Why does circulation problem happen to women? The basal metabolism of women decreases more dramatically with ageing than men's, so the the female body doesn't use up the energy, but rather accumulated inside the body. For better circulation and balance in the body, it is very important to detox and cleanse.
How can we detox our body? In Korean Oriental Medicine, we believe the best circulation of our body comes from maintaining cool chest, well circulated stomach, and warm lower abdomen. Dong Yi Bao Jian said Bamboo Leafs, Atractylodes Lancea, and Cinnamon will help to warm your lower body and better circulation, so it will help you feel more energetic and revitalised as a result.
Gongmi Tea has 11 derived ingredients which help to warm your lower body and better circulation.
It is not made by just simply mixing ready-made ingredients with preservatives or food additives, which is cheaper. Just like TCM and Traditional Korean Medicine, they boiled down all ingredients for many rounds (decoction method) to get a really condensed final result. So it is 20 brix (most famous ginseng concentrates in Korea is usually 5 brix)! Imagine how highly concentrated it is!
And that is not the end of the story! 1 sachet is made of 90% of this condensed extract. Not 30-40%! Remaining 10% is only Oligofructose (which serves as a substrate for microflora in the large intestine, increasing the overall gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) health)!
Nothing else like preservatives and food additive. Just like how you check your baby food's full ingredient list, please check Gongmi's full ingredient list till the end (same for your food choice, always make sure you check full ingredient list! Healthy habit!).
We always compare how much percentage of actual key ingredients is in your skincare product, Gongmi made sure it is really good enough! Gongmi Tea is 90% and Gongmi Enzyme is 99%!
Similar herb ingredient-based medicine made in Korean Oriental Medicine Clinic can easily cost $400-600! +_+
(Bamboo Leaves, Wheat, Adhesive Rehmannia, Corn Silks, Poria Cocos Wolf, Seed of Sacred Lotus, Root of Phragmites Communis Trin, Root of Astragalus Membranaceus Bunge, Cinnamon, Skin of Mandarin Orange, Atractylodes Lancea Root)
Gongmi Enzyme has only 2 ingredients.
Just like how Gongmi Tea is made with Traditional Korean Medicine decoction method, Gongmi Enzyme is made very specially too. It is not made by simply mixing ready-made rice bran enzyme powder and ready-made wild bean powder with food additive and sweetner, which is easier, cheaper, and faster.
Firstly, they get organic certified rice bran and wild bean. Secondly, they put them in specially treated incubator for 48 hours. Thirdly, only qualified ones from incubator can go to next process. If it is not qualified, they will be scrapped. Qualified ones contain rich Carbohydrase Enzyme (Alpha Amylase) and Proteolytic Enzyme (Protease).
Gongmi HQ is really proud of this solid fermentation process, which is very natural and healthy, but extremely difficult to make it stable. They could only achieve this technology after many years research.
And just like Gongmi Tea, 1 Gongmi Enzyme sachet is made of 99% of this fermented rice bran and bean. Yes, 99%! And remaining 1% is ingredient called Aspergillus Oryzae, which helps bowel movement and constipation.
Gongmi didn't add any flavours, scents, preserves, and any food additives. That is why it smells funny, but we can assure you that it is very natural and even safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding ladies.
Gongmi Tea: Open up the sachet and mix with hot/cold water and drink (I personally prefer hot water!) once a day. 1 box has 28 sachets, so it is good for 1 month's consumption.
If you have circulatory disturbance or you want to feel lighter (faster), you can try twice a day for the 1st month and continue to drink once a day in 2nd month.
For day time - Drink Gongmi Tea instead of coffee/soft drinks.
For night time - Drink 1~2 hours before sleep!
Jungmin's tip: For night time, I mix in a small cup (because I don't want to go to the toilet!). During the day, I mix in a big cup and drink like warm tea! It was really helpful for my afternoon bloating!
Gongmi Enzyme: Open up the sachet. Drink with water or eat with yoghurt once a day. 1 box has 28 sachets, so it is good for 1 month's consumption.
If you have circulatory disturbance or you want to feel lighter (faster), you can try twice a day for the 1st month and continue to consume once a day in 2nd month.
For day time - Consume on an empty stomach! Swallow with water or eat with yoghurt. I usually try to eat with yoghurt, but if I have no time, I just consume with water.
For night time - Consume with water 1 hour before sleep.
Even though you are having Gongmi, if you always eat late night snacks or even eat more than your usual amount, you can't expect to feel lighter. During Gongmi Detox days, please remember that you are doing herbal detox, so try to eat lighter and avoid late night snacks!
Taste: Tea tastes very similar to Chinese herbal tea. Enzyme has its own fermented smell, my team says it smells like chicken sausage!
VARIANT CHOICE GUIDELINE
1. 1 Box Gongmi Tea (15% DC, save $22): 1 box has 28 sachets. You can start with this set if you want to try Gongmi Tea which helps with water retention.
2. 1 Box Gongmi Enzyme (15% DC, save $8): 1 box has 28 sachets. You can start with this set if you want to try Gongmi enzyme which helps with constipation. Gongmi enzyme contains fermented Embryo bud of Rice and Black soybean, which helps bowel movement.
3. 1 Box Gongmi Tea + 1 Box Enzyme (20% DC, save $40): There are 28 sachets in each box. This set is good for a 1 month trial. We recommend this set if you are looking to try out both for the first time.
4. Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Gongmi Tea (25% DC, save $145): We recommend this set if you have tried Gongmi Tea before and would like to enjoy a bigger discount. Also a great option if you & your family/friend are trying it for the first time and want to enjoy a bigger discount.
5. Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Gongmi Enzyme (25% DC, save $55):We recommend this set if you have tried Gongmi Enzyme before and would like to enjoy a bigger discount. Also a great option if you & your family/friend are trying it for the first time and want to enjoy a bigger discount.