Oleskan merata pada wajah dan hindarkan dari mata, diamkan 10 – 20 menit bilas dengan air hangat atau gunakan tisu basah untuk membersihkan masker lalu bilas wajah dengan air hangat.
How to use:
Apply evenly on the face and keep it away from the eyes, let stand 10 – 20 minutes rinse with warm water or use a wet tissue to clean the mask then rinse the face with warm water.
Mugwort is a staple ingredient in many Korean beauty products. Mugwort is used in Korean skincare products designed to soothe sensitive skin, treat dry skin and acne. The herb, mugwort, has been used for centuries in Korea. It is a healing herb. Mugwort serves as an antibacterial and antifungal. Both of which are excellent skin-protective properties. Mugwort is great for several skin types and concerns. Dermatologists recommend it for eczema, psoriasis, and aging skin. It even has the potential to treat breakouts. Including mugwort in your routine can allow you to reap many skincare benefits. Keep scrolling to learn about the history and skincare benefits of mugwort and how to use it in your skincare routine.
Mugwort in Korean History
Traditional herbal ingredients typically play a huge role in Korean history and culture. Mugwort is key to one of Korea’s oldest origin stories. The klog shares the interesting origin story involving mugwort. The klog says, “In this story a bear and a tiger wished to become human. A heavenly prince promised them that if they stayed in a mountain cave for one hundred days, with only pungent garlic and mugwort to eat, that he would grant their wish. The tiger could not wait, but the bear remained in the cave and was transformed into a beautiful woman. She later had a son who founded the first kingdom of Korea.” It is an incredible and wild story but is the foundation of traditional Korean medicine and homeopathic remedies. Mugwort is often listed on skincare products as artemisia.
According to Allure, “mugwort, or Artemisia Princeps, has a coincidental connection to Artemis, the Greek goddess of childbirth and known for protecting women and girls.” Korean women drink mugwort tea in order to regulate their menstrual cycles and ease period cramps. It is clear mugwort has many health benefits but is mainly recognized for its ability to treat and repair the skin.
Should I use Mugwort in my skincare?
Mugwort aka, artemisia, is a powerful ingredient whose healing properties make it a great fit for sensitive, acne-prone, and dry skin types. It is full of Vitamin E and other antioxidants that protect, nourish, and hydrate the skin. These antioxidants are also excellent for aging skin. Mugwort can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Overall mugwort is great for skin!
Mugwort Benefits for Sensitive and Dry Skin
Mugwort is gentle and hydrating, making it great for sensitive and/or dry skin. Dermatologist, Rachel Nazarian, says mugwort is even a suitable treatment for eczema and psoriasis. The mugwort’s anti-inflammatory properties effectively target irritated, dry skin. While mugworts’ Vitamin E relieves redness on the skin. Vitamin E also helps to moisturize dry skin.
Mugwort Benefits for Aging Skin
Dermatologist, Ted Lain, argues the mugwort is excellent for mature skin. He says, “Mouse- and cell-based trials reveal that mugwort acts as an antioxidant, helping prevent damage caused by ultraviolet rays, as well as a collagen stimulator, to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.” Mugwort plumps the skin and allows it to glow from within.
Mugwort Benefits for Acne-Prone Skin
Mugworts’ antibacterial properties allow it to fight bacteria in the skin. Mugwort works in the pores to clear bacteria and excess oil. It naturally kills bacteria and treats breakouts.
How to incorporate mugwort into your skincare routine?
You can begin with a mugwort face wash!
The Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Powder Wash is a powdered enzyme cleanser that removes dead skin cells and deeply cleanses the skin with papain enzyme, sea salt, and mugwort leaf powder. It is an all-in-one exfoliant and cleanser. Due to its exfoliant properties it is best to use 1-2x a week. Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Powder Wash promotes soothed, healthy, nourished skin, whilst providing anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties. This bubble cleanser calms irritated skin, cleans and reduces the size of pores. The Isntree Mugwort Powder Wash is different from similar products because it does not contain baking soda. This keeps the pH level between 5.5-6.5 which is just slightly acidic, the optimal level to protect the skin barrier.
How to Use a Powder Facial Cleanser?
If you have never used a powder wash before, watch the video below on How To Use Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Powder Wash. Grab the individual packet. Next, pour the contents into your hand. Add lukewarm water to create bubbles. Then, apply bubbles to your face. Let your mask sit for 2-3 minutes. Lastly, rinse with lukewarm water.
You can include mugwort in your weekly face mask!
The Isntree Real Mugwort Clay Mask contains exfoliating mugwort leaf powder to gently remove pore-clogging dead skin cells and to even out rough texture. Use a gentle, non-exfoliating cleanser before applying this mugwort clay mask. Mugwort extract soothes irritation and inflammation while replenishing moisture levels. Unlike most clay masks, this one is not drying and is safe for sensitive skin.
Follow up your mugwort cleanser and/or mask with a serum.
You can moisturize with a mugwort ampoule! In Korean Beauty, serums are referred to as ampoules. An ampoule is a supercharged serum with higher concentrations of active ingredients. The Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is very soothing for the skin. It contains 85% capillary wormwood, a form of mugwort that is uniquely extracted drop by drop to ensure quality and efficacy. The formula also contains licorice root extract, panthenol and ceramide NP to promote a healthier complexion. The Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is best for those with dry, itchy, irritated, or dull and fatigued skin. To use apply 2-3 drops to the face and allow it to absorb into the skin.
Miracle Mugwort: The Saviour For Sensitive and Acne Prone Skin
Used traditionally in Korean Hanbang medicine, Korean Mugwort has seen a growth in popularity as a powerful skincare ingredient in recent years. We explore its origins and what makes it such an essential ingredient for treating sensitive and acne prone skin.
Recent years have seen the Korean Mugwort (쑥, ssuk ), known by its scientific name, Artemisia Princeps, grow in popularity as a key ingredient in skincare products coming from South Korea. But what exactly is Mugwort and what skincare benefits does this “swiss army knife” of weeds bring to your skincare cabinet? Read on to find out more!
The name Mugwort is actually used to refer to a family of flowering plants commonly found across the northern hemisphere. Used for centuries in different cultures in cuisines, herbal preparations, traditional medicines and even as a talisman to ward off evil spirits, the humble Mugwort plays an important role in our everyday lives whether we know it or not.
While there are various species of Mugwort that grow throughout the Northern hemisphere, we are most interested in the Korean Mugwort, also known as yomogi in Japan. It is used for generations in North Asia as a herb in traditional Korean and Chinese medicine, skincare and cooking. In fact, if you’ve been to South Korea for a holiday then it is likely that you have already seen it, if not eaten it!
Known as a warming ingredient, it is burnt in moxibustion (a traditional herbal treatment where Mugwort is burnt over a pressure point to stimulate blood circulation) in many countries across Asia, it is also used in herbal baths to help soothe and relax. If you have been to a Korean bathhouse or Jjimjilbang (찜질방), then you probably have soaked in a tub of hot water infused with this humble plant.
As you can see, Mugwort is extremely common. It grows wild almost everywhere and it is not an uncommon sight to see Korean halmeonis foraging for Mugwort by the hillsides or the running tracks by the rivers, collecting this herb for their rice cakes, hot pots and side dishes.
The Miracle Mugwort In Skincare
Korean Mugwort listed as “Artemisia” has actually been used for a while now in skincare preparations. It is, however, growing in popularity as the main active ingredient in many skincare products. Specifically, Mugwort has grown popular in skincare products to help soothe and treat sensitive and acne-prone skin.
This powerhouse ingredient possesses a wide range of skincare benefits but are most well known for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent acne outbreaks by protecting your skin. It also has a soothing and healing effect making it ideal in treating psoriasis, skin redness and other skin sensitivities.
Korean Mugwort is also rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants that help nourish and protect the skin barrier. This coupled with the calming effects of Mugwort is why it has steadily grown in popularity as the skincare ingredient of choice for those suffering from acne and/or sensitive skin!
While Mugwort or Artemisia Extract is present in many kbeauty products today, there are some products that have made Mugwort the hero ingredient in them. If you struggle with sensitive and acne-prone skin, then here are two products that you might want to try out:
Spot Saver Mugwort Powder Wash
This award-winning powdered enzyme cleanser contains Mugwort, Papain and Dead Sea Salt to help gently exfoliate and cleanse your pores. Ideal for sensitive skin where exfoliation can cause adverse reactions, this cleanser was formulated to be gentle and skin pH neutral. Mugwort extract soothes and calms the skin and the Papain helps prevent or reduce inflammation as the Dead Sea Salt gently exfoliates making these 25 individual packs of skin goodness a must-have in any skincare cabinet.
Real Mugwort Clay Mask
Formulated from 6 different types of clay, this gentle exfoliating wash-off mask will help remove excess sebum, micro dust and dead skin cells, helping clear your pores and minimise the chances of nasty breakouts. Fortified with Ganhwa Medicinal Mugwort and other botanical extracts, this moisturising and soothing wash-off mask will protect skin irritated by environmental factors and is ideal for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
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I actually had to google the translation of Mugwort when I sat down to write this I’m from Mugwort Face Mask review. In Germany the herb is called Beifuß, and while it is not widely known for any beauty benefits, I do know it from cooking (at least in theory, I rarely cook, that is my husbands job) and I now know its many uses in and against witchcraft – don’t say writing about skincare doesn’t teach you valuable life skills!
The benefits and side effects of mugwort in skincare
You are of course more interested in the skin benefits rather than the use in witchcraft, so let’s talk about that for a second.
Mugwort, which is also often referred to as Artemisia (named after the Greek goddess of the forest) has been used as medicinal herb in Traditional Medicine for a long time. Its main purpose was to help sooth and heal eczema. Skincare companies do attribute antibacterial and antifungal properties to the herb extract and clais it helps with redness and inflammatory skin conditions like acne.
And while there certainly is some truth to that, it is important to note that mugwort is a herb commonly triggering hay fever and contains a complex essential oil that has Linalool and Thujon as ingredients, one being a common irritant and the other one being toxic if ingested in high quantities.
Not that you are going to even get near the toxic dose with Mugwort Extract in skincare (or using it as a herb in cooking), so we don’t really need to worry about that.
What the I´m from Mugwort Mask claims
The Mugwort Mask is a gentle wash-off mask that helps calm and soothe irritated, sensitive and troubled skin. Formulated with mugwort harvest from Ganghwa County in Korea, filled with vitamins and minerals, the mask helps detoxify skin and nourish it with needed vitamins and minerals.
Facts about the I´m from Mugwort Mask
PRIZE AND SIZE
One pot contains 110 g and retails for around 31 $ here. 110 g sounds like a lot, but you are recommended to apply a thick layer, so you will get through it eventually.
TEXTURE AND SMELL
The first thing you will probably notice are the pieces floating in the brown gel, which are supposed to be pieces of mugwort. Certainly looks funny on the face, but is not noticeable upon application. Like all gel textures it feels cooling upon application and has a strong herbal scent.
How to use the I´m from Mugwort Mask
According to the manufacturer the mask should be used directly after cleansing in a thick layer, which is when a wash-off face mask makes the most sense anyway, and should be left on for 10-15 minutes. They claim it is gentle enough for daily use, which I can not attest to because I don’t face mask daily, but given you are not sensitive to the plant extracts sounds legit as it does not contain any chemical exfoliants.
It is suitable for both morning and night, with the redness reduction it claims making it probably great for the mornings.
I however have no time for face masks in the mornings, which is why I used it at night.
Ingredients of the I´m from Mugwort Mask
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Let´s circle back to the Mugwort for a bit. I mentioned in the introduction that it contains an essential oil including Linalool and Thujon. The face mask however uses Mugwort leaf powder, so does NOT include the essential oil (or any other essential oils for that matter), which reduces the irritation potential. Other than Glycerin as humectant it also features several other plant extracts like Green Tea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Licorice Root Extract, most of which claim healing, anti-inflammatory and brightening properties. There is also a little bit of Arginin, Allantoin and Panthenol for extra soothing.
Does it live up to its claims?
I really can’t say yes here, as the claim “detoxifying” is one that annoys me beyond reason. Your skin is not the organ your body uses to “detoxify”, that is what your liver and kidneys are for, and there really is absolutely not need to detoxify your skin. In fact, it is a bullshit claim with no real meaning.
The next thing I want to address is that irritated and sensitive skin should probably not be exposed to too many different plant extracts, and that is especially true if you have active acne. True acne needs to be treated by a professional with whom you can then discuss in the process which other non-prescription skincare options will fit into your treatment regime.
As for the calming and redness reducing claim, XXX
How does the I’m from Mugwort Face Mask compare to…
PIXI PHENOMENAL GEL
Yes, a moisturizer and with a totally different claim, but hear me out! As we learn to look behind the claims on the packaging, we will discover that this product actually isn’t that different in what it aims to do: Sooth the skin.
Only the pixi pHenomenal Gel aims to do that by bringing the skins pH back to normal, which is important for the skin barrier, which in turn reduces inflammation. It also features several plant extracts as well as Allantoin and Panthenol, probably at least as effective as the plant extracts.
I like it, but don’t think it does anything exceptional for my skin that my regular skincare can’t do.
Whom do I recommend the I’m from Mugwort Face Mask to?
With the exception of active acne and eczema, which (I can’t stress that enough) should be treated under the supervision of a professional, anyone that wants a soothing and hydrating face mask can try it.