K-Beauty's Summer Skincare Ingredient: Mugwort - M Review 95
Mugwort is a trending miracle ingredient being widely used in Korean beauty products. But Mugwort is not a new discovery. It has been there for centuries, and its origin goes back to the Grecian times. The scientific name of Mugwort, Artemisia Princeps, bears a close resemblance to the name of the Greek goddess of childbirth, Artemis, who was prayed to by the women and girls of ancient Greek for protection.
In a similar sense, this wonder ingredient works miracles when it comes to protecting and healing the skin. Mugwort's anti-inflammatory properties make it an incredible ingredient in skin care products that help fight skin issues such as acne, breakouts, bacterial infections, eczema, and even signs of aging.
What makes Mugwort a miracle skincare ingredient?
Mugwort has been a constant ingredient in Korean culture since the very beginning. It has been used, consistently, to soothe and treat sensitive skin. Mugwort is rich in antioxidants and also happens to kill bacteria, naturally.
Ever considered "weed skincare"? Meet K-Beauty’s HOT Ingredient “Mugwort.”This healing herb is a form of weed which is somewhat similar to absinthe. The genus Artemesia also includes herbs such as wormwood and tarragon. Mugwort, a fellow herb from the same genus, has been largely used as an antibacterial and antibiotic tonic which is extracted from the part of the plant that is above the ground.
Mugwort has been hailed as the BEST K-Beauty ingredient for sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it the perfect ingredient to treat dry, patchy skin. It is known to treat some cases of eczema and psoriasis as well. The hydrating properties of mugwort are also well-known. Its vitamin E-rich nature makes this herb an excellent hydrating skin tonic. Mugwort assists the skin in retaining its moisture balance and treats red patches of irritated skin effectively.
The beauty and skin care industry is always looking for the right product that can fight the signs of aging, the skin care nemesis for most people across the world. They have found the answer in mugwort. The herb is known to have protective characteristics that prevent mature and aging skin from degeneration due to UV exposure. Its collagen-stimulating properties help in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin. Further hydration, thanks to its hydrating vitamin E component, lets the skin keep those laugh lines and wrinkles away for good.
Mugwort Product Recommendations
A soothing serum infused with 85% Injin mugwort extract to help protect sensitive skin. It relieves irritated skin with ample moisture and skin-clearing properties!
A watery toner containing skin-calming mugwort extract to heal sensitive skin. It leaves the skin feeling fresh and moisturized while combating skin troubles such as acne and inflammation!
Sit back and relax with a soothing mask to relieve your irritated skin with a blend of naturally sourced mugwort extract and madecassoside. This mask will combat redness and pigmentation caused by inflammation of the skin!
Control oil and sebum production in the skin with a soothing, detoxifying clay mask incorporating mugwort extract. It clears out pores and works to reduce and combat acne - recommended for oily, acne-prone skin! Wash off after 10-15 minutes after application.
For those that don't know, COSRX's Green Hero Pads are soaked in a Green-RX complex that incorporates soothing green ingredients such as mugwort extract, centella asiatica, and tea tree! These will help exfoliate with a gentle PHA while providing a dose of soothing goodness to tackle irritated, sensitive skin.
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