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Mugwort, which is also known as Artemisia, is a prized herb used across Asia. You can recognise it on a skincare ingredients list under its Latin name, Artemisia princepsor Artemsia vulgaris. This name is derived from the Olympian goddess Artemis in Greek Mythology, guardian of the hunt, the moon and fertility. This is because Artemisia / Mugwort has many benefits for women during their cycle.
In Korea, mugwort is regarded as a healing herb thanks to its wide variety of skin-protective properties. It is a great all-rounder that can be incorporated into formulations for a wide variety of skin types, including dry skin, acne prone skin, red skin, damaged skin and sensitive skin.
THE HISTORY OF MUGWORT IN KBEAUTY
Known as ssuk (쑥) in Korean, mugwort has a long history in both Korean beauty products and in Korean culture.
Korean legend has it that mugwort was tied to the creation of the first Korean dynasty. According to folk lore, a bear and a tiger wanted to become human, so the son of God tested them by putting them in a cave with some mugwort and garlic.
He told them to stay there for 100 days. However, the bear couldn't take it and fled the cave after only 21 days. The bear on the other hand stayed patient. As a reward, the bear was turned into a woman, who later gave birth to Dangun, the founder of Korea's first dynasty, Gojoseon.
These days, mugwort can be found in everything from Korean food to cosmetics and even homeopathic recipes.
WHY USE MUGWORT IN SKINCARE
Mugwort is packed with antioxidants, and is especially great in Korean beauty products designed to soothe and treat sensitive skin, as well as acne-prone skin and redness. This is because mugwort contains a high component of Vitamin E, which helps skin retain moisture.
THE BEST KBEAUTY PRODUCTS MADE WITH MUGWORT
With so many Korean beauty products containing Artemisia, here are some of our favourites:
Hanyul Pure Artemisia Watery Calming Toner(150ml) is a calming toner that contains baby mugwort to provide a soothing effect on skin. It can also improve skin's texture and appearance.
Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Ampoule (50ml) is a soothing and moisturising ampoule. It is formulated with Artemesia from Ganghwa Island. This an island with a mild climate that lies in the West Sea, off Korea's West Coast.
ISNTree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule (50ml) is a soothing ampoule made from 85% mugwort collected from the Ganghwa region of Korea. The prized ingredient is extracted using the Time-Drop method. This helps it to better soothe sensitive skin quickly.
Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Calming Moisture Cream (70ml) is a highly concentrated, hydrating moisture formula contains ingredients that resolve the dryness by providing calming moisture to the skin.
Like a recipe straight out of a Korean herbal clinic,APLB Galactomyces Mugwort Nutritional Creamcombines the power of super ingredient Mugwort to soothe and nourish skin.It works a treat on skin troubled by redness, damage and other skin sensitivities. Mugwort is packed with antioxidants and vitamin E that help protect and nourish the skin barrier.
WHO SHOULD USE MUGWORT KBEAUTY PRODUCTS?
No matter whether your skin is dry and irritated, needs a brightening boost, or help with breakouts and redness, mugwort is an ideal ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine.
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