What is Mugwort in Skincare

 What is Mugwort in Skincare

What is Mugwort in Skincare? Mugwort must be familiar to Potterheads because potions use a lot of these in Snape's class. LOL... Before I was into skincare, I thought Mugwort was just a fictional thing, turns out it's real and it's loaded with benefits not only for the skin but for the whole body too. Koreans have used Mugworts way back in their Dynasty ages for healing properties and now Koreans are using back this traditional ingredient in skincare. Read on to know what Mugwort benefits in skincare.

What is Mugwort?

Mugwort is a weed that grows in Asia and Europe, so it's basically a plant.

Mugwort is also known as  “Artemisia” which is connected to the ancient Greek goddess Artemis, which's known to protect women and girls. 

In Asian countries, Mugwort is mainly used as a medicinal herb, in traditional baths and also in traditional Asian cooking recipes.

It's said Mugwort has several hundred species that includes herbaceous plants and shrubs that are usually aromatic. Below are a few Mugwort types that are widely used:

Artemisia Capillaris: Herbaceous plant, used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years to relive fevers

Vely Vely Artemisia: Used for their antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

Artemisia Princeps: Also known as in Japan as 'Yomogi', and in Korea as 'Ssouk' . Its leaves and seeds are used for various traditional, culinary or medicinal puproses.

Artemisia Annua:, Contains several active substances, that's also used for the treatment of dermatitis.

What is Mugwort in Skincare?

INCI for Mugwort:- Artemesia Princeps / Artemisia Capillaris

For Skin Type: Sensitive & Dry Skin

  • Healing
  • Nourishing
  • Soothes Inflammation
  • Retain Moisture

Mugwort  Benefits in Skincare

1. Soothes Inflammation

You'll see a lot of mugwort skincare products as masks and moisturisers because of their soothing properties. Mugwort helps to calm inflammation and irritated skin, making it a holy grail ingredient for overly sensitive skin that tends to reddens easily.

2. Healing

Mugwort is widely known to be used as medicine for centuries and that also applies in skincare. It still has the property to heal the skin especially for irritated skin, allergic reactions or also heat rashes.

3.  Antibacterial

They say Mugwort is similar to Cica and Tea Tree but only better! Well, I say that depends on each skin as well. Cica and Tea Tree are also great antibacterial agents which are super good in fighting acne. Mugwort is said to have similar traits, but there isn't much research yet on how effective Mugwort treats acne.

4. Moisturising

Mugwort contains high levels of vitamin E which means it's able to provide an ample amount of moisture to nourish and hydrate the skin even for those with dry skin types.

Mugwort Skincare Products

Mugwort / Artemisia is getting more attention in skincare nowadays and of course, there are a lot of brands that use this ingredient in their products. Below is a list of Mugwort products that I have tried:

1. AXIS-Y Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack

2. Aprilskin Real Artemisia Rice Essence Toner


Focus on: Mugwort/ Artemisia

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