by Claudia Christin on Dec 22, 2023
Mugwort has been well known in the Korean beauty industry, and almost all skincare brands have used mugwort as one of the ingredients for their products. But do you know what mugwort actually is and how it benefits our skin?
What is it?
Mugwort also known as Artemisia vulgaris is a plant/herb that has yellow or reddish-brown flowers. Mugwort is regarded as a healing herb that has been used in Korean culture for years due to its long history of effectiveness in medical practices. You can find them in tea, soup and other kinds of delicious traditional delicacies. In the beauty industry, it usually can be found as an extract.
Why is it an effective ingredient for glowing skin?
Glowing skin does not only equal bright skin. A healthy and radiant looking skin is what a glowing skin truly is. Let’s see how mugwort can help us achieve glowing skin.
Mugwort Skin Benefits
- Advanced skin calming benefit
- Stops/prevents rashes, itching and irritation
- Anti Inflammatory
#1 Targets dry and irritated skin
Due to its well known soothing properties, as well as anti-inflammatory properties, mugwort can help those with dry and irritated skin effectively. It can help to treat skin conditions such as eczema (or atopic dermatitis) and psoriasis. It can help in relieving skin’s redness as well.
#2 Anti-inflammatory benefit for the skin
It's extract is able to reduce inflammation thanks to its multitude of antioxidants and vitamins. It is a great ingredient for irritated and sensitive skin. Mugwort can aid in the treatment of hormonal acne breakouts for adult acne, irritation, redness, and rough skin as it is proven to help decrease inflammation.
#3 Retain moisture
One of the components that builds mugwort extract is Vitamin E which can help retain skin’s moisture and prevent water loss. It keeps your skin hydrated and glowing
#4 Other abilities based on cell-based trials
has smoothing, protective powers that fit for mature skin
act as an antioxidant
prevent damage caused by ultraviolet rays
stimulate collagen production
reduce the appearance of fine lines
makes skin look more radiant