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Living in Korea makes me powerless to resist buying skin care, like the I’m From Mugwort Mask. My first purchase from the cult Korean brand, I had high hopes for this baby. Although I’m a total sheet mask addict, I’m equally partial to a wash-off mask to boost my complexion.
This mask contains 2.1% mugwort, which fights skin inflammation, eliminates redness and helps the skin’s healing process. It’s a helpful skin care ingredient for treating sensitive skin and soothing complexions prone to acne and rosacea. In addition, mugwort is high in antioxidant-rich vitamin E to seal in moisture.
Considering the main aim of this I’m From Mugwort Mask is to calm skin, it’s no surprise to see centella asiatica extract in the ingredients list, one of my favourite skin care ingredients. High in amino acids, it protects the skin’s barrier and hydrates parched complexions.
Cordyceps sinensis extract helps protect skin from UV damage, promotes a firmer complexion and treats dark spots. Japanese knotweed root extract contains resveratrol, a natural antioxidant which minimises fine lines and wrinkles. It also targets hyperpigmentation.
This mask contains an impressive combination of skin-soothing ingredients such as rose, rosemary and camomile to calm skin. It also has green tea extracts in it to minimise signs of ageing and maintain collagen levels in the skin.
The interestingly named baikal skullcap root extract has skin-brightening and anti-inflammatory benefits to ensure skin is rescued from skin care issues like rosacea and psoriasis. Extracts of liquorice help balance oil levels in the skin and soothe inflammation. Liquorice is also a key ingredient if you want a brighter complexion and can even help skin feel firmer. Allantoin is another soothing ingredient with anti-ageing properties.
I’d been warned about the smell of this from friends but nothing prepared my nostrils for the pungent mugwort scent when I opened this. It’s very strong!
This is easy to apply after preparing my skin with a double cleanse. You can use your fingers to apply it but I find it more hygienic and convenient to use a large clean make up brush.
My skin instantly feels cool and refreshed with this mask. Because I have mild rosacea (and no stranger to experiencing a flare-up if I’ve eaten foods I’m intolerant to) I’m always looking for soothing wash-off masks.
A cult Korean skin care product, this is definitely worth the hype bestowed by beauty editors, fellow beauty bloggers and IG fans. I love it! My skin is visibly softer and smoother and my pores are less noticeable. Redness across my cheeks is dramatically reduced, hurrah! I’d definitely buy another jar of this.
It’s a hero product if you’re dealing with an angry blemish that won’t come to the surface of the skin. If you ever have one of these nasties, you’ll know how inflamed and sore the surrounding skin is. Luckily, the I’m From Mugwort Mask works wonders at clearing skin and making it brighter.
I leave it on for 5-10 minutes before washing it off. A friend said she finds it difficult to wash all of the mugwort extracts off but I have a handy tip. Rather than washing it off with your hands and potentially irritating the skin, soak a cotton pad in lukewarm water and gently wash the mask off.
One of the main benefits of this mugwort mask is instantly clear skin and reduced skin sensitivity. However, this doesn’t leave me with a glowing complexion so I always follow up with a toner, essence and serum afterwards for that.
If you’re a fan of wash-off masks Don’t forget to check out my review of the Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Masque on the blog today!
I’m From at Olive Young, approximately, £20