Ingredient Spotlight: What is Artemisia?
Ever heard of Artemisia or Mugwort? These aren't magical potions but they are magical ingredients for your skin. Keep reading to learn all about the Artemisia origins, benefits, and recommended products!
As the beauty industry around the world decreases the use of animal-based ingredients like snail mucus and bee venom; comes the emergence of plant-based ingredients that we may not have known of before. In this case, we have Artemisia, which became the new trendy skincare ingredient which is now known all over Asia
So, what exactly is Artemisia?
Artemisia, also known as Mugwort, is a well-known product in the K-beauty world; moreover, it's actually a type of weed, and not the pesky ones that you pull out from your front yard. These weed-type plants can be found growing in Northern and Central Asia. Its origins date back more than 2,000 years ago; where it was used as a traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. In Korea today, it is still thought of as a healing herb for these properties.
How does Artemisia benefit the skin?
Considering all of Artemisia's healing powers, it works great to help the look and feel of your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties are great for calming redness and soothing irritated skin. Moreover, its antimicrobial and antifungal properties are great for cleansing the skin from unwanted bacteria which is great for acne-prone skin; and lastly, its antioxidant properties help to nourish your face by bringing back essential vitamins into the skin.
How can you incorporate Artemisia in your skincare routine?
Facial Cleanser: If you starting with a facial cleanser, Missha's Time Revolution Artemisia Foam Cleanser might be the choice for you. Reviewers claim to love this product for its gentle and clean effect on the skin.
Toner/Essence: Known as the pioneer for Artemisia in skincare, the Vely Vely Artemisia Balance Essence is a best-selling product in Korea. This essence contains 100% Artemisia Capillaris Extract, which is extracted through a patented process exclusive to Vely Vely. Use this product after your face wash to bring back moisture and nourishment to the skin.
Moisturizer: Another hit product from Vely Vely, is their Artemisia Return Cream which contains 80% Artemisia Extract. The Artemisia extract calms sensitive skin while Squalene locks in skin moisture and hydration, giving you a healthy natural glow.
Sheet Mask: Facetory's Artemisia Refreshing Relief Facial Sheet Mask claims to help soothe redness and breakouts. This antioxidant-rich facial sheet mask can be used on a clean face to help balance the skin for a better complexion.
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