Aahh.. It’s that time of the month again. Painful acne has emerged from hell!
My skin is easily angered when I’m nearing my monthly period. Usually a week before, I would use less skincare products and minimal routine to stop myself from potentially irritating my skin. But sadly it doesn’t work all of the time. The older me would freak out and tend to try out more anti-acne products instead, which may backfire despite all the efforts. So my dear readers, whenever you find yourselves in this situation, don’t immediately go buy your fav influencers recommendations. Instead try use less product and focus on calming and soothing your skin first
Here I am to share with you my go-to product to use whenever my skin need some calm-me-down time.
I’M FROM MUGWORT MASK contains precious ingredient, mugwort , that is collected in May when the world is full of energy and aged for 3 years in sea breeze. Gangwha mugwort calms down skin gently as reducing skin heat. Experience relaxing mood and rich scent with nature of Gangwha.
WATER , BUTYLENE GLYCOL , GLYCERIN, ARTEMISIA PRINCEPS LEAF POWDER (2.1%), 1,2 – HEXANEDIOL , CORDYCEPS SINENSIS EXTRACT, POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, METHYLPROPANEDIOL , LIGULARIA FISHCERI LEAF EXTRACT, ROSA DAVURICA BUD EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECU-TITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, GLYCERYL POLY-ACRYLATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, CARBOMER, ARGININE, PHENOXY-ETHANOL, ALLANTOIN, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, PANTHENOL, XANTHAN GUM, DISODIUM EDTA
ARTEMISIA PRINCEPS LEAF definitely popular in South Korea for its detoxifying properties, but it is also well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Mugwort is a great choice of ingredient to look for not only for acne-prone skin, but also dry skin as it is packed with vitamin E to help you protect and nourish skin barrier
- GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT is also a great anti-inflammatory ingredient. It is packed with licochalcone, a molecule contained in licorice root extract which helps control oil production, great for acne-prone skin as it helps calm and soothe red inflamed acnes
How to use
After wash your face, apply an even layer to skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Avoid the eye area.
110g / 3.88 fl.oz.
Comes in a clear tinted green glass container, with simple design and matching green lid. The box is also in similar green color paper box, with a white spatula inside
The mask is viscous gel with dark green-brownish color with lots of mugwort leaf bits and pieces
Strong herbal scent, may be a turn off to some people
Dehydrated-combination, oilier on nose and cheek area. Prone to redness and mild acne.
Using the spatula provided, I can easily scoop out just the right amount to apply on my skin. The mask is easy to spread without any tugging. Although it has what looks like ground up mugwort pieces, the mask doesn’t feel harsh on my skin. It instantly cools upon application and I find it relieving for my skin especially on hot days. This mask great in relieving itchiness and help calm irritated skin. It also helps to sooth down my painful acnes during my hormonal period.
I love using this mask as in-shower mask for less messy rinsing. I would leave it on for 10-15 minutes while enjoying the relaxing sensation. Then gently massage for gentle exfoliation and rinse your face, but you might find it a bit hassle to throughly clean off the excess product. Pro tip is to scrape off the excess product on your face first to save some time before rinsing with warm water.
My skin looks fresh and redness is visibly reduced each use. This mask didn’t dry out my skin, in fact my skin feels quite supple and smooth. Acnes take less time to shrunk and heal and my skin feels smooth and less oily throughout the day.
The only downside I had with this mask is the price is a bit steep, but I can see myself repurchasing it during sale and it definitely delivers what it claims. I would recommend this mask for all skin type especially if you’re looking for skin-soothing products to try out.
P/s: This product is bought by my own money. All opinions and thoughts are based by my experience and solely mine.
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