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We saw a rise of mugwort in the Korean skincare for a while. This potent herb was present in folk medicine and cousine for centuries. However, now thanks to modern technology used by the Korean beauty industry, this amazing ingredient is used to create very effective and affordable skincare.

Mugwort plant (Artemisia lactiflora)
Mugwort plant (Artemisia lactiflora)

What is mugwort?

Mugwort, like Cica, was and is used for its calming properties. It is excellent for sensitive or dry skin types.

In addition, it has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing. Hence, its perfect for acne-prone skin and its versatility is irreplaceable.

 The herb helps to eliminate toxins, stimulates skin renewal and brightens dull tone.

Instree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule texture
Instree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule texture

In more details

It was a great pleasure to study this ingredient and test the cosmetics. We looked into every aspect and property and here are our findings and recommendations.

Anti-inflammatory & Anti-microbial

The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredient are perfect for acne-prone skin. Whether you need a spot treatment or an intensive purifying and soothing effect, mugwort can help you. Moreover, it will regulate oil glands.


Mugwort will soothe the skin. So if your skin is itchy, tight and red, use our recommended products. They will provide important relief and help to calm damaged skin.

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Gauze Mask concept
Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Gauze Mask concept


Mugwort promotes cells renewal and improving skin barrier.

Pollution has very damaging effects on the skin from dull and clogged pores to dehydration and dryness. It can cause eczema and speed up the ageing process of the skin.

However, this amazing herb strengthens the skin barrier and protects it again negative signs of pollution.

Instree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule bottle
Instree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

Here are our recommendations:

We love this moisturising non-drying Instree wash-off clay mask as it tackles congested, oily, large pores and rough-textured skin. It takes care of greasiness and oiliness and therefore brings clean and clear skin.

The formula of amazing serum contains ingredients like licorice root extract, panthenol and ceramide NP to promote a healthier complexion. We love it as it is anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory. Hence, it will be perfect for acne-prone skin which has to tackle first signs of ageing.

Isntree sheet mask was designed to soothe skin, balance oil and water levels on the skin, and provide moisture and blemish care.

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