Review: I’m From Mugwort Mask

This is a wash-off mask containing ground mugwort from Ganghwa Island. The highly concentrated gel formula preserves the active ingredients of plant extracts and delivers their benefits directly to the skin. Enjoy cooling and fast soothing.


An an expensive $35 per 110g, the I’m From Mugwort Mask is thankfully an enjoyable product, even if it is a severe splurge for maybe 8-10 uses. When I first received this wash-off mask, I was a bit disappointed by the size, even if the packaging, texture, minty scent, and mini-spatula promised a fulfilling experience. The mask itself is grainy when applied, and while I used the spatula to dig in new globs, I spread the product around my face with my fingers, as the texture was bit too goopy to neatly pat with the utensil alone. After waiting the appropriate ten minutes (which passed by without any irritation and only the occasional dripping of product), I found the most delightful aspect about this mask to be the washing off period as it leaves the skin feeling especially plump and refreshed. Despite all the mini-granules in this mixture, the substance drips off smoothly and without any abrasion.

Ingredient Pros and Cons

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Powder, 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 Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Sodium Polyacrylaste, Carbomer, Arginine, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA

Significant Pros

  • Glycerin (hydrating)
  • Butylene Glycol (moisturizing humectant)
  • Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (soothing, antioxidant)
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (soothing, antioxidant, antibacterial)
  • Centella Asiatica Extract (soothing, antioxidant, moisturizer)
  • Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract (acne-fighting, brightening)
  • Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract (soothing, anti-bacterial, humectant)
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (skin protecting, soothing, humectant and emollient)
  • Allantoin (soothing)
  • Panthenol (soothing, moisturizing)

Significant Cons

  • All good my dude

The Takeaway

As much as I enjoyed using the I’m From Mugwort Mask, I don’t see myself using it again in the future simply due to the cost. The ingredients are impressive and the experience was pleasant enough, but to see all these benefits disappear after only a relatively small amount of uses was somewhat disheartening. As much as I enjoy face masks, they are an indulgent presence in my skincare routine — not a necessity — and for that, I find it difficult to warrant the $35. I’d definitely recommend trying it out if you want to treat yourself, but you should by no means feel compelled to make this a regular inclusion into your process.

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