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Why Mugwort Is the Trendy New Ingredient in Korean Skin Care

Mugwort

 

Cica, aka centella asiatica, isn’t the only leafy green sprouting up in dozens of Korean skin-care products lately. Mugwort is taking over ingredient lists, too, including that of Allure Korea’s Best of Beauty Award-winning oil cleanser.

To put it simply, mugwort is a weed. It’s a weed that’s absinthe adjacent, though. Artemisia, it’s genus, also includes wormwood, which is a key ingredient in the hallucinogenic, green elixir, as Charlotte Cho, an aesthetician and co-founder of K-beauty e-retailer Soko Glam, points out. Tarragon, an aromatic herb used in cooking, is in the same family, too.

Thanks to its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, mugwort targets dry, irritated skin effectively. New York City-based dermatologist Rachel Nazarian says it’s even a suitable treatment for skin conditions such as eczema (or atopic dermatitis) and psoriasis.

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Source: Allure – Why Mugwort Is the Trendy New Ingredient in Korean Skin Care By, Devon Abelman

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