What is it?
Mugwort is actually an umbrella term that refers to around 200 aromatic plants (wormwood being a common one). Mugwort is often used in traditional Asian medicine to treat a myriad of ailments from stomach and intestinal problems to headaches to aching joints.
What are the skin benefits?
Mugwort is known to soothe inflammation, it is antimicrobial so can be used to combat acne, and it is highly moisturizing thanks to its high levels of vitamin E. Mugwort also contains antioxidants that fight free radicals and protect the skin from environmental stressors.
Who should use this ingredient?
Anyone who has sensitive skin will find this ingredient helpful as it is non-irritating. Acne-prone, dry, and/or mature skin types will benefit the most from mugwort.