Not a fan
Product texture is nice, it's watery but has a bit of slip to it and is easy and nice to apply with hands. Little to no scent at all that I can detect. I'd bought it because the other mugwort toner/extract I use was out of stock, and was hoping this would be comparable, but unfortunately it wasn't for me. It didn't have any impact on my skin, I may was well have splashed tap water on my face. My usual extract has a higher concentration of mugwort and less 'filler' ingredients, so I'm guessing that's what my skin likes and needs more to see the benefits.
Firm Favourite One Year In
I've got very sensitive, reactive skin that used to be more or less prone to constant redness (probably mild form of Rosacea) and was also struggling with blemishes and spots like clockwork once a month. I started using Mugwort Essence (morning and evening) a year ago. I made a few more changes (like taking a pro- & prebiotic, which has helped my gut, and pairing back my cleansing routine to only using a face wash in the evening, simply only using water in the morning; followed by this Mugwort Essence). Within just a few days of starting on this my skin was instantly calmed down and felt so much more comfortable, even from the very first use. Within a week I woke up with silky feeling and calm skin that was no longer over-reacting with being super greasy every morning (and breaking out) only to then go paper dry and taut after cleansing. A year later, I still have the same experience every time I use this; any faint redness after washing is instantly calmed down, and my skin in general is nowhere near where it was a year ago. I now very rarely even get any blemishes at all (not even before or during my period) and I also can't remember the last time I had a more severe flare up of redness. It's very clear to me that Mugwort Essence is calming irritations in general and balances my skin beautifully. I find the slightly earthy / herbal scent to be lovely (and if you don't is subsides almost immediately). There is no tackiness after applying the essence (no matter if i just quickly kind of swipe one layer of it over my face with my hands, or if i pat in two layers ), it sinks in and leaves my skin very comfortable, and quite glowy & very healthy looking. I've not experienced it causing any pilling or such under make up either. I genuinely LOVE this product, and it's become one of those I hope is never discontinued.
Have just about every issue with my skin combo, spotty, open pores and uneven tone and texture. This has helped particularly with spots.and open pores. It is compared to Tea Tree but I find it far superior. I can use it day and night and no dryness. Would absolutely recommend.
Mugwort is my favourite ingredient ever and so helps my hormonal ache! It is so soothing on my skin and 100% mugwort so it doesn’t get any better!
A HOLY GRAIL!!!
This essence has been a game changer in my skincare routine! I have post inflammatory erythema and it has been incredibly difficult to find products that could help calm it down. Alongside this product and the Isntree green tea toner, my skin has significantly improved. It also has a mild earthy smell which I love and it's not strong at all - you do get used to it pretty quickly. I've gone through about 4-5 bottles of this product and I'm about to order 2 more!