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What is it?
Another product from Missha’s Time Revolution Artemisia range to review. A cleanser also doubles as a clay mask. Two in one product infused with double fermented Artemisia Annua or simply mugwort extract. I already reviewed Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence (you can find it here). I also wrote there about mugwort and its use in skin care.
Here is what Missha say on this product:
A soothing daily 2-in-1 Mask and Foaming Cleanser is infused with ground Artemisia Annua from Ganghwa Island, an island with mild climate that lies in the West Sea off Korea’s west coast. It helps calm skin with soothing mugwort ingredients (Artemisia Annua Extract) while cleansing skin deeply. /Missha/
This grey, thick, clay consistency paste is packed in 150 ml/5.07 fl.oz. plastic tube and is of green colour with beautiful citrusy scent. And that scent is something that made me write this review.
How to use it?
Take an adequate amount and make a lather. Gently massage and rinse with warm water.
Beauty Tips: To use as a soothing face mask, take an adequate amount on dry hands and apply to face avoiding eyes and lips. Leave on for 1 minute. Gently massage with water and rinse. /Missha/
This product is the second cleanser (after removing makeup and/or sun protection) and you can find more info on double cleansing right here where you can read about proper skin cleansing and what it means to your skin.
I use this cleanser not more than two or three times a week because of rotation with my other cleansers and because of this ingredients list:
Water, Kaolin, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Glycerin, Bentonite, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Stearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, 1 , 2 – Hexanediol, Artemisia Annua Extract (10 000ppm), Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Glycol Distearate, Titanium Dioxide, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Chromium Oxide Greens, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Powder, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Ceramide Np, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)
And now we talk about how to irritate your skin with fragrant essential oils:
- Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil,
- Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil,
- Juniperus Virginiana Oil,
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil,
- Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
first, and then soothing it as Missha says with other calming and soothing plant extracts
- Artemisia Annua (mugwort),
- Bambusa Arundinacea (bamboo),
- Centella Asiatica (gotu kola),
- Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit,
- Ulmus Davidiana Root (elm),
- Amaranthus Caudatus (love-lies-bleeding) Seed Extract.
If there wasn’t for that first group of pure fragrances in this product, this would be great, skin purifying kaolin and bentonite clay mask infused with beautiful botanical extracts. Moreover, in great amounts also. Such a pity Missha decided to add those fragrant essential oils just to make this product more suitable to the nose than the skin itself.
However, as this is just a cleanser, meaning, something you will wash off your skin, and not leave it on, my skin can tolerate this amount of fragrances without a significant damage to it. Also, not using this cleanser every night helps it too.
Not really, ok not for definitive write off, but I wouldn’t recommend it due highly skin irritant fragrant essential oils in the ingredient list.
Who is it for?
All skin types, not sensitive, although marketed for sensitive skin
Does it work?
As I said, if there weren’t those fragrances in the ingredients list, this product would be high on my favourite cleansers list. I cannot use it as often as I would like to just because it could cause skin irritations and wake up my (thank you lord in the heavens!) dormant rosacea.
Fragrant oils aside, this is one simple to use, very convenient and most of all effective product that leaves my skin really smooth and refreshed.
It is a tad drying (I measured pH 7-7.5) but it does its job both as a foam cleanser and one minute face mask.
Using it as a cleanser, it requires a small amount (pea size) for the face and neck and it foams moderately. Not too much, not too little. And this goes on pros list.
When used as a facemask, it is thick, clayish and it does require a good rinse to remove it completely. Still much much easier than Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask that requires a flannel, a lake, and a bathroom cleaning kit.
Still I love this product. And I enjoy even that beautiful, rosacea waking aromatherapy face cleansing experience, but most of all, I love to see clean and fresh skin when I finish that not sexy part of skin care routine – double cleansing.
Almost a full thumb up.