What’s the Best Mugwort Mask? | I’m From vs Graymelin

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Mugwort is a calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredient that offers many benefits to skin. Two of my favourite wash-off face masks contain mugwort as the key ingredient, so I thought I’d do a comparison of them to see which is best.

You can see my previous blog on the benefits of mugwort for more information.

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I’m From Mugwort Mask

The mugwort mask by I’m From is a gentle wash-off mask that calms and soothes irritated skin. It is ideal for all skin types, but is especially good for sensitive and troubled skin.

It is made with 2.1% mugwort leaf powder that was harvested from Ganghwa County in Korea. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that nourish and detoxify the skin.

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I’m From Mugwort Mask Overview

Colour: Golden brown
Scent: Lighter, almost minty scent
Texture: Thick gel texture with flecks of mugwort
Feel: Cooling on the skin
Pros: Skin feels softer
Cons: Occasionally leaves skin with a slight tightness.

Graymelin Mugwort Heating Pack

The Graymelin Mugwort mask heats up once applied to skin, which helps to open the pores and remove impurities.

It contains mugwort extract and powder, as well as camellia extract, mint extract, cucumber extract, avocado extract, spinach extract, celery extract, broccoli extract, prune extract and seaweed extract, which work together to strengthen the skin barrier and improve skin health.

graymelin mugwort mask

Graymelin Mugwort Heating Pack Overview

Colour: Green
Scent: Heavy, earthy scent
Texture: Thick gel texture with flecks of mugwort
Feel: Warms up skin
Pros: Improvement of skin texture
Cons: Can warm skin too much in summer!

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I’m From Mugwort Mask vs Graymelin Mugwort Heating Pack

Let’s compare these two masks a little more!

Feel of Wearing the Mugwort Masks: Warming or Cooling

One of the biggest differences with these masks is the physical feel of wearing them. The I’m from mask has more of a cooling feel on the skin as you wear it, while the Graymelin mask warms up to help open pores.

The heating aspect of the Graymelin mask is not uncomfortable at all, but I wouldn’t pick it for a hot summer’s day, I think this is one I’d use more in the winter! If you don’t like the sensation of things warming up on your skin, then maybe this one isn’t for you.

Scent of the Mugwort Masks

The mugwort masks both have a natural scent – it’s hard to describe if you haven’t smelled mugwort before – but it’s quite a natural planty, earthy scent.

The I’m from mask is a lot milder in aroma, and it has a slightly fresher, almost minty quality to it. The Graymelin mask has a heavier scent, which some could find too much. I don’t find it too bad, but out of the two, the I’m from mask definitely has the nicer scent.

Price Comparison of I’m From and Graymelin

Another thing to consider is the price points of these products. A full size Graymelin mask is about £11 for 100ml on YesStyle, while the I’m from is about £25 for 110ml (although prices do vary on this).

Which Mugwort Mask Worked Best?

The real question is: which is the better mask?

For me, I find that the I’m from mask performs a bit better. I see more obvious differences in my skin when I use this one compared to the Graymelin mask. I tried out both masks on each side of my face and found that my skin is a lot softer, smoother and hydrated on the side that used the I’m from mask.

The Graymelin mask offers decent results – my skin looks and feels clearer – but the results aren’t quite as good as with the I’m from mask, and my skin feels less hydrated with this one.

I do actually still love both masks though, and with the differing cooling and heating properties of each mask, it could be worth buying both and using the I’m from mask in the warmer months and the Graymelin in the colder parts of the year.

The price is a big contender for many people, so if you’d like to try out a mugwort product without committing to a high spend, then the Graymelin one is much more affordable.

I’d love to try out more mugwort skincare, so leave me a comment with your recommendations!

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Hi! I’m Ellen, a Devon-based beauty and lifestly blogger who is perhaps a little too obsessed with makeup and skincare (seriously, I own over 100 lipsticks…). 💄

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