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Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule Review - ISNTREE

Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule Review - ISNTREE


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How green, clean, pure, vegan, sustainable, and customer oriented a cosmetics brand can get? That too many words but the answer is “ISNTREE”, one of the best Korean beauty brands. Today I am going to review Isntree’s acne range product, the “Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule, 50ml / 1.69 fl. oz.”, retailing at $38.50. This post contains brand, and product information as given on the Isntree website. Review and additional information is my own expertise and experience; irrespective of what the internet says. So, let’s get to it.


SECTION I: ISNTREE

ISNTREE is a vegan and green beauty brand. Isntree is symbolic of island, nature, and tree. It represents the leaf of nature, and a pure and clean island that is free of pollution. It is a Korean cosmetics manufacturing company that uses green-grade materials from nature, also performing with high efficacy. They are safe, cruelty free, eco-friendly, and socially responsible. To further the green initiative, they are making sustainable product packaging in 2022 with PCR plastic bottles, recycled paper, wash-off labels, and non-colored bottles. Isntree has a customer centered approach in making high quality innovative formulations. They cater all skin types with the aim to rejuvenate and strengthen skin.

The brand is very popular with crowds in South Korea, and US that shelves clear away from offline retailers in no time.


Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule Review

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule


What is Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule, 50ml / 1.69 fl. oz., $38.50, soothes and clarifies irritated skin. It contains 85% Ganghwa capillary wormwood, specie of mugwort. Mugwort calms troubled skin and strengthens the skin barrier due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Capillary wormwood was extracted with their trademark Time Drop method. The method extracts only the effective ingredients over a long period of time, drop by drop. The high-purity effective ingredients extracted from capillary wormwood include vitamins and antioxidants that nourishes, strengthens, repairs, and protects the skin from environmental stressors.

The fermented mugwort extract replaces water in this ampoule. The product has additional ingredients such as licorice root extract, ceramides, panthenol, and beta-glucan to rejuvenate skin. It has a slightly viscous but watery texture that absorbs without any stickiness. The product is suitable for sensitive and irritated skin types.

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is an award winner. It has won the titles “Allure Korea's Best of Beauty Award-winner 2019”, and “GLOWPICK Consumer Beauty Awards 2019”.


Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule Texture and Finish

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule has a watery texture with only a hint of slight viscosity. It has a pale hue of a mugwort. It absorbs without leaving any residue, so your skin is moisturized from the inside with a matte finish outside.


Skin Type for Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is suitable for dry, irritated, sensitive, troubled, damaged, reactive, itchy, acne prone, and fatigued skin.


Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule - Key Ingredients

Ingredient highlight, Artemesia Princeps Extract! Ganghwa Capillary Mugwort – Skin soothing.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract – Protects skin from environmental stressors.

Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP – Skin regeneration.

Betaine, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan NMF – Natural moisturizing factors.

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Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule Ingredients

Artemisia Princeps Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Erythritol, Betaine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Panthenol, Propanediol, Beta-Glucan, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, Allantoin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, 1,2-Hexanediol.


Where to buy Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

For product information, check Isntree website. However, Isntree do not sell from their website. If you want to buy the product, look up Isntree’s international sellers so you can shop for products according to your region.


What is Mugwort

Mugwort is a perennial plant. It is a common name belonging to the aromatic flowering plant with the genus Artemesia. It is also called wormwood, and ssuk in Korea. The specie from the genus Artemesia used in the Isntree Mugwort Ampoule is Artemesia Princeps. The capillary wormwood was taken from the Ganghwa Island in South Korea. Mugwort is a culinary and traditional medicinal herb that has been used since ancient times. Mugwort is a powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant.


What does Mugwort do for skin

Mugwort has taken over Korean cosmetics ingredients and is very popular. It is used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, cystic acne, skin bruises and rashes. Mugwort for skin is the advanced version of tea tree to treat acne. It heals damaged skin and decreases redness. Due to its phenol compound, mugwort fights off free radicals from pollution, environmental stressors, and UV rays.



SECTION II: THE REVIEW

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

Packaging

It has quite a sleek and minimalist packaging. This Isntree mugwort ampoule has the best dropper I have ever used.


How do you use Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

After cleansing and toning, apply a few drops on the face. Tap for absorption if needed.

I cleanse my face and then use a few drops on the face and neck. I usually don’t need to tap because the texture is watery and gets absorbed by itself. I often layer it and my skin drinks it all up. I follow up with a moisturizer, and sometimes only with sunscreen depending upon the level of moisture my skin needs.


How Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is Different from Its competitors

Isntree Mugwort Ampoule can be compared with similar product categories such as essences and serums. There are a few products in the markets but among the best-selling are from I'm From and Missha. I'm From Mugwort Essence has a very simple formulation. It has only three ingredients with one star ingredient. It can be used to treat only those skin concerns the ingredient addresses. It retails for $40 for 160ml.

Missha Time Revolution Artemesia Treatment Essence is a closer comparison to Isntree mugwort ampoule. It is also an award winner. It has five ingredients with one star ingredient. The mugwort ingredient is fermented twice to make this product. Fermentation increases nutrition value of the ingredient making the product more moisturizing. It retails for $55 for 150ml.

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is different from others because it is an award winner for its innovative formulation! They extracted effective ingredients from mugwort over a long period of time. And every drop is full of only the selective nutrients needed to make the skin healthy. And it has additional useful ingredients to promote healthy skin barrier and complexion with licorice root extract, ceramides, allantoin, and natural moisturizing factors such as Beta glucan. This is the reason the price is slightly higher because the formulation involves more time and resources to produce the product.


Difference between Isntree's Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule, and Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence

I often see bloggers comparing the Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule with their Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence, and favoring the latter. I’ll talk about the HA (Hyaluronic Acid) essence in a bit but first, there is a catch about the HA ingredient. HA can also be a tricky ingredient for some people. It can cause redness on the skin due to inflammation, although that is rare and can vary from person to person. The reason is the molecular size. Smaller molecule HA often tends to be pro-inflammatory.

But this HA essence is known to be one of the best ones in the market and also top ranking in the world! And I say this with no exaggeration. If you find a HA product that does not suit you, then try this one. But comparing it with the mugwort ampoule is not relevant because the products perform different functions. If you have acne, reactive, or sensitive skin, mugwort ampoule is the product for you. As mugwort is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, it would reduce redness acne breakout. Also, mugwort ampoule would strengthen the skin barrier. But if you want to treat dry and dehydrated skin to make it look plump and dewy, get their Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence.


Key Decision Making Factors while choosing to buy Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

Isntree is great at pricing. If a product is slightly expensive, it is because of the formulation, e.g. mugwort ampoule.

Isntree essence and ampoule quantities are more as compared to market, which makes their pricing economical and competitive. Isntree offers 50ml of this mugwort ampoule as compared to 20-30ml of "ampoules" in the market, making it great value for money.

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is an award winning beautiful formulation. Mugwort is making a great ingredient combination with licorice root extract to ease inflammation, and ceramides to strengthen skin.


Pros and Cons

This ampoule is perfectly formulated for itchy, irritated, sensitive skin, and acne prone skin. It is a mild product and very gentle. It performed nice on my acne.

The product has no negatives. However, if you're looking for extra hydration for your dry skin with no other significant concerns, their HA Water essence would be a better choice because the mugwort ampoule would give your skin a matte finish. 


RATING: Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule Rating - Quantitative Performance (Overall), 4 out of 5 stars.

Categories:

Quantity                    5

Price                         4

Texture                     4

Moisturizing              4

Ingredients               5

Packaging                5

Value for money       4

 

Verdict

Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule soothed and calmed my skin. It eliminated the itch I got on my acne recently. The product acts like a protective shield from external stressors.

This product would be perfect for sensitive, itchy, reactive, troubled, and acne prone skin types. But this product was not 100% targeted for my skin. My main skin concern is that once the acne settles, it leaves dents and pits. To settle acne, I can use the mugwort ampoule, but to treat pitted scars I would need stronger treatments such as their Chestnut AHA 8% Clear Essence. Also, I do not have redness, or rashes; my skin is rather dry. So I would be trying more of their product options that cater my need.

For a gentle and long term skin barrier strengthening treatment, Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Ampoule is a very solid contender. For this reason, I would buy it again. So remember, always stay patient with your skincare.



Related Posts:

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Healthy skin analysis

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Comments

  1. That's awesome its working for your skin. I will keep this in mind if I find someone need it.

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    1. it is a nice gentle all-rounder, and would be a good option for specific purposes it addresses. Thanks for reading Fransic! <3

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  2. I will need to check out this brand!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

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    1. thanks Jennifer, hope you like it! <3

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  3. This sounds like a really good product; thanks for the breakdown about what it is and how it works. I've not heard of this brand before!

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    1. it's a Korean brand Molly. Maybe that's why. If you're into K-beauty? Thanks for reading. xx

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  4. Great review! I hadn't heard of this product before but I've been looking for something to treat the occasional spots I get and this looks like a strong contender - I love the company's ethos and I'm so glad you got good results. It's a little out of my price range but I would definitely consider paying more for the quality and formula! Thank you so much for sharing x

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    1. Thanks for reading! If you want, the previous review is on another product of theirs, maybe that would help which one or both are great fit for you. xx

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  5. This sounds like a great product. Thank you for sharing, and don't forget to check out our latest post!

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  6. Excellent review 😊 It's nice to read about these more natural products. Being highly sensitive I struggle a lot with chemicals. If I put make up on early morning, I'm dealing with fatigue before midday 😄 Same goes with other products so it's nice to know these are available and there is a whole world to explore!

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  7. It is great that this brand is vegan and natural products! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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  8. This is a great review, I haven't heard of this brand before but it seems like it's worked for you!

    Lucy Mary

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  9. I’ve been meaning to try INSTREE and I’m so glad I came across this post. I admire companies that take sustainability seriously. I can’t wait to pick some up once I finish my current products. Thanks for sharing your review!

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    1. I hope you try and also let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading it! <3

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  10. Lovely product review! So interesting to read up on and very informative :)

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    1. oh thank you I'm glad you liked it! :)

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  11. This is such an in depth review which really boosts my confidence in this product. I want to work on skincare this summer, when I have more time to research and try new products. I'm glad to see this worked for you!

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    1. thank Sejal! i wish you the best in your skincare journey. <3

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  12. I haven’t heard of this brand before. It sounds like a great product! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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    1. Korean beauty brands. When you'll look them up you'd be able to find out more Lauren. Thanks for reading :)

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  13. Love the sounds of this product as outlined in your in-depth review! You break down the ingredients and benefits, and it sounds like a great product for my acne too. :)

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    1. thanks Jaya! I hope you like using it too if you try. :)

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  14. This is the first time I'm hearing about this brand and confused it with another similarly named skincare brand at first! Thank you for sharing your review. I'll definitely consider it next time I'm buying skincare products as you mentioned it's for sensitive skin :)

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    1. I know which brand you mean Izzy! ;) This is relatively newer than that one so yea, maybe that's why. It's really worth it and has safely made it to my top choices whenever i buy a product. Hope you try it too and let me know if you do! <)

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  15. This sounds really good. And how can one not like a product with Mugwort in it!

    Allie of
    www.alliency.com

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  16. I definitely need to try this product, its my first time hearing about it, wow! Lovely review, I'm glad to hear that its vegan as well! Thank you so much for sharing, Isa xx Penny / www.whatdidshetype.com

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful product. I really appreciate your review and all that you included regarding this product. Thank you for sharing. ☺️

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    Letstakeamoment.com

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  18. Great blog post!!! Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a terrific product.

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful product Isa. Thank you for all the research you made and sharing from your personal experience with this product too. Great post. ☺️

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    Letstakeamoment.com

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