Is this a mask or a cleanser? Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser Review

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

Is this a mask or a cleanser? Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser is a mystery which we are going to solve today. When Missha released Artemisia series, I didn't expect it to grow. Pack Foam Cleanser and Treatment Essence started the line, then Missha introduced Essence (Mist Type), Sheet Mask and Ampoule. Missha combined Mugwort and Clay Mask. Is this a skincare revolution of our times?

About Missha

Missha is a South Korean brand with almost 20 years of history. The brand makes skincare, body care, hair care and makeup products since the year 2000. During all these years Missha opened stores grew a lot, you can find this brand in the US, Japan, Russia and many other countries. Missha is an affordable brand, but some lines have this luxurious feeling like Missha Misa Cho Gong Jin or Missha Misa Geum Sul lines. Missha gives us a choice with lines and created for different skin problems.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

What's Artemisia and Mugwort? Do they work?

I guess we all had problems with Mugwort, what kind of new plant is it? Mugwort is just another name for Artemisia (쑥), a group of plants. There's a legend behind this plant, its called "The Legend Of Dangun" and I found for you this illustrated version which will I believe I should share this link with you since I'm not qualified for myths - even Slavic ones. I won't leave you with anything since to understand one part of this post you need some basic information. Tiger and bear wanted to become humans so they went to Hwanung and asked him to help them. Hwanung told them to eat Mugwort and garlic but also to stay in a cave for 100 days. Tiger gave up quite quickly while the bear spent 100 days in the cave eating Mugwort and garlic and turned into a woman. That's why Hanyul commercials for Artemisia line looks the way they are - some of them are based on this legend (check the review of Hanyul Pure Artemisia Watery Calming Cream on Kherblog). You can find different versions of Artemisia, the most common is Artemisia Vulgaris, in some product you can find Artemisia Argyi, also known as Chinese Mugwort. You might probably know Artemisia Dracunculus from your kitchen, it's nothing else than Estragon. Does Artemisia work for the skin? We still have a lot to learn about Mugwort, we need more research to find out if Artemisia has a positive or negative meaning to the skin. It is told that it can be moisturizing, good for acne-prone skin but most sensitive skin. I see the calming effects but I don't find it antibacterial or very hydrating and nourishing.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

Is Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser a mask or a foam?

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser is a mystery product. We are used to seeing 2-in-1 products or 3-in-1 products. Missha Pack is very similar since you can use it as a mask and cleanser at the same time. It's not a foaming cleanser, but it contains surfactants like Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate. It also contains Kaolin and Bentonite - ingredients used in clay masks. Some of my friends use clay to remove dirt from the skin. I've tried a similar product before - Neogen Dermalogy Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser - and I see some similarities in both products. I've tried to add water to Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser and the effect is a bit different than the brand shows in promo material - the foam is very weak, but it's not a problem for me.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser - Packaging

I love the box packaging of Artemisia line with a tiny drawing of Artemisia - the choice of colour gives it a "natural" skincare vibe. It feels like Artemisia took time to grow before it became an extract. The tube is easy to use, but the mask can dry a bit and getting the product from the tube might be a problem.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser - Texture & Scent

If you like herbal scents then you'll love this product! It's hard to define the scent, it's herbal with a lemon or verbena hint. My mom told me that for her, it smells like some medicines. The texture is rich - it feels like a thick clay mask mixed with artemisia powder. The colour is green with a bit of a brown colour so it might look unattractive.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser - Ingredients

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, CI 77288, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Powder, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Ceramide NP, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77492, CI 77499

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser is a hybrid of cleanser and clay mask. This product is based on Kaolin and Bentonite. Both are types of clay. Kaolin is white clay, this powder makes great masks for all skin types. It has a positive meaning to oily skin since it can absorb the sebum. Bentonite is very similar and it comes in different colours like green - I strongly believe, this mask was based on green Bentonite. It also absorbs the sebum, but it's a great way to fight acne and clean your pores. The only tip I'll give you - prepare a spray for this mask, you can try Artemisia mist - you don't want a clay mask to dry on the skin because it'll make your skin dry too. Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate is a mild surfactant, but the next ingredient we all know well. Glycerin is a common ingredient in skincare. It's one of the best moisturizers available in skincare products. It's very rare to see people sensitive to Glycerin. Myristic Acid is an ingredient which I don't like because it clogs my skin, but it doesn't mean that it'll do the same to your skin. It's an emulsifying surfactant. Besides Myristic Acid, we've got Lauric Acid - another surfactant and Stearic Acid - an emollient. Potassium Hydroxide balances the pH of the product

Artemisia Annua Extract is also called sweet wormwood, sweet annie or Qing Hao. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qing Hao is used to curing fever. I found that Artemisinin is used to cure Malaria but is also sold as a supplement - no joke, I found it in one drugstore for quite a high price but more about it you can read at WHO website. According to Missha, it's a hydrating and soothing ingredient. It goes through a double fermentation process. Artemisia comes from Ganghwa Island, it is collected in September to get the maximum power of the ingredient. Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder is a powder used in makeup, but in skincare, it is used as a sebum absorber, but also a natural, delicate scrub. You might ask, who needs Titanium Dioxide in a mask or a cleanser? Titanium Dioxide is a mineral sunscreen, but it is used in skincare as a pigment. Centella Asiatica Extract is a popular skincare ingredient, it speeds up the healing process. It's hard to say no to this plant. Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract is also known as Elm Extract, it's a traditional ingredient used in Chinese and Korean Traditional Medicines. It's an antioxidant with moisturizing properties. Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract is an emollient. This product contains essential oils, they might cause allergies or be photosensitive so I recommend you to do a patch test - we should do a patch test with every product.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser is a product which I like to keep next to my shampoo. It's not easy to apply this mask with a finger, but you can try to apply it with a silicone brush. It's not a typical clay mask, because the texture is thick. The good thing about this texture is the fact that it covers the skin well. It has a herbal scent that helps me relax. It can dry out your skin if you keep it for too long or not spray it with water or mist. I see that this product works well with my skin - I can use it instead of a cleanser or as a mask and every time I use it my acne won't feel triggered. I won't say that this product is phenomenal. At first, it felt like the concept can blow my mind, but after a couple of months with Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser, I won't say that it's a product that you need in your life. It's good to use clay masks, especially if your skin is acne-prone or you're a teenager who wants to balance sebum production, but there are similar products which I prefer more. Still, I would go for Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser instead of going for a huge amount of cleansers.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Treatment Essence

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia line

In 2019 Missha decided to make a line based on Mugwort (also known as Artemisia). The line contains Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser, Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence which review I've posted before, Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Ampoule, Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Jelly Sheet Mask and Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Treatment Essence (Mist Type), which is very similar to regular Essence but it feels like the mist is not as thick as essence. There might be also a difference in molecular weight, but I can't determine it on my own. Will there be any other products added to this line? I don't know, but it's surprising how this line grew from Essence and Cleanser to five products.

Similar products to Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

I said before that there are products which I'm willing to buy instead of buying Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser. One of such products is Neogen Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser - it might be not as affordable as Missha's Pack Foam Cleanser but I like the bubble effect. I made a post about this product before and you can read the full review here.
If you search for Mugwort Clay mask, then other interesting product for you might be Isntree Real Mugwort Clay Mask. If you want a product that mixes a mask and a cleanser then Skin79 French Clay Foam Cleanser can be an option for you - I prefer Missha, I'm not a fan of Skin79.

Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser

Price & where to buy Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser?

150ml of Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser costs $14.66 in regular price but when I checked the price on Monday 16th (DEC 2019), it was $10.26 on Jolse, now it's $12.46 (DEC 17th). It's an affordable price as for a cleanser and mask.

Overall, 2019 was a good year for Missha and I hope that Artemisia line will grow. I might not believe that Missha Time Revolution Artemisia Pack Foam Cleanser is a must-have, but it's a product which I'm more likely to repurchase if I need a mask or a cleanser. It's also a great product if you want to save some money since it has a double function. Let me know if you tried Missha Artemisia line before and what do you think about double functions of the product.


*** This post was made in collaboration with Jolseeven though it still shows my personal opinion on the topic and product**

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