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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of I'm from Mugwort Essence versus COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence .

Last updated on March 07, 2024. Published on April 14, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free and reef safe essences. They have a total of 1 ingredients in common

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

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Essence South Korean Brand South Korea
Essence South Korean Brand South Korea

Essence

Essences are used to prep skin for further treatment and may provide extra skin benefits. They are usually used before serum and moisturizers. Essences are thought to have originated in either Japan or Korea and is an essential step in K-Beauty.

Essence

Essences are used to prep skin for further treatment and may provide extra skin benefits. They are usually used before serum and moisturizers. Essences are thought to have originated in either Japan or Korea and is an essential step in K-Beauty.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
ph level
6.5

At a glance

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Benefits

Redness Reducing

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (3)
Reduces Irritation (3)
Scar Healing
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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

I'm from Mugwort Essence contains this as ingredient number 3.

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence contains this as ingredient number 4.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

67% are loved or liked
33% have mixed ratings
0% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet
50% are loved or liked
33% have mixed ratings
17% are disliked or very disliked
0% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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I'm from Mugwort Essence 3 ingredients

4.6 /5
from 19 reviews
badoosi's Avatar'
Feb 5, 2024

I was very skeptical about this product but once I tried this, all acne gone, eczema gone. Like two days of use I actually saw a difference. Acne-prone and sensitive skin will EAT this up.

I was very skeptical about this product but once I tried this, all acne gone, eczema gone. Like two days of use I actually saw a difference. Acne-prone and sensitive skin will EAT this up.

Great Value
Light
Light Scent
Works Well
mikkoflam's Avatar'
Jan 1, 2024

I've tried this essence twice now, and honestly I still have complicated feelings. The most recent trial of this I tried it for about a week and a half, and for my skin that's more than enough time to test out a product and see if it...

I've tried this essence twice now, and honestly I still have complicated feelings. The most recent trial of this I tried it for about a week and a half, and for my skin that's more than enough time to test out a product and see if it breaks me out or not.

Before the 1 week mark, I started noticing new breakouts on my forehead, which is VERY unusual for my skin since I never break out on those areas, although it was also my biggest breakout spot when I recently tried TO's pink serum, which broke me out pretty badly. So I guess my forehead is my new breakout area now and my biggest indication in wether or not a product works for me or not.

I was initially planning on extending another week to test this out, but I'm opting to stop using it now. I just don't want to risk this breakout to get worse, and I also want to observe how my skin acts when I'm not using it. So yes, I think my skin is not fond of Mugwort as I did notice new acne come up when using this product.

Maybe I'll test it again someday, but right now I'm going to discontinue. I will say, the texture and experience of this essence was divine. The slip it had and how hydrating it was was amazing. But some products just don't work for me and my skin, and this is one of them.

JolyneKujo_268's Avatar'
Mar 21, 2024

i thought it does nothing for my skin when i was using it occasionally, but than i ran out of my usual toner and wasn't able to buy for sometime, soi started using i'm from everyday twice, and damn, my purging i was having (from...

i thought it does nothing for my skin when i was using it occasionally, but than i ran out of my usual toner and wasn't able to buy for sometime, soi started using i'm from everyday twice, and damn, my purging i was having (from introducing new acid in my routine for my comedonal and hormonal acne) suppressed and then just stopped... i didn't had any bad breakouts since 2 months, i now understand why people are saying that this product saved their skin

Expensive
Absorbs Well
Light Scent
Works Well

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 12 ingredients

4.1 /5
from 168 reviews
elinstrandh's Avatar'
Feb 1, 2024

I enjoy the super hydrated glowy effect that this gives on the skin, also that it is unscented.
However, over time my skin does not appreciate this product. After a few days my skin feels like itโ€™s thinning and getting more and more...

I enjoy the super hydrated glowy effect that this gives on the skin, also that it is unscented.
However, over time my skin does not appreciate this product. After a few days my skin feels like itโ€™s thinning and getting more and more responsive. Also contains phenyoxyethanol, something to watch out for if you use a lot of products containing it in your routine.

Irritating
No Scent
cgi's Avatar'
Jan 28, 2024

this snail mucin essence really is one of the best ones out thereโ€” it's a holy grail. this product was my very first impression of cosrx, and the short ingredient list is very surprising with how effective it is. i've been using it for...

this snail mucin essence really is one of the best ones out thereโ€” it's a holy grail. this product was my very first impression of cosrx, and the short ingredient list is very surprising with how effective it is. i've been using it for about a year now, and it's become a staple in my routine. after my first couple weeks of use, a lot of my dark spots disappeared and calmed down my hormonal acne & redness like magic. makes my skin looks like glass, so smooth and supple. it has a sticky texture (obviously), but it immediately absorbs like water and leaves my skin feeling so soft. i only need one pump for my whole face and pat it in. i don't use too much not only to save product but also because it'll feel a bit heavy on my oily skin. i love how hydrating it is for my dehydrated oily skin and has hyaluronic acid as an ingredient, locking in moisture. doesn't leave a greasy feeling or oily film, just pure hydration. i use it daily, morning and night. my only con is how expensive it is, which is why i'm glad i only need to use a little amount each time. absolutely in love, never taking this out of my routine.

Expensive
Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
Sticky
No Scent
Zenoviah_679's Avatar'
Oct 25, 2023

Fungal Acne Discovery
didnโ€™t realize i had fungal acne until using this and then also found out i was allergic to snail mucin after purchasing the whole snail line for COSRX ๐Ÿฅฒ face completely broke out in pimples and super itchyโ€ฆ never...

Fungal Acne Discovery
didnโ€™t realize i had fungal acne until using this and then also found out i was allergic to snail mucin after purchasing the whole snail line for COSRX ๐Ÿฅฒ face completely broke out in pimples and super itchyโ€ฆ never again.. so expensive too wish i didnโ€™t waste my time and money

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