Unusual But Unique Skincare Ingredients That Do Wonders

Niacinamide. Salicylic Acid. Vitamin C. Who doesn’t know about these popular and highly effective skincare products? If fact, you might have all of these already incorporated into your skincare routine. 

What you might not have heard about are these innovative ingredients. 


Mugwort is a trending skincare ingredient that you might have seen in more and more skincare products. Traditionally, this flowering plant has been used as insect repellent and for a range of medical problems such as headaches. Today, mugwort is commonly used for digestive problems and irregular menstrual cycles.

However, its benefits extend beyond the body. Mugwort is extremely effective in soothing sensitive and acne prone skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties. These skin soothing properties makes this ingredient especially suitable to those with rosacea, eczema, and atopic dermatitis. 

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Like it says in its name, Round Lab’s Mugwort Calming Serum aids in skin alleviation. The inclusion of madecassoside further helps in soothing the skin. Mugwort’s anti-inflammatory properties help naturally fight against acne-causing bacteria. De-stress your skin with a couple drops of this serum!

Snail Mucin

Snail slime is the last thing that comes to mind when you’re looking for ingredients to incorporate into your skin. This ingredient has been popularized over the years—especially in the world of Korean skincare.

Snail mucin is loaded with a ton of components beneficial to the skin: hyaluronic acid, peptides, antioxidants, and more. All of these moisturizing agents is what makes snail mucin such a powerful ingredient for repairing and hydrating the skin. Aside from its moisturizing capabilities, snail mucin also has the ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and has reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

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Enriched with 3% of snail secretion filtrate, Beauty of Joseon’s Ginseng Snail Mucin Repair Serum improves skin elasticity. The use of 63% ginseng root water provides additional help in reducing the formation of fine lines due to its abilities in improving blood circulation. By applying a proper amount of this serum, you’ll be able to restore you skin to a healthy and moisturized state.


Scientifically known as Ficus carica, fig is an Asian species of flowering plant. They possess high levels of antioxidants and phenolic compounds, which are bioactive substances found in food plants. To be more specific, phenolic compounds are extremely important in the group of antioxidant properties.

When it comes to skincare, the fig’s antioxidant properties help reduce transepidermal water loss, skin melanin, and sebum levels in the skin. This ingredient is quite a multitasker: fig extract also has the potential to help fight against skincare issues such as hyperpigmentation and acne.

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I’m From’s Fig Boosting Essence contains 62.7% fig extract, along with other star ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and panthenol. After cleansing, you can apply 3-4 drops on your face. You’ll be able to notice the intense hydration and moisture it provides for your skin. 

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