THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Line Review

October 29, 2020

Hi guys, today I'll be sharing all about THE FACE SHOP's new Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Line!

I've reviewed most of THE FACE SHOP's several Yehwadam lines, but they recently released a new line this year called the Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Line.

First of all, what is Yehwadam? If you're not already familiar with it, Yehwadam is THE FACE SHOP's anti-ageing line and the name is actually an acronym consisting of 3 words that represent the philosophy of the line:

YE (蘂): herbs and plants
HWA (花): flower
DAM (譚): story.

Artemisia, also famously known as Korean Mugwort/쑥 (ssuk) is an ingredient that's been used in traditional Korean medicine for generations + has become very popular in K-beauty in the past few years.

Fun fact, ssuk is also said to have a bit of a role in one of Korea's oldest origin stories. In an excerpt from The Klog:

"In this story, a bear and a tiger wished to become human. A heavenly prince promised them that if they stayed in a mountain cave for one hundred days, with only pungent garlic and mugwort to eat, that he would grant their wish. The tiger could not wait, but the bear remained in the cave and was transformed into a beautiful woman. She later had a son who founded the first kingdom of Korea."

Artemisia is known as a powerful soothing and healing ingredient, and its very well known for its effectiveness at treating redness and skin sensitivities. In traditional Korean medicine, artemisia is known as a “warming” ingredient for the body and has been used for hundreds of years to improve circulation and relieve muscle pain. To this day, it is commonly used in herbal baths at Korean bathhouses to relieve and soothe the body.

THE FACE SHOP is also aware that heat can play an effect in damaging our skin; UV rays, thinning of the skin dermis, reduced skin barrier and dry skin are just some of the results that may occur from heat damage.

Formulated with a fresh, non-sticky feeling, the new Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Line promises to hydrate the skin and keep it calm, cool and clear. Fighting the effects of heat damage mentioned above, this line of products contains three precious Korean medicinal herbs:

1. Artemisia Capillaris (from Yeong-cheon)
- also known as Mugwort

2. Houttuyniae Herba (from Gong-Ju)
- also known as Heartleaf.

3. Water Lily (from Tae-an)
- also known as "The Goddess of Water"

Today I'll be sharing all about the three products from this line, as well as my thoughts and my experience using them.

The Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Toner is a clear, fresh toner that promises to deliver instant moisture.

With unique moisture-clutching properties, this toner attracts water to the skin, improving hydration levels with a fast-absorbing lightweight texture. No sticky feeling, only a refreshing finish!

The Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Emulsion is a cooling gel-emulsion that replenishes the skin's hydration.

With plant-derived ingredients, this emulsion has a texture that spreads smoothly and easily. It helps to lock in moisture without suffocating the skin, leaving you with refreshed, velvety-soft skin.

The Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Cream is a non-sticky cream, perfect for troubled and oily skin types with dehydrated skin.

Like water droplets bursting with a fresh finish, this silky cream regulates the skin's oil-to-moisture balance. It also contains Beta-glucan and Trehalose that provides soothing benefits with a non-greasy finish.

Now available nationwide in all THE FACE SHOP stores, you can also get these products from THE FACE SHOP's e-store.

THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Toner • RM140.90 (link)
THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Emulsion • RM140.90 (link)
THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Cream • RM225.90 (link)

Although these are slightly mid/high priced, I have to say the sizes make them quite worth it. For RM225.90 you get 120ml worth of cream, where other brands usually give only 30ml-50ml. The toner comes with 180ml while the emulsion has 160ml, so overall I think the price-to-size ratio of these products are actually pretty fair.

For a limited time, you can use the code YEHATM15EROS online at their e-store to enjoy 15% OFF Yehwadam Artemisia items + to get free delivery!

Similar to the Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing line, these products feature a teal/mint packaging. It might be a bit confusing, but the new Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing line has a more modern/newer look.

Why I say they look modern is because although the shape of the products is similar to the other Yehwadam glass tubs and bottles, this new line of products have a more minimalist design:

The bottles come with a pump:

While the tub comes with a cover. One thing to note, it does not come with a spatula. I'm good with that since I already have a ton, just something I thought I'd mention. I never use my fingers to directly scoop product from tubs because I feel it's not very hygienic.

As these products are still new, I had to do some analysis of myself. Here are the full ingredient lists for all three products:

Toner ingredients:
정제수, 변성알코올, 다이프로필렌글라이콜, 1,2-hexanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, 나이아신아마이드, 글리세린, Panthenol, 부틸렌글라이콜, Glycosyl Trehalose, 하이드로제네이티드스타치하이드롤리세이트, 피이지-60하이드로제네이티드캐스터오일, Methylpropanediol, 아크릴레이트/C10-30알킬아크릴레이트크로스폴리머, Trisodium EDTA, 트로메타민, Xanthan Gum, 말라카이트추출물, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, 푸른연꽃추출물, 바이오사카라이드검-1, 로얄젤리, 덱스트린, 카카오씨추출물, 꿀, Artemisia Capillaris Leaf Extract (20 ppm), 미네랄솔트, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, 알로에베라잎즙가루, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, 잇꽃씨추출물, 구기자추출물, 인삼추출물, Ethylhexylglycerin, 향료, 리모넨

Emulsion ingredients:
정제수, Cyclopentasiloxane, 변성알코올, 다이프로필렌글라이콜, 글리세린, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, 1,2-hexanediol, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, 하이드로제네이티드폴리데센, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, 인도멀구슬나무잎추출물, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, 푸른연꽃추출물, 적색산화철, 인도멀구슬나무꽃추출물, 로얄젤리, 꿀, Artemisia Capillaris Leaf Extract (20ppm), 아이비고드열매추출물, 미네랄솔트, 알로에베라꽃추출물, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, 알로에베라잎즙가루, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, 잇꽃씨추출물, 구기자추출물, 인삼추출물, 호호바씨오일, 참산호말추출물, 울금뿌리추출물, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, 부틸렌글라이콜, 실리카, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, 아크릴레이트/C10-30알킬아크릴레이트크로스폴리머, 티타늄디옥사이드(CI 77891), 트로메타민, 합성플루오르플로고파이트, 피이지/피피지-17/6코폴리머, 피이지-150, Methylpropanediol, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium EDTA, 향료, 리모넨, 리날룰

Cream ingredients:
정제수, 글리세린, 부틸렌글라이콜, Caprylyl Methicone, Trehalose, 1,2-hexanediol, 하이드로제네이티드폴리데센, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Urea, 아크릴레이트/C10-30알킬아크릴레이트크로스폴리머, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, 하이드로제네이티드레시틴, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, 트로메타민, Methylpropanediol, 글리세릴아크릴레이트/아크릴릭애씨드코폴리머, Trisodium EDTA, 베타-글루칸, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, 티타늄디옥사이드(CI 77891), Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, 푸른연꽃추출물, 마이카, 인도멀구슬나무잎추출물, 인도멀구슬나무꽃추출물, 로얄젤리, 꿀, Artemisia Capillaris Leaf Extract, 아이비고드열매추출물, 미네랄솔트, 적색산화철, 알로에베라꽃추출물, 알로에베라잎즙가루, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, 잇꽃씨추출물, 구기자추출물, 인삼추출물, 호호바씨오일, 참산호말추출물, 울금뿌리추출물, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, 향료, 리모넨, 리날룰, 시트랄

All three products have mostly EWG green ratings with a few yellow ones, meaning they are unlikely to cause any skin irritations.

As I mentioned above, all three products contain 3 precious medicinal herbs.

1. Artemisia Capillaris (from Yeong-cheon)
- also known as Mugwort, has detoxification, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

2. Houttuyniae Herba (from Gong-Ju)
- also known as Heartleaf, is a well-loved ingredient that soothes troubled skin, promoting healing as well.

3. Water Lily (from Tae-an)
- has the ability to absorb and filter out toxic substances in water. On the skin, it provides protective, anti-oxidant benefits.

The toner is paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, silicone-free, EU-allergen-free, fungal acne-safe and contains minimal ingredients. With Panthenol, it helps to promote would healing and powerfully moisturize the skin.

The emulsion is not silicone-free nor is it fungal acne-safe but it is paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, EU-allergen-free and contains minimal ingredients.

Finally, the cream  is paraben-free, sulfate-free, alcohol-free, silicone-free, EU-allergen-free, fungal acne-safe and contains minimal ingredients. It also contains Beta-glucan and Trehalose that provides soothing benefits with a non-greasy, soft finish.

The toner has a fresh, watery & lightweight texture. It has a slight scent which disappears almost immediately, and it absorbs really quickly into the skin. I think this kind of toner is perfect for hot climates, especially for places like Malaysia.

The emulsion has a slightly gel-like texture, and it's really lightweight as well. I expected it to be similar to milk like the other emulsions I've tried, but this one is very lightweight and almost like viscous water.

The cream reminds me a bit of Belif's Water Bomb products where it's super hydrating but unbelievably light. Compared to the emulsion, this one is more hydrating and definitely more cooling. I experienced the cooling effects immediately after applying it, which I love! It has very little to no scent, and it absorbs quickly as well, leaving my skin feeling cool + hydrated but not sticky at all.

I use these products in this sequence:

Cleanser - Toner - Emulsion - Sunblock

Cleanser - Toner - Essence - Eye Cream - Serum - Cream

For the day, I usually tend to be very simple as I'm always rushing. You can use the cream as well as its very comfy, but I just find the essence better to work with during the day (as I prefer heavier products at night and the emulsion wouldn't really fit in).

For the might, I switch out the emulsion for the cream and add in a few extra steps, depending on my skin's condition.

For the summertime (which is all year round in Malaysia if we're being honest lol), this toner is perfect. I love the lightweight texture and the quick absorption. It does feel like it helps to give the skin a quick drink/boost of hydration, and I love how fresh the feeling is. You can layer this via the 7-skin method as well if you wish. I've used it a couple of times as a mini mask by soaking some cotton pads and leaving them on my cheeks, and they have helped at keeping my skin texture nice and smooth + my mask-ne at bay.

For the emulsion, I really think it's a steal. For the price, easiness of application + amount of product you get, it's a great deal (at least in my books). After using this constantly for the day-time, I really have seen my skin react well with this throughout the day in the sense that it hydrates my skin well + doesn't leave me shiny/feeling weird at the end of the day. If you're someone with dryer or more mature skin you most probably will think this is not enough, but for me with oily, 20-ish skin, I definitely enjoyed using this.

Finally, the cream is my fave out of all three. Once again, the price to size ratio is good (I love a good deal), and the performance is phenomenal. Daily use at night has shown me that you don't need a lot od products to feel moisturized. A little goes a long way with this product, and it really does hydrate the skin from the inside out.

Overall, after using these 3 products I did notice improvements, especially on my mask-ne. I had a lot of mini breakouts mid September and I started using these on the last week of September. We're now in the last week of October (at 1 month's usage) and my breakouts are now gone. I think the 20ppm of mugwort extracts inside these products really did help me out a lot, and the lightweight, refreshing texture of the products agreed well with my oily skin.

Definitely! I enjoyed these thoroughly and would recommend these to other 20-ish people like me who are looking for a lightweight, refreshing range if hydrating products. If you're more into powerful anti-agein products, I recommend checking out other Yehwadam products instead.

THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Toner • RM140.90 (link)
THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Emulsion • RM140.90 (link)
THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Artemisia Soothing Moisturizing Cream • RM225.90 (link)

And that's it for this post! I hope you guys found it helpful and informative.

See y'all in my next post!

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