HI-REVIEW: Axis-Y Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack

by Simone Chiang

I don’t know if you are like me, Axis-Y is a new brand that I have yet to try but I sure have seen its presence on social media.

So, I did a little research on the brand story: Axis-Y is founded in 2019 (quite a new brand!) and all their products are vegan, cruelty free and made without parabens, artificial fragrances, and mineral oils.

The Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack is part of Axis-Y’s 6+1+1 line and is broken down to: 6 nutrient-rich, natural ingredients + 1 functional, goal-orientated agent + 1 quality-producing skincare technology. Now let’s jump into the review~

Price: $30

Quantity: 100mL

Product description: With a base of 61% Mugwort extract, this wash off pack clears the pores of impurities, soothes inflamed and irritated skin, and gently exfoliates dead skin to reveal a bright and healthy complexion.

How to use: 

  1. Scoop an adequate amount onto clean, dry face using the provided spatula (or any). 
  2. Apply an even layer to face but avoid immediate area around the eyes and mouth. 
  3. Allow to dry and harden for approximately 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. 
  4. Follow with your regular skincare routine. 

Now, let’s break the ingredient list up!

Product Features

6 Base Ingredients

  • Adzuki Beans - Gently removes dead skin cells
  • Lotus - Regenerates and controls sebum, helps to remove free radicals that encourage skin aging, making dull skin clear and bright
  • Kelp - Revitalises and nourishes rough and irritated skin, keeping it clear
  • Artichoke - Prevent skin aging through antioxidant properties
  • Mung Bean - Moisturises and brightens the skin, improves texture, and strengthens the skin barrier to help the skin regenerate its elasticity
  • Heartleaf - Increases promotion and regeneration of skin cells
1 Core Ingredient

The 61% mugwort extract is the star ingredient of the product and provides the soothing effect.

1 Effective Technology
Dermatic AC 3 - Acne improvement and immunity enhancement cosmetic composition that contains cedar and Lotus leaf complex fermentation extract as an active ingredient

Packaging: Plastic tub, it comes with a small spatula that can stored between the lid and product separator 

Texture: Matcha green viscous texture with adzuki beans

Scent: Strong earthy and herbal scent, not noticeable on the face though

Personal Experience

First thing first, for those who are unsure, this is a clay mask! Although the word “clay” is not mentioned anywhere in the product name and description, kaolin in the ingredient list is a very good indication that this is indeed a clay mask! 

Clay mask is targeted at oily and acne prone skin and commonly used to reduce excess oil and eliminate impurities that clog your pores. As a dry skin gal, I’m always a bit on the fence with clay masks because they are normally very strong and overly stripping. 

However, not this one! In my opinion, this one is quite gentle, and I was able to use it up to 3 times a week! The adzuki beans look big and abrasive but they are quite soft and will not damage your skin barrier. 

Here are some of my clay masking tips:

  1. What is an “adequate” amount? I would recommend an even layer that can cover your skin completely.  
  2.  Avoid letting the clay mask dry completely. Leaving it for too long will have adverse effects and absorb the water in our skin, leaving your face feeling tight and stripped. 
  3. Less is more: apply on congested areas only. There is no need to apply the clay mask everywhere like a sheet mask, I normally focus on my T-zone as my cheeks are not very oily/congested. (Of course, if you have oily skin, go for gold!)
  4. Use this as a “spot treatment” mask if an uninvited acne comes along. I used it on my pimple and it actually suppressed it without drying my skin out. 
  5. Clay masks being very difficult to wash off? Try washing it off when you shower. Requires a bit of planning and time management but will definitely save you from breaking your back at the sink 😅

Special shout out to the packaging, absolutely amazing that it came with a spatula storage space. This is super handy if you are traveling and reduces the risk of losing it. I don’t know about you, but my skincare spatulas are everywhere and half the time, they are collecting dusts 

Overall, I think this is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin! I’m very impressed with its ability to treat acne so if you are acne-prone, this might be right up your alley. This is a nice step to have in the self-care routine. However, if your skin is used to a heavy-duty clay mask, you might find this to be a bit too gentle.

Hope you enjoyed the review and found it helpful! Wishing you a good skin day xx 

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