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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion versus Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream .

Last updated on July 14, 2023. Published on January 21, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan and reef safe . They have a total of 11 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain hyaluronic acid

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin, scar healing, dark spots and better texture

Free From

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

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Emulsion South Korean Brand South Korea
General Moisturizer South Korean Brand South Korea

Emulsion

A lighter version of moisturizer, usually with a gel-consistency.

General Moisturizer

All-purpose moisturizers hydrate the top layer of skin cells.

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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

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid (3)

Benefits

Hydrating (5)
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation (4)
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Irritating (2)

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin C
Hyaluronic Acid (2)

Benefits

Hydrating
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Skin Texture (2)
Anti-Aging (2)
Dark Spots
Scar Healing (2)
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Irritating
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Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

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Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

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

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 1.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 2.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 2.

3
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it. It also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product. It is naturally found in plants such as sugar beets.

The hydrophilic trait of Pentylene Glycol makes it a humectant. As a humectant, Pentylene Glycol helps draw moisture from the air to your skin. This can help keep your skin hydrated.

This property also makes Pentylene Glycol a great texture enhancer. It can help thicken or emulsify a product. Emulsifiers help stabilize a product. It does this by preventing certain ingredients from separating.

Pentylene Glycol also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.

Some people may experience mild eye and skin irritation from Pentylene Glycol. We always recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient in your routine.

Pentylene Glycol has a low molecular weight and is part of the 1,2-glycol family.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 5.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 6.

4
What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate is created from the diester of stearic acid and the condensation product of methylglucose and Polyglycerin-3.

As an emulsifier, it is used to bind ingredients together. Many ingredients, such as oils and water, separate naturally. Emulsifiers prevent them from separating to ensure even consistency in texture.

One of the manufacturer for this ingredient states it is vegetable-based. It is also claimed to be stable at both high and low temperatures.

This ingredient may not be safe for fungal acne. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any concerns.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 13.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 28.

5
What it does: Emollient, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning, Soothing
Community Rating: Disliked

Jojoba Esters is a wax created from Jojoba oil. It is an emollient and film-forming ingredient. In bead form, it is an exfoliator.

This ingredient has high oxidative stability, meaning it doesn't break down when exposed to oxygen.

Its similarity to our skin's natural oils makes it a great emollient. Emollients help soften and soothe our skin by creating a barrier on top. This barrier helps trap moisture in, keeping skin hydrated.

It is created using either the hydrogenation or transesterification processes on jojoba oil.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 16.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 9.

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What it does: Buffering, Masking
Community Rating: Liked

Tromethamine is an aliphatic compound. An aliphatic compound is an organic compound with open-chained carbon atoms. It is synthetically created. Tromethamine is used to balance pH and improve texture.

As an emulsifier, Tromethamine prevents oil and water ingredients from separating. This helps stabilize the product and elongate a product's shelf life. Tromethamine also makes a product thicker.

Tromethamine helps balance the pH level of a product. Normal pH level of skin is slightly acidic (~4.75-5.5). The acidity of our skin is maintained by our glands and skin biome. Being slightly acidic allows our skin to create an "acid mantle". This acid mantle is a thin barrier that protects our skin from bacteria and contaminants.

Oral Tromethanmine is an anti-inflammatory drug but plays the role of masking, adding fragrance, and/or balancing pH in skincare.

1,3-Propanediol, 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 19.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 30.

7
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Panthenol (also referred to as pro-vitamin B5) is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin.

lt is a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin attract and retain moisture.

Another benefit is the anti-inflammatory abilities. This means that it's great for sensitive, irritation-prone skin.

Once oxidized, panthenol converts to pantothenic acid. Panthothenic acid is found in all living cells.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 21.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 10.

8
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 23.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 36.

9
What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Mixed

Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.

You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.

Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 26.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 32.

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What it does: Humectant, Moisturising, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in healthy skin. It is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture to your skin.

Hyaluronic Acid has the capacity to bind to large amounts of water. This ingredient helps hydrate, soothe, and protect the skin.

Fun fact: It is already naturally found in our bodies, such as the fluids of our eyes and our joints.

Studies find this ingredient to have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This can help speed up wound-healing,

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 27.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 15.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

Like hyaluronic acid, it is great at holding water and acts as a humectant. This makes it a great skin hydrating ingredient.

Sodium Hyaluronate is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints.

These are some other common types of Hyaluronic Acid:

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion contains this as ingredient number 29.

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream contains this as ingredient number 14.

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

58% are loved or liked
13% have mixed ratings
26% are disliked or very disliked
3% have no rating yet
54% are loved or liked
19% have mixed ratings
19% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Lotion 31 ingredients

3.8 /5
from 5 ratings
Absorbs Well (1) Hydrating (1) Light (1) No Scent (1) Works Well (1)
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Lapaki

4 months ago · Dry Skin
Review

This is a very nice weightless serum-like lotion. When layered, it provides more and more moisture. It's not enough for me during the colder...

This is a very nice weightless serum-like lotion. When layered, it provides more and more moisture. It's not enough for me during the colder months, I need to follow up with something heavier, but I love using it instead of a moisturizer during summer since it's so lightweight.

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sayumi

10 months ago · Dry Skin
Review

hydration where?
feels like water + this is a toner not a "treatment"

Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream 37 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 7 ratings
Absorbs Well (5) Hydrating (4) Light (4) No Scent (4) Broke Me Out (2) Works Well (2)
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bradie

2 months ago · Combination Skin
Review

(sensitive, combo)
A great in between of gel/cream consistency, drying very quickly and sitting comfortably without a weird film on the face. For...

(sensitive, combo)
A great in between of gel/cream consistency, drying very quickly and sitting comfortably without a weird film on the face. For my skin, it improved skin hydration, barrier, and acne.

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lunarlilies

6 months ago · Combination Skin
Review

great for oily skin!
it has a light, almost watery, texture and a slight cooling effect. it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and doesn’t leave my...

great for oily skin!
it has a light, almost watery, texture and a slight cooling effect. it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and doesn’t leave my skin looking oily like other moisturizers i’ve tried. the only thing i’m not a fan of is the moisture capsules, it takes a lot of work to get them to absorb into the skin

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