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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cleanser versus COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser .

Last updated on September 20, 2023. Published on October 29, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe face cleansers. They have a total of 8 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for sensitive skin, reducing pores and scar healing

Free From

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

What's Inside

They both contain oils

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Face Cleanser South Korean Brand South Korea
Face Cleanser South Korean Brand South Korea

Face Cleanser

Face cleansers are used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, pollutants, oil, dirt, and/or clean out pores on the skin. Face cleansers may specialize in having one function (exa. just removing makeup) or may have multiple functions (exa. Removing makeup and cleaning pores).

Face Cleanser

Face cleansers are used to remove makeup, dead skin cells, pollutants, oil, dirt, and/or clean out pores on the skin. Face cleansers may specialize in having one function (exa. just removing makeup) or may have multiple functions (exa. Removing makeup and cleaning pores).

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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
ph level
5.5
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
5.3

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

AHA
Ceramides
Hyaluronic Acid (3)

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (4)
Skin Texture (2)
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging (2)
Scar Healing (3)
Brightening (3)

Concerns

Drying
Acne Trigger
Irritating (2)
Rosacea (2)

Notable Ingredients

BHA

Benefits

Good For Oily Skin (3)
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Reduces Large Pores
Scar Healing

Concerns

Drying
Acne Trigger
Rosacea (2)
Eczema
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Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

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 Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 1.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Masking
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Chances are, you eat sodium chloride every day. Sodium Chloride is also known as table salt.

This ingredient has many purposes in skincare: thickener, emulsifier, and exfoliator.

You'll most likely find this ingredient in cleansers where it is used to create a gel-like texture. As an emulsifier, it also prevents ingredients from separating.

There is much debate on whether this ingredient is comedogenic. The short answer - comedogenic ratings don't tell the whole story. Learn more about comegodenic ratings here.

The concensus about this ingredient causing acne seems to be divided. Research is needed to understand if this ingredient does cause acne.

Scrubs may use salt as the primary exfoliating ingredient.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 8.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 4.

3
What it does: Buffering, Masking
Community Rating: Disliked

Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!).

If you spot Citric Acid near the end of an ingredient list, it's likely there as a pH adjuster rather than an active ingredient.

As an AHA, Citric Acid removes the top layer of skin cells from the newer layer of skin underneath. This helps skin to remove dark spots and look more even.

Read more about some other popular AHA's here:

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 11.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 20.

4
What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 14.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 25.

5
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.

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

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 22.

6
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing
Community Rating: Loved

Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.

Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.

Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 17.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 16.

7
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 Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 21.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 7.

8
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 Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 27.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser contains this as ingredient number 18.

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

53% are loved or liked
18% have mixed ratings
21% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet
40% are loved or liked
28% have mixed ratings
24% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Cleanser 38 ingredients

3.4 /5
from 17 ratings
Great Value (5) Hydrating (5) Works Well (4) No Scent (4) Irritating (3) Broke Me Out (2)
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Butter

5 months ago · Sensitive Skin
Review

Horribly drying, leaves my skin feeling super tight every time I use it. I used this product throughout bits of the summer I can't imagine how dry...

Horribly drying, leaves my skin feeling super tight every time I use it. I used this product throughout bits of the summer I can't imagine how dry it would leave my skin in the winter. Quite surprised by the popularity of this product but maybe it's more suited to oily skin.

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www

2 months ago · Sensitive Skin
Review

SO HORRIBLE for my Redness Prone, Sensitive, Acne Prone Combination to Dry skin, inflamed my whole face had to get acupuncture treatment also...

SO HORRIBLE for my Redness Prone, Sensitive, Acne Prone Combination to Dry skin, inflamed my whole face had to get acupuncture treatment also triggered my eczema. Those who are struggling with skin barrier health need to avoid using this day AND night or at all.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser 25 ingredients

3.3 /5
from 56 ratings
Great Value (6) Broke Me Out (4) Light Scent (4) Doesn't Work (4) Drying (4) Works Well (4)
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Roseblushbliss

3 months ago · Sensitive Skin
Review

You will find better things out there.

This wasn’t completely destructive to my skin back in my late teens (dehydrated oily-combo skin with...

You will find better things out there.

This wasn’t completely destructive to my skin back in my late teens (dehydrated oily-combo skin with hormonal acne I assume) but there’s a reason why I only aimed to finish my tube of this. Doesn’t cleanse very deeply so I felt I needed to use more product (I was oily, sweaty, and in a very place with very polluted air), and tends to leave me more dry after use. I think I remember it being mildly stinging and irritating, leaving my skin feel more raw afterwards rather than just refreshed and clean. May have also left a residue after washing.

Just, please look for something else. You can find something better, even for a lower price point.

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katrina1

4 months ago · Oily Skin
Review

works great on my oily skin, cleanses while not being stripping, so it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight. 10/10 :)

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