The East Sea is where warm and cold currents meet just off the coast of Korea to form the most lively marine ecosystem. At approximately 13,000 ft. deep, water sourced from the East Sea is exceptionally clean, and formed by volcanic activity, deep sea water found around Ulleungdo (pronounced wool-leung-doh) and Dokdo (pronounced dok-doh) islands is rich with nutrients and natural minerals.
Taebaek Mountain, the 400 mile backbone of the Korean Peninsula, peaks above 5,000 ft and stretches across the coast and inland. How it was formed is still a mystery to geochnologists, but it is where the richest, life-giving, natural ingredients are found in the untainted and well-preserved pockets of the mountain.
Air formed in areas where a mountain and the sea meet are known to be especially clean. With the clean but strong wind gushing at 10+mph, the nature is vitalized, refreshed and renewed all year around.
Keeping the spirit of discovery and exploration alive, ROUND LAB constantly searches for the highest quality skincare ingredients all across Korean soil and water.
Let’s take a closer look at the hidden treasures uncovered so far!
(pronounced guh-moon-doh) Seabreeze Mugwort
Densely packed with large trees, Geomundo is a dark island even in broad daylight. In fact, “Geomun” translates to “black” or “dark” in the Korean language, rumor has it that’s how this island got her name. Cradled by three islands, the sea inside is as tranquil as a lake.
- ROUND LAB uses Madecassoside extracted from Mugwort grown in the midst of sea breeze to create a skincare collection focused on skin revitalization.
- The No. 1 ‘clean’ beauty product for 2 consecutive years at Olive Young, the largest beauty franchise in Korea
South Korea holds the lead in k-beauty innovation, with advanced technology and research. We proudly want to introduce the wonders of the Korean Peninsula and its sacred ingredients, for you to see for yourself, what it is like to maximize glowy skin.