Round Lab Dokdo Toner Review
Updated: Apr 13
Round Lab Dokdo Toner, is a very mild enzymatic toner, great for sensitive skin and voted as Korea No.1 Toner on Hwahae App. Today, let me tell you more about this very special product, the 1025 Dokdo Toner from Round Lab.
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I was very impressed by Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner the first time I used this, but I put off writing a review for it until I’m about to empty it so that I can make sure I’ve thoroughly observed its effects.
Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner completes the cleansing step in a routine, but also moisturizes and soothes the skin with ingredients such as panthenol (the famous pro-vitamin B5), allantoin, glycerin, and betaine. It’s also very slightly exfoliating thanks to an active ingredient exclusive to the brand ROUND LAB, the patented protease enzyme HATCHING EX-07 which allows a very gentle and light exfoliation of dead cells.
Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner uses ingredients derived from nature and quite well-known in Korea (mugwort, birch juice, soya bean…) to soothe and revitalize tired and stressed skin. The Dokdo line is by far their best-known range! The Dokdo range is mainly focused on moisturizing and soothing sensitive skin. To do this, the brand highlights a particular ingredient, water taken from the deep seabed of Ulleung-do (an area offshore of the Korean peninsula), which contains 74 minerals such as magnesium, calcium and zinc for example.
You can either use this to moisturize or clean the skin with a cotton pad after your cleansing steps. I pour some toner on the palm of my hand, rub my hands together and pat the product on the skin. Because the toner is very watery, another method you could use is: Pour the toner on your palm, dip your fingertips and apply the toner in circular motions on your face. You can use cotton pads if you feel it makes the application easier or if the product performs better this way for you, but I don’t prefer them as I don’t like wasting product.
In addition, you can use it as a soothing mask if your skin is feeling particularly sensitive, by soaking the cotton pads with toner and putting them on the sensitive areas. Overall, it is great for sensitive skin as it’s very gentle. There were no tingles, redness or skin irritation. I also didn’t experience any breakouts.
The Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner does not contain hyaluronic acid. It has come to my attention that some people have issues with it. HA is naturally produced by your body, but it increases the absorption of other ingredients in skincare which may cause irritation in sensitive skin types. Hence, this could be an alternative if you’re looking for a toner without HA.
My final verdict about Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner
It is a very lightweight watery consistency that absorbs really fast. No tacky or sticky finish.
Improved texture, smoother skin. After applying, it feels soothing and very mild exfoliation. Most suitable for normal, oily and especially sensitive skin. Fragrance & EO-free (for those that are sensitive to them).
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty toner that does more than just hydrating dry skin or clear impurities, the Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner really is your best bet. I’m actually a little sad that I’m finishing this toner so fast, but I’m prepared to invest in the 500ml bottle now that I’ve seen how amazing it is! By the way, if you are buying Round Lab from Shopee, remember buying from Round Lab Shopee Official Store.