Embracing Tradition: How Dongeui Bogam Shapes ReSaltZ's Product Philosophy

Korean medicine traditions go back as far as 3000 BCE and flourished during the Joseon dynasty. Many important medicinal texts and books were published during this period. One of the most credited and honored royal physicians from the Joseon dynasty was Heo Jun, the author of Dongeui Bogam (동의보감), translated as "Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine," written in 1613. The book is regarded as important in traditional Korean medicine and is one of the classics of Oriental medicine today. It is one of Korea’s national treasures, currently preserved at the Korean National Library, and as of July 2009, it has earned UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme title.

ReSaltZ products embody many applications of Korean traditional medicine—acupuncture and herbal medicine—described in Dongeui Bogam. ReSaltZ follows the traditional method of collecting and blending medicinal herbs and plants, maximizing their healing powers. While doing so, ReSaltZ also combines these traditional medicinal remedies with modern innovation and technology, which Korea is best known for in the personal care and beauty industry.

The applications of ReSaltZ products are inspired by Dongeui Bogam’s acupuncture principles, encouraging massage practices for various pressure points on the face and body and using salt soaks to promote qi.


To highlight a few examples from of ever-expanding herbal collection:

  • Korean Sea Salt

Sourced from Bigeumdo, a UNESCO pristine area in South Korea, Korean mineral salt is characterized by its mineral content, which is more than three times higher than that of other salts. This high mineral content aids in faster blood circulation and is excellent for moisturizing the skin.

  • Immune enhancing Korean herb blending

Rosewater and Chrysanthemum extract aid in stress relief, while Centella Asiatica (Cica) provides nutrients for skin soothing and moisturization.

  • Fermented Korean Black Raspberry (Bokbunja, Rubus Coreanus Fruit) Extract 
  • Fermented Korean Black Raspberry Extract is a patented anti-aging ingredient known for its potent antioxidant properties, surpassing efficacy of conventional Korean Black Raspberry Extract. This patented ingredient (Patent 10-2021-0142462) demonstrates outstanding immune-enhancing effects, excellent moisturizing and anti-aging capabilities for the skin.

  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Soothes and moisturizes the skin while enhancing elasticity. Furthermore, it promotes a healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion with enhanced radiance and addresses roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation.

  • Heartleaf Extract 
  • Used as a natural antibacterial and antibiotic in Korean traditional medicine, it owes its efficacy to its potent detoxifying and wound-healing properties. Fresh leaves have been crushed and applied to wounds as a disinfectant to accelerate healing and expel pus and infections.

  • Mung bean Extract
  • Rich in antioxidant components like flavonoids and saponins, known for aiding in cell regeneration, alleviating inflammation, and removing skin impurities. It helps even out skin tone, reduce inflammation and redness, and control oil production, thereby preventing breakouts.

  • Black Bean Extract
  • Black bean extract promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss due to their abundant phytoestrogen compounds and protein content. It improves blood circulation in the scalp, resulting in a healthier scalp. A healthier scalp prevents hair loss and promotes the growth of voluminous and healthy hair.

  • Korean Iris Extract 
  • Not to be confused with the flowering purple Iris, Korean Iris Changpo has sausage-like white flowering tops with chive-like sharp green leaves. It can commonly be seen in ponds or along riverbanks and has been used as herbal medicine for generations.

    Washing the hair with Korean iris, Changpo, removes scalp impurities and prevents premature graying of hair. In ancient Korean folk customs during the Dano Festival, people used to wash their hair with Changpo as a ritual to ward off evil spirits.

  • Silver Ear Mushroom Extract
  • Enriched with antioxidants and vitamins such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin B1, B2, D, niacinamide, and glycerol, known for their superb moisturizing properties for the skin.

  • Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract
  • Exceptional skin tightening and antioxidant abilities with Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract, boasting 265 times the power of grapes, 70 times that of apples, and 26.5 times that of tomatoes.