GNS is striving to ensure sustainable production from farms to factories
producing these ingredients
so that the pure nature thereof can be delivered intact to the skin.
It is in Aewol, Jeju where we find green tangerines growing from the depth of soil. Some farmers choose quick and easy ways to grow crops, but these farmers in Aewol have never chosen an easy way: instead of using pesticides or chemical fertilizers, they use residues left after rice wine is drained in order to cultivate healthy fields. GNS is with them in our efforts to translate the pure nature into our products.
Boryeong is where the cold air-cultivated ginseng grows under the cold wind blowing from abandoned mines. They have built eco-friendly greenhouses connected to the abandoned mines for the cultivation thereof. It has taken a long time of patience and perseverance for them to give birth to the cold air-cultivated ginseng, and GNS accompanies their journey towards a sustainable environment.
At the northernmost tip of Scotland where the North Sea to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west meet, there are those who choose sustainable ways to individually harvest marine plants, one by one, rich in nutrients from the ocean. GNS has collaborated with them to change the world to make it healthy.
We have learned the value of co-existence and co-prosperity from the nature.
We infuse new values to natural objects, which have been discarded as nobody has ever bothered to be in search thereof, and share them with the world.
Farmers of the Cheongyang Lycium Farming Association who grow lycium had long wondered what they could do with stems of lycium: though berries of lycium are widely used and favored just about everywhere, stems of lycium were discarded as efficacy thereof was not proven. GNS undertook a study to assess its efficacy and has discovered new values in these stems previously considered useless. Here’s how we have found the new values in the previously discarded stems which have now been reborn into a new ingredient.
Cheongyang Lycium Farming Association’s Attempts to Upcycle Discarded Stems of Lycium
the most beneficial active ingredients confirmed through an eco-friendly ultrasonic extraction method
60% methanol was added at room temperature and then stirred for 4 hours, followed by filtration and concentration
Column Chromatography (CC) and spectroscopic equipment (NMR, MASS, UV, IR, etc.) used
47 fragrance ingredients extracted by the use of a steam distillation device under reduced pressure
Cytotoxicity, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-wrinkle
Successfully passed tests of photostability, thermal stability, and pH stability
Cream formations tested under different temperatures for 60 days to check changes in pH, viscosity and hardness
Human application tests completed, with skin elasticity found to increase
2 cases of patent applications and 1 case of patent registration related to lycium stem extracts
We continue to support RBGE's research activities to conserve natural resources for a better future for the planet. Together with the world’s leading plant research institute, we gather wisdom to explore and conserve the nature on the earth.
RBGE continues to conduct research on biodiversity conservation, plants, climate change, and conservation of the nature. GNS and the RBGE signed an MOU and are actively developing various materials while engaging in contract farming. GNS will do its best to protect the beauty of the nature on the earth.
GNS’ Footsteps Towards Sustainability