"A month before I got married in 2013, my husband came home one day and told me that his company wanted to move him to Mongolia. My initial reaction... "Let me google it!!!" About 6 weeks after we got married I was packing our apartment in Hong Kong to move to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.
Mongolia lies between China and Russia and is completely landlocked. It is also one of the coldest, driest and most polluted cities in the world. In 2013, approximately 3 million people lived Mongolia, 2 million in Ulaanbaatar. Less than half of the people in Ulaanbaatar live in modernized apartments while the rest live in traditional Mongolian gers (tents). For 6-8 months of the year, it snows. Residents who live in apartments rely on coal fire plants that are located around the city for heating while those who live in gers burn anything from coal to rubbish to keep themselves warm. As the city lies in a valley, the smoke from all the power plants and heating remains locked in the city causing it to be extremely polluted during winter.
Having an accounting background I was lucky enough to find a job in Mongolia, which was to set up the KPMG Tax practice. Within 6 months, I found that my skin was extremely cracked and dry and my normal skin routine was not good enough to combat the harsh conditions. For a year, I searched for something that would help but found it extremely hard to find affordable skincare that actually worked. In 2016, I came across Lhamour's Coffee Bean Body Scrub one day and fell in love with the product. I felt that the texture of the scrub removed the dry, flaky skin and oils left my skin soft and moisturized. I slowly moved through the whole skincare range and fell in love with the brand.
When I found out that I was moving back to Hong Kong, I approached Khulan to be their distributor in Hong Kong. In doing so, Hong Kong became LHAMOUR’s first export destination in February 2017 and so the #lhamourgoesglobal journey began."