Ever since I started obsessing over skincare, I have been very interested in oils and what they can do for the skin. I was so happy when last year I purchased my first ever face oil in the way of Sunday Riley's infamous Luna Oil. I can happily say it really is worth the hefty price tag as just a few drops go such a long way and it does amazing things for my skin. I have however struggled slightly in finding a lighter day time oil that I can wear during the day as I generally dislike oils that take a while to sink into the skin. I know that oils are good for your skin, but it is that feeling of greasiness that really irks me, especially coming into a humid summer in China.
When the Mr and I did our usual exploration last weekend, we stumbled across the eco&more concept store in the very cool and trendy K11 Mall located in Shanghai's Huangpu District. The brand eco&more is based in Shanghai and was founded by a Chinese lady name Jeni Saeyang who lived in Australia for a number of years. Whilst she was abroad she lived a relatively chemical free lifestyle and found it difficult to get the same products when she moved back to Shanghai, thus eco&more was born. The company is dedicated to making green household products (and some body care products) that contain safer ingredients in comparison to the many available in the supermarket. They do not use harsh chemicals such as EDTA, Parabens, Triclosan etc and are also free from animal testing. Some products from the baby range even have an ECO-CERT approval as the company strives for safer and more natural ingredients in their products. The company is also the only PETA certified company in China.
What actually drew us to the concept store on the day was the layout and very pretty egg chair situated in the store. As you can see in the above picture it is quite a stunning and eye catching little space. Whilst having a good browse in the shop I stumbled across some information cards about workshops that they held on a regular basis there on aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. The workshops that intrigued me most were the ones specifically on the use of oils in skincare and how you can concoct your own creations at home if you have a basic understanding. This perked my interest and I booked in for a workshop recently and left with a great foundation on how to use oils in my daily skincare regime.