As glamorous and exotic as a trip to China’s capital may be, Beijing’s rising pollution levels and oft frigid temperatures have certainly claimed more than few dermal victims in recent years. Some days, exploring the city’s myriad parks and palaces can prove quite a challenge when it comes to protecting your skin, but luckily local entrepreneur Victoria Kong is helping visitors and residents alike put their best face forward with her simple, organic lotion range, Yellow Pummelo.
Kong’s luscious lotions deliver a protective layer of moisture via easy to store and carry bars handmade using unprocessed beexwax, organic shea butter and apricot kernel oil, and unlike regular lotions, the product’s solid form mean no burst bottles making a mess of your toiletries bag. Made without synthetics, preservatives or nasty chemicals found in many liquid lotions, the bars turn malleable when exposed to body heat – so just give your face a good all-over rub et voilà, you’ve a silky smooth barrier between you and the smog. The bars can even be used in place of conditioner on dry hair to imbue moisture, not to mention save space in your bag. Naturally, pomleo is the flagship scent, but there’s also lavender and even fragrance-free for sensitive mugs. Look out for Yellow Pummelo products at craft markets, email to order (items can be delivered within 4th ring road, Beijing), or sign up for your own private lotion-making class with Kong herself. Skin, sorted. www.yellowpummelo.com