With customers looking for all natural skin care products in Australia and across the world, the demand for natural cosmetic products is higher than its ever been. One Mongolian company has decided to take advantage of this to help its country.
Lhamour is a Mongolian organic skincare company, led by CEO Khulan Davaadorj, is determined to use the country’s abundant natural resources in order to build a sustainable business with ingredients common and sustainable thanks to the country’s climate, bountiful climate and long history of nomadic herding, things like pine tar, and horse oil.
Davaadorj looked into skincare in order to treat her own skin, which has been suffering due to the harsh climate in the country, as well as the pollution that blankets the capital, Ulan Bator.
After seeing what natural products can do and learning about all natural skin care products in Australia and across the world, she decided to launch Lhamour in 2014.
The organic skincare company has experienced a lot of domestic success, and Davaadorj is now looking to spread across the world. Thanks to the country being landlocked between Russia and China, products must be transported by air, which is why high-value lightweight products are more profitable.
That being said, Lhamour managed to go global, with its products now available with no delivery cost in Hong Kong, while also distributed in Australia, Thailand, Taiwan and the US.
Davaadorj says that her business is committed to promoting Mongolian products and culture, which stresses minimal waste as a key tenet; Mongolian hunters use every part of a hunted animal; meat, hide, and wool.
Demand for all natural skin care products in Australia and across the world is higher than ever, but that comes across as a strange paradigm for a Mongolian company to have, as, in 2016, more than 88% of the country’s exports were mined natural resources, like coal and copper. Most of the country’s products are exported via train to China, which means that the country is vulnerable to high levels of economic instability.
The skincare company then helps the country by diversifying its exports and creating employment, it’s also exports a processed product, instead of the usual raw form exports that usually come out of Mongolia. All of the Lhamour’s employees are Mongolian, with all the company’s work done in the country.