www.ltilhk.com organic skincare hong kong
Some people say no filter — but really, there’s no filter!

 

 

Angela Wong, the founder of LTILHK, sat down for a chat with contributor Hannah Leung.

A banker in my former life,I often found myself stressed and in serious need of sleep, common in a city like Hong Kong that knows no 9 to 5. I was pulling long hours, until literally, one day, I pulled something.

There was excruciating and debilitating pain down my back to the bottom of my feet. After getting it checked out, I realized that I had a slipped disc in three places: two on my neck and one on my lower back.

By doctor’s orders (which wasn’t that hard to follow as I could barely get out of bed by myself) I was required to stay on bed rest for a while.

This prompted my decision to quit my stable — but highly stressful — bank job. I then decided to do something very out of my character of regime and routine; in 2012 I moved to Tuscany for two and half months.

My time in Tuscany was a revitalizing and therapeutic time, as cliche as such getaway vacations may sound! I lived on the Vineyard and feasted on fresh, delicious foods. I drank a glass of red wine every single day (hey — it’s healthy) while taking long walks. It was a refreshing and unwinding time for my mind and body.

While I was in Tuscany, it also happened that I ran out of skincare products. I’ve always had eczema prone skin and blemishes — in my family, we run the full gamut of allergies, i.e. one of my sisters is allergic to all fruit! — and consequently, I’ve always been cautious about what I put on my skin.

As it gets extremely dry in the summer in Tuscany, my desperation was running high. The people at the Vineyard recommended that I moisturize using organic olive oil on my face and body.They also suggested that I mix this with mud from the bottom of the lake for a face mask.

The result of this makeshift moisturizing routine? After daily application, the previous allergies and eczema that plagued my skin were gone. My skin became soft, glowing and dewy, the best its ever been, and it took less time and effort to maintain! As a life-long skin fanatic, this was akin to stumbling upon the Holy Grail.

 

LTILHK創辦人Angela Wong 今天特別與投稿人Hannah Leung談談心路歷程

我以前做銀行的時候,經常感到壓力及缺乏睡眠。相信這對香港人並不陌生,在香港這樣的城市幾乎沒有朝九晚五這回事了吧?每天默默超時工作,直到有一天身體終於響起警號。

我背脊至腳底一帶突然感到劇痛。經醫生診斷後,發現我頸部兩處及腰下一處有椎間盤突出症狀。

醫生叫我要於床上好好休息,不可到處走動。其實這也不難,因為那時我根本痛得無法動彈。

之後,我辭去穩定但十分高壓的銀行工。然後決定做一件以前從未想過的事 - 2012年我搬到意大利托斯卡納去,在那裡住了兩個半月。

在托斯卡納的日子實在獲益良多,不但可調理身體,更能治癒心靈。我住在葡萄園裡,每天散步時都會喝一杯紅酒 ,滋潤身心。

有一天,護膚品用盡了。這對我來說真的是晴天霹靂,因為我天生就時常受到濕疹及暗瘡困擾。我家族基本上有齊不同類型的敏感,我妹妹甚至對所有生果都敏感,所以我選用護膚品時一向特別小心。加上托斯卡納夏天十分乾燥,令我非常擔心自己的皮膚。葡萄園的人於是提議我塗上橄欖油去滋潤皮膚,亦教我用橄欖油混合湖底泥製作成面膜敷面急救。

每日我依照這個方法護膚,之前所受的敏感及濕疹問題一掃而空!皮膚變得柔軟水嫩有光澤,膚質遠勝從前,又不需花太多功夫保養,可以說是塞翁失馬,焉之非福!

 

www.ltilhk.com organic skincare hong kong
Breathing in the fresh air…

 

This was when I discovered the value of organic products, and the variations within these products. And that’s how Little Things in Life HK was born.

Soft, glowing, clear skin shouldn’t be a luxury only found in the Italian countryside. Between our fast-paced work and families, there’s enough to think about without having to worry about the little things in life, like skin care.

 

我親身感受到有機產品的好處,喜歡研究這些有機物質多元的配搭,也造就了Little Things in Life HK的誕生。

柔軟水嫩的肌膚不應止於意大利郊區。工作及家庭以外,生活中已經有不少瑣碎煩惱,不要讓護膚成為其中之一。

 

www.ltilhk.com organic skincare

Together with my business partner and sister, we at LTILHK scour the globe for small boutique organic skin care products best suited to deal with Hong Kong’s harsh environments. With the help of our allergies-ridden, brutally honest family and friends, we personally test every single one, so you don’t have to.

Because at the end of the day, life should be that simple.

(And in case you were wondering, the answer is yes, I considered staying in Tuscany — wouldn’t you? — to reap the benefits of the pure, fresh countryside, but my family, work and life is in Hong Kong. And I’m a city girl at heart!

 

我和我同為生意伙伴的妹妹,搜羅世界各地精緻小巧的有機護膚品,希望把適合香港人膚質的產品帶回LTIL HK。多得我們家族的「敏感血統」,加上家人朋友的意見,我們親自試用過每件產品,所以你們可以安心使用!

因為生活本來就應該簡簡單單。

題外話:其實我也有想過留在托斯卡納,那自由自在的鄉村生活,誰能抗拒?只不過我家人、事業、生活都在香港,而且我是不折不扣的城市人,所以還是打消念頭吧!