I don’t usually meet the people behind the products I review but I had a great opportunity to meet the wonderful people from Ecostore last Friday. Ecostore joined forces with Duane Reade in New York City (NYC) and it launched its line at the newest store on Herald Square, opposite from Macy’s on 34th Street and Broadway. Ecostore products will be in all Duane Reade stores in Manhattan beginning of 2010. With so many all- natural products on the market these days, Ecostore has its work cut out to compete with them but if it keeps its promise to manufacture them here in America and maintains its stringent standards of having “No Nasty Chemicals” in its products, I think it will do very well in NYC and soon, throughout the country.
Lyne, the VP of Operations, gave out soap samples to customers and I took one home. Even before I used it, I knew I was going to like it because the coconut smell was so delicious. When I brought it home, my husband said to me, “Do soaps have expiration dates?” I didn’t know that but when I saw the box, it did!! I was flabbergasted. But I suspected that the expiration date was needed because it has “No Nasty Chemicals” to preserve it forever. Well, the soap was divine. My hands feel like I put lotion on them after I used the soap.
One thing I like about Ecostore is that it carries so many different lines of products that I don’t have to look anywhere else to buy different things. The president of the company, “Charlie the Ecoman”, showed me around the store where all Ecostore products were and we were going up and down the stairs and everywhere! Their products were in baby section, shampoo section, cosmetics section, laundry section, and cleaning section….just about the whole store, except for the food section. But they might as well been in that section too!!
So, if you still haven’t entered my $25 gift certificate Ecostore giveaway, it’s not too late. The giveaway ends this Friday and I will announce the winner on Saturday.
Here are some pictures from my visit to Ecostore at Duane Reade’s Grand Opening in NYC.
I also wanted to remind you that you can receive 20% off from their online store until this Saturday if you put ‘ecokaren’ as a discount code. You can click the badge to the right or go to Ecostoreusa.