OUR

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BIO

JC IS THE FOUNDER OF QUEENIE ORGANICS. HE STUDIED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE WORKING AS A CINEMATOGRAPHER FOR OVER 15 YEARS. SINCE BIRTH, HE HAS HAD A NUMBER OF SKIN MINOR SKIN ISSUES INCLUDING DRY, CRACKING SKIN. A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, HE BEGAN RESEARCHING NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO REMEDY HIS OWN PROBLEMS. FOR A WHILE, HE ONLY MADE SKINCARE FOR HIMSELF BUT WHIILE WORKING ON A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE REFUGEE CRISIS, HE FOUND THE IMPETUS TO CREATE QUEENIE ORGANICS AND HELP RAISE SOME MONEY FOR THE CHARITIES HE WORKED WITH DURING THAT PERIOD.

 

DURING HIS RESEARCH, HE DISCOVERED THAT A LARGE MAJORITY OF EMULSIFIERS USED IN MAKING  CREAMS CONTAINED PALM OIL (PALM OIL DERIVATIVES). FURTHERMORE, PALM OIL FREE EMULSIFIERS WERE VERY RARE. HAVING BEEN ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE SINCE HE WAS A TEEN, HE SOUGHT TO CREATE EXCELLENT SKINCARE THAT DID NOT REQUIRE CHEMICALS OR THE USE OF PALM OIL. 

SINCE IT'S LAUNCH IN AUTUMN 2018, QUEENIE ORGANICS HAS PARTNERED WITH SEVERAL FILM FESTIVALS AND SPONSORED MAKE UP ARTSIST WORKING IN FILM AND FASHION. IT HAS ALSO GARNERED A BEST BUY  AND RATED 2ND MOST ETHICAL SKINCARE BRAND BY ETHICAL CONSUMER MAGAZINE. 

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SINCE OUR LAUNCH IN SEPT 2018, WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, THE CHINESE VISUAL FESTIVAL, THE SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL AND MOST RECENTLY, FIVE FLAVOURS FILM FESTIVAL IN WARSAW TO PROVIDE SAMPLES TO FILM INDUSTRY DELEGATES AND GUESTS. WE ALSO SUPPLIED 

MOISTURISERS TO THE MAKE UP TEAM FOR BRITISH FILM, 'CENSOR' THESE ARE AMONG SOME OF THE EVENTS/PROJECTS WE LOVE BEING PART OF. 

PARTNERSHIPS

SOIL ASSOCIATION COSMOS

ORGANIC

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OUR PRODUCTS ARE CERTIFIED BY THE SOIL ASSOCIATION COSMOS ORGANIC. ALONG WITH BDIH, COSMEBIO, ECOCERT AND ICEA, SOIL ASSOCIATION COSMOS ORGANIC IS AN EU WIDE COSMETIC ORGANIC STANDARD. SA COSMOS REVIEWS THE ENTIRE MANUFACTURING PROCESS INCLUDING THE SOURCING OF INGREDIENTS, FORMULATION PROCEDURES, PREMISES AND PACKAGING. QUEENIE ORGANICS ARE CERTIFIED TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS SO YOU CAN REST ASSURED OUR PRODUCTS MEET THE STRICTEST CRITERIA OF ORGANIC STANDARDS.

THE

VEGAN SOCIETY

WE ARE REGISTERED WITH THE VEGAN SOCIETY WHICH MEANS THE DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OF OUR PRODUCTS AND INGREDIENTS HAS NOT INVOLVED THE USE OF ANY ANIMAL PRODUCT, BY- PRODUCT OR DERIVATIVE. IT ALSO MEANS THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO TESTING OF ANY SORT ON ANIMALS DURING THE PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING OF THE PRODUCTS OR IT'S INGREDIENTS. 

 

POFCAP,

PALM OIL DERIVATIVES AND WHY WE DON'T USE THEM

WATER- BASED CREAMS CONTAIN EMULSIFIERS TO BIND OIL AND WATER TOGETHER (WATER IS TYPICALLY THE TOP INGREDIENT IN ANY CREAM)

99% OF EMULSIFIERS SUITABLE FOR COSMETIC USE CONTAINS PALM OIL

PALM OIL CONTRIBUTES TO DEFORESTATION, HABITAT DEGRADATION, CLIMATE CHANGE, ANIMAL CRUELTY/DEATH AND INDIGENOUS RIGHTS ABUSES

WE USE PALM OIL FREE EMULSIFIERS AND PALM OIL FREE GLYCERINE

WE ARE A PALM OIL FREE BRAND

TO BE CRUETLY FREE, WE BELIEVE YOU NEED TO BE PALM OIL FREE

ANY BRAND THAT CLAIMS TO BE CRUELTY FREE IS NOT IF THEY USE PALM OIL DERIVATIVES


OUR POSITION
WE SUPPORT THE ONGOING ENDEAVOURS TO MAKE PALM OIL SUSTAINABLE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, THE LIVELIHOOD FOR THOSE WHO PRODUCE IT AND, FOR THE NATURAL HABITATS OF ANIMALS. IT IS CONTAINED IN MOST SKINCARE PRODUCTS AND WE WANT TO OFFER CONSUMERS A CHOICE AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHANGING PARADIGM OF WHAT INGREDIENTS WE USE IN SKINCARE.

 

WE ARE CERTIFIED PALM OIL FREE BY POFCAP. THE PALM OIL FREE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME WAS DEVELOPED TO AID CONSUMERS IN FINDING PRODUCTS WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSESSED BY AN INDEPENDENT, REGISTERED AND GOVERNMENT APPROVED PALM OIL FREE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME AND FOUND TO BE PALM OIL AND PALM OIL DERIVATIVE FREE. IT WAS ALSO DEVELOPED TO CREATE A NEW FUNDING STREAM TO ASSIST ORGANISATIONS ON THE GROUND AROUND THE WORLD WORKING TO PROTECT RAINFORESTS AND ALL THEY CONTAIN. 

FOR MORE INFO:

HTTP://PALMOILFREECERTIFICATION.ORG


A LIST OF THE NAMES FOR PALM OIL INGREDIENTS (COURTESY OF BEV LUFF OF POFCAP)

BLOG POSTS ABOUT PALM OIL:
PALM OF YOUR HANDS
LIAR, LIAR FOREST ON FIRE

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