QLEAN founderMy family lived an organic life when I was very young. We built our mud brick house, lived off the grid and grew our own crops. It was unconventional and in hindsight the happiest childhood anyone could've asked for.
When my sister Emma developed eczema in 1997 my mum turned to existing natural products on the market. When they didn't work she announced to us one night that she would develop her own balm to help her. This didn't surprise us. My parents were makers and mum was a nurse and could use her clinical knowledge in formulation.  2 years later, after much reading and trial and error, she succeeded in making a balm using only plants and healing oils that finally helped alleviate Emma's eczema symptoms.

I took this first balm to our local market in country Victoria almost 20 years ago. Despite my hand written signs, this was to be the launching pad for a strong customer demand for chemical free products to remedy their sensitive skin concerns. I listened to the stories people told me about their skin concerns and mum and I developed new products together to help them. I completed a diploma in skin and beauty along the way and before 'organic' was a buzzword, our family's 'Food For Your Skin' range had a loyal customer base in Australia and internationally who trusted the purity and effectiveness of our products.

Qlean Beauty Founder 2001
In the lab 2019
Me at the local market in 2000 The 1st Balm (c2000) The QLEAN Kitchen 2019

We've come a long way since that first market. 

In 2016, I embarked on a mission with my partner Maire who shares my belief in clean, natural living. We wanted to take our unique and proven formulations to the next level with the inclusion of safe, active ingredients. We sought the highest quality organic ingredients, worked with cosmetic chemists to improve our formulations and expanded our range. After 2 years in development, QLEAN was launched in July 2019. With QLEAN we offer you a new approach to botanical based skin care - Sensitive skin formulations with the power of safe active ingredients to achieve real anti-aging results - Clean Beauty That Works!

I hope you enjoy our range!

With Love, Greta Pickering


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