How it all started...
Kingdom Cosmetics was created by our founder Niamh in July 2019. Here she explains the journey…
‘I went vegetarian in January 2017 after watching a few documentaries which really shocked me. Over the following year I gradually reduced other animal products in my diet but officially committed to being vegan during Veganuary 2018. During this time I found that picking vegan foods was fairly simple due to labelling and all the information easily available online. However, I found the cosmetics and skin care journey very challenging due to parent companies and different laws (which I will explain later). This led me to create Kingdom Cosmetics in 2019’
VEGAN means no animal products
CRUELTY FREE means not tested on animals
A product can be one but not the other. All products on Kingdom Cosmetics are fully cruelty free and vegan.
In China all cosmetics sold can be subject to post-market testing. This is done randomly and the brand does not have to be informed. Therefore any brands that sell cosmetics in China cannot be considered cruelty free.
PARENT COMPANIES-Cruelty Free brands can be owned by non cruelty free parent companies. A good example of this is Urban Decay. As a company themselves they are cruelty free but they are owned by L'Oreal who are not cruelty free. All of the brands stocked by Kingdom Cosmetics do not have parent companies and therefore are all fully cruelty free.
Kingdom Cosmetics is always...
100% vegan and cruelty products
All British brands
All small/family run brands so not parent companies involved
All packaging used is fully recycable (see below for more details)
Packaging and Shipping...
All packaging used by Kingdom Cosmetics are fully recyclable. The tape is recyclable and can be left on the boxes when being recycled. The packaging beads can either be put in with the compost or dissolve in water.
Shipping charges are as follows...
All order of £40 and over will receive free standard delivery at no extra cost. Standard delivery takes 3-5 working days. It is signed for 2nd class at a cost of £4.00
Tracked 48 hour delivery for which no signature is required. This takes 2-3 working days at a cost of £4.75
Tracked 24 hour delivery takes 1 working day and requires a signature. This is charged at £5.85
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