Local startup Franchine Young wins at FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2021

15-08-2021

D&DD client and friend Franchine Young scoops an amazing BRONZE medal at the international FreeFrom Skincare Awards 2021.

Rubbing shoulders with industry giants Weleda (Switzerland, who won gold) and Bare Minerals (France, who also won Bronze) to name just a few icons in her category, Franchine Young joins some of the world’s most recognisable brands in their passion for skincare to be 100% free from artificial fragrances, colours, animal-sourced ingredients, palm-oil derivatives and food allergens.

It has been Franchine’s drive, passion and determination that has seen her secure this accolade – with a fierce dedication to create WonderBalm and accompanying skincare regime Mother Nature’s Method® that’s completely organic and cruelty free.

From thousands of entries worldwide, Franchine Young attained this amazing achievement within less than two years of starting up in her home town Belfast, Northern Ireland and has made quite an impression already.

“I love my Wonderbalm” writes one customer, “I Couldn’t be without it, LOVE” writes another.

Franchine believes that all beauty products should be cruelty free and are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.

“Cruelty free beauty products are a healthier choice for you and our planet because they are not tested on animals and will therefore avoid toxic harmful ingredients. Animal testing is still a problem – in 2019, according to Cruelty Free International, over 115 million animals are being used for animal testing worldwide each year.  FY stands for Beauty Without Cruelty.”

We wish her continued success.