The Queen

Anyone who has seen the movie Baby Boom can relate to Lynne Killey’s experience creating Queen Bee Organic Skin Care  After years in the high stress rat race of San Francisco high tech and advertising fields, Lynne retired to the small ski town of Pagosa Springs Colorado in hopes of getting closer to nature.  Although Colorado proved a fantastic getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, adjusting to life without the pampering packets of monthly Neiman Marcus deliveries did take a little getting used to.

Finding very few beauty outlets in this neck of the woods and not being completely satisfied with the waste and expenses associated with shopping for mainstream beauty products on-line,  Lynne took a proactive approach and began learning to create her own homemade beauty products. Lynne’s first efforts were devoted to small batches of simple products for her own personal use and slowly grew to include gifts for friends and family. Eventually a few local spas approached Lynne wanting to stock Queen Bee products and new retail packaging and labeling was born.

As the years have gone by and the product line has continued to grow Queen Bee has proved a dream come true for Lynne, utilizing a lifetime of skills.  Who would have imagined that taking cooking classes all over the world would allow her to use the same sense of texture, scent and quality of fresh ingredients in her own products years later, fine tuning them to find fresh answers to everyday skin care needs.



Founded in 2004, Queen Bee Organic Skin Care (formerly Queen Bee Sauce) offers simple, natural skin care products to health-conscious consumers. All Queen Bee Skin Care products are formulated in Pagosa Springs using natural and organic ingredients from around the world. The Queen Bee motto…

At Queen Bee, every bottle of our skin care is made with delight.
Let it be free of negative or rushed energy.
Only happy. Beauty. Radiantly positive joy!

Everyone who works in and around our products knows that we do it knowing that a little of Pagosa’s magic will be inside each product and that the customers will feel it’s healing powers.  We constantly strive to use the most potent botanicals such as flower and seed oils to create phyto-nutrient and vitamin rich, earth friendly, stable skin care products.


Lynne Killey attended the Aveda Institute Program for Esthetics in the spring and summer of 2006 and was licensed in September of that year.  She continues to attend skin care and medical esthetics training programs and seminars. Attended advanced cosmetics training by Ryder Entertainment a leading company in the film industry learning about facial blocking and highlighting for film, and camouflage application.

She graduated in the top 5% of her class.  She is licensed by the State of Colorado and an active member of Aesthetics International Association and Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Bio-Therapeutic has provided on-site training and given Lynne Killey certification on their Platinum microcurrent facial machine. Advanced certification in Microderm Abrasion from the College of Paramedical Esthetics was obtain in November 2007. Hydroderm Abrasion (which is a more advance form of microderm abrasion) training was completed in January of 2012.  Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial service training was completed in August 2014.

With the growth and success of Queen Bee Organic Skin Care products like our Daily Facial Vitamin K Serum and Bee Nuts! Organic cuticle oil, she now stays in Pagosa supervising the manufacturing our entire product line throughout the year and offering facial services in her facial studio.

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