Introduction to the Owners
Hello, we are Robert Mars and Stephen Scarman, This is Our Story of The Pure Collection, and how an everyday walk down a street led to an all-too-close-brush with death which in turn led us to put everything we had into turning the skincare business on its head.
Our journey begins in the warm fragrant breeze of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, in our award-winning boutique hotel and PÜRE Spa retreat, set in a landscape studded with wild-growing argan trees and prickly pear cacti.
Taking the PÜRE Spa experience home.
We would have continued happily as we were, if it had not been for what happened that changed our lives forever..
How it started
Our Story of The Pure Collection began by simply walking past a public statue being cleaned and thinking nothing of it, and why would we?
But, what if the cleaning products had the power to harm or even kill you? It does sound dramatic, but that is exactly what happened to Stephen.
Shortly after walking past a statue being cleaned, Stephen fell ill and was diagnosed with Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP) a rare lung disease that can trigger a severe immune response. After much testing, the cause was believed to be his exposure to the harsh cleaning chemicals.
Thankfully Stephen received excellent care and made a recovery, only to fall ill again, this time with cancer for a second time, which after chemotherapy and many lifetime lasting side effects, he also he has thankfully recovered from.
The Synthetic Face of Beauty.
Shaken by what happened, we looked closely into the chemicals used in skincare – our area of greatest impact.
We were surprised to find that even the most expensive and premium skincare brands use man-made chemicals and synthetic ingredients. Are all these chemicals safe?
This determined us to make a difference by creating a pure, healthy and beneficial natural skincare.
We already used natural oils in our formulations at our Hotel and Spa, but we discovered this was not enough. To ensure our products are pure, the ingredients needed to be organic – grown as nature intended, in soil free from toxic pesticides and not sprayed with deadly chemicals.
For more about organic ingredients, please see our article The difference between natural and organic.
Choosing to use organic ingredients was an easy decision, but not a cheap one.
The growing methods mean that organic ingredients are nearly always more expensive, however comparing to the price of your health, and that of the people and communities where our ingredients are grown, we believe they are worth every penny.
Purity in business as well as product.
Doing things differently, and better, means being transparent.
We list every ingredient, so you know exactly what you are putting onto your skin (and into your body – after all, your skin absorbs what you put onto it).
We never hide behind vague terms such as ‘fragrance or perfume’ that are seen on so many other skincare products.
No White Labelling
We formulate our products in-house, rather than outsourcing, to maintain our incredibly high standards.
All of our products are independently verified and certified organic by Ecocert, one of the world’s leading organic certification bodies.
Never ones to sit still, we are constantly creating new, better, more effective oil blends and formulations.
We created PhytoHealth™, our botanical range created to give your skin transformative care, with results you see and feel.
Our Story of The Pure Collection is never ending. It is our mission to give you a Premium, clean and healthy Certified Organic oil skincare brand.
We want you to love our products as much as we do.