Hello, we are Stephen Scarman and Robert Mars, this is our story of why we started The PÜRE Collection.
Our journey began in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco in our PÜRE Spa retreat, set in a landscape of argan trees and prickly pear cacti and in our award-winning boutique hotel in Marrakech.
We would have continued happily as we were, had it not been what happened that changed our lives forever.
Our story began by simply walking past a public statue being cleaned and thinking nothing of it, why would we? But what if those cleaning products had the power to harm or even kill you?
Shortly after walking past a statue being cleaned, Stephen 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 only to fall ill again, this time with cancer which after chemotherapy and many side effects, he has now recovered from.
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 used man-made chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
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.
We wanted to ensure our products were even better, the ingredients had to be organically grown as nature intended, in soil, free from toxic pesticides and not sprayed with potentially poisonous chemicals.
Choosing to use organic ingredients was an easy decision, but to put into practice we decided to go one step further to become ‘Certified Organic’, as it is our ethos to guarantee authenticity and quality to our customers, rather than liberally use the word ‘organic’, hence why we chose to work with Ecocert.
Working with Ecocert is a very time consuming, sometimes stressful and a very costly process.
We are however, proud that we do take these extra steps knowing that our customers are getting the finest products available and from good working environments for the people and communities where our ingredients are grown.
For more about Certified Organic ingredients, please see our article The difference between natural and organic.
Never ones to sit still, we are constantly creating new 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 PÜRE Collection is never ending, it is our mission to give you a premium, clean, sustainable and healthy Certified Organic oil skincare brand.
We want you to love our products as much as we do.