Purdie’s of Argyll was founded in 2017 by Gavin Purdie, with the aim of making organic and cruelty-free skincare products infused with the spirit of Scotland’s West Coast.
From the fresh sea lochs and rugged mountains to the heathery hills, mystical glens, clear starry nights and ever-changing weather, Purdie’s of Argyll is all about using pure, organic ingredients to bring you a bit of West Coast wellness for your body and mind.
How we got started
It’s fair to say that starting a skincare brand is not something Gavin expected to do. Before starting Purdie’s, he was an officer in the Royal Navy, where he served for nearly 25 years – not your typical background for an organic skincare manufacturer!
But upon retiring from the military, Gavin was ready to put his energy into something entirely new. And as someone who cares deeply about health and wellbeing, and who believes in knowing exactly what ingredients you’re putting on your skin, the idea of creating an organic skincare business right here in Scotland made perfect sense.
What makes us different
From the start, Gavin wanted to create a different type of skincare brand than what was already in Scotland – not just by using organic, cruelty-free ingredients, but by truly listening to what people were asking for and building a skincare range around them.
High-end ingredients. Pure essential oils. No manmade nasties. Genuine skincare and healing benefits. Options for all skin types. Honest labelling. Vegan-friendly ingredients.
So that’s exactly what we did. We built up our core range by listening to our customers, sampling products with them and adding new options when customers needed them.
Fast forward to today, and we now have a full range of organic skincare and beauty products, loved across Scotland for their ethical nature and genuine healing benefits.
A bit about our products …
Handmade in Oban
Our skincare and beauty products are handmade in Oban by Rowan (our production manager) and the Purdie’s of Argyll production team. Everything is made in small batches to reduce waste and let us make each product personally and perfectly.
Organic ingredients & pure essential oil
We start with base ingredients that are certified organic by COSMOS and the British Soil Association. Then we blend these with pure essential oils from H. Reynaud and Sons in Provence, who have been distilling botanicals since 1898 and share our commitment to quality and purity. Every ingredient and essential oil we choose has been carefully selected for its healing properties and specific benefits for your skin.
Certified vegan & cruelty-free
We only ever use ingredients that are certified vegan and cruelty-free, which means that they do not contain animal products and have never been tested on animals.
Reusable & recyclable packaging
Wherever possible, we package our products in reusable containers to reduce plastic waste (for example, our skin creams and lip balms come in reusable glass pots). You can recycle our plastic bottles, soap/shampoo bar wrappers and glass bottles, and we are constantly working to make our packaging even more environmentally friendly.
Need some West Coast wellness for your skin?
If your answer is yes, take a look around… We have lots of organic skincare and beauty products for you to choose from.
If you have questions, feel free to get in touch . We’d love to hear from you.
The Purdie’s of Argyll team
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