Pure Source was established in 2005 by Kim Sivyer, a Brit living in Barbados. Fed up with the choice of only mass manufactured brands on the island, Kim decided to open up a skin care store that would retail products she would like to buy herself with a prerequisite that they should be unique, did what they said they would do on the packaging, were pleasant to use and were not priced out of the market.
With a great deal of research and lots of testing the brands were chosen and it is of no coincidence that the majority of the lines were natural or predominantly natural. These were the ones that stood out and not only because of their ingredients but because of their performance and health benefits. Kim recognised that there was a move away from products that contained superfluous chemicals and synthetics; she didn’t want to use these on her skin so why would her customers.
Since then, the emphasis on quality, performance and customer service has been the priority for the business and has become synonymous with the Pure Source name. There is now an inventory of excellent brands and Pure Source makes a point of 'working with' the brands directly, keeping informed on new developments, keeping knowledge up to date and prices competitive. It is important that staff excel in their understanding of the products and that customers feel confident they are receiving an honest opinion with no hard sell. Pure Source is proud that they have made a lot of people happy, people that have come to the store with problems with their skin or hair, problems that have been helped greatly by their products, where other chemical based products had failed.
And finally, Pure Source has built its inventory from the belief of finding the best products out there, based on brands that compliment the existing inventory and of course some very good suggestions from customers as well. The inventory has grown to include some fantastic, creative lines that have been carefully ‘hand picked’. Lines you would find hard discovering in some of the best stores in the best cities. The concept of a skin care store has branched out to ‘lifestyle’ whether that includes accessories, cosmetics, baby and children’s skin care and clothing, candles, sunglasses or fragrance. It is a way of belief and a way of living that is individual and independent. It is something that appeals to all of us at Pure Source. We hope it appeals to you too.