Brand Focus : Pelegrims 'From Vineyard to Skin'

Written by Pia, Retail Manager at Water Lane.

Pelegrims has long been a best-selling range within our store, you may have tried their heavenly-scented hand wash and nourishing lotion when visiting our bathrooms at the garden.

For our first journal entry I thought I'd share more about their story, how they are made, and the range we stock here in our shop...

Why we love what they do:

  • Their commitment to sustainability and use of Kentish vine and grape extracts (waste products).
  • Their beautifully designed branding and packaging (featuring a microscopic illustration of a vine cross-section). They make a wonderful gifts!
  • And the captivating scent of rosemary, fig and amber, with notes of rose, tomato and labdanum, that make their products so tempting.

A little about the brand...

Pelegrims was created by Alex Verier, a natural formulator who was previously the Director at Haeckels. Backed by Jérôme Moisan, a former tech executive and trained Sommelier. Additionally, Gaelle Scoul, previously from Le Labo, assists with marketing and communications.
Alex says,
“Our intention is to formulate low intervention, active skincare formulations that work in harmony with the skin supporting it to heal and rejuvenate itself. Sustainability is hugely important to us, so using waste products from the wine making process and harnessing the powerful grape extracts are at the core of our brand and our future research. We’re looking forward to documenting our product journey in the years ahead”.

'From Vineyard to Skin'

The active ingredient in their products from the beginning has been grape and vine extracts taken from waste products of the winemaking industry. Partnering with progressive English wine producers Westwell Wines based in Kent, where they harvest Pelegrim's signature English Ortega Grape Extract. These extracts work in harmony with the skin, enriching it, and boosting it's natural ability to restore and rejuvenate. 


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A little about Westwell...

Nestled in Kent's North Downs along the historic Pilgrims Way, Westwell Estate offers the perfect combination of ideal climate, soil, and aspect. Here, four grape varieties - Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Ortega - are carefully grown and handcrafted into exquisite wines.

Their main focus in the vineyard is to cultivate high-quality grapes while also prioritising the health and preservation of the soil. Incorporating a combination of organic, sustainable, and conventional methods, minimise interference, and valuing the conservation of both their vineyard and surrounding environment, all while promoting biodiversity.

Try the products yourself by shopping our Pelegrims range here:

Exfoliating Hand Cleanser

Polyphenol Hand Cream

Hand Pomade

Antioxidant Bath Salts