Rugid Outdoors, a Brand of R&R Lotion
Rugid Outdoors a brand of R&R Lotion Inc which is an American family owned small business in Scottsdale Arizona. Started in 1983 as an FDA & EPA registered manufacturer of skin care products for the outdoor worker. Over the years we have supplied out products under the brand of “Industrial Strength Products” to the Military, Police, Fire, Hospitals, Utilities, and Construction workers in the US & around the world. We are now releasing our products for the general public to experience. All of our products are unique in there own right and specially formulated to be safer and keep you outdoors longer.
Small Beginnings with Large Ideas
R&R Lotion was started in 1983 by Richard Rich Sr., developing skin care products for the industrial marketplace. Our first brand, I.C., was developed to help with contamination in working environments. After the launch of new products such as surface cleaners and other manufacturing products, R&R Lotion developed Industrial Strength Sunscreen in 1997. Making sunscreens forced us to focus on quality control and registering as a FDA Manufacture. Industrial Strength Sunscreen and Industrial Strength Insect Repellent is used by millions of outside workers including; large utilities such as Florida Power and Light and Pacific Gas and Electric, Oil Companies like Shell and Chevron, Construction Companies like Clarke and Sanska and the US Armed Forces,
Started by Richard Rich Sr. inventing a lotion that would not contaminate a circuit board during production processes.
Purchased First Manufacturing Facility
Started Manufacturing skin care products in our own facility.
Expanding Our Offering
Introduced surface cleaners, anti-static bottles, and other products for the electronic industry.
Royal and Ancient Brand
Manufacturing shampoo, conditioner, and body wash for country clubs throughout the world.
Second Headquarters Built
Our second home located in the heart of Scottsdale, AZ.
We chose zinc oxide for our active ingredient which reflects the rays rather than absorbing them.
Obtained an FDA License
We obtained an FDA license to manufacture over the counter drugs
Industrial Strength Products Launched
Selling outdoor products for the american worker
Alcohol Free and in a moisturizing lotion made for nurses who have to wash and treat there hands for patients in hospitals.
In association with Merck and EMD we chose a Deet Free formula that is completely odorless.
Itch and Pain Relief
We chose to make a six in one product to relieve itching and pain associated with bites, burns, cuts, scrapes, skin irritation and poison ivy.
Launch of our outdoor skincare products to the general population