Anti-Aging Skin Care

Kelzyme-what is it and why use it on your skin?

By Kim Crawford, M.D. Last updated: September 8, 2017

Where on Earth is Kelzyme Found?

Editor’s Note: This blog about kelzyme is informational, yet product-promotional. It is not an in-depth medical article. Now to Dr. Kim.

Kelzyme is ancient. Millions of years ago, huge forests of seaweed flourished in the depths of an ocean located in what is now the northwestern corner of Nevada. This prehistoric ocean was entirely pure- not one trace of man-made pollution. However, it was rich in minerals essential for life. The story of what happened to the fossilized “sea foods” tells the story of kelzyme. When you hear the story it will become clear that kelzyme is certainly “bound to be” nourishing for your skin. Let’s talk first about the calcium we can harvest from the sea.

kelzymeThe calcium was absorbed by the seaweed and then enzymatically dissolved for absorption on a molecular level.

Over time, the waters receded and the kelp forests dried up and became fossilized.

Sealed beneath layers of mud, rock and volcanic ash during our numerous planetary upheavals; kelzyme remained untouched until its discovery several decades ago by its’ founder, Milton Christensen.

The deposit holding the kelzyme is approximately 80 million years old. The ancient nutrient rich deposit contains high levels of calcium and trace minerals.

The kelzyme occurs in layers of varying thicknesses directly related to the evaporative cycles of the ancient inland ocean.

The deposit of kelzyme contains fossilized sea kelp. It also contains evidence of volcanic hydrothermic activity in the form of mineralized vents and fissures. The surface area of the deposit currently under development encompasses approximately 900 meters square and extends in depth to approximately 500 meters.

It’s a wealth of nutrients which have been used for many uses but today’s discussion is about use for anti aging skin care. By the way- this is mined in a very eco-friendly manner or else Moorspa wouldn’t use it and I wouldn’t sell it.

What’s this big buzz over Kelzyme?

Kelzyme has been used in the natural health field but now is found in fine skin care products. It is very high in calcium and also has all the trace elements in it from kelp. Kelzyme has iodine in proper balance in it’s original organic form-not from a laboratory. Kelzyme also has zinc which is known to be important for the absorption and action of many vitamins that you take for your body and your skin. Some vitamins are those you put on your skin such as Vitamin C. Kelzyme has mangesium in the exact proportion needed to trigger the calcium and other minerals so the cells of the skin can absorb them.

The mineral manganese is an enzyme activator and catalyst. It provides nourishment to the nerves and brain after absorption through the skin. The manganese in kelzyme helps many minerals to function on a cellular level in the dermis of the skin. For example, collagen and elastin are made in higher proportions after kelzyme exposure. Selenium is known to retard skin aging and help preserve tissue elasticity by neutralizing harmful oxidative stress reactions in the cells. Selenium is also one of the trace minerals found in kelzyme in proper proportion for the body and skin’s use.

When applied topically kelzyme opens clogged pores. After it dries (15 minutes) and then is removed, you’ll see it’s a way to make pores appear smaller and is a nice, gentle exfoliant. It is also one of the few non-invasive (non-medical) ways  to tighten skin. Over time it helps correct and  prevent wrinkles and other signs of skin aging.

But that’s not all if you use the Moorspa Kelzyme mask

The team at Moorspa, the #1 (per Skindeep!) leaders in organic skin care, added some amazing natural ingredients to their kelzyme. Here they are with a run down on what they “add to the mix.”

First, though: note that you will get even better absorption of the kelzyme, the kelp minerals, and the additional natural products if you first do a “good exfoliation” before application. I suggest you use something to nourish while exfoliating such as our Vitamin C mask. Now, onto the extra ingredients that add more oomph to the natural kelzyme.


When used as an active ingredient in skin care products, bentonite is included in formulas because of its absorbency. The clay is composed of tiny flakes with equally tiny spaces between them. These small spaces readily accept fluids, and once the clay has pulled these liquids into the spaces, it retains them. This property of bentonite makes it very useful for absorbing oil and toxins from the skin.

Whether you have oily skin or not, your pores will undoubtedly become clogged at some point. Unclogging your pores can help tremendously with keeping your face clean and zit-free. Bentonite conditions and nourishes the skin by removing the dead cells and also extracting the extra oils and impurities from the surface of the skin.

Citrus Grandis Seed Extract

Oil from grapefruit peel has a high concentration of citric acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), which increases the formation of skin cells and promotes the growth of collagen. The result is a firmer, fresher skin tone and appearance. The oil also acts as an astringent, firming the skin surface. Sebum production is limited by grapefruit peel oil, which helps reduce problems associated with oily skin. Since it’s rich in vitamin C, it is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin cells from free radical damage.

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil

This oil works well on all skin types. It’s effective in treating oily skin as well as acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and other skin rashes.  In clinical studies, lavender has been found to stimulate cellular growth and regeneration in the skin by helping your upper layer of skin rejuvenate itself. Let’s discuss how this relates to “life.”

Ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun’s rays or (don’t do it! a tanning booth can damage the skin because it leads to the generation of free radicals. This then leads to inflammation of the skin which we have discussed over and over in this blog. The body has a limited amount of protective antioxidants which decrease with age, making the skin more vulnerable to oxidative stress.

A Japanese study revealed that lavender oil inhibited the generation of singlet oxygen, which causes the most damage in response to UVA/UVB radiation. This suggests that the regular use of lavender oil in skin preparations could suppress the aging effects of sunlight on the skin. Lavender oil has shown excellent antioxidant activity in several studies, suggesting that it could help inhibit degenerative changes such as skin cancer, sun damage and the effects of aging.

Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract

This extract is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids which are clinically proven to be excellent for treating aging skin. It soothes, repairs and provides powerful antioxidant protection for mature and aging skin. Rich in flavones, it offers potent antioxidant activity thus helping to prevent free radical-induced damage to the skin cells which can result in premature aging. It also contains a compound which acts as a natural precursor for ceramides, which plays a role in maintaining the skin barrier to protect against water loss.

 Put all of these ingredients together and?

Well, you have one heck of a rejuvenating and tightening, pore shrinking, oxidative stress fighting easy 15 minute skin treatment to add to your anti-aging skincare regimen. Sure, there are other amazing products but this is so easy, so quick for such remarkable results it’s just irresistible!

You can literally just cleanse your face, dry it, apply the masque, go about your activities at home, go into the bathroom and wash it off when you feel it’s “tight”, and you will instantly see the difference. I personally love this stuff and use it 2x/week. In fact I’m going to go do a kelyzme mask right now.

1 Comment

  1. I’ve been hearing a lot about Kelzyme on television on how it helps smooth and refresh mature skin. I’m happy to know that you are caring this product.I want to be able to have that youthful glow as I did “a few” years ago. I can not wait until my Kelzyme mask arrives.

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