Meet our sponsor: Moor Spa
We sat down with Michael Beresford of Moor Spa Inc. to learn about his brand, his thoughts on healthy personal care products, and why he feels education is vital to the growth of the industry.
Q. Michael, tell us a bit about Moor Spa.
A. Moor Spa is a Vancouver-based company that produces a 100% Natural Source product line of skin care, body care and wellness products. Since 1998, we’ve researched and developed products to the point where they are completely free of harmful chemicals. Our products are as safe and natural as they can possibly be—and based on the therapeutic properties of a very special substance called “Moor.”
Q. Why have you decided to participate in this year’s L.E.A.D. conference?
A. We’re pretty proud of the fact we’ve been around for 20 years. We’ve learned a lot from our own experiences about what it takes to do well in the spa and wellness industry. As a result, we support the education of estheticians, along with spa and massage therapists. The best professionals out there are educated ones; we are happy to be contributing to that through our involvement
Q. So what is moor, anyway?
A. It’s a generic term for a rare type of mud. More specifically, it’s a nutrient-rich peat created by the gradual transformation of herbs, plants and flowers that have been permanently submerged under water or underground.
Q. Do all of your products contain moor?
A. Yes. Some of our products include only moor—that is, they include no other ingredients besides water. All of our other products are made using an extract we make from moor, which provides all the same therapeutic properties.
Q. Where does the moor come from?
A. There are many moor mud deposits around the world; however, most are open to the environment, and can therefore be vulnerable to pollution. We get all our moor from an underground deposit based in Austria—which is located so deep beneath the earth that it’s protected from any environmental pollutants.
Q. What kind of benefits does moor provide?
A. Moor is a fantastic detoxifier, stimulates circulation, is great for the skin, and because it’s anti-inflammatory is great for aches and pains. My favourite product is the Moor Herbal Bath. I play a lot of tennis so when I’m feeling strain on my body, I pour it into the bath and soak for 20 minutes. It takes away all the stress in my joints and muscles, and completely revitalizes my body.
Q. What makes Moor Spa products different than others out there?
A. There are a few things.
- First, the fact that our ingredients are 100% naturally sourced—and that we use moor, which is such a potent and powerful therapeutic ingredient.
- Second, every one of our products provides a guarantee either inside the box or on our website, listing the source of every ingredient The consumer can then see very clearly where each ingredient is coming from.
- Thirdly, all our products carry the CertClean product safety certification. CertClean’s focus is on ingredients that may pose a risk to human health, like cancer-causing ingredients or endocrine disruptors, and considers the latest science and regulations from all over the world.
- Finally, we rank very highly on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep® cosmetics database. In fact, based on its scores, Moor Spa turns out to be the safest product line in the industry! The database contains information on every product and ingredient used in our industry. A safety rating of 1 or 2 means it’s completely safe, while a safety rating of 10 is toxic and should not be used. Almost all of our products are rated a 1 or 2. We do have a few that are rated 3, but that’s only because they include some exfoliants which mean you have to be a little bit careful about going out in the sun after usage.
Q. Is there anything else you’d like L.E.A.D. attendees to know about Moor Spa?
A. We manufacture our own products in-house—which means that our pricing is very competitive. Plus, because our products are made in Canada, buying them means that you’re supporting a Canadian company.