Body and hair care made with nutrient-rich sea kelp – sustainably harvested by hand 51 from the cool, fertile waters off the coast of South Africa. 52
Thanks to our patented cell-burst process, Ecklonia maxima kelp is made into a concentrated liquid called CEM-K. 53 When you consider the benefits 54 it has to offer, it’s easy to see why we’ve used it as the active ingredient for Dermikelp®.
It’s powerful but gentle
It’s rich in nutrients
It’s naturally perfect
Isn’t it time you experienced the natural
goodness of CEM-K in Dermikelp®?
“We take pride in the careful handling and extraction process, ensuring only the highest quality active ingredient goes into our products”
Dr Nigel Christie – Creator of Dermikelp
There are a many varieties of sea kelp, but we’ve focused on just one for our Dermikelp products – Ecklonia maxima. We’ve conducted extensive research into this species of brown kelp, learning about everything from the properties of its phlorotannins 59 to its natural marine environment and intricate role in the ecosystem.
We’ve also looked into the best way to preserve its natural goodness after harvesting. Through our own scientific trials and analysis, we found the cell-burst process resulted in a liquid with the highest concentration of compounds . We call it Cell-burst Ecklonia Maxima Kelp, or CEM-K – the active ingredient in our Dermikelp® range.
Our kelp is hand harvested to not only preserve its goodness, but conserve the diverse ecosystem that depends on it. 61
Extracted with care
CEM-K is naturally derived from Ecklonia maxima through cell-burst technology to keep its natural properties pure. 62
Harnessing the power of CEM-K
Mother nature has done all the hard work for us by creating a plant that absorbs and locks away the richest nutrients from the sea. That’s why, when it comes to harvesting and processing Ecklonia maxima kelp, everything we do is designed to preserve nature’s goodness.
As soon as it’s sustainably harvested, we move the fresh kelp to our production plant for sorting and washing. We then put it through our patented cell-burst process, 63 which safeguards the properties that make it unique to Dermikelp®. All without any heating, dehydrating or freezing involved in the process. 64
Cell bursting extraction
The Kelp is cut into 1-2mm square pieces
It’s then put under immense pressure
The particles are compressed into microparticles
When the pressure is released, the particles try to go back to their original size causing the cell walls rupture and release their nutrient-rich contents
This ‘cell sap’ is then used as an active ingredient in Dermikelp® hair and body care products