Our Story

Inspired by nature, powered by Moor

Inspired by nature, Moor Spa’s comprehensive line of skincare and bodycare products contain Austrian Moor, a nutrient-rich plant complex that enhances skin’s health and appearance.

Founder, Michael Beresford, first discovered Moor therapy over 30 years ago while teaching a meditation technique in the UK. Moor has been a part of the European healing tradition for centuries, and over the past 60 years, many clinical studies have confirmed Moor’s beneficial properties.

By combining the revitalizing, purifying Moor complex with plant-derived cosmeceuticals, herbal extracts and pure essential oils, Michael and his team of scientists at Moor Spa, have developed safe and effective spa products that will transform your skin.

Our Mission

Product safety is our top priority. Product effectiveness follows closely behind.

Product safety is one of the most important factors in our formulation process. Moor Spa products have been rated as some of the safest products in the spa industry. They are free of synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances and petroleum-derived chemicals, such as PEG, propylene glycol or mineral oil. Every ingredient has a 100% naturally-sourced guarantee!

Our team of chemists specialize in formulating products that are not only safe, but highly effective – using only naturally derived ingredients. Our products have won several awards and are used in treatments at some of North America’s leading spas and wellness centres.

Our Goal

Moor Spa is committed to producing 100% naturally-derived products for the spa industry, with products that are safe for the consumer, surpassing industry standards.

Meet Michael

Moor Spa was founded in 1998 by Michael Beresford, BSc. Michael has a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of Reading. He spent five years working in research institutes in the UK, Switzerland and Germany, developing computer software that analyzed brain function in people practicing meditation.

He is a Certified Meditation (TM) teacher and has personally instructed over 3,000 people. It was during this time that he became interested in Moor therapy and the spa concept. Michael moved to Canada in 1996 to realize his vision of establishing the Moor Spa company.

Michael has always felt strongly that spas should be a refuge not only from the stress of day-to-day life, but also from the toxicity of the modern world – so product purity and safety are at the forefront of the formulation and development of Moor Spa products.

Michael has over 20 years experience in natural product development, and has spoken at industry events in Canada, U.S.A., Brazil, South Africa, China and Australia.