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Kelly from Zyderma

Kelly Muciy from Zyderma

Zyderma’s approach to daily skin care for acne-prone and problem skin, is to support the body’s own natural healing system & its built-in pharmacy. Through their research, they’ve surmised that the overpopulation of skin-straining bacteria and other pathogens during the course of a breakout or flare-up can greatly worsen the appearance of symptoms, while inhibiting the skin’s ability to heal itself. Their Clarifying Cream formula, with MicroSilver BG™ Technology and a unique combination of skin nurturing ingredients, offers a pure & natural cleansing which helps to maintain a healthy skin balance.

Learn more about Zyderma through kelly, co-founder and brand manager of Zyderma.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 (beauty & wellness) products could you not live without?  (You have food and water)
Is this a trick question? Lol! I’m seriously not kidding when I say first and foremost our Clarifying Cream. It’s an amazing product that will help with any skin issue I may encounter on a desert island. Sun burns, bug bites, rashes and microscopic organisms that could cause skin conditions… the list goes on, so I’ll stop! After that, I would definitely need a lip balm because if I don’t have one nearby, I lose my mind. Hmmm… I’m a pretty basic person so a third is hard to say. I’ll go with coconut oil to help keep my hair and skin conditioned. I’d want to have picture perfect beach hair and glistening skin to ensure I’m rescued ;)

What is your morning wellness routine? Evening?
Many moons ago I had an elaborate skincare routine but over time I’ve learned to maximize my efforts in a few basic steps. It’s the same for both AM & PM. I wash my face with a mild cleanser and then apply our Clarifying Cream. It’s the key step for keeping my skin healthy, balanced and protected from skin straining bacteria and other environmental influences. I finish up with a light moisturizer because the Clarifying Cream helps hydrate my skin. I hydrate from within by drinking water. Water helps flush away toxins and plumps up skin, so I make sure to drink several glasses throughout the day.

What’s your favorite part about running Zyderma?
Hands down the team’s favorite part is being able to help others. Take a few moments to read our Client Success Stories. These are candid testimonials from people of all ages who for years had suffered from acne, eczema and even life threatening skin disorders like staph infections and Hidradenitis Suppurativa for which no form of treatment could provide any significant relief. Knowing that we are helping, is validation of our hard work and our commitment to providing safe and effective skin care.

What sets Zyderma apart from other lines on the market today?
Our key ingredient MicroSilverBG is used worldwide in many ground breaking ways within the medical industry. We are the first in North America to embrace how it can help people as a cosmetic in the beauty industry. Our complete formula is wonderful for caring for acne prone and problem skin even while under make-up! This is a unique and effective way to help you look your best.

Serious stuff. Which ingredients do you avoid at all costs?
As a brand our focus is on creating product that anyone will feel safe using. We ensure that our ingredients are non-toxic, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, natural and naturally derived, fragrance free and vegan.

Personally…I have a ton of allergies and intolerances which is frustrating because there are so many organic/ green beauty products I’d love to try. The worst for me is soy. That @#$% is in EVERYTHING. I guess the upside is that I use myself to trial potential ingredients for future product development. If I have a reaction there is a good chance someone else will too. No need for animal testing… we have Kelly! Lol!

Do you have a favorite beauty boosting meal you’d like to share a recipe for?
I’m a HUGE smoothie fan. It’s the perfect way to nourish your skin/body with a variety of foods in a single serving. I may have gone a little nuts a couple of years ago posting smoothie recipes on our Facebook page. Pretty sure we lost some followers. Oooops! But the one I’ve customized and make regularly for my family is called, Spinach Salad Smoothie. We all get jazzed by the bright green color and yummy flavor. I serve it as a snack or a “salad” at dinner time!

SPINACH SALAD SMOOTHIE

  • 5-10 Frozen Strawberries (depending on size)
  • 2 BIG Handfuls of Spinach
  • 1 Large Banana
  • 1 Can Low Fat Coconut Milk (chilled)
  • 1 Individual Serving of Fruit Yogurt (your choice)
  • 1 Macintosh Apple (peeled & cored)

Blend thoroughly and serve with an eco-straw… ’cause straws are more fun! Enjoy! xo

Any beauty/wellness myth’s you’d like to bust?
I’m not typically a myth buster but the notion that we must harm ourselves to achieve good skin is concerning. We often hear people say that they have sensitive skin, when really many have sensitized skin. It’s not necessary to “dry out” acne, scrub the heck out of delicate skin or apply acids on a daily basis to look great.

As you know, our skin is an organ with specific functions, but it also has a microbiome that can be disrupted by over stripping. For example, the microflora which our product supports, reside in the stratum corneum, and play a significant role to help heal and protect the skin. By using harsh, dirty ingredients they can be stripped away. Our skin relies upon these organisms to maintain its healthy and balanced appearance.

So really, our skin needs TLC and overuse of harsh treatments can create skin problems and sensitivities for which then coping strategies must be developed to reverse them.

Thanks Kelly! Learn more & shop Zyderma here.