About Kisameet

About Kisameet

Kisameet Glacial Clay Inc. has been a research focused company until this point. We are in the early stages of commercialization of our ingredient that we have trademarked Kisolite.

Kisolite is a clay of especially high mineral content (76% mineral relative to a clay content of 24%). Our deposit is located on an island in a remote wilderness region off the central coast of British Columbia, Canada.



The legend of the healing properties of the clay triggered the first scientific study in the 1940’s and 50’s by a research team led by famous colloid scientist Dr. E. H Hauser at MIT and more recently at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Since 2011, Dr. Julian Davies head of the Davies Lab at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at UBC has been closely engaged in pursuing research on a number of applications of the mineral clay. The latest results were published in the January 2016 issue of the journal mBIO, published by the American Society for Microbiology.
Excerpts from the UBC publication include;

“Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a rare clay used as medicine by aboriginals in northern B.C. contains antibacterial properties that could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.”

“UBC researchers say the clay exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens.”

“…scientists recommend the clay be studied as a clinical treatment for serious infections caused by ESKAPE strains of bacteria, a group of potentially deadly pathogens that cause many infections to "escape" antibiotics. "Infections caused by ESKAPE bacteria are essentially untreatable and contribute to increasing mortality in hospitals.”


Kisolite has the ability to draw out positively charged molecules by its strong adsorption properties. The unique result is pure hydration from within.


Research that is underway at the University of British Columbia under direction of Dr. Julian Davies at the Davies Laboratory have confirmed Kisolite clay’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.


Kisolite's nano particle size is definably smaller than other clays on the market. It is negatively charged with a high cation exchange capacity giving Kisolite both phenomenal absorption and adsorptive qualities

Hydration Qualities

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Natural clays vary in mineral profiles, size and ion exchange capacities. Their medicinal effects are often credited to their ability to absorb bacteria and bacterial endotoxins through metal ion exchange.

Clay mineral complexes are reported to reduce inflammation through cytokine and chemokine regulation. In vivo research reveals that clay mineral complexes suppress MCP-1 expression and upregulates IL-10 and IL-6.

Topically, glacial clay is being used for cosmetic purposes including clay therapy, healing and facial masks with a growing demand for cosmetic and beauty products containing clay. Orally, clays have been ingested as a therapy to alleviate pain and for GI ailments.

Dr. Julian Davies has noted that our mineral clay complex may potentially have applications to, “treat a range of aliments including ulcerative colitis, arthritis, neuritis, phlebitis, skin irritation and burns.”


Kisolite has superb deep-cleansing properties while being very gentle, hypoallergenic and irritant free. With its powerful adsorptive and absorptive qualities, it helps draws excess oils, toxins and impurities. Anecdotal evidence has demonstrated Kisolites antibacterial properties will increase the efficacy of skin care products incorporating Kisolite as an ingredient or as a stand alone active in formulas. Our research is aimed at scientifically incorporating Kisolite into dermatological innovations to treat a number of skin ailments like acne where bacterial pathogens are causal.


The superior cation exchange capacity of Kisolite's nano fraction draws natural oils and moisture from sub dermal regions to the surface effectively moisturizing from within while nourishing the skin with over 30 identifiable minerals and rare earths.


Kisolite in it's natural un-refined or refined form is an ideal ingredient in facial and body masks, body wraps and soaps. It is a natural exfoliate that removes dead skin cells, stimulates blood circulation and softens the skin. Improved skin texture and the reduction in the appearance of wrinkles has made clay a key ingredient in skin care for centuries. The superior efficacy of Kisolite due to the Nano particle size, mineral content, adsorptive and absorptive capacity coupled with it's antibacterial attributes make it ideal as a stand alone or formulated skin cleanser product.

Our Story

Our Story

The first chapters of the Kisameet Story had begun centuries ago with the Heiltsuk people. Dr. Hauser had added a few chapters in the late 1940’s and 50’s. Mr. Robert Davie rediscovered the Kisameet Bay Clay Deposit, and blew the dust off the half finished story and handed the baton to Kisameet to finish etc.. New and exciting chapters are being added each day as the Kisameet and UBC teams continue to explore the potential of Kisolite as a therapeutic mineral but we’re not sure if we’ll ever be finished.

Working Together

Working Together

The company was founded to pursue research on the unique qualities of our mineral clay. Kisameet Glacial Clay Inc. owns the rights to the mineral claims and has entered into a working agreement with members of the Heiltsuk First Nation.

Our product is hand harvested to eliminate any site contamination from hydrocarbons, including cedar plank walkways for access and minimal environmental impact. Our company believes that we should care for the environment and support the people and communities that have a connection to this natural resource.

Kisameet in the News

Kisameet in the News

Kisameet has been a research company up until this point. Our multi department research collaboration with UBC began in 2011 and produced our first published paper on January 26th 2016. The paper on ESKAPE pathogens appeared in mBIO a scientific journal by the American Society for Microbiology. To see the mBio paper click here

UBC released a press release that garnered a lot of attention. A copy of that press release can be accessed here.

Over 42 international media outlets picked up the UBC research article including print, tv and scientific journals. For the article that appeared in the Scientist magazine please click here.

Our research is continuing and this is just the first of many publications and media coverage we hope to share on Kisameet and our ingredient Kisolite

A local paper, the Vancouver Sun, ran an interview with two of our lead scientists Dr Julian Davies and Shekooh Behroozian.

Social Equity

At Kisameet, we do business in Heiltsuk traditional territory. While our business pursuits are not entirely selfless and our company will benefit from access to the resources, infrastructure and culture of the Heiltsuk people through a progressive collaborative model that honours tradition and culture. We feel it incumbent upon us as partners, friends and neighbors to give back to the people of this small coastal community.

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