VOYA Skincare

Raise your Organic Skincare Expectations

VOYA comes from the word VOYAGE and began in 1921, when the doors of the first seaweed baths opened on the Wild Atlantic coast of Strandhill, co. Sligo, Ireland. This tradition is continued today by the VOYA skincare & spa brand.

Seaweed has been popular for centuries, and VOYA brings this to you in a range of organic seaweed skin care products and spa therapies.

About VOYA & Seaweed

VOYA comes from the word VOYAGE and began in 1921, when the doors of the first seaweed baths opened on the Wild Atlantic coast of Strandhill, co. Sligo, Ireland. This tradition is continued today by the VOYA skincare & spa brand. 

Seaweed has been popular for centuries, and VOYA brings this to you in a range of organic seaweed skin care products and spa therapies.

VOYA is a family owned, Irish business. Discouraged by the misleading claims of “natural” and “organic” products on the market, they decided to develop the worlds finest range of certified organic, seaweed based products.

VOYA products contain Wild Organic Hand – Harvested Seaweed which is 100% Irish.

Seaweed is a fully renewable, natural source in Ireland. Since the 18th Century over 800 different species of seaweed from Irish Waters have been identified!

Ireland is one of the least densely populated countries in Europe and the West Coast of Ireland is the least populated part of Ireland. There is no major industry on the West Coast and so its waters are some of the unpolluted on the Earth!

VOYA uses “sustainable” harvesting practices, which simply means only a portion of the seaweed is removed and there is no impact on the environment.

An Organic Philosophy:

VOYA believes in organic and sustainable ways of doing business and does not compromise on this. That’s why

  • VOYA has adopted organic and sustainable ways of creating their products
  • VOYA has been harvesting the wild organic seaweeds by hand to ensure the delicate coast environment is not damaged
  • VOYA voluntarily submits their products to be certified by the organic standards of both the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA) and the Soil Association
  • VOYA’s products contain as much organic ingredients as possible (minimum 70%) and are made without mineral oils, GM ingredients, synthetic colours, fragrances or preservatives.
  • VOYA’s products are packaged using recycled, recyclable or biodegradable materials
  • VOYA is opposed to the practice of animal testing in cosmetic research

 

VOYA care deeply about the planet and about what you put on your skin.

 

There are 3 main groups of Seaweed: Brown Algae, Red Algae and Green Algae.

Fucus Serratus – Serrated Wrack is used in 70% of the VOYA product range. This seaweed survives by filtering the ocean for nutrients and as a result amasses a huge amount of minerals and vitamins. Oils form this seaweed have truly remarkable effects on the skin, hair and body. The anti-oxidant compounds found naturally in this seaweed have a dramatic impact in the fight against the effects of ageing!

Laminaria Digitata – Tangleweed has an extraordinarily high level of strong anti-oxidants. The seaweed offers immediate and noticeable effects to the skin. These include increased firmness, fine lines are reduced, and skin is hydrated and protected. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen in the body. It helps to strengthen the immune system, increase vitality and protect against damage from free radicals. 

Himanthalia Elongata – Sea Spaghetti provides high levels of vitamin A, C and E along with essential amino acids and glutamic acids (GAG’s). It has a natural ability to restore the skins moisture levels whilst gorging the skin with essential minerals. 

 

Benefits of Seaweed:

Anti-Ageing:

  • Improve suppleness and elasticity of the skin by promoting tissue regeneration.
  • Stimulates the renewal of damaged skin cells resulting in brighter younger fresher looking skin
  • Tightens and firms the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps prevent the signs of premature ageing

 

 Anti-oxidant Protection: nature’s most powerful anti-oxidant from the vegetal world.

  • Fights against harmful environmental aggressors
  • Slows down the signs of ageing
  • Strengthens the immune system and helps with prevention of illnesses
  • Deeply detoxifies, hydrates and nourishes

  

Re-Mineralising: 

Seaweed contains almost all the vitamins and minerals that the body needs. High mineral and vitamin content helps to strengthen skin and bones, optimizing the body’s functions. Packed with flourine, magnesium and calcium-helping to restore a radiant skin complexion. Minerals in seaweed help to maintain the skins natural moisture balance leaving the skin neither too dry nor too oily.

 

Impacts Cellulite:

  • Aids the contouring process by stimulating microcirculation. Toxins are flushed from the body as the circulation functions in a healthier manner and lymphatic drainage is increased. As a result cellulite is reduced.

 

Helps Skin conditions:

  • Seaweed has been used as an effective treatment for conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and acne. Seaweed is known for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as therapeutic properties in treatment of sensitive and allergy prone skin.

  

 Balances Metabolism:

  • Contains iodine which is essentials to regulate the thyroid gland and in turn the metabolism

 

Promotes an overall feeling of well-being:

  • Soothes aches & pains
  • Gives you a spring in your step
  • Using VOYA products or having a VOYA treatment is like applying a vitamin packed gift full of goodness for the skin

 

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