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Seaweed Skincare

Why Seaweed?

Seaweed naturally absorbs its nourishment from the sea. As a result, it contains countless minerals, vitamins and beneficial ingredients in high concentrations. People on the West Coast of Ireland have enjoyed seaweed bathing for centuries as it was widely considered to have beneficial effects.

Seaweed naturally cleanses and purifies the skin, helping to improve its suppleness and elasticity, thus improving the signs of ageing by toning, smoothing, moisturising and stimulating skin cells. All VOYA products contain extracts of wild seaweed which is sustainably hand-harvested from the cleanest waters off the West Coast of Ireland and are formulated to deeply nourish your skin and aid its natural ability to heal and repair. From sea to skin, we go to great lengths to maintain the unique purity of our seaweed.

 
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The Benefits
Anti-ageing Properties

Seaweed contains natural anti-ageing properties. VOYA products can improve the suppleness and elasticity of the skin, stimulate the renewal of damaged skin cells, detoxify, cleanse and tone while being naturally moisturising. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced, preventing the signs of premature ageing, resulting in brighter, younger and fresher looking skin.

Anti-oxidant Protection

Seaweed is nature's most powerful anti-oxidant from the vegetal world. Its abundance of minerals and vitamins are deeply detoxifying, hydrating and nourishing, helping to fight against harmful environmental aggressors. 

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The facts
'Healthy and Beautiful Skin is our focus'

VOYA is constantly working with the most advanced cosmetic scientists to formulate our highly effective seaweed-based facial and body products.

Our scientific research confirms that seaweed has a profound effect on the skin's collagen production, increasing moisturisation levels, and elasticity, all-important attributes of bright and supple skin. Did you know that Type 1 Collagen forms 80% of the total collagen present in the highest levels of your skin?

Our latest scientific research confirms that seaweed, particularly our Laminaria Digitata and Fucus Serratus seaweeds improve Type 1 Collagen production in the skin by over 200% and 140% respectively*

*in vitro skin cell testing performed by Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, Institute of Technology Tralee

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KIND TO SKIN

Seaweed is an extremely gentle ingredient that can be used on most skin types.  It has excellent moisturising properties and is safe for use by people with a variety of skin conditions.

 
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Fucus Serratus – Serrated Wrack

This amazing plant survives by filtering the ocean for nutrients and as a result, amasses a huge amount of minerals and vitamins. Used for hundreds of years in seaweed baths, the oils from this seaweed have been having truly remarkable effects on skin, hair, and body. The antioxidant compounds found naturally in this seaweed have long been known to have pronounced anti-ageing, skin conditioning, repairing and hydrating effects.

Laminaria Digitata – Tangleweed

Much like Fucus Serratus, this product contains an amazing abundance of minerals. This seaweed is used in VOYA’s facial skincare range for those with dry/dehydrated skin types. It has marvellous anti-inflammatory properties, protects the skin from the environment and helps plump the skin reducing the signs of ageing.

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Fucus Vesiculosus – Bladder Wrack

When used in hot seawater baths or steamed, Fucus Vesiculosus reacts in the same way as Fucus Serratus and releases polysaccharides (such as alginic acid) and iodine as well as other minerals which have many benefits. They improve skin condition, lower high blood pressure and ease arthritis and rheumatic pains. We harvest it in autumn for its high Vitamin C content and in the summer for its high Vitamin A content.

Himanthalia Elongata - Sea Spaghetti

Himanthalia Elongata is used predominantly in VOYA’s facial range for those with problematic, combination or oily skin. It provides high levels of vitamins along with essential amino acids. This seaweed has a natural ability to restore balance to your skin’s moisture levels. It is found growing on rocks on the tide line and in rock pool in-between
the harvest of Fucus Serratus and Laminaria Digitata.Commonly known as Sea Spaghetti, this seaweed has several properties which make it attractive as an ingredient in personal care and cosmetic products. It is absorbent, viscosity controlling and skin protecting. It can be used as a binding agent and is also edible when cooked.

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