Did you know that Seawater and blood plasma have an almost identical chemical composition? Seaweed naturally absorbs its nourishment from the sea. As a result, it contains countless minerals, vitamins and beneficial ingredients in high concentrations making it the perfect solution for replenishing the body's minerals, protecting skin against free radicals, and aids in treating several skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
Seaweed naturally cleanses and purifies the skin, helping to improve its suppleness and elasticity, thus improving the signs of aging 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.
Seaweed contains natural anti-aging properties. VOYA products can improve the suppleness and elasticity of 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 aging, resulting in brighter, younger and fresher looking skin.
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 and strengthen the immune system.
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 skin by over 200% and 140% respectively*
*in vitro skin cell testing performed by Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, Institute of Technology Tralee
Seaweed has been known to be used as an effective treatment for conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and acne. It contains anti-inflammatory & therapeutic properties that are effective in the treatment of sensitive and allergy prone skin.
Seaweed aids the contouring process by stimulating micro-circulation. Toxins are flushed from the body as the circulation functions in a healthier manner and lymphatic drainage is increased, as a result, the appearance of cellulite is reduced.
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-aging, 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 aging.
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.