What We Believe


What We Believe

As a truly niche brand we are focused on creating genuinely organic, seaweed-based products and spa treatments. VOYA offers luxury results-driven products based on the highest-quality botanical ingredients and aromatherapy oils.

We combine the purest ingredients with ancient traditions and sustainable processes to create a range of products and treatments that achieve exceptional results.

 
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VOYA's Organic Philosophy

We believe in organic and sustainable ways of doing business. That is why VOYA has adopted organic and sustainable ways of creating our products. We harvest wild organic seaweeds by hand to ensure the delicate coast environment of the West of Ireland is not damaged.

VOYA products contain as much organic ingredients as possible and we voluntarily submit our products to be certified by both the Soil Association COMOS and the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA). For a product to be labelled organic 95% of all ingredients must be organic. 

VOYA are committed to using only natural and non-toxic ingredients. That is why our products are made without:

  • Mineral Oils,
  • GM Ingredients,
  • Synthetic Colours,
  • Fragrances or Preservatives
  • We are opposed to the practice of animal testing in cosmetic research.
 
Our Green Commitment

Our products are packaged using recycled, recyclable or biodegradable materials. Our packaging board is a special blend of FSC certified pulps using our own harvested seaweed and even the packing chips we use is 100%
bio-degradable and dissolves in water.

We are also a leading member of ECOPACT, an initiative designed to ensure the widespread introduction of environmentally responsible and sustainable development of seaweed resources. Any emissions generated during our manufacturing process are neutralized thanks to carbon credits acquired to finance activities that can absorb CO2 in the atmosphere.

 

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OUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUR LEGACY

Many of today’s beauty products are made up of varying mixtures of synthetically produced chemicals and these chemicals vary in their ability to penetrate the skin. Some are absorbed in small amounts, while some easily reach the blood vessels below the skin.

Many chemicals found in cosmetics do not cause obvious immediate signs of toxicity, but might slowly damage us through repeated use on our skin.

 

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The rescue centre, which relies entirely on volunteers, receives approximately 600 phone calls a year reporting mainly Harbour and Grey seals that might need rescuing from around the entire coast of Ireland. Usually, only 10% of these are actually sick, injured or abandoned by their mothers, have got caught up in fishing nets, may be starving or ill or may have been bitten by dogs. The aim is to rehabilitate the seal pups back to full health and then return them to the wild when they are fit and ready. 

Seals are a protected species under Irish and EU law and should not be touched or encouraged to go back into the water as it is quite normal for them to rest on land. The volunteer team at the sanctuary care for the seals, treating them for illness, feeding them and making sure they have clean water until they are ready to be released back into the sea..

The centre costs approximately €100,000 a year to run. VOYA is not only proud to officially sponsor Seal Rescue Ireland, but has also pledged to adopt one seal for every month of the year. This money will go towards the daily care of the seal pups including providing food and fish to eat, clean water, vet services and medicine. If you are out on a beach, keep an eye out for seal pups in distress. Stormy weather and rough seas, human activity by means of boat traffic, as well as people and dogs on beaches can sometimes frighten away nursing mothers and inadvertently lead to pups being injured or orphaned. 

 

 

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WORLD LAND TRUST

VOYA has helped protect over 6,098 m2 of world wildlife habitat by cutting its carbon emissions and supporting the World Land Trust (WLT), an international conservation charity which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre.

In 2013, VOYA committed to carbon balance 72.60 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption associated with general operations and business travel. This has enabled the company to offset its unavoidable emissions through World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced Programme which has helped to protect wildlife habitat in Numbami in Ecuador. A pledge to offset further emissions has been agreed for 2017.

We are proud to say that from the 1st January 2013 – 31st December 2016, 408.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions associated with the general operations of VOYA have been offset. These funds will be invested in the protection and restoration of threatened tropical forests. WLT is working through local project partners to restore biologically important habitats throughout the world. Carbon Balanced projects are currently taking place in Vietnam, Ecuador, Paraguay and the portfolio is expanding.

Through the generous support of individuals and organisations, the World Land Trust has been instrumental in the purchase and protection of over 500,000 acres of tropical forest and other threatened habitats which would otherwise have been lost. Offsetting of CO2 emissions through WLT is a voluntary action demonstrating corporate commitment to addressing climate change and threatened biodiversity through credible conservation projects.

 

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