Our goal, at VOYA, is to create exceptional beauty and skincare treatments with integrity and in full harmony with nature. Based on our wonderful hand-harvested seaweed, certified organic and our knowledge of the local traditions of seaweed baths and seaweed treatments, we strive to bring you the full power of nature in its purest forms throughout our VOYA range.
Inspired by the breathtaking natural beauty around us and the long-standing traditions of the area, VOYA has adopted organic and sustainable ways of creating our products. We use only sustainable harvesting practices to ensure that we don’t damage the delicate coastal environment that provides us with our certified organic seaweed. We then combine this with the best organic ingredients from around the world to bring you a unique seaweed bath experience and a range of products that not only heal the body but leave the skin silky smooth.
Seaweed and Seaweed baths are a traditional marine cure therapy, in fact the only therapy indigenous to Ireland. The ancient Greeks believed seawater preserved and restored good health and in 19th century France, seawater (Thalassatherapy) was regarded as a complete mineral source that could cure ailments caused by mineral imbalance.
Seaweed Baths revolve around the use of Sea water, like Thalassatherapy, however most importantly in addition, seaweed that is indigenous to Ireland. The combination of Sea water and seaweed has the most amazing beneficial properties. The seaweed which has been cultivated for 100’s of years, can only be harvested by hand and needs to be selected by sight. Experienced harvesters in remote parts of the west of Ireland, with many years of experience carefully harvest this precious wild crop.
Seaweed naturally absorbs or metabolises their nourishment from the sea. As a result seaweed contains countless minerals, vitamins and beneficial ingredients in high concentrations. In fact no plant known has a comparable quantity of minerals and vitamins.
When seaweed is steamed it produces amazing luxurious oils, these oils (complex polysaccharides, proteins, minerals and vitamins) are naturally suspended in the water and as heat has opened the body’s pores, these oils are readily absorbed. The experience is highly sensual and thoroughly relaxing. Seaweed baths have been a great attraction for years, often used as a way of relaxing, relieving pain and in more modern times as a great way to unwind and de-stress. This is largely due to the detoxifying effects of the Seaweed and recuperative effects of its high mineral content.
Now we know it acts as an amazing conditioning agent for the skin and hair. It is also used as a treatment for cellulite and has anti-aging capabilities.
Seaweed baths act as an amazing detoxification for the body, quite simply it is a large poultice, quickly removing toxins, whilst transferring these amazing nutrients to the body.
Beauty Expert Leighton Denny
Leighton Denny MBE is a leading expert and an internationally recognised figure in the beauty world with a multi-award winning range of nail and tanning products. With a vast amount of significant achievements, he also possesses a star-studded client list that includes Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and Adele.
Leighton began his journey as a forklift truck driver in Bradford, but quickly progressed to becoming one of the UK’s leading nail and beauty experts. Whilst he was building his empire of over 1000 appointed salons worldwide, Leighton won over 60 industry awards. He produced his own lines of nail and beauty treatments, which quickly became cult favourites amongst beauty professionals and customers alike. In April 2012, Denny introduced Lip Dual to his ever expanding beauty portfolio. This 2-in-1 colour system offers full lip colour with built-in ultra-conditioning moisturisers for colour intensity that lasts for hours.
Leighton is also a fervent and proud supporter of Breast Cancer Care and has continued to collaborate with them on initiatives for all his product ranges. Previously, Leighton was an Ambassador of Jeans for Genes, a children’s charity raising awareness for genetic disorders.
In 2012, Leighton received an honorary PHAB Standard Accolade. Rarely given as an honorary award, the PHAB Accolade recognises a qualified level of excellence in the Performance of Hair And Beauty. In 2014, Leighton was given the highly prestigious title of MBE by The Queen for his achievements within the nail and beauty industry. Leighton also released his first book, ‘How I Nailed It’, which became the number one best-selling autobiography in the Beauty & Fashion section of Amazon just twenty-four hours after its release. 2014 continues to be an exceptional year for Leighton with some of his highest achievements, including the launch of his debut fragrance, ‘Light and Dark’. While Leighton has achieved so much in such a short amount of time, he is not stopping anytime soon as he continues to expand his product offerings and expertise, fulfilling the needs of nail and beauty product addicts everywhere.