Kilkenny celebrates Organic September with wellness and skincare brands VOYA, Green Angel and Nunaia.
Irish brands are at the forefront of a growing natural skincare movement. Here, we put a spotlight on some of our favourite Irish skincare brands and how they are doing their bit to make a difference. What they have in common? A sincere passion and drive to create the best products using ethically sourced ingredients that are grown and harvested without the use of GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers.
Organic Luxury from the SeaVoya originates from Strandhill in County Sligo. Situated in postcard-perfect rural Ireland along the coastline, VOYA’s seaweed baths opened in 1912. After being destroyed by a hurricane the baths were reopened by the Walton family in 2000 and it has been one of the busiest spa’s in the country since. 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. The products are packaged using recycled, recyclable or biodegradable materials. The packaging board is a special blend of FSC certified pulps using self-harvested seaweed which helps give the packaging it’s signature colour. The result of VOYA’s incredible efforts is a spa-quality skincare brand that is organically certified and targeted to skin and bodycare needs. The seaweed used in VOYA products 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.
Going greenerGreen Angel’s new pure & organic range exclusively launches at Kilkenny this September. Containing a powerful blend of four organically harvested Irish seaweed extracts from the nutrient rich Atlantic Ocean, this blend is unique to Green Angel’s range of products. Another interesting ingredient added to all the Green Angel products is organic Sea Lavender. Sea Lavender can only be found on certain coastlines dotted around the world and the plant combines anti-inflammatory, firming and plumping actions. It is a natural product that helps slow down the signs of ageing by boosting the skins production of Collagen and Hyaluronic acid.