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VOYA’s Story: from local to global, naturally.
A voyage of discovery and innovation; The global business that is VOYA started out as the family-run seaweed baths established by Neil Walton near his home in Strandhill, County Sligo on the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland. As the popularity of the baths grew, the Waltons found more and more customers asking if there was some way they could replicate the soothing effects of the baths at home. That challenge was to be the seed for VOYA.
We knew that the chemicals in conventional cosmetics could destroy the beneficial properties of seaweed and also damage the environment. As a family, we agreed that this was an unacceptable compromise and would simply go against our values. Neil’s brother, Mark, tried to source fully organic seaweed products but found none, and so it became apparent that we faced a long and challenging journey: developing the first genuinely organic seaweed-based cosmetic products in the world.