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When on sun holidays and cooling off in the sea I’m normally trying to avoid the seaweed, well it turns out I should have been using it as a beauty treatment!

Good old seaweed is packed full of skin loving benefits and Voya an Irish company are using seaweed something we have plenty of, to offer a range of beauty treatments and products. VOYA is an Irish, family owned and run business which began in 1912 when the first seaweed baths opened in Strandhill, Co.Sligo, Ireland. VOYA use hand-harvested seaweed and its certified organic

I received a sample of a body scrub called Time to Shine. 20120603-134103.jpg

What they say:

A fabulous fix to help rid the body of dry skin or rough patches that are unseen to the eye, Time to Shine contains finely ground walnut shells and seaweed flakes to deliver a natural but non-invasive exfoliating action to gently buff and purify the skin, while also stimulating cell renewal for a visibly healthier tone and texture. Added almond oil and ginger extracts nourish the skin so that VOYA Time to Shine delivers added skin instant radiance.

This hardworking skincare essential has four-fold benefits – it exfoliates, it stimulates, it firms the skin, and it promotes cell renewal. And, like all VOYA products it is blended with organic, hand harvested seaweed which gives known anti-ageing benefits through its collagen boosting powers.

My Thoughts:
This is very good body exfoliator, the shell parts are a little rough but once you massage it gently into skin this will work great and you’ll be left with smooth soft skin. I really like the fact it’s packed full of natural ingredients that are good for your skin and even before I applied a body moisturiser my skin felt really soft and silky.

Time to Shine is € 29.00. You can find out more information on this and other products from Voya on the website along with details of spa treatments available around Ireland

Did you know ?
• Seaweeds contain Algal polyphenols and Carotenoids which have been proven to be antioxidants, protecting against cell damage inflicted by oxygen-free radicals, a major cause of disease and aging.
• Seaweed is packed with vitamins B1, B2, and B12, plus polysaccharides and is moisturising, but oil-free! Seaweed is also a highly concentrated source of minerals and trace elements in their balanced state and supplies alginic acid, which elasticizes whatever it comes in contact with, including skin.
• Seawater is full of zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium, plus zillions of other trace minerals.

I still don’t think I’d get into a seaweed bath but I am happy to add products containing seaweed into my routine to benefit from it’s natural goodness.

I would love to know what you think, have you tried any Voya products or treatments ? Please leave a comment below:)

~Melissa ~

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