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.
Inspired, Mark then set about developing a full range of seaweed-based organic products. By bringing local knowledge of the therapeutic properties of wild seaweed to highly skilled cosmetic scientists, marine biologists and dermatologists from around the world, we have been able to carry many of those unique qualities of seaweed into VOYA beauty and skincare products.
VOYA is now a global brand, distributed through almost 37 countries to some of the world’s top spas and hotels, including the Burj Al-Arab Dubai UAE; Ritz Carlton; GHM Hotels, Bali and Vietnam; The Chateau Resort, Malaysia; Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives; Regent Palms, Turks and Caicos; Galgorm Resort, N. Ireland; Ashford Caslte, Ireland ; Canyon Ranch, Tucson and Vegas USA; Keemala, Thailand; Four Seasons, USA, Waldorf Astoria, UAE; Mandarin Oriental, London UK; Burj Al-Arab UAE; Queen Mary II.