31 May 2012

VOYA Cast Away Anti-Aging Facial Wash

Dia daoibh.

I recently had the chance to try out something I probably would have overlooked if I saw it in the shop. VOYA (an Irish, Sligo based company) strive to bring the full power of nature in its purest forms throughout their range of seaweed-based organic skincare products and treatments. They pride themselves as being the first genuinely organic seaweed-based cosmetic products in the world.

Renowned for its detoxing and skin moisturising effects, hand-harvested seaweed is used in their bath products. Rejuvenating and repairing effects come from
their raw seaweed face mask. They have also created organic body washes, face creams, soaps and body lotions, all rich in minerals and oils from nature, which marry the finest organic ingredients, such as shea butter, bee’s wax, Dead Sea salts and pure Aloe Vera, to their own seaweed extracts.

VOYA promise that their products do not contain:
• Artificial Colours or Fragrances, • GM Ingredients, • Dioxins, • Petrochemicals, • Mineral Oils, Parabens, • Animal derivatives, • Imidazolidinyl Urea, • Sodium Lauryl Sulphate/Sodium Laureth Sulphate, • Propylene Glycol, • Petrolatum, • Hexane, • Phthalates, • Aluminium & Animal Derived Ingredients

This all sounds great and I do love trying natural and organic products rather than constantly using more heavily branded chemical based products. If you have sensitive skin I'm sure the range will be of interest to you. I tried out their Cast Away Anti-Aging Facial Wash. It claims to be;

"a non-irritating, gentle treatment that lathers away impurities and helps enhance the skin's natural balance. Complemented by luxuriously fragrant organic extracts, it is the perfect way to have yourself feeling soft, clean and fresh-faced."


As you can see the packaging has a no fuss type of minimalist and elegant look. It's 73% certified organic ingredients. 

The facial was extremely gentle. So gentle in fact that ,I found it not to lather as much as I had expected. To get more of a lather I found it beneficial to rub my hands together before applying to my face. It looks quite gel like in the tube but when squeezed out it's quite thin and runny. 
I did find however, that it left my face feeling slightly tighter than normal afterwards. Not in an uncomfortable way but in a way that the anti-aging element sprung to mind. Once I applied moisturiser the slight tightness left but my skin was left looking quite clear and radiant.

Priced at €26 for 125mls, it's not a bargain buy, but if you're willing to splurge a little on a luxurious natural and organic product I would recommend you take a look at VOYA's broad range of products. Click >HERE< to visit their website. 

Slรกn,

The above product was sent to me for free from VOYA's PR Team for reviewing purposes. All opinions above are completely my own, 100% honest thoughts on the products. 

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