Cast away every day with Voya

Cast Away – what a perfect name, especially for this time of year. Whether you want to get ship shape and ready for the day each morning or you want to put the anchor down and wash away all the days stress, this new organic product from Voya should really work for you.

Cast Away – what a perfect name, especially for this time of year.

Whether you want to get ship shape and ready for the day each morning or you want to put the anchor down and wash away all the days stress, this new organic product from Voya should really work for you.

You know the name Voya – it hails from just over the road in Strandhill, Sligo.

The majority of their products include seaweed, the living algae that is known for its detoxing and skin moisturising effects. The idea is simple goodness from the sea and this philosophy runs right through the products from the packaging to the product down to the result.

If you have been toying with international chemical based products your whole life, now is the time to return home to an Irish, local product that uses organic sourced ingredients and works. If the thoughts of soaking in seaweed creeps you out, and you can’t bring yourself to mixing it in with your salad then using it to clean away the daily gunk is your best option!

Cast Away Facial Cleaner does not try to be fancy, as soon as you take it from the box you see that the product is a light earthly brown colour. The see through tube of brown liquid does not sit prettily with the multicoloured containers in my bathroom - and for this reason it commands interest.

Open the cap and take a sniff (as we all love to do!) and you wont find any exotic midnight scents, instead close your eyes and inhale again: you are at the beach.

Its the beach of early mornings and late evenings, the silent uncrowded sandy cove – it is natural.

This product needs water (as it comes from the sea), so simply splash some luke warm water on your face and a gently lather the product before massaging it on.

Now breathe. Cast yourself away.

You can either rinse straight off or use a muslin cloth to get some deeper and extract more dirt. Either way, pat dry with a towel and you are finished.

Many find wash off products very drying to the skin, but Cast Away honestly left my face soft, smooth and hydrated.

This product also offers anti-aging properties too (you will feel a slight tightness after using).

It removes make-up, grease and pollutants. This is great for those with sensitive skin as there is no hint of chemicals or perfumes (or colour!). It is’s 73% certified organic ingredients.

You will not find this product in the bargain bucket, at €26 for 125mls it is not cheap, but that does not mean it wont suit your new recession lifestyle.

This product can also be used by men. Allow them a whiff - they will not be repulsed. They too will enjoy the seaside scent, and the results - so why not allow them on board and save money!

VOYA is an Irish, family owned and run business which began in 1912 when the first seaweed baths opened in Strandhill in Sligo.

Based on the 300 year old Seaweed bath tradition VOYA developed a range of seaweed based organic therapies and health and beauty products working with cosmetic scientists, marine biologists and dermatologists to bring you 100% natural and organic skincare.

Cast Away costs €26 for 125ml from voya.ie or Avoca.