Spas in Ireland

Five of the Best Irish Skincare Brands

By , March 14, 2011

We’re feeling patriotic with our skincare this St. Patrick’s Week, and so we’re sharing some of our favourite Irish skincare brands with you! Hailing from small beginnings in counties all over, many of these brands are now expanding internationally using some of our very best and most innovative natural resources.

Voya is a long-standing favourite in Irish skincare, perhaps best known for their original Sligo Seaweed Baths and now used in spas as far flung as Paris and Dubai. Their products for use in the home are designed to re-create the feeling of a seaweed bath using organic and Irish-sourced ingredients. Their Cleanse and Mend anti-ageing cleanser is one of the best we’ve tried, with a lovely natural feel and scent for perfectly cleansed and nourished skin.

Green Angel
Green Angel is another Irish brand making the most of nutrient-rich seaweed off our coasts. Combined with essential oils and various vitamins and minerals, these seaweed products are blended by hand in public showrooms in Dublin for all to see. Their Seaweed & Collagen Face Cream is a hero product for the brand, firming and minimising the appearance of fine lines while leaving behind a fresh scent and a more radiant complexion.

The Handmade Soap Company
A relative newcomer to the Irish skincare scene, The Handmade Soap Company is based in Kells, Co. Meath. With a quirky, old-fashioned style and using entirely natural ingredients, it is becoming a firm favourite across the country. The grapefruit products in particular are absolutely divine with a fruity, fresh fragrance that beats synthetic counterparts hands down. Try their Grapefruit Body Butter for pure indulgence for the senses and silky soft skin.

Óg Ireland
Óg Ireland takes its key ingredient from Ireland’s bogs – using natural Irish peat for its ability to preserve the skin, combat ageing and retain moisture. We love their Rose Willow Hand Cream for its skin protecting properties, light floral fragrance and the little bits of peat infused throughout. A truly different and innovative brand from the bog lands of Offaly.

Flourish Organics
Flourish Organics is based in Co. Kerry and uses natural ingredients from the locality in their range of cleansers, moisturisers and lip balms. The Lime and Grapefruit Body Scrub is a refreshing way to exfoliate without the harsh and drying chemicals that strip the skin of its natural balance. Containing cocoa butter, peach kernels and almond and olive oil this is the perfect gentle and organic alternative.


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