€23.22 EUR €25.80 EUR
Dr Maher's Vitalising Cleansing Bar has been specially formulated to gently cleanse, restore and revitalise even the most sensitive skin. More than 80% of its ingredients are moisturising and it has been specifically formulated to treat sensitive, fragile skin. It is suitable for use as a facial cleanser and light make-up remover. Avoid contact with eyes. It is suitable for or all ages and skin types including very dry, irritated skin. It can be used with skin conditions such as Rosacea, Eczema & Psoriasis. Fragrance free, hypoallergenic and pH balanced.
Ingredients: Contains responsibly sourced and saponified cold pressed/virgin oils: Extra Virgin Olive, Coconut, Jojoba, Acai Berry, Pomegranate Seed, Argan, Pumpkin Seed and Red Raspberry Seed oils, Murumuru Seed and Cupuacu Butters; Purified Water, Beta vulgaris Extract, Phelaion™ LS complex [Extracts of Calendula Flower, Cornflower and Burdock Herb], Phycoaqua™ LS Complex [Extracts of Bladderwrack, and Kombu], Corallina officinalis Powder.
Use: Use whenever you wash your skin. Wet the bar, work to a lather and apply to skin. Rinse well and dry thoroughly. It can be used on hands, body and face to encourage a daily, no fuss skincare regime.
Benefits: Doctor Maher’s vitalising Cleansing Bar uses only the gentlest and most nourishing natural ingredients, which help to care for the skin whilst cleansing. The Doctor Maher’s range is more than just cosmetic and provides an outstanding day to day solution for managing skin health.
It cleanses and moisturizes your skin and is gentle enough to use and on areas of irritated skin. It is great for children and babies. It is also very effective for shaving. It helps to prevent a rash, increase the life of blades and no there is no need for a balm. It is free from synthetic detergents, chemical irritants and many other allergenic, harmful ingredients often used in soaps. It is also excellent for shaving and gives the skin an amazingly silky feel. Wet the area and apply lather with your hands. It helps to prevent a rash, extends the life of blades and no there is no need for a balm.
Vendor Profile: Doctor Maher’s is an outstanding range of skin care products formulated by Dr. Neil Maher in Ballybunion. It is a 100% pure and gentle range of therapeutic body care products that contains only the highest quality safe, natural botanical and seaweed extracts in effective amounts. His aim is to provide potent allergen-free products that nourish all skin types.
From the age of 13, Neil grew up on his ancestor’s coastal farm in Ballybunion, North Kerry. He was in awe of the beauty of the Ballybunion coastline, the people and their way of life. He took part in the harvesting of seaweed, amazed by its versatility, with uses ranging from fertilising the land to alleviating skin problems and aching joints. What interested the young Neil most was food and the nutritional value associated with seaweed and other bounties from the sea. He set up his first business after school and during the weekends selling periwinkles and dried dulse and to villages and towns in North Kerry.
Intrigued by the natural world, Neil always quested for answers about the fundamental workings of nature. He received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and then worked in France for some years conducting research for a national state body. He never forgot his roots, his love for North Kerry and the passion of his childhood interests. In 2005 he returned from France to Ballybunion where he has been researching a unique system of harvesting marine plants to maximise their bioactive compounds. He has also developed a series of innovative processes which intensify the potency of the natural ingredients in his formulations.
The Doctor Maher’s product range is more than just cosmetic!!! 100% natural really does mean 100% natural. All ingredients are nourishing and beneficial with nothing added that may react or negatively impact on one’s skin or general health. Trials on the benefits have been rigorous and honest. His work has been long and meticulous and his criteria and ethics are uncompromising.
€13.50 EUR €15.00 EUR
This Ballyglass Seaweed Bath Puff with Peppermint contains traditionally hand-harvested, high quality seaweed from the clean waters of the unspoilt north Mayo coast. The seaweed is hand-dried outside in the natural elements, as it has been for generations. As a consequence, it is in its most natural form and all the gels are preserved within it when it is dried. In addition to the seaweed, this puff contains peppermint which helps to revitalise the body and mind. A seaweed bath soak is a great way to de-tox and recover from the day.
For ease of use, each bundle of seaweed is wrapped in fleece which can be gently rubbed on the skin to encourage exfoliation. Having the seaweed contained in a cloth also prevents it from going down the drain! The bag can be undone if you would prefer to have seaweed floating freely in the basin. Seaweed in warm water is completely different to our experience of it on the beach and warm seaweed wrapped around your body is soothing and restorative.
Ingredients: Hand harvested, air-dried serrated wrack and bladder wrack. Peppermint. This product is free from chemicals, not tested on animals and 100% biodegradable.
Use: Put the bath puff in a basin and cover with boiling/very hot water. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes to release the algal gel. Add sufficient hot and cold water to the bath to make it the perfect temperature for you. Rub the bath puff or the seaweed over your skin to exfoliate.
Benefits: This seaweed bath soak cleanses, detoxifies, moisturises, rehydrates and tones the body. It stimulates the lymphatic system and remineralizes the body. It boosts the circulation and reduces water retention as the seaweed helps to release excess fluid from congested tissues. It is good for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne. It alleviates joint and muscle pain, rheumatism and arthritis, and is a lovely treat for aching bodies. The whole experience helps to balance your body chemistry and relieve stress, creating an anti-ageing effect.
Ballyglass Seaweed Gatherers is run by Sue Mackill and her family. They believe in using natural ingredients in their most untreated form, so their products come to you in as close to their natural state as possible and are produced in the most energy efficient way, often only using sun and wind to dry their seaweed.
They hand harvest seaweed from the shores of Ballycastle on the north coast of Mayo. This area is very clean and unpolluted by any large towns or industries. They gather the seaweed by hand in a traditional, sustainable way, cutting the seaweed to make sure the holdfast is left in place so the seaweed can continue to grow. The herbs are grown and gathered locally using no chemicals./p>
€17.10 EUR €19.00 EUR
The rope on this soap helps you use it in the shower. Our skin care products are made with natural, pure ingredients with the aim of maintaining and improving general skin and hair condition. They are naturally moisturising as well as being a pleasure to use. Traditionally made using the cold process method our products soothe, pamper and restore skin to prime condition naturally.
We start by blending different vegetable oils, waxes and butters. Each have slightly different healing, soothing and health maintaining qualities. Then we produce our lye using spring water. We combine the oils with the lye which starts the chemical soap making process. We then add a blend of essential oils to give the product its botanical identity. The cure time for the soaps is in the region of a month. One of the lovely features of the seaweed soaps is the way the colour leaches from the raw material into the soap bar during the curing process.
Zesty seaweed (Dillisk) harvested from the beaches of Achill adds an unmistakeable surfy fragrance and a restorative essence to this wholly natural product. Together with the Cedarwood essential oil we have married the strong floral Geranium with the fresh citrusy vibrance of Lemongrass and the sweet balsamic Bergamot. The effect is as healing and invigorating as a brisk walk on the Strand.
Ingredients: Pure, organic, sustainable and hypoallergenic, our Soaps are made using pure Achill Island Spring Water and organic and fair trade vegetable and essential oils. As much as possible we use ingredients from where we live; the water is from a spring at the most westerly point of the island and the duileasc (dillisk) is from local beaches.
Use: When using the soap on hair, wet the hair and use the soap to form a lather with the hands. Apply the lather to the hair, work through and rinse. Natural vegetable glycerine is made in the saponification process. This gives the soap its naturally moisturising quality so there should be no need to use an additional hair conditioner.
Benefits:The salty ‘ozone’ essence of the material is refreshingly evident and the natural inclusion of numerous trace elements and minerals are wonderfully beneficial to skin and hair. Used regularly, either as hand soaps or for hair and body, this soap provides an easy body-care system with benefits that can be felt and seen in the general condition of both skin and hair.
Achill Pure is run by Stuart Foster. His career has wandered through agriculture, construction and manufacturing. When he retired he moved with his wife to their house in Mayo, busying himself with renovations to the house and developing some of the surrounding bog into a garden.
Shortly after moving, the latest grandchild was born with a very sensitive skin. Stuart was very concerned and set out to help the poor little fellow. He researched the problem and anything that might possibly bring relief. He concluded that a washing soap was a good place to start. After much research, blending, tweaking, waiting and sometimes failing, he produced something his daughter was prepared to use on her little boy who was, by then, about 12 months old. Thankfully it relieved the irritation, and six years on he still relies on it.
From that first success, Stuart just had to go further and became really passionate about the whole skincare business. He was an early member of the Mayo craftworks group and, through this, became involved in craft markets and fairs. This brought the opportunity to expand the product range to include many more locally associated varieties of product, including seaweed, heather and turf!
€10.70 EUR €11.95 EUR
Mungo Murphy's Single Sea-Bag contains approximately 50g of sustainably harvested and naturally dried and ground Laminaria digitata from the wild Atlantic waters of Connemara. Mungo Murphy's Sea-Bags are a clean and compact way of taking a seaweed bath in the comfort of your own home.
This product is perfect for people who want to avail of all of the benefits of seaweed, but who don't want to have bits of seaweed floating around their bath tub.
The Sea-Bag also acts as a very good loofah in the bath and, once used, it can be used again for a second bath or in the shower as a scrub.
Ingredients: Laminaria digitata
Use: Cover the sea bag in very hot/boiling water and soak for a few minutes. Use in the bath or shower to rub over the skin.
This conveniently packed kelp can be used to treat skin imperfections, stimulate blood circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite, detoxify the body, soften stiff muscles, improve thyroid health and may also serve to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.
Mungo Murphy Seaweed is the brainchild of Sinead O'Brien in Connemara. The team is made up of Sinead & Cindy O'Brien and Kevin Murphy. Sinead is a law graduate from UCD with a masters from the University of Amsterdam. Kevin is a talented musician and artist with strong IT skills, a degree in Politics and Economics from UCD, and has toured Ireland as the bass player in avant-garde Dublin band 'Blind Yackety'. Cindy is originally from California where she did a degree in Marine Biology at California State University and worked at the University of Miami’s experimental fish hatchery before coming to live on the West Coast of Ireland with her beautiful daughter, Sinead.
It is a lifestyle choice to be on the beautiful West coast of Ireland growing their innovative seaweed business. They all love hand harvesting seaweed in the traditional way. They delight in the fact that they can wear wellies to work and find great enjoyment in transforming various algae specimens into easily usable products for the consumer. Sinead uses her creative spirit to formulate the products and Kevin uses his many left and right brain talents to develop the branding and business concept. Cindy contributes her considerable experience from her successful business 'Connemara Abalone', and her impressive ability to drive across rocks and potholes!
€21.50 EUR €23.90 EUR
You can relax and unwind in this luxurious Rí Na Mara Detoxifying & Remineralising Foaming Bath. It is rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, and helps to eliminate impurities accumulated throughout the day.
All Rí Na Mara products are PH Balanced, biodegradable, not tested on animals, free of animal derivatives, free of mineral oil and derivatives, free from parabens, harsh chemicals and GMO’s. Suitable for all skin types.
Key Ingredients: Fucus serratus, Chondrus crispus, Laminaria digitata and Fucus vesiculosus.
Rí Na Mara Detoxifying & Remineralising Foaming Bath detoxifies and remineralises the skin due to active ingredients in the seaweed and other natural ingredients which help to re-energise your body and alleviate aching joints.
Directions for use: pour this silky gel into a running bath, then immerse yourself in this luxurious and relaxing seaweed soak and just feel the tension disappear. To optimise the seaweed effect, relax in the bath for 10-15 minutes.
Follow with Rí Na Mara Firming Body Lotion or Toning & Moisturising Body Cream.
Rí Na Mara is a family owned business based in Connemara and run by Deidre and Seamus Uí Chathmhaoil. Since launching their boutique Irish range of Luxury Seaweed Skincare in 2004, the company has gained substantial recognition winning a number of prestigious awards including ”Connacht Marketing Champion” from The Marketing Institute of Ireland, Lá Viridian Award for Innovation and The Top 50 Cross Border Achievement Award. Director Deirdre UÍ Chathmhaoil was voted “BPW Business woman of the year“
Following three years Research and Development, throughout Europe and in particular France, Rí Na Mara discovered the same species of seaplants were thriving off the west coast of Ireland. Irish Atlantic coastal waters are some of the purest in Europe and our seaweeds are of a very high quality. Rí Na Mara use a variety of organic hand harvested seaweeds including Laminaria digitata, Chondrus crispus, Fucus serratus, Fucus vesiculosus and Ascophyllum nodosum.