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Brand Spotlight: Moana

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March 24, 2015 Reviewed by Christina 0 Comments

Moana skin care, originated in New Zealand, promotes wellness in every sense of the word: wellness of mind, body, and spirit. It combines health and beauty with science and nature — something co-founders Nina and Andrejka were aiming to do when they created this brand.

The core concept behind the Moana products stems from the traditional discipline of Rongoa, a form of medicine created and practiced by the Maori tribes in New Zealand. What separates this particular medicinal practice from many others is the fact that it addresses not only physical concerns, but spiritual ones, as well. This was very important to Nina and Andrejka, both who are strongly influenced by meditation and natural remedies. Rongoa also uses the hard-to-find botanical extracts New Zealand has to offer, and this is where Moana has found many of its ingredients.

These rare ingredients include the extract from native Kōwhai trees, used to soothe and cleanse; Harakeke extract, a natural anti-inflammatory; Manuka honey, known for its natural anti-aging qualities; and extract from Mamaku black ferns, used to protect and hydrate skin. The natural component described as "the heart" of Moana products is Glycoplus. This is an extract taken from red seaweed and is filled with glycans, anti-oxidants, peptides, vitamins and minerals. Moana utilizes all of the unique, beneficial ingredients that New Zealand has to offer and produces healthy, natural skincare that refreshes, rejuvenates, and repairs both body and soul.

Moana was recently added to the Truth In Aging shop and has received enthusiastic feedback from our community. Read about some of the favorite Moana products carried by TIA.

Moana Serum ($119.50) features nutrient-rich, native red algae, plus a potent concentration of marine glycans. This certified organic serum enhances skin's barrier function to reduce water loss and prevent premature aging, leaving the complexion soft, hydrated and healthy. TIA Community Reviewer Ann said "as the weeks went by, I felt my skin tone was definitely evened and brightened. I have one big freckle on my temple and it was certainly lightened."

Moana Renewal Day Cream ($98 in the shop) is a lightweight, hydrating formula with organic marine glycans, avocado, hemp seed oil, kiwi fruit and harakeke extract. These nourishing ingredients deeply penetrate the skin to stimulate cell turnover and repair damaged DNA for a soft, smooth and even complexion. TIA Community Reviewer Gloria was concerned about loss of elasticity and sagging after a recent weight loss, and was pleased when her boyfriend told her "Your skin looks so beautiful. It looks tighter, too." She herself declared "my face was like silk."

Moana Moisturiser ($78 in the shop) brings dry, dull skin back to life with the help of the brand's signature New Zealand red algae, plus harakeke to smooth and hydrate and mamaku to prevent skin's dehydration. This nourishing moisturizer leaves skin feeling soft, silky and healthy. TIA Community Reviewer Wheaten happily discovered that "the moisturizing effects didn't disappear when the water and aloe dissipated, probably because there are at least a dozen good-for-you skin oils in the mix."

Moana Instant Lifting Mask ($106 in the shop) is formulated with nutrient-rich red seaweed and manuka honey to immediately lift and tighten skin, enhance tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also minimizes the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Marta called this mask "transformative," saying "my skin looked restored and felt hydrated for the rest of a very long day."

Moana Night Repair Serum rejuvenates skin while you sleep. With its active ingredient of red seaweed, which helps to increase the production of collagen, it improves skin tone and texture, reduces inflammation and gently removes toxins. TIA Community Reviewer Cristina says it "absorbs immediately and brightens and tightens instantly."

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