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Well it had been some time since I have reviewed anything for TIA, and when I was asked to review Moana Renewal Day Cream ($98 in the shop), I was ready. I am in my mid-50s and am very picky about moisturizers. I have sensitive but dry skin, and I have a really good skin care regime now that works for me, but I try to find products that are pure and natural as much as possible.
The Moana Renewal Day Cream is one of the very best I have tried so far. It is packed full of wonderful ingredients that don't do anything except give my skin a boost of rejuvenating power. Their website is filled with information, and one of the things I love is that their products are certified organic, which is very meaningful to me. I have been on this journey for a number of years where I have been trying to be as organic and natural as possible.
The cream contains Glycoplus, which is an ingredient I had not heard of, so I looked at Moana's website to see what exactly it is and what it does for our skin. It is red algae from New Zealand's nuclear-free coasts and has one of the highest concentrations of polysaccharide strains out of any other type of seaweed.
When I first started using this product, my skin got a little flushed, but after two or three days, that subsided. There was never any burning sensation, so I was not sure why that happened. I wanted to persevere, though. There really is no fragrance, which is great. A little goes a long way, too. It absorbed very well, and my face was like silk. After a couple weeks, my boyfriend said to me, "Your skin looks so beautiful. It looks tighter, too." Now, that means a lot to me. I have recently lost about 15 pounds, and you know how the skin will lose elasticity and seem a bit saggy. Now, my boyfriend is very observant, and he always tells me I am beautiful, (big time points here). He was very specific though about the areas around my mouth and cheek area (marionette lines). Also, I had not mentioned to him that I was testing a product.
I will be trying some of Moana’s other products, too. I will go back to my other moisturizer that I was using prior to the testing and see if there is a change. I am very happy with the results thus far and will use it until it is all gone, which I would say might take me another month or maybe two. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to try this product, and I look forward to learning more.