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Moana Tau Men Serum Review

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Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Sagging Skin, Uneven Skin, Wrinkles
moana tau men serum
September 29, 2014 Reviewed by Mark 1 Comment
TRU Rating
Does not deliver on promised anti-aging benefits


Easy to apply with just a couple drops needed


Did not visibly firm or smooth skin

There is a staggering array of skin care products available from around the globe, and although I enjoy sampling most any product, it sometimes becomes just a bit more interesting when it comes from an exotic locale. Maybe they use a different approach to skin care or perhaps they include some alluring ingredient I’ve never tried. My door to skin care is open to the world.

Moana Tau is a certified organic skin care line from the other side of the globe — New Zealand, to be exact. Their cosmeceutical skin care products are based on red seaweed extract (known as Glycoplus®) combined with native New Zealand botanicals. Researching the internet for red seaweed to see what skin benefits it may have, I found that “it is rich in glycans, which are sugar/carbohydrate (complex saccharide) chains that fight against free radical damage, encourage collagen production and hydrate the skin.”

For reference, I'm in my 50s. I tried the Moana Tau Men Serum (NZ$125 or about $97 USD), and according to their website, its major benefits are to help prevent and fight the ageing process, increase skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The serum has a very faint scent that soon disappears, and it was easy to use, applying two drops after shaving to a still moist face and neck. This has a true serum consistency and the small amount recommended actually was enough to cover my entire face and neck. However, for testing purposes, I only applied the product to half my face and neck to help more accurately measure the results. I found it to be soothing to my just-shaved skin, and it did moisturize very lightly. I only applied the serum once each day in the morning after shaving, as the directions did not mention applying at night. Although I have quite oily skin, there were no problems with breakouts to any of the applied areas. But after four weeks of using the serum, I also wasn’t seeing any results. There was no visible difference in the skin firmness or the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, which were supposed to be major benefits from the serum. So, to be sure, I extended my use for two more weeks.

Although I tested my product past the usual month, unfortunately at the end of six weeks, this product just didn’t do much for me. I still couldn’t see any improvements regarding skin firmness or the appearance of fine lines to the treated side vs. the untreated, so for this reason I cannot recommend this product.

  • October 1, 2014

    by Harry

    I have been using the two products (serum and moisturizer) from the Moana TAU collection for about 6 months now, actually since I saw them on display at one of the Exhibitions in Los Angeles earlier this year where I obtained a sample pillow pack to try the products out. I saw great improvements within a few days so I am converted. Big time! The serum goes on easy, you need very little of it, like two drops only, and you gently tap it into your skin where it gets absorbed within seconds. I follow up immediately with the Tau Moisturizer and my skin looks and feels completely hydrated. It is plump and fresh and this lasts and lasts. Customers that frequent in our Spa in San Francisco have been asking me on more than few few occasions what products I use. And, as a Spa owner, I have access to a variety of high-end products including Decleor and Yonka de Paris and several others, I can attest to the fact that Moana's TAU line for Men is light years ahead of anything out there, irregardless of price. It's in a convenient air tight pump and, with an average of 45 - 60 days usage per product, I made the TAU products my chosen skin solution. I have normal skin which has never looked better. Honestly!

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