Nature's Own UV Protection
Research by Dr Richard McKenzie from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) at Lauder in Central Otago, has revealed that New Zealand’s "peak summer UV Index values are 40 per cent greater than corresponding Northern Hemisphere latitudes", but much the same as corresponding Northern Hemisphere latitudes in winter.
Reasons for New Zealand's unique harsh summer UV environment include:
- Low ozone
- Clear atmosphere
- Higher sun
- Shorter atmospheric path of radiation
- The Earth’s elliptical orbit
To combat this, both the terra and marine flora of New Zealand generate substances to protect themselves from multiple environmental stresses, including UV rays.
These robust Native New Zealand ingredients, like Harakeke, are used throughout the Moana range in high concentrations, ensuring that your skin reaps the benefits.