Hello guys! If you’re in your 20s like me, you probably have the same concern that I have…. Aging!
Recently I feel that as I grow older, my skin is less moisturised (naturally without moisturiser) as the constant wearing of makeup/removal makes my skin tight and irritated (which will cause wrinkles in the long run!)
It’s like new jeans are always awesome to touch right? But when you wash it over the years, it gets dry and wrinkly – just like us.
DID YOU KNOW?
Collagen starts to decrease drastically after the age of 20. Factors like UV light and stress accelerate the loss of collagen. Thus it’s recommended to start early. (And I just started using sunblock for the first time in my life like last year OMGGGG)
Thus, I looked up a few brands and finally decided to try out Meiji’s Collagen as they have been in the market for some time and seem pretty reputable.
Instructions and ingredient list are printed in English. One spoonful of collagen powder contains 5000mg collagen peptide, 450mg arginine, 60mg glucosamine and 50mg of vitamin C. All these extra ingredients are meant to make the collagen work efficiently.
You can add the collagen to soups, tea or coffee.
The tin was about 3/4 full and comes with a plastic scoop.
Time for my first collagen fruit juice! Let’s test if it is easily dissolved and whether there will be any weird taste.
(Disclaimer: Actually you are supposed to mix it with 150ml of liquid which is approximately one small bottle of orange juice. I used 2 bottles instead. I suppose it’s okay and should be easier to dissolve since there’s more liquid.)
The collagen formed blobs in the juice and looked kinda..unappetising. I continued stirring for a LONG time before they all disappeared.
The taste wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. If you’re not a fan of fish, this could be pretty unbearable for you.
I didn’t really see much difference after one month. Not much of the moistful, bouncy skin as promised. Collagen supplements take a long time to see effects. However, I did notice that zits appear but they (seem to) go away faster.
Definitely feel that my skin has become more moisturised. My skin problems for the past 5 years have become much much better after sticking to a routine and drinking collagen.
Click here for my routine
What’s not so good about this drink…
– At $65 per bottle (28 days supply) from Watsons, it’s not exactly cheap to upkeep. (I see Qoo10 selling it at just $38 for the same bottle, but kind of sceptical as to whether it’s real due to the huge difference in price)
– The taste was bearable for me when mixed with orange juice but when I tried it with other drinks like green tea/Milo, it tasted really weird.
– Hard to dissolve completely in cold drinks. I still have blobs formed even when I stir really hard with a metal spoon.
In case you have any other questions, here’s the Q&A from Meiji’s site: