As we get older, our collagen production depletes. Collagen is responsible for skin elasticity, hair and nails strength, among others. With lesser collagen, it can result to wrinkles, stretch marks, and sagging skin.
If our body can’t product the same collagen levels in our 20s, we can do this thing called collagen banking. It is essentially taking a certain amount of collagen dosage daily. It’s like investing in small amounts daily, and reaping the rewards years from now with tighter and smoother skin!
This is what actress Anne Curtis does. In her 30s, Anne admits she is seeing a few wrinkles here and there. With her erratic schedule, stress can take its toll on the body. Anne takes Shiseido The Collagen, a line of unique patented beauty ingredients from Japan.
Shiseido The Collagen is huge in Japan and I’m not surprised. It comes in different forms- liquid, powder, tablets. You’re sure to find which one works best for you.
The Collagen Powder (126g) contains 5,000mg collagen, 1mg hyaluronic acid, and 600 micro grams of ceramide. Just take one level spoonful and mix it with your favorite drink, preferably during nighttime, right before you sleep.
I’ve been taking this for more than 2 weeks already, mixing it with my wheatgrass powder. It’s made of easy to absorb fish collagen. I’ve tried other fish collagen supplements and their scent is off-putting. But not this one. It was okay. And also, it’s made from fish, which is of better quality than other brands that use pig collagen.
As for the effects, I noticed my hair and nails are stronger. I used to chip my nails every week. 🙁 But now, it has lessened! Yey! My hair also looks and feels healthier, and a lot bouncier! And my skin, oh wow, it looks tighter. Super fresh! 🙂
Priced at P2499.50, one pouch is good for 21 days.
The Collagen Tablet (126 tabs) has 1000mg collagen, 5mg hyaluronic acid, 600 micro grams ceramide, 28mg GABA, 28mg ornithine, 50mg royal jelly.
If it’s your first time to hear of GABA, let me tell your more about it. A part of the reason that people display visible signs of aging is due to the fact that their skin naturally contracts and over time, the skin loses its natural levels of moisture and elasticity. GABA is able to counteract this.
You take 3 tablets in the morning and 3 tablets at night. The effects are expected to be more noticeable with continued use. Priced at P3499.50, a bottle is good for 21 days.
The Collagen EX Drink (50ml) is quite special. It contains unique patented beauty ingredients – Lingonberry and Amla.
Lingonberry is a superfruit that contains plant chemical called polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. It helps neutralize the effects of the sun’s radiation. It also promotes healthy, moist, glowing skin. Amla, on the other hand, lightens the complexion with its vitamin C and antioxidants. It fights the signs of aging by diminishing the wrinkles and fine lines.
I took these with me when during my recent China trip. Since my schedule was hectic, this drink was a perfect companion. Even though I would wake up early and sleep late, my skin didn’t look haggard. No pimples, less blackheads. Smoother, tighter, brighter skin. So happy! 🙂
Priced at P254.50 per bottle, it’s best to take 1 bottle per day. Refrigerate and shake well before use.
Thanks Anne for sharing with us one of your beauty secrets. I’ve tried it and I have to say, I’m a convert! 🙂
SHISEIDO THE COLLAGEN Available in Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets nationwide