Beauty Food & Health

Collagen Supplement

Looking at the mirror, I realized that I’ve aged a lot. I have laugh lines (or the so-called crow’s feet) around my eyes. I have fine lines on my forehead and brown spots on my face. I’m so pathetic.

I’ve been fraught with oily and acne-prone skin since young. From my teenage years till early twenties, I had big, red and pus-filled pimples. I was skeptical about trying new products due to my sensitive skin. When I was studying in the university, I didn’t have much money to invest in good skincare products to treat my acne problem.

When I started my first job, I visited a dermatologist to treat my skin problem. I tried all sorts of acne-treatment, from Roaccutane to chemical peel and IPL. After a few years, I’ve finally grown out of this acne problem. I hated it so much, it was so depressing.

Well, that was the past. I hope that Little Edison will not inherit my acne-prone skin type. Daddy V has better complexion. He doesn’t even use a face wash and yet, he seldom have break-out. The world is so unfair.

Anyway, I’ll put a stop to acne problem here. It’s NOT what I’m going to talk about today. What I really want to talk about is collagen supplement.

So, what exactly is collagen? You may be wondering. Collagen is a protein and is found in all body parts including our skin. Together with soft keratin, the collagen and elastin fibers are responsible for the strength and elasticity of the skin. It also helps in repair and regeneration, making the skin firm and supple.

As we age, our store of collagen starts to decrease and this leads to aging and accompanying wrinkles. Our face is not the only one impacted, but the skin on our body will gradually lose its elasticity too and presence of cellulite would be more visible. Our hair may start to lose its shine and elasticity. That is why I’m so keen to start my collagen supplement now.

The usual benchmark is 5,000mg of collagen daily. One tablespoon of Meiji’s Amino Collagen contains 5,000mg – it is just nice! Meiji’s Amino Collagen was one of the best-selling beauty and health products in Singapore last year. It is selling like hot cakes in Japan with 10 million cans since its introduction.

I bought this bundle pack at Watson’s last weekend. 1 can + 1 refill pack + 3 bottled drink at $119. I had my first try yesterday. I add one tablespoon of Amino Collagen into a glass of water. Then, I add one teaspoon of Manuka honey to sweeten it. I stir it gently until all the collagen and honey are fully dissolved.

Little Edison watched me as I gulped down my collagen drink. It tastes a bit funny though. Tonight, I’ll try to add it into fruit juice.

More about Meiji Amino Collagen coming up next week. Stay tuned! ?


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  • yeejia

    Hey.. what is your progress on this so far? Is this your first time taking? What is the difference btw the pills and powder type? Should it be taken during the day or night?

    • Emily

      Hi Yeejia,
      It’s my first time. I think the powder type is better as it can be easily absorbed into our system. Sometimes, I drink at night and sometimes in the morning. I haven’t seen any significant effects at the moment. I’m partly to be blamed because I tend to forget drinking it. I drink about 3-4 times a week. Must increase to daily asap to see improvements.