Thursday, September 6, 2012
Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder
The scent: Smells like full cream milk powder.
Consistency: Dry powder
Ingredients: Fish collagen peptide (gelatin), maltdextrin, vegetable fat and oil, vitamin C, Flucosamine, arginine, gelling agent, flavor, emulsifier - some ingredients may contain soybeans and gelatin.
Directions: Using the spoon given only in the can version of the Meiji Amino Collagen, take one scoop - worth 7 grams - and mix it in water, coffee or juice. It is one scoop of the provided spoon with a flat top, so scrape off the rounded top using the edge of the lid - as shown in the picture.
What it claims: "Collagen helps to restore skin elasticity and diminish fine lines. Therefore, replenishing generous amounts of collagen is a shortcut to maintaining a youthful appearance. Meiji Amino Collagen is made by high quality of fish collagen peptide, it contains very low calories."
Thoughts / Results:
This is probably hard to believe but this collagen drink does really work. IMO, the results are most noticeable in the morning and after applying makeup. My skin looks dewy in the morning without makeup. The results are also noticeable after applying makeup as I feel the makeup doesn't cake on. After the first day of taking the collagen drink, I noticed the change in my skin the next morning. I take the drink first thing in the morning, mixed in a cup of homemade coffee. This powder may be used as milk-constituent. It contains 5000 mg of collagen and just 1.3 g of carbohydrates. As you may or may not know, our body processes drinks faster than what we eat. Therefore, I wasn't surprised to see the results of the collagen powder the next morning.
As for the taste, I've read others' reviews saying there is a slight fishy taste to the powder but I don't notice it.
I don't know about diminishing fine lines as I don't have any at my age nor do I notice a loss of skin elasticity, therefore I cannot comment on the two features of this collagen powder. However, I do notice a change in my skin condition. I feel my skin heals faster after drinking the powder.
As for the packaging, I think the pre-packaged sachets are better than the can version. As I reach the bottom of the can, it becomes difficult to take the last two scoops. I would've bought the refill bag since there's more product for the same price as the can but I needed the spoon.
$34.30 USD @Sasa.com
Product: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder
Rating: 4.5 / 5
- Fast absorbancy and noticeable results
- Gives me dewy skin in the morning and noticeably nicer skin during and after makeup application
- The can version of this product wasn't very convenient when I reached the last 2 or 3 days as it was hard to scoop up
Feel free to ask a question or comment on your experience. ;)