Here’s a beauty truth: Dry and dull skin is the worst. What can make your complexion’s glow-sapping problem even worse is that it’s not always so easy to tell what’s causing it. Could it be stress? Over-exposure to the environment? Hormones? All of the above? As I enter my mid-30s, not only do I have to deal with all these factors, I also spend long hours in the office chasing deadlines, rarely get enough sleep and rely on coffee a little too much for my sanity.
I’m also a working mum to a two-year-old boy, who has infinite energy and leaves me with almost no time at all for any form of self-care, let alone a 12-step skincare regimen. This all pretty much spells disaster for my skin, which hasn’t looked its best in months. So when I heard that simply adding an oral beauty supplement to my everyday routine could give me better skin by enriching it from the inside out, I jumped at the chance!
Enter Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink. Infused with 5300 mg of marine collagen, this skin-boosting potion is like a hydrating serum that you can drink! The collagen peptides included in this elixir closely mimics that of the collagen in our own skin so it’s easily absorbed and leads to a radiant, moisture-plumped visage in no time at all. Kinohimitsu is also a trusted beauty and health brand that has a long history of producing formulas that simply work so I had no worries putting all their claims to the test by trying out the drink for myself over a period of one week. Would it really be the supercharged supplement I had been missing from my skincare routine?
TEST #1: Blind Tasting
What struck me when I was going through the USPs of Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink was that it highlighted that its great taste. Now, this a bold claim considering a lot of supplements already on the market have a certain fishiness to them due to being derived for marine collagen.
So I asked my colleagues to set up a blind taste test for me to so I could let me taste buds be the ultimate judge of this. They presented me with a selection of beauty supplements that had been stripped off all their branding. Each bottle looked exactly the same so as to remove any bias that I may visually have had. This was my verdict:
Product A: This drink had a mild fruity taste to it, which was nice but I had a problem with the fact that it felt like drinking a fizzy drink that had gone flat.
Product B: The lychee flavour here came through quite nicely. It wasn’t overpowering and tasted quite nice on the palate.
Product C: This was simultaneously too sour and too sweet for me. It also had a slight fishy aftertaste to it that was a little bit unpleasant.
And the winner is… Product B! I was surprised when my colleagues told me that the winner turned out to be the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink after all as I wasn’t expecting it to clinch the winning spot in the taste test so easily. Guess it really is a tasty and beautifying treat for my skin.
TEST #2: Moisture Meter
The true test of course would be how my skin responded to the drink over time. I made it a point to drink the beauty supplement every morning before I left for work over a period of one week to see how much of a difference it made. I also used a moisture meter to track the changes in my skin’s hydration as I wanted to be sure the effects of the drink would be more than meets the eye.
On the first day of trying the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink, I had just come off a week-long “holiday” away from the office. But it was no fun and games because my son was at home with me for a full week and not preoccupied by school like he usually is. That meant full-time mummy duties for me and virtually no downtime. The bags under my eyes are particularly hollow and my dark circles clearly visible. My skin is also sensitive and prone to red splotches in the cheek area. The moisture meter also recorded my hydration levels as just 36 per cent, which meant it was on the dry side. It also noted that my skin’s moisture, oil and softness factor was only a measly 2 out of a maximum 5 points.
A full week after consuming the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink every morning, I dare say my complexion already looks perkier. The fine lines under my eyes had plumped out and my dark circles don’t seem so prominent anymore. My skin also seemed more even in tone, and do my eyes deceive me or does my jawline also look a little more sculpted than usual? I certainly think it does! The moisture meter confirmed what I had already thought, that this beauty supplement does work. My hydration levels jumped to 60 per cent and my skin’s moisture, oil and softness levels scored 5 out of 5. I also noticed that my makeup applied better and stayed on longer than usual, which is a total plus point in my books. Overall, I’m really happy with the results and I plan on continuing to consume Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink on a regular basis because safe to say, I’m in love with it.
Want perfect skin from within?
To celebrate Collagen Day in April, Kinohitmitsu has a special promotion for those wanting to boost their skin from within. Purchase a two month supply of Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond, Diamond Nite or Collagen Men for just $95 and get a FREE box of Bird’s Nest with Collagen six-pack too. Visit Kinohimistsu’s official site for more details.
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