Everyone is busy, myself included. Sometimes I can't even find the time to properly go through my skincare routine as there are just so much to do. Still, it is important to take care of ourselves, not only on the outside but on the inside as well. So what's the solution? Take supplements, of course.
You and I have long heard of the benefit of consuming collagen. In short, it helps give you better skin and better health. But, it can be expensive to consume. I feel fortunate at times to be given the chance to consume various types of collagen and of course, to share my experience and thoughts with you. The latest product that I've encountered is the MIRAE Collagen which contains 100% Natural Collagen Peptide Support Complex.
MIRAE is new in the market and they are the 1st product launched by E-Wings Lab (EWL) from Thailand. The word "mirae" translates to future, because EWL hopes to build the future for their young consumers. The materials are all imported and manufactured in Thailand. All products are safe to use as they are approved by Thailand FDA and they hold a Certificate of Thailand Manufacturer. Why do I say "natural" collagen? Collagen comes in many forms and can be extracted from various materials. The collagen used for this product is using imported tilapia skin from Japan.
Fun fact: My mum used to tell me to eat fish skin (which I hate) to get nice skin because of the collagen content, not sure if the same principle applies here? Now there's a simple way for me to avoid eating fish skin yet get the goodness from it!
Snapped this just to tell you that the silver foil lining is quite hard to remove LOL.
"Give back your SKIN what TIME has taken away" - aptly worded slogan. The collagen comes in a white powder form and comes with its own spoon to scoop. The powder is very fine, which helps the body absorb it easier and faster. Compared to other collagens which are usually flavoured, MIRAE Collagen is colourless, has no precipitate and is 100% water-soluble. There is a light melon smell to it once dissolved in water. You can drink it on its own or add it to your favourite beverage!
MIRAE Collagen contains 90% collagen and 10% fibre & vitamins, an appropriate amount for the human body. It is a unisex product, meaning both guys & girls can consume it! Besides giving you good skin, other functions of this product is that it helps to repair cells and helps with defecation (detox). Effects vary according to individual but mostly it takes up to 1 week to see the results.
To consume, simply scoop a spoonful of the white powder using the spoon provided. Add 100ml of water (or add the powder to your fave beverage to consume). Shake or stir the mixture and it's ready to drink!
For optimum results, it is best to consume one spoonful a day, preferably at night or before meals. After a week, you should see the results then you can reduce consumption to half a spoonful. FYI, each spoonful contains 9000mg (10g) of collagen! Each bottle should last you for about 19 days.
Like it said, the product is truly colourless and easily dissolves in water. However, the odor is something I can't really accept as it kinda smells.. fishy? Fishy with a hint of melon o.o LOL. It's still bearable though, but I prefer adding the powder to fruit juices for that added boost. I do not see much significant changes for my skin, but I do feel more energised after consuming this for a week. It also aids in my detoxification, which I really need after my food binging trip in Phuket :p
What I like:
- Easily soluble in water
- Can be consumed with other foods/drinks
- Aids in detoxification
What I dislike:
- Slight fishy smell & taste ><
MIRAE Collagen (130g) retails for RM500 for 2 bottles. For members, there is an ongoing Ramadhan & Hari Raya promotion now of RM364 only.