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Like most people my age, I’m always on the look out for great skincare finds. Though I mostly rely on word-of-mouth recommendations from trusted sources, I also do get to chance upon unique and good products purely by chance. In fact, it was an old college friend who introduced me to the health benefits of “collagen”, but it was out of sheer luck that I chanced upon an online shop selling it in soluble form straight from Japan. Apparently, it was the latest craze at the time (roughly 5 years ago) and it was the so-called “fountain of youth.”
Unfortunately, I chickened out and gave it to another friend. So when I was sent 4 products from Watsons aptly called “Collagen”, I was excited to give it a try. Collagen by Watsons is an exclusive line that hones the Tri-collagen complex, which improves skin elasticity, firmness, and retains moisture. It has 3 main ingredients: first, Collagen Peptide that increases suppleness of skin, next, Hydrolised Collagen that regenerates skin, and finally, Atelocollagen which minimizes wrinkles and fine lines.
Here’s a review for each product:
1. Brightening Peeling Cleanser
Exfoliating dead skin is something I do religiously twice a week. The Brightening Peeling Cleanser from Collagen is actually easy to use—simply massage on to your face with your fingertips and the dead skin starts coming out like magic! Then wash off with lukewarm water and watch your skin literally glow. As soon as I was finished, my skin felt smoother (especially in the nose area) and looked more radiant.
2. Intensive Nourishing and Firming Facial Mask
Before big events or presentations, I always apply masks. Though I have quite a lot from various brands, I wanted to be able to compare the Collagen line with the brand I normally use. Though it was a bit sticky upon removing, my skin was completely hydrated even up until the next day!
3. Corrector Cream
I usually prefer to use BB or CC creams for regular days and because it’s not always that I get to try on CC creams, I wanted to compare how it differed from my usual brand. I patted this cream onto my face until it was fully absorbed (not recommended to spread in circular motion) and it easily blended into my skin to give me that “skin-but-even-better” look. It was able to conceal discolorations without actually making me feel cake-y. I’m quite excited to use this continuously and see if the the promise of “reducing the appearance of fine lines” and “improving skin elasticity.”
4. Q10 Intensive Moisturizing & Firming Body Lotion
This bottle proved to be an apt replacement for my former economy-sized lotion situated by my bedside. I slather it on after bathing, before sleeping, and in between! The smell is very light and it’s non-greasy so it’s perfect for everyday use.
So if you’re looking for new products to try out that will boost the appearance of your skin, check out Watson’s exclusive Collagen line. Collagen by Watson’s is a welcome addition to my arsenal and now, I have great skin for everyday.