New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Powder



Hello! Remember late April this year I blogged about New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink? This time I’m back with New Moon’s Collagen Powder.

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What’s the difference between New Moon’s Collagen drink and Powder?

DRINK
.Has Maqui Berry extracts that has high Anti-Oxidant Properties and also helps with Anti-Aging

.Great Taste of Tropical Fruits Flavour

. Has one of the highest Collagen Dosage in the market- 13000mg

POWDER
.Contains Ceramide & Hyaluronic Acid that has Anti-Aging and Moisturising effect

.Has Lactobacillus also known as Probiotics that Rejuvenates skin (How? Find out further down the post)

. Low Calories

 

 

Both New Moon’s Collagen Drink and Powder contains: Glutathione

As stated in my previous post for New Moon’s Collagen Drink, Glutathione is naturally presented and needed by the body. It should be present in each and every cell in the body. It plays a vital role in detoxifying our cells, removing heavy metals, toxins and free radicals. All of which can damage our cells and significantly damage the quality of our cells, including skin cells. Glutathione can help to improve the health of every cell in the body, particularly apparent in the skin, hair and nails. Giving people a radiant glow which is caused by healthy cells and reduced toxicity in the body. Age spots can also be minimized and prevented by enhancing Glutathione levels in the body.

Other ingredients such as:
Lactobacillus aka Probiotics aid in digestion of food and absorption of nutrients and minerals, which contribute to glowing and beautiful skin by permitting the body to assimilate skin friendly nutrients and fats. Probiotics strengthen our immune system by protecting against infectious and inflammatory disease. They contribute to our overall wellness, including skin health.

In additional to overall health benefits, probiotics provide specific benefits for skin disorders.  It is already been shown scientifically that probiotics play a role in skin heath, such as improving atopic dermatitis,  promoting the healing of scars and burns, rejuvenating the skin and strengthening the skin’s innate immunity.  For those acne sufferers who have unhealthy guts, supplementing with probiotics, particularly Lactobacillus acidophilus and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, will often improve their acne.
Source: http://www.healthygutbugs.com/probiotics-best-anti-aging-elixir-for-your-skin/

Ceramides are a major component of our skin’s surface. They protect against moisture loss to keep skin youthful and supple.4 Functionally, ceramides support the skin’s matrix, keeping it firm.

However, with age, ceramide production declines, and skin begins to sag and wrinkle.

Scientists have found a way to extract ceramides from whole grain wheat that allows aging humans to nourish their skin’s structure from within. Research has shown that ceramides derived from wheat inhibit the elastase enzymes that destroy the skin’s elastin, which results in loss of flexibility and increased wrinkling.5 Natural ceramides provide continuous maintenance for skin and allow it to sustain its healthy protective function and vital moisture.
Source: http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2013/1/Ceramides-Nourish-Skin-From-Within/Page-01


Hyaluronic Acid benefits soft tissue function, such as joint support, and combatting osteoarthritis. HA is responsible, in part, for the resilience of cartilage and its ability to resist compression. As one of the chief components of the extra-cellular matrix, Hyaluronan is an important component of articular cartilage1, where it is present as a coat around each cell (chondrocyte).

As we age, skin moisture can drop significantly, which makes the skin lose elasticity and expose the signs of aging on the skin. Hyaluronic acid plays a critical role in skin health with its unique ability to hold in moisture (1000 ml of water per gram of hyaluronic acid).

Hyaluronic acid is also a “smart nutrient” as it can adjust its moisture absorption rate based on the humidity—relative to the season and the climate.
Source: http://organicbeautyandskin.com/what-is-my-skin-type/benefits-of-hyaluronic-acid.html

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All in all, I believe we should care for our skin from young age. Sadly for me, I only started really caring for my skin when I was in my late teens. I used to cycle a lot during 4-5pm without applying any sunscreen! That explains my pigmentations and aging skin.

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A simple bottle/sachet of Collagen drink/powder could help maintain your skin health in so many ways! Of course, you must also keep a balanced diet, exercise regularly and take good care of your skin( keep in clean,moisturise,apply sunscreen etc).

For convenience and taste wise, I definitely prefer the New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink. It’s sweet, ready to drink and has super high dosage of collagen. On the other hand, I would choose New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Powder for their benefits. As I have a combination/dry skin, the collagen powder has ceramide & hyaluronic acid which nourish and rejuvenates our skin/body from within.

Both New Moon Collagen drink and powder are equally good in their own ways. It depends on what your skin needs.

Since this post is focused on the collagen powder, I’ll share some of my personal experience. IMO, the powder cannot be taken with just plain water. The taste is just not right. I like to add it to a cup of chilled Ribena. I’ll usually take them straight after dinner as I didn’t want to brush my teeth again before I turn in. After taking the collagen powder for 5 nights consecutively, my face seems less oily. Moisture wise, no obvious changes yet. Firmness on my under eye area has very slight improvements. My nails feels harder, I’m serious! I have very thin and frail nails especially when their soaks in water for too long they tend to break. Not anymore, I can grow them to my desired length now.

*Do note that the collagen powder contains high amount of vitamin C, so avoid mixing them in hot >75˚C water/beverages.

If you’re keen to try out New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Powder, good timing! It’s GSS now and I saw Watsons having discounts for it!

It’s available in all leading supermarkets, pharmacies and selected departmental stores thou.

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A summary on New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Powder:

>Collagen Dosage 5460mg

>Contains Glutathione for whitening

>Contains Ceramide & Hyaluronic acid for anti-aging and moisturing effect

>has Lactobacillus aka Probiotics that helps rejuvenates skin by enhancing growth of the beneficial bacteria in the intestines. A balanced microflora in the intestines will clear up break out for a radiant skin.

> Made in Japan , Certified Radiation free


> Lightweight for no-fuss carrying while travelling

 

 

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink

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I believe almost everyone heard of the brand ‘New Moon’ from their popular health products such as Essence of Chicken & Bird’s Nest.

During exam periods, my parents would often buy boxes of Essence of Chicken for my brother and me to take before school. I must admit, the taste isn’t very yummy but it really did help to keep me alert and less restless especially when my exams were in the morning.

New Moon has launched their latest product, ‘New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink’. The first collagen drink to be formulated and manufactured in Japan with one of the highest collagen content at 13,000mg with active whitening Properties! It’s also certified radiation free..

A few other bloggers and I were involved in some research & development process for New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink last year.

We were given a skin analysis and a few cups of different flavoured collagen drink to taste test. At the end of our tasting, we got to pick our favourite flavour and was also given 1 month supply of collagen drink to try and see if there’s any improvement to our skin.

A month later, we had our after skin analysis and also got to choose the packaging design for the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink!

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Here are my results:

Before                        After 1 month
Elasticity 36               Elasticity 36

Collagen 25             Collagen 51

Moisture 41               Moisture 51

As seen, my Collagen level increased more than 50%. My skin did brighten up and also my pores seems smaller around the nose (not too sure if it’s the collagen drink though).

Moisture wise, I have always made sure my face is not dehydrated as dehydration leads to flaky skin, oily face and more pimples!  Applying moisturiser daily does maintain the skin moisture. As for those who hates the feeling of having a layer of moisturiser on top your face. A bottle of New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink helps to boost skin hydration as well!

My skin Elasticity remained the same throughout my one month trial. Perhaps the elasticity of my face needs  a longer time to see improvements. However, everyone has benefitted differently from the collagen drink. For me, my collagen increases the most. While a fellow blogger Ju Ann’s Elasticity went from 15 to a whooping 41 and another fellow blogger Claire’s Moisture level went from 23 to 57!!

I used to think, why bother spending so much on beauty health products, I’m still young and my face seems alright. A few years down the road and I started to notice my face more. Large Pores, Pigmentations, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dull skin and pimples! All on my face.. Bamb! I’m anxious, insecure and became very conscious about my look.

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I did try other collagen products previously and they work pretty fine for me. It’s just that I really hate that fishy AND milky taste. The combination is just so wrong and also it was in powder form so after a few days of ‘making’ it. I was just lazy to go thru all that hassle. Lastly, it’s not very cheap and doesn’t have anti aging/whitening properties. Who doesn’t want a better product right?

I’m only 22 and I have wrinkles? Gosh. My dark circles and eye bags are inherited so that couldn’t be saved unless I go for regular laser treatments which I obviously can’t afford. Oh well. Got to save those that can be saved then.

So what makes New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink so different from other Collagen Products in the Market?

1. It’s ready to drink straight from the bottle, chilled or at room temp.

2. It has one of the highest collagen content at 13,000mg!

3. It promotes whitening with Glutathione.

4. Has Anti Aging properties from Maqui Berries (firms, renew and brightens)

5. Tropical Fruits taste, no fishy smell!

6. Formulated, Manufactured and Packed in Japan

7. Certified radiation free!

Glutathione is naturally presented and needed by the body. It should be present in each and every cell in the body. It plays a vital role in detoxifying our cells, removing heavy metals, toxins and free radicals. All of which can damage our cells and significantly damage the quality of our cells, including skin cells. Glutathione can help to improve the health of every cell in the body, particularly apparent in the skin, hair and nails. Giving people a radiant glow which is caused by healthy cells and reduced toxicity in the body. Age spots can also be minimized and prevented by enhancing Glutathione levels in the body.

Maqui Berry has the highest anti-oxidant properties based on ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples in vitro) value.

“Antioxidant compounds, such as the anthocyanins found in fresh maqui berries and maqui powder made from the dried berries, help protect your body from the toxic effects of free radicals, unstable atoms that are generated by things like cigarette smoke and pollution. Free radicals can cause DNA damage that can lead to age-related diseases and health problems.”

Source: http://www.healwithfood.org/superfoods/wild-maqui-berry-health-benefits.php#ixzz3X2zZlC7o

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Once we hit 20 years old, our skin starts to age even faster! It is important to take care of our skin in different ways to delay the aging process.

If you wish to find out more about New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink. Do check out their website here. Who knows, they might be giving away a free bottle of Inner Radiance Collagen Drink again!

Can’t wait to try? No worries.

New Moon is currently having a SG50 promo for all

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Instead of $69 for 10 x 50ml (retail price)
New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink is going for only $34.50! (50% off) Promotion ends 31 May 2015.
Available at leading supermarket, pharmacies, petrol kiosks and selected departmental store.

**1st April – 31st May, with every purchase of 1 box of New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen, entitled to participate in a lucky draw. 5 lucky winners with their plus 1 are able to choose between 5 pairs of return ticket to Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka)

For more info, click here http://goo.gl/vgp9B3

Do try it out and let me know your thoughts (:
Stay Beautiful, inside & out!

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Beautybiotics Collagen Cleanse

Oh god, this post has been in the bucket list for the longest time! I’m really sorry.

it’s about a month since I started using this Collagen Cleanser AND I super love this one! *sincerely my honest thoughts!

its a little different from other cleanser as its in powder/mircro beads form instead of the usual liquid/gel form.
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sad to say i find this powder form the flaw as i always tend to pour  too much for one wash.  feel the heart ache of wastage i’d say.

About Beautybiotics Collagen Cleanser:
Collagen Cleanse is a unique foaming facial cleanser that deeply cleanses skin and unclogs pores. The water activated foaming crystals contain nano-collagen that helps hydrate skin, regenerate collagen and elastin as you cleanse your skin leaving skin clean, balanced and revitalized.

 

Benefits:
Regenerate as you cleanse (with Nano-collagen)
• Deep Cleansing
• Gentle (For all skin types)
• Remove makeup, oil, dirt and impurities
• Intense Hydration
• Rejuvenate and Revitalize skin
• Increase Elasticity
• Firming & Lifting
• Skin Cell Renewal

these are the claim-ed benefits of the nano-collagen cleanser and I totally agree with its claim-ed benefits!

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On weekends when I usually caked myself with cosmetics, i’ll use Beautybiotics Collagen Cleanser instead of my current DRx gentle foaming cleanser.

it really does removes all my waterproof eyeliner and Sunscreens easily! leaving my face feeling light and clean( you know the feeling when you’re really clean?)

Also, it leaves my face matte and super pore-less!

These powder are actually water Activated Foaming Crystals that:
1. Cleanse Impurities + Dirt
2. Hydrate Dry + Ageing Skin
3. Regenerate Collagen + ElastinPLUS IT HAS THESE:

All-in-one Dermatological Effects
1. Anti-aging
2. Anti-pigmentation
3. Anti-inflammation
4. Sebum control
5. Intensive Hydration

 

If you’re keen to try it out, do check out samplestore for a sample!

For more information on this magical cleanser, check out Beautybiotics facebook page .

 

Hada Labo 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel (review)

Hada Labo recently Launched a new product! -Hada Labo 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel-

*you may click on the bigger for enlarged view

Here’s a short Brand Philosophy of Hada Labo I snipped off their webpage.

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Also, Here’s the Main Ingredients Hada Labo uses for their products: Super hyaluronic acid , arbutin , AHA , retinol vitamin A , nano hyaluronic acid.

And another snipped Ingredient story for your better understanding of the products!

hada labo ingredients

Hada Labo 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening Perfect Gel contains 3 trinity efficacious ingredients that penetrate within and work on the skin synergistically:

– Natural Arbutin: High concentration levels at 3% of Japanese pharmaceutical-level Arbutin to offer effective whitening results. Enhances skin fairness and targets dark spots.

– Efficacious Vitamin C Concentrate: Proven anti-oxidant enhances collagen production, inhibits the appearance of dark spots and reawakens the appearance of dull skin.

– Hyaluronic Acids (HA) and nano-Hyaluronic Acids: HA is a natural component found on skin. The duo-HA molecules instantly hydrate and lock-in moisture, keeping skin soft, smooth & bouncy.

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It comes in a small tub(80g) ,which I honestly don’t really fancy due to hygiene purpose. But I liked the texture of the gel, not too sticky not too watery which equals out everything. Just a dollar sized amount will be enough for your face and neck and you don’t have to use it daily.

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On a side note, you have to take a min to massage in the gel for full absorption , it’s worth your time trust me.

So, I’ve been using Hada Labo 3-in-1arbutin whitening perfect gel for a month now ,3 times a week.

Results:
-My face had less flakes(dry skin) whenever I applied makeup on the next day.
-Brighter and improvement in skin tone.
-felt Hydrated without greasing my face.

Its basically is a product with benefits of Essence + Moisturiser + Paper Mask! you get to save on the bucks and time!

which myself , as a mom of a toddler boy needs badly. I can’t afford to spend 10-15mins on my face nightly, its just too long. This saves me Times! priceless time!

Anyway, you can redeem this product FREE from www.samplestore.com ! *while stocks last!

Do look out for Hada Labo 3-in-1 Arbutin Whitening perfect gel Snow Princess game on > www.facebook.com/hadalabosg and stand a chance to win this product as well!!

Alternatively, it’s also available @ ( BHG , Guardian , NTUC , OG , Robinsons , Sasa , Unity & Watsons).

Priced at $38.90/80g

Signing off with my Josaeus(;

mummymaine