Well, I’m here to tell you why!
This is the ugly duckling story of how I smashed my face, with extra gross photos just to show you the true magic that is collagen products!
So, what happened? Well… kind of embarrassing but I’ll share (I can hear the laughter already). I was riding my kick board scooter on my way to work and guess what? There was a crack in the pavement and, BAM! I fell. And do you know where I landed first? Choosing between nice green soft grass or rock hard pavement, fate decided to choose the concrete… falling on my chin… than my face… and finally my arm after. Oooh yes, I felt the pain as I slid with my chin dragging until friction decided to stop my pace. I’m thankful I didn’t hit my head because who knows what kind of state I would be in! After a bit of shock, you know what I did? I went straight to work and did my tour that started in 10 minutes cos that’s how ace I am! I also didn’t know I sprained my arm pretty bad until the day after to the point I couldn’t move it for a week! Gah! Oh, and did I fail to mention I was going to go on my holiday in less than 3 weeks? Perfect timing – fate must hate me. :(
So… wanna see the bad first? Warning: Grossness maximus… and crap quality photos (that’s also gross).
Tadah! Actually I had a lot of comments that I healed at a fast pace so I guess I should have taken a photo straight away to see how truly bad it was in photos. It’s cursed to have superpowers sometimes *sigh*
Anyhoo, this was maybe 4 days after the fall and during this period I was taking a naturopath pill and topical cream for bruising. The chin area was horribly black-purple and… hard and… how do you fix this fast?!
Well, that’s where Meiji’s Amino Collagen Powder comes in.
Save my face miracle powder stoof!
What it looks like in the can.
So I know y’all are pretty familiar with what collagen is but what do these kinds of products do exactly and why are these so popular with Asian peeps?
You can find many collagen products on the market not just the powder form. There are drinks and even candy jellies and lollies with a good dosage of collagen packed in them like beauty supplements that give you the benefits of a daily dosage of collagen to aid in your youthful appearance. Hell, if you go to Japan they sell these little miracle bottles next to the soft drinks! Some people even claim it helps them with their rosacea, but I can’t comment on this for myself. I’ve never had too many problems with my skin except the odd pimple here and there which cleared up pretty well when I reached my 20s. And while I can’t speak for the whole Asian population, it’s certainly a trendy beauty product that you can find in Asian beauty stores, many of these products are coming out of Japan under famous brands such as Shiseido and FANCL and I’ve seen some Thai soft drinks that have “collagen” labeled on them as well.
So why am I using this for my injuries? Here’s my thought – since collagen is produced naturally by the body and is a key component in skin tissue development, why not give my body an extra helping dose of collagen amino acids to help heal my wounds? Oh Siree, you so smart lah! hehe :)
Another question I bet you’re asking is – how do you drink this powder stuff? Suggestions on the back says you can put it in your coffee, juice or yoghurt and it doesn’t matter if you take it hot or cold, the collagen will still be effective no matter the temperature. I asked the lady behind the counter of my usual Japanese cosmetics hang out about which one she recommends and if it has a certain taste or smell before buying. She was honest and said it had a slight smell but no strong taste. This Meiji Amino Collagen Powder uses fish collagen peptides and when I opened it for the first time… it did have a bit of a “fishy” or “milk powdery” scent but not overly powerful to wrinkle your nose at (unless you breath that stuff like Scarface… :0). Though putting it in yoghurt or juice didn’t really appeal to me so I take it in my tea or coffee in the morning with one teaspoon of powder, once a day.
Drinking suggestions for coffee, juice and yoghurt. I choose you, coffee!
And the results were amazing! I have never used collagen products before but look at my face!
It also made me baby faced WTH?!
1 week after.
It’s almost like my accident didn’t happen! I was able to remove the scabbing though the tender skin underneath was exposed so I had to keep it bandaged in case of sun damage, and though my chin was still bulgy (can’t be avoided), the bruising was gone!
Here’s some better photos when I was on holidays to show the results.
There’s a bit of scar showing before makeup but after putting some foundation, it’s all covered and even toned. :D
I don’t know if drinking this for the rest of my life will magically freeze my looks in time when I’m 50, but it’s definitely incredible how rejuvenated my skin became. Healing powers like Wolverine? Well, don’t mind if I don’t!
Meiji Amino Collagen Powder
Price: $50-$60 AUD
Results that show
No obvious taste or texture when mixed in your food or drink
You can buy the refill packets when you finish the can which are environmentally friendly
Smells a bit
You can buy Meiji Amino Collagen Powder at Sasa.
This is not a sponsored post.
Until next time!