I had a mid-week beauty break when I attended the launch of Nutrawell Collagen at Dusit Thani in Makati last Wednesday. If there's anything I'm passionate about, it's skincare! I'm all for products that will help me combat any signs of aging.
Off-topic trivia: The oily skin I used to curse when I was a teenager now seems to be a friend since I'm 27 and I don't have wrinkles yet. (This is what I think the only "pro" there is when it comes to having oily skin.)
Anyway, today's post will be about a new brand of collagen (health supplement) in the market that is exclusively available at Generika Drugstore: Nutrawell Collagen with Astaxanthin & Hyaluronic Acid Powder Drink. It's made in Japan and is certified as organic under the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS), the highest certifying body of Japan.
During the event, photos of Elizabeth Hurley and Robert Downey Jr. were shown to us. They're both 51, but they're the ultimate #AgingGoals. They look so youthful! Of course, it helps because Hollywood stars have all the resources to maintain their beauty. But how about us mortals? :o
Did you know that at the age of 25, the production of collagen in our body starts to decrease gradually?
As prevention, we have Nutrawell Collagen! It's an age management dietary supplement that stimulates the skin to look radiant, vibrant, and youthful. It promotes beautiful skin by restoring its moisture, elasticity, and smoothness.
Do you ever envy a baby's skin? It's super soft, right? :D That's because they have an abundance of collagen, and we lose it as we grow and age.
Compared to other collagen products, only Nutrawell Collagen contains Astaxanthin that helps protect the skin from UV rays and skin-damaging free radicals.
Do you like the look of healthy pinkish skin? Astaxanthin is the answer! It's actually a naturally occurring reddish pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids. It's present in certain algae and causes the pinkish color in salmon (my favorite food in the world) and other seafood. (This plate of salmon maki is the only thing I ate during the event's buffet spread. I can ignore red meat and just live on this and I'd be so happy!)
Another tip which I've read from the internet is to drink carrot juice regularly. It's very high in beta carotene as well and could work wonders in giving you a healthier appearance.
I've tried a sample of Nutrawell Collagen during the event and it had a mild vanilla flavor. You can take it on its own or mix it with any food and drink. (I'm thinking of blending this into milkshakes!)
Nutrawell Collagen contains...
- 5000mg of marine Collagen* that rejuvenates skin firmness and radiance
- 60mg of Hyaluronic Acid that helps prevent osteoarthritis, cataracts, infections, and skin dryness
- 70ug of Astaxanthin that helps protect the skin from UV damage
- It is a powerful carotenoid anti-oxidant that helps promote eye health. It also aids in preventing cancer. Based on research, Astaxanthin is a potential aid in cardiovascular health by possibly lowering down triglycerides, raising good cholesterol and improving blood flow.
- Elastin that helps the skin remain elastic
- Biotin that boosts skin, nails, and hair health, plus it also helps to ease eczema and dermatitis
- L-Cystein that can lighten one’s complexion
- Vitamin C that is an anti-oxidant which helps the body strengthen its tissues, keeps the heart healthy, and boosts the body’s ability to produce and repair collagen
*5,000mg is the optimal dose of Collagen that the body can absorb. Anything in excess will just be excreted by the body.
The best time to take Nutrawell Collagen is before bedtime, as the body starts to repair itself while at rest or sleeping. (And though unrelated, the best time to take glutathione is right after you wake up, because glutathione levels are lowest and oxidative stress is highest during daytime.) Nutrawell Collagen is recommended for both men and women ages 25 and up.
The barrier I've always had with consistently taking any collagen supplement before is the fishy-vanilla-milky taste that comes with it. I already have problems taking fresh milk alone, because I hate the taste of milk. Nutrawell Collagen tasted surprisingly light so for the first time, I might be able to finish my box by consistently taking it for 2 weeks! ;)
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