We are always looking for ways to delay the effects of ageing and make us look younger, and “collagen” has become one of the most popular beauty buzzwords these days.
Among the many anti-ageing products claiming to boost our body’s collagen production, collagen drinks are perhaps the most intriguing yet controversial. Many people remain skeptical about whether these drinks really increase the amount of collagen in our body, and if so, whether it brings any visible improvement to the skin.
Well, to put an end to any doubt or questions about collagen drinks, we have gone all out and put one of the most popular collagen drinks in Singapore – the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300 Drink – through three objective tests to find out if it can truly improve our skin and make us look more youthful. Read on to find out the results!
First of all, what is collagen?
Collagen is a type of protein that contains many important amino acids and acts as building blocks for our skin, hair, muscles, and connective tissues. As we age, our body naturally produces less and less collagen, which weakens our skin structure, as a result, signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin appear.
How do collagen drinks work?
Collagen drinks contain collagen peptides, which are smaller fragments of collagen to help our body digest and absorb them more easily. These collagen fragments in your bloodstream will trigger your body’s natural collagen production, which replenishes your depleting collagen supplies.
Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink review
Since Kinohimitsu is the No.1 best-selling beauty functional drink in Singapore and Malaysia, we figured if any collagen drink could deliver what it promises, it would be this one. Read on to find out whether that’s the case!
Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink review: Hydration test
As one of the benefits of the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink is that it can prevent dryness and restore moisture to the skin, we decided to use a hydration measuring device to check the level of moisture in my skin over the course of two weeks, with daily consumption of the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink.
I was definitely shocked to see the jump in my skin’s level of moisture. It’s a 250% increase over just two weeks!
My hands, which were the tested area, had always been on the dry side. However, after two weeks of drinking the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink, my skin does feel slightly softer and, as the hydration test showed, much more moisturised.
Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond drink review: Skin texture test
The next test was to see if the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink was able to make any improvement to the texture of my skin after two weeks.
While the difference across the 14 days isn’t immediately obvious, you can see there is a steady improvement where the fine lines have become smoother and less visible. I am in my late 20s so fine lines and wrinkles aren’t my immediate concern, but it’s good to know that the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink does work in this regard.
Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg drink review: before and after photos
After two weeks, I find that my skin feels softer to the touch and that my overall complexion looks brighter and more awake. I like that I can wear less makeup as I don’t have to cover up my uneven skin tone as much.
Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg drink review: what was my verdict?
Overall, I am quite impressed with the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink. As you see from the three tests over the course of two weeks, it does deliver what it promises: minimising fine lines and wrinkles, restoring moisture to the skin, and brightening up the complexion.
My lifestyle tends to make my skin look dull and tired, from sun exposure, pollution, stress, and lack of sleep, which can make signs of ageing appear earlier. I’m happy to know that I can rely on the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink to counteract the negative effects and make me look youthful for longer.
What makes Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink work so well?
The secret to why the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink works so well is that it contains a whooping 5,300mg of Collagen Peptides, which helps restore firmness, elasticity and radiance to the skin.
It also uses marine collagen made from fish skin and scales instead of bovine (beef) collagen. Compared to bovine collagen, marine collagen contains smaller peptides that are more easily digested and absorbed by the body. This means that the benefits from the collagen to your body can be better optimised!
The Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink also contains the exclusive U.S.-patented Perilla Seed Extract, which is rich in antioxidants and can repair damaged cells as well as reduce inflammation.
As with all Kinohimitsu products, the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink uses natural plant-based extracts that are safe for your body, without any added sugar, preservatives, artificial colouring or flavouring.
If you are curious as to what it tastes like, the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink has a lychee flavour that is pleasant to the palate. You would actually look forward to drinking it every day!
Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink: where can you get it from?
The Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink retails for SGD69.90 per box of 16 bottles, available on Kinohimitsu official online store, Watsons, Guardian, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, EZBuy, Amazon, OG, BHG and all Kinohimitsu retail outlets.
Most excitingly, in celebration of its annual Collagen Day, Kinohimitsu is having the biggest sale ever! From 28th March to 30th April, get a two-month supply of the Collagen Diamond 5300mg Drink, Diamond Nite or Collagen Men (two boxes of 16) at SGD95 with a FREE box of Birds Nest with Collagen.