What makes a woman beautiful?
Is it her grace, poise, intelligence, the kindness in her heart, twinkle in her eyes or simply her smile?
My mum brought me up to believe that beauty is all of the above. That, while, looking good on the outside, it’s also important to be good to people. Be kind whenever you can. I am always learning from her, be it about life lessons or beauty tips.
Can you believe she’s already a grandmother?!? She won’t let me reveal her actual age here, but you’d never guess it! I think my mum is the epitome of aging gracefully. I would love to look as good as her when I’m bouncing my grandchild up and down my lap, some day. When people ask her how she maintains herself so well, she simply smiles and laughs sheepishly.
But because I’m her precious daughter, I’m naturally let in on her beauty secrets.. and one of her best kept secrets is collagen drinks!
I’ve seen her taking bottles of collagen every other night since I was in primary school. I remember asking her if I could have a bottle to try when I was younger because it looked delicious, and she laughed and told me, “you don’t need them yet!”. I didn’t know what it was for back then, but I sure do now!
Collagen is most commonly found in the skin, bones and connective tissue within the body, providing structural support, strength and a degree of elasticity. In the middle layer of the skin – the dermis – collagen helps form a fibrous network, upon which new cells can grow. Collagen is also required in the replacement and restoration of dead skin cells. As collagen production naturally declines with age, skin loses the elasticity it once had, causing sagging skin, the formation of lines and wrinkles and the weakening of cartilage in joints.
Women who regularly intake collagen drinks can prevent signs of aging from as early as in their mid twenties – every factors such as UV rays, stress, imbalanced diet & lifestyle and air pollution will contribute to premature aging.
My mum was very pleasantly surprised when I brought home these two 30 day packs of Kinohimitsu collagen drinks for her, because it’s a brand she’s been familiar with for many years, and I’ve just provided her a 2 month supply in time for Mother’s Day!
Why Kinohimitsu is well-loved Japanese beauty brand by many women worldwide, in a nutshell:
- Only collagen brand that is SGS tested (no additives, no hormones, no preservatives, no chemicals, no artificial colouring)
- Ingredients extracted through advanced technology
- Sugar free (sweetness naturally derived from fruit extracts)
- Collagen taken from deep sea marine fishes’s scales (pure, high quality & no fishy taste)
- Ingredients are carefully formulated to ensure effective absorption
- Promises visibly smoother and plumper skin in just a week
As seen here are their two ranges, the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg and Kinohimitsu Diamond Nite.
Other key functions and benefits of Kinohimitsu Collagen drinks:
- Skin firming
- Tightens and minimizes pore appearances
- A natural butt & bust lift
- Reduces blemishes, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles
- Hydrates your skin by locking in moisture. This helps to reduce the oil secretion from your face and your make up can glide smoothly and stay longer!
- Lightens uneven skin tone
- Strengthens hair and nails
It’s said that the best absorption occurs on an empty stomach, so I recommend having the Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 5300mg when you start your day in the morning before your big breakfast!
Since it is sweet in taste with a fruity hint, you can also add it to your favorite healthy fruit beverage such as a cup of orange juice if you’re not too keen to consume it straight from the bottle all the time.
You won’t even taste the difference in your drink! Pop it in the fridge before taking it because it’s much way tastier when served chilled.
The bottle is small and light enough for me to conveniently take around if I want a refreshing beauty pick-me-up halfway through my day! It fits in all the bags and purses I have, because of the handy bottle size.
Kinohimitsu Diamond Nite is new in the market, and it’s the first collagen brand in the market to help you sleep better at night!
Night time is when your skin rapidly repairs itself and its metabolism rate is at its highest, that’s why skincare products are always urged to be applied and taken before you sleep!
Diamond Nite also has the same amount of collagen as Collagen Diamond 5300mg, but this bottle of goodness contains GABA, an ingredient that actually helps to induce mind relaxation and help to promote better sleep quality in order to heal and rejuvenate your skin. Wake up to radiant, glowing skin the next morning! The Manuka Honey UMF 15+ found inside also helps to reduce inflammation in your body, thus protecting your skin from oxidative stress.
In the spirit of celebrating women’s beauty and Mother’s Day, Kinohimitsu Singapore is running a contest where you will stand a chance to win one year’s supply of Kinohimitsu products and win yourself Goldheart diamond pendants!
- Like Kinohimitsu Singapore’s Facebook page
- Like the post
- Share a selfie of yourself and your mother in the comments part of the contest post and tell us what is the BEST BEAUTY TIP your mother has shared with you
- Tag two of your girlfriends in the post
- Share the post on your Facebook wall
- Follow @KinohimitsuSG on Instagram
- Like our contest post
- Share a selfie of yourself and your mother and tell us what’s the best beauty tips your mum has shared with you
- Tag us at @KinohimitsuSG and hashtag us at #KinohimitsuSG and #KinohimitsuCelebrates
- Accounts have to be made public to be eligible for this contest
2 grand winners will stand a chance to walk away with one year supply of Kinohimitsu Diamond Series, and a set of Goldheart Diamond Pendant each (total worth $2,000)! Contest ends on 10th May 2015, 11.59PM.
3 consolation winners will walk away with Kinohimitsu hampers worth too.
If you’d like to pamper your mother this Mother’s Day or treat yourself to a collagen boost, shop at http://sg.kinohimitsu.com for the Collagen Diamond series and quote “Shibertyxkino” when checking out to get a whopping 30% off your total purchase! Promotion valid till 31st May 2015.
Happy Mother’s Day in advance to all beautiful mothers out there! Don’t forget to let the woman who brought you up know how much you love her, even when it’s not on Mother’s Day.