A couple of weeks back, we talked about taking health supplements. I started getting curious after reading a few of your comments and started wondering: Do you take beauty supplements?
If you go to the pharmacy these days, you’d find shelves dedicated to all sorts of supplements targeted at making women look more beautiful – smoother firmer skin, firmer busts, thinner bodies…
Have you tried any of them, or do you take any regularly?
Many years ago, I was taking Imedeen, a marine supplement thingy in pill form. It was mostly at the urging of my Mum who was taking it and found it was very beneficial for her. I stopped after a while out of laziness, and because I wanted to see if there were any side effects to stopping. Would my skin sag to my knees? Would I wake up and look like I aged overnight?
But there was nothing untoward, and so I decided that I was doing just as well without it and so I never went back. That would have been my one and only real experience at taking a beauty supplement. A supplement that serves no health purpose but one primarily meant for beauty only.
My Mum had a very good experience with her collagen drink so she kept bugging me to try. I resisted because I wasn’t all that keen, but I recently had a box on hand by a different brand – Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond beauty drink – and decided to give it a go. I had nothing to lose, I figured.
For the first week, I diligently took a bottle each night before bed. It didn’t taste bad, and wasn’t too sweet so it wasn’t as if I had to choke it down. It tasted like a fruit drink. I had no adverse reactions, but I wasn’t sure there was anything positive to be noted either, if I’m to be perfectly honest. As per directions, I then took the remainder bottles on every alternate evening.
This is a collagen beauty drink that is supposed to help skin look better, brighter, firmer etc etc etc. As I said, I didn’t quite notice the results, or maybe the results if any, were just too subtle to be noticed. Either way, I’ve since stopped taking it since I finished the box, and have noticed no side effects either. So, I’m not sure.
Are there benefits to taking these beauty supplements? I realise that they probably need a much longer time before results are noticed, but I don’t know. I’m not quite convinced just yet.
Do you take beauty supplements? Is there one that you find very beneficial for consumption?
I have read a lot recently about people taking collagen supplements but they take it in powder or pill form, not in these drinks, which are the most popular form available. Do you take those and have a brand you prefer? I’m sort of curious, as you can tell :P