Youthful skin is something every girl desires, no matter what stage in life you’re in. This is why so many skincare products out in the market make use of collagen–an ingredient proven to be a fundamental part of achieving just that. It helps in improving skin’s elasticity and fighting skin ageing, making one’s skin more supple, firm and moisturized. Now,imagine an entire skincare line developed not just with one type of collagen, but three.
Collagen by Watsons Moisturizing Skincare Range offers an upgraded tri-collagen complex from Europe, namely collagen peptide, hydrolysed collagen, and atelocollagen. Collagen Peptide increases suppleness of the skin; Hydrolysed Collagen regenerates skin; and Atelocollagen minimizes wrinkles and fine lines. I was fortunate enough to try a few of the products from the skin care range, all of which I’ve reviewed below.
Let’s start off with the Brightening Peeling Cleanser. It contains mangosteen peel extract and jojoba beads that help to gently and effectively soften and remove dead skin cells and impurities. To use, keep your hands and face dry. Apply a liberal amount and gently massage on your face with your fingertips. Wash off with lukewarm water. Because this isn’t your ordinary cleanser, it’s recommended to be used only 1-2 times per week for best results.
I actually like this product the most. I like feeling the little beads on my face as I massage the cleanser on to it. It feels so relaxing and I can really feel all the dirt and dead skin cells coming off, leaving my skin softer, smoother, and more radiant.
I thought it would be nice to follow up the Brighten Peeling Cleanser with the Intensive Nourishing and Firming Facial Mask. This way, my skin can easily absorb all the mask’s nutrients because my face is now squeaky clean. According to the instructions, all I had to do was put the mask over my face for 15 minutes and massage the remaining essence onto my skin after taking the mask off.
The mask certainly felt packed with nutrients. Each piece is said to have 30ml of rich essence that contains skin-friendly, hydrating and soothing Allantoin to deeply nourish, tighten and soothe skin. I used the mask at night because I wanted to see if the effects are still there when I wake up. So far, so good! I woke up with a subtle glow on my skin and it still felt super tight.
With all the rage over CC creams, it’s no surprise Collagen by Watsons Moisturizing Skincare Range also has one. Its Revitalizing 10-in-1 Complexion Corrector Cream claims to conceal imperfections, perfect skin tone, moisturize and nourish skin, minimize and refine pores, brighten skin, reduce fine lines, repair skin, provide long lasting freshness and protect skin from premature ageing caused by the harmful environment. Whew! 10-in-1, indeed!
Infused with a mineral-rich Caviar Extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and help improve skin elasticity, this CC Cream makes skin youthful and luminous. All you have to do is apply an adequate amount on your cheeks, forehead, nose and jaw. Spread over your face from inside out until you reach your neck. Don’t spread it in a circular motion though, it’s recommended to just pat the product onto your face until it’s fully absorbed. I applied the product on my wrist so that you can see how it registers on my skin and how much coverage it provides. It’s very light so like any other CC Cream, it doesn’t provide a lot of coverage, although it does cover the veins on my hand and improves my skin’s complexion. It does look a bit lighter than my actual skin color though but it improves after it sits on my skin for a while.
Collagen by Watsons Moisturizing Skincare Range doesn’t only have products for the face but for the body as well. One of which is the last product on this review. It’s called the Q10 Intensive Moisturising and Firming Body Lotion. Now, don’t let its name scare you. It actually feels lighter than it sounds. This lightweight, non-greasy, and easily absorbable lotion contains anti-ageing Q10 and nourishing Soy Bean Oil to help moisturise and soothe discomfort caused by dryness. I’m not really too particular with the body lotions I use so long as my skin feels smooth afterwards. This one does the job well. It smells good too!
Collagen by Watsons Moisturizing Skincare Range is exclusively available in all Watsons stores and The SM Store Beauty Section branches.