New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen

As a female in my late twenties (Omg, time please slow down), there are many beauty concerns I have which includes the slowing down of metabolism (hello fats!) and aging skin. So, what is aging skin? There are many signs of aging skin and here are a few:
- Loss of elasticity (no more bouncy, youthful looking skin)
- Dull skin tone
- Formation of fine lines and wrinkles
- Surfacing of pigmentation
- Large pores
I've always been on a lifelong mission to achieve beautiful, fair and glowing skin. Just like the korean superstars. Even though many of them are older than me, their skin is flawless.They are always radiant and healthy looking. I want that too!!
I've taken collagen supplements before and some of it comes in powder form and some in liquid form. The downside of having it in powder form is that I'll usually have to mix it with juice or milk or something with taste strong enough to cover the original flavour of the collagen powder. It is a little troublesome and some days I get lazy with the preparation and I just skip taking it.
But I'm proud to say that I've been taking my collagen religiously for the past few months!

& it is the Inner Radiance Collagen drink by New Moon.
I'm sure the brand New Moon is of no stranger to you! This multi award winning premium F&B brand established in Singapore greets us every Chinese New Year with their abalone whenever we have steamboat or lo hei! 
I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that New Moon came up with a beauty supplement because I know I can trust that their products deliver what it promises because of their positive reputation all these years.

With one of the highest collagen content at 13,000mg, New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen is a premium collagen drink that also has active whitening properties.

It is the first collagen drink formulated and manufactured in Japan with high collagen content that has whitening properties to ensure the essence of the beauty ingredients are sufficiently delivered to all parts of our skin.

It is also certified radiation free!

It contains Glutathione, which promotes whitening.

Glutathione is naturally present  and essential in our body and it plays a vital role in detoxifying our cells from toxins, free radicals and heavy metals which damages the quality of our cells. Glutathione helps improve the health of very cell in our body, particularly apparent in our skin, nails and hair. So if you envy girls with shiny hair, healthy strong nails and glowing skin, that is because they have a significant amount of Glutathione in their body!

Age spots can also be minimized and prevented by enhancing Glutathione levels in the body. The anti-aging effects of Glutathione is remarkable, from complexion, age spots and wrinkles, there is very little that won’t benefit from this master antioxidant.

Maqui Berry has the highest anti-oxidant properties based on ORAC value. It's a key ingredient in the Inner Radiance Collagen drink which also helps strongly in anti-aging!

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I am very honoured to be part of the Research & Development Team for the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen drink. The whole process took nearly 8-9 months since I first sampled the collagen drink in mid-year 2014. A lot of work like surveying, testing, finding out consumer's preferences had to be done before they could roll out the new product into the market.
Let me share with you my journey as the participant of the R&D team for the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink.
(Did you know that I was completely unaware of the brand of the collagen drink that I was consuming? The R&D team wanted our unbiased opinions so the brand was kept a secret from us!)

So this was me in July-Aug 2014 when I first met the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink team.

In order to have a fair and accurate "before & after collagen taking" results, I had my skin checked.

So here was my blind test on the flavours of the products and a few questions to be answered!

Juli, aka Bunbun, was also one of the R&D participants and surprisingly, we both preferred the same flavour!
We were also asked to decide which packaging of the products would appeal to ladies best and I selected something pink and feminine yet classic looking!

Here's the bloggers, Juli, Evonne & myself with the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink team after our blind test & consumer preference Q&A. Thank you for having us! It was really fun and interesting to see how much work is put in when creating a new product and how consumer's voices like ours are highly valued.

 I was sent with 1 month's supply of the collagen drink & I took it religiously every morning/night.
As you can see, it isn't packaged yet because we were still kept in the dark from the brand.

Due to the high dosage of collagen (13,000mg) with active whitening properties (Glutathione), the drink has a slightly thick viscosity but it doesn't bother me at all and still easy to drink! I am all for the Glutathione, the more the merrier for my skin cells!
Also, there was no fishy taste/smell at all!

 Fast forward a month later, I was back for another round of skin analysis!

 So excited to see the results.

So from the chart, you can see 2 markings, the 1st set of markings (nearer to left of screen) are the results taken before I started consuming the collagen and the 2nd set of markings (nearer to the right of screen) are the results taken after I consumed 1 month of collagen drink

Starting from the most drastic change, please notice the Blue line which represents the Elasticity of my skin which improved tremendously after just 1 month!! From 10+% to 50%!! Having higher elasticity on my skin would mean that I will have the appearance of healthier and youthful skin! You know, those bouncy bouncy skin that goes doink doink~ in commercials? Yes, that!
If you are wondering why my moisture level dropped (Green line) it was because I was naked face and I didn't even apply moisturizer before I took the test as compared to the 1st time round where I had makeup & sunblock + moisturizer under. But the lady told me that even though my moisture level dipped around 15%, it is still considered quite high as compared to other ladies.

My skin definitely felt much firmer after consuming 2 months + of Inner Radiance Collagen Drink. Sagging of skin is something that I dread so I am glad that my skin is renewed, knowing that my skin defence system has improved!

I'm pretty fair to begin with so I did not notice that huge a difference in whitening but I did notice the slight glow on my skin when I have no makeup on. Usually I will just look really pale and even on the verge of ill but now I have a slight healthy beam to my face!

As the saying goes, there are no ugly women in the world, only lazy ones!
Aside from going to the gym and having my weekly pole dance classes to keep myself fit and healthy, I'm adding the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink to my daily routine too!

 The New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen drink is available at leading supermarket, pharmacies, petrol kiosks and selected departmental stores.

From April to May 2015, a box of the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen is going at S$34.50 (50% OFF)! Original retail price is at S$69. So if you are still on the fence on this product, this is the best time to give it a try because it is at half price!

Lucky Draw Time!

Win a trip to Japan!
(I've just been to Japan and I love it sooooo much, if I could, I would revisit every year!)

From now till 31st May, with every purchase of 1 box of New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink, you have a chance to participate in the lucky draw! Where 5 lucky winners, along with their plus 1, are able to choose between 5 pairs of return tickets to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya or Fukuoka!