Some time ago I watched an Oprah Winfrey Show about things women do to keep their beauty; the show was entitled “Beauty Around the World”. After watching that show I became interested in the Japanese custom of eating or drinking collagen. Japanese women are convinced it works and keeps them looking young.

As soon as I could, I went to a Japanese market and bought ASKA Collagen.

Box with 30 packets

According to the company:

Collagen, a protein, plays an important role in bonding cells together and maintain firmly in the area such as skins and bones, which results in a firm youthful appearance.

From my personal experience, the effect was almost immediate; after the third packet I drank, I noticed my face a lot smoother. Although I have to admit, my fine lines are still there; I see this product as a way to help reduce the ravages of time. I’ve been taking it for months and I’m still impressed at how smooth my skin feels. As a side effect, I’ve also noticed my hair and nails are stronger.

You can find this product on Japanese markets (in the store I go to, it’s next to the cash register) or online at the ASKA Corporation site and it retails for $34.00 USD.