Collagen by Watsons
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Defying Age with Collagen by Watsons

At 27, I’m thankful to my lucky stars for keeping me looking young, but that doesn’t mean I have to be complacent. I’ve learned that prevention is indeed better than cure (and cheaper!), and this is why I’ve been looking into anti-aging products lately. Watsons, my go-to place for affordable beauty products, recently released an exquisite skin care range called Collagen by Watsons that will surely help women of any age stay beautiful!

Collagen by Watsons Moisturizing Skin care range, exclusively at Watsons, offers an upgraded Tri-collagen complex which improve skin elasticity, firmness, and moisture. Collagen Peptide, increases suppleness of the skin, Hydrolised Collagen, regenerates skin, and Atelocollagen which minimizes wrinkles and fine lines.

Watson gave me four products to try and because I received it the night before my trip, I went ahead and brought them with me to Seoul. I figured the weather is slightly cooler than Manila and this could help me battle the dryness caused by colder temperatures.

Here’s what I think of the products so far: 

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Revitalizing 10-in-1 Complexion Corrector Cream (CC Cream) 

What it is? A CC cream that conceals imperfections, perfects skin tone, and protects the skin from premature aging. It also does other things, such as minimizes and refines the pores and brightens the skin. The CC Cream is infused with a mineral-rich Caviar Extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and help improve the skin’s elasticity.

How To Use:

  1. After basic skincare, apply adequate amount on cheeks, forehead, nose, and jaw.
  2. Spread over the face from inside out to the whole face and neck. (Not recommend to spread in circular motion).
  3. Pat on face until absorbed.

My Thoughts: The first thing I immediately noticed was the shade. The “Natural” shade is one shade lighter than my face. Though once blended, it doesn’t look too far away from my body’s skin color. The cream’s texture is light but offers thick, full coverage that could last up to 8-10 hours. In fact, 1 small pump goes a long way.  Overall, it’s a nice product but I don’t like it that much due to the shade. 

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Intensive Nourishing and Firming Facial Mask

What is it? A facial mask that contains 30ml rich essence to deeply nourish and tighten the skin. It also has Allantoin, a moisturizing ingredient to treat dry skin. To use, user need to unfold the mask from the pack and apply over the face for 15 minutes.

How To Use:

  1. Take out and unfold the mask from the pack and apply over your face.
  2. Press to remove the bubbles and enjoy 15 minutes of relaxation.
  3. Remove the mask from down to up after 15 minutes.
  4. Massage the remaining essence into skin.

Thoughts: If you’ve got very dry skin and/or fighting the cold weather, then this facial mask will do wonders for you! Even after 15-20 minutes of putting on the mask, the pack still contains way too much essence to be consumed by the face alone… You can massage the leftover on the neck or other body areas (maybe elbows or something?). It’s a very impressive facial mask, probably way better than the ones I bought from Jeju Island. However, given that I’ve got combination skin, I’d probably use it sparingly during the summer or my hormonal phase.

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Brightening Peeling Cleanser

What it is? An exfoliator that contains Mangosteen Peel Extract and Jojoba beads that will gently soften and remove the dead skin and impurities of your face.

How To Use:

  1. Keep your face and hands dry. Apply liberal amount and gently massage on face with your fingertips until dead skin comes out.
  2. Wash off with lukewarm water. Use 1-2 times per week for best result.

Thoughts: At first, I was iffy to use this product due to the name. Peeling cleanser. When you say peeling, I think of the ugly peeling moments where my face will shed ugly, dead epidermis after a couple of days. I was really set to skip this product for review until I’ve read the description on the box. It’s an exfoliator.

I used this product after using a facial scrub and wipes to clean my face, and I’m really surprised that there’s still so much dead cells to appear! After cleaning my face with water, my skin lighter to touch, less shinier and feels so much cleaner! 

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Q10 Intensive Moisturising and Firming Body Lotion

What it is? A lightweight, non-greasy, and easily absorbable lotion that contains anti-aging Q10 and Bean Oil to help moisturize and soothe discomfort caused by dryness.

How To Use: After basic skincare, apply adequate amount on the body.

Thoughts: The description of this product proves to be true. Since wandering around in Seoul requires a whole lot of walking, I mainly use this lotion to soothe my legs and feet before bedtime. I’m the type of person who likes to apply lotion immediately after a shower, just to help lock in the moisture, and I’m quite glad that this one is easily absorbed. Furthermore, after 8 hours of use, my skin still feels smoother and not magaspang.

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In Conclusion

I think Collagen by Watsons is a promising set of skin care range that Filipinos will love. Out of the four products I’ve tried, I absolutely love both the lotion and cleanser. I think the lotion is great for every day use as it’s lightweight and easily absorbed, while the cleanser did an impressive job removing the dead cells within seconds! I haven’t had the chance to drop by Watsons yet, but I’m hoping that they have something to fix fine lines around the eyes, as it’s my biggest problem. 

Have you tried Collagen by Watsons yet? Share your thoughts below!

This post was brought to you by Watsons Philippines. I received free samples of the product and was compensated for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Dani
    November 1, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Thinking about it! I’ve been seeing this at every Watsons store that I visit and the gold packaging really works to catch my attention every time. The only thing that’s held me back is the name. Buying anything that’s branded Watsons feels a lot like buying anything SM Bonus or CDR King – generic products that may or may not deliver as much as specialist brands, but I’ll take this review in consideration and give at least the mask a chance!

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    Glenda
    November 10, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Hi dear,
    can I ask how much was the BRIGHTENING PEELING CLEANSER? :) It really looks effective! :D

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      November 10, 2015 at 6:09 PM

      It’s currently PHP 299! :)

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    Ma Kristina Villanueva
    November 12, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    How much for the lotion and the mask? 😊

  • Reply
    Aiya Suen
    November 13, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    just wanted to ask, how much is all that products? from cc cream to the lotion?

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