Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review by Samplestore. Other than product information provided by the media press kit, all comments on the experience and first impressions of the product(s) are expressly mine, and not in any way influenced.
Hello beautiful people, hands up who has never heard of collagen? Nobody? Good. I am pretty sure all of us should have used collagen of some form, be it in skincare, makeup, or wellness products. Today I have an exciting review on the AVALON Stem Cell Beauty Drink, which was kindly sponsored by Samplestore.
I was sent a box containing 10 bottles of the beauty drink, and this review comes after consumption of the whole box. Yes, true and honest, tried and tested.
Read on for more 🙂
Packaging: Sturdy corrugated cardboard box which houses 10 glass bottles of collagen goodness. Each bottle has an aluminium screw on cap with a safety ring for freshness.
Scent: Lychee (or litchi, as some know it by)
Rejuvenates damaged skin cells
• Reduces wrinkles & fine lines
• Restore skin firmness & elasticity
• Brightens skin
• Tighten pores
• Locks in moisture
• Cell Young ® Orchid Stem Cell, Premium French Marine Collagen, Acerola Cherry, Litchi Seed Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Olive Extract, Citric Acid, White Grape Juice, Litchi Juice, Apple Juice, Sparkling Water.
AVALON ™ Stem Cell Beauty Drink is the first beauty drink in Singapore that contains Young Orchid Stem Cells. (read: stem cells)
It’s enhanced with: Litchi Seed Extract, Premium French Marine Collagen, and a combination of Fruit Extracts. Taking them together supposedly helps to repair and rejuvenate our skin cells, retain skin’s moisture, brighten skin tone, tighten pores, improve skin firmness and reduces appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, resolving 6 major skin problems with just one product.
And unlike most beauty drinks in the market that has a thick texture and strong flavour, AVALON ™ Stem Cell Beauty Drink is made with Sparkling Water that not only adds a refreshing twist to conventional beauty. Sparkling water actually helps to boost nutrient absorption & promotes skin metabolism!
In 7 days you can feel your skin being more supple and hydrated, and in 28 days (Our skin renews itself every 28 days) you can see your complexion being more radiant, pores appearing to be tighter. Wrinkles and fine lines will also look lighter now that your skin is more supple. AVALON ™ Stem Cell Beauty Drink contains multiple skin beneficial ingredients in a bottle to give you ONE fuss-free beauty solution for your skin. Each ingredient is an excellent skin reviver on its own, and when combined together it makes the results exceptional!
I am no stranger to collagen products: jellies, powders, bottled drinks, supplement pills – you name it, I’ve tried them. Especially in countries like Japan, collagen products are everywhere. In their convenience stores you can find a whole chiller dedicated to this stuff.
Collagen is a natural occurring protein in our bodies which serves to provide strength and structure to our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. As we age, we produce lesser of this and hence our skin loses it’s elasticity and firmness. So, this is where collagen supplements come in: to reverse the effects of aging/stress and rejuvenate our slowly sallowing skin.
The cycle of cell production and replacement takes about 28 days. Skin cells die, get sloughed off and are replaced by new skin cells. However this process slows down with age. Our skin cells need nutrients to grow, and when they receive little nutrients the entire cell renewal process slows down. That’s when various skin problems start to manifest. In addition, exposure to ultraviolet light (UVA or UVB) from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging.
In my opinion, collagen adds the boing back to your skin and helps keep everything from going further south than it should. That being said, there’s no point guzzling the goodness by the gallon. Our bodies only need 2000mg to 5000mg of collagen per day, any excess consumed is wasted.
Question is, how is AVALON’s different from the others in the market?
Young orchid stem cells – ooh, exotic
Here’s some background of the humble dendrobium, courtesy of AVALON:
Orchids symbolize luxury, love, strength and beauty. It represents refinement and perfection. With more than 25,000 species of orchids and over 100,000 hybrids growing throughout the world, these exotic flowers have been a part of many cultures since a long time back.
Orchids were used to promote good health and cure diseases by the ancient Chinese. The ancient Aztecs brewed a strength potion from its flowers to obtain power over their enemies while Europeans used it in Love potions, and the Greeks used it for fertility.
Today, Orchid extracts (the flower as a whole) are used in multiple varieties of products including hair care, body care, and skincare products. However, researchers have found a breakthrough in an untapped part of Orchids; its stem cells.
Fundamental to having good skin is maintaining healthy skin cells. To fully benefit from any oral beauty supplements or skincare, it is important to have healthy skin cells to fully absorb and locks in the skin beneficial nutrients. Research has found that “Orchid Stem Cell” is a powerful antioxidant and possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, young orchid stem cells protect the skin from environmental damage while hydrating and renewing our skin cells, making it an excellent youth revitaliser – which works on almost all skin types.
Need I repeat that this beauty drink is the first in SG to contain orchid stem cells?
Without further ado, lets move on to the taste test:
First impressions: Upon opening the bottle, I was greeted with the all too familiar hiss of escaping gas. – nice, this is a fizzy beauty drink
The past beauty drinks I’ve had were flat, and the experience was more of having a juice. In this case the AVALON Stem Cell Beauty Drink was a nice change. The carbonation offered a refreshing twist and made the drinking experience more pleasurable. (stick the bottles in the fridge for an added oomph) The taste was sweet with a touch of zest. After consumption the fragrance of lychee lingered in my mouth.
My nightly routine included 1 bottle for 7 consecutive nights. After which the intake went down to 1 bottle every other day. As with most drinks, this is usually the recommended consumption pattern. Think of its like a booster pack, after the initial boost is done, the alternative days serve as “maintenance”.
After the whole cycle was consumed, I observed that my complexion was brighter, and skin was more plump. Prior to the collagen intake my skin was lacklustre. As for pore refining I didn’t notice much of a difference after completing the course.
If you have not tried collagen before, please don’t see it as a miracle age reversal elixir. I would like to set your expectation as it being something that helps prolong your youth and help slow down the aging symptoms. 🙂
My rating: 4/5 (yummy, refreshing)
Would I purchase the AVALON Stem Cell Beauty Drink? Probably. If you do the math, it’s $6.90 per bottle. I will most likely look out for promos before stocking up.
Speaking of promos, if you would like to give this a try I have a promo code available (YAY)!
If you’re not convinced, you can also check out the other rad reviews on Samplestore.com