Collagen, collagen and more collagen. It’s an open secret that Japanese women are crazy about consuming collagen to keep their skin youthful or in their words, “puru puru”. When you visit Japan, you can’t miss the big C word because it’s just everywhere you look.
To begin with, Japanese skincare products containing collagen are a must item for most women in this country. They also eat collagen regularly. Visit restaurants or izakaya, and you’ll find dishes that are rich in collagen, such as pigs trotters (tonsoku), shark fin (fukahire) and chicken skin. Collagen-rich food becomes particularly popular during winter as their skin tends to get really dry.
Of course, they can’t always eat such collagen-rich dishes at restaurants all the time. What do they do then? It seems collagen supplements are the answer and Japanese supplement producers provide plenty of types for women of varying ages to choose from.
Even just a quick visit to drugstores in Japan will quickly prove how popular and various Japanese collagen supplements are. They come in the forms of tablets, powder, and liquid, and from major to not-so-major producers offer hundreds of different collagen supplements.
White this is a welcoming state of beauty affairs, it could be quite confusing and time-consuming to find the right one. If you are new to the collagen scene, you’d probably like to go with the most trusted ones in the Japanese collagen market. Here is a list of top 5 selling collagen supplements at Takaski.com, which have hundreds of fans ordering repeatedly.
#5: ASAHI Perfect Asta Collagen
As soon as ASAHI Perfect Asta Collagen was added to our store, we started to receive inquires and orders. This series is growing extremely popular because it of course contains high quality collagen, but also 12 kinds of beauty ingredients including hyaluronic acid (3mg), Elastin (1mg), Beauty body lactic acid bacteria (30mg), Glucosamine (60mg), CoQ10 (5mg), Vitamin C (100mg) and more!
#4: FANCL HTC Collagen DX
Fancl is widely known as a Japanese skincare producer, but they make amazing supplements, too. After all, it’s best to try improve your skin from inside out – using high quality skincare products and consuming high quality collagen supplements!
Fancl HTC Collagen DX comes in three forms – tablets, powder and liquid. FANCL HTC Collagen DX 30 contains 900mg of collagen in addition to apple polyphenols which help prevent the damage of ultraviolet.
#3: MEIJI New Amino Collagen Premium
You might think Meiji is a snack producer, but established in 1926, Meiji has been one of the leading health supplements producers in Japan! In fact Meiji Collagen has a cult following and we receive orders for them from all over the world. There are two types to choose from: MEIJI Amino Collagen and Amino Collagen Premium. They recently renewed – thanks to advances in collagen quality and concentrated beauty ingredients, the necessary daily intake of collage has reduced from 7g to 3g! This reduced amount intake is reported to be more effective than previous products. Delicious and easy to consume everyday by mixing with drinks or food. The older model is still available until stock lasts.
#2: DHC Collagen Supplements
You might know DHC as one of the most trusted Japanese skincare companies, but they also make amazing range of health and beauty supplements. At our store, the most popular among DHC supplements is DHC Collagen Supplements 60 Days, which contains fish-based collagen peptide and vitamin B1 and B2. The product helps improve skin quality and maintain moisture in and beauty of skin. Collagen is a type of protein that is combined with amino acid. 70% of original skin is said to be made of collagen. The best time to consume DHC Collagen is in the evening. Recommended dose is up to six tablets per day and it helps digest if taken after meal.
#1: SHISEIDO The Collagen
Shiseido The Collagen is really the queen of collagen supplements in Japan. The series come in the forms of powder, tablets and liquid. The most popular at our store is the powder type, which can be consumed with any of your favorite food or drink. The Collagen Powder contains active ingredients including collagen 5,000mg, hyaluronic acid 1mg, Ceramide 600 micrograms. Shiseido The Collagen has the following types:
- SHISEIDO The Collagen Powder
- SHISEIDO The Collagen Tablet
- SHISEIDO The Collagen Enriched Tablet V
- SHISEIDO The Collagen Enriched Drink V
- SHISEIDO The Collagen EX Drink V
- SHISEIDO The Collagen EX Tablet
Shiseido The Collagen also has smoothie with mango and banana flavour. If you are new to collagen, the smoothie type maybe a good one to start with!