There are things that are better together — balanced diet and exercise, makeup foundation and primer, as well as supplements and right skincare. On skincare alone, what we do on the outside should always be complemented with healthy eating habits. That’s why Nu Skin Philippines recently introduced a duo that is set to help us age gracefully from both inside and out — the Inner Focus Collagen Plus supplement to nourish our skin from within and the ageLOC LumiSpa iO skin care device that cleanses and refreshes the skin from the outside.
Drinkable skin care: Inner Focus Collagen Plus
We’ve encountered a lot of collagen products in the market — from capsules down to jelly snackables, however, for Nu Skin, they claim that collagen in liquid form is the best as this is what our bodies can easily absorb. Inner Focus Collagen Plus is designed to boost collagen and elastin production in the skin, visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and support healthy hydration. This also features Bioactive Collagen Peptides that produce the highest stimulatory effect of all collagens tested in vitro, as confirmed in human clinical studies showing improvements in skin elasticity and reduced wrinkles.
The Inner Focus Collagen Plus also contains lutein, which promotes skin radiance and helps protect it from oxidative stress. It also has phytoceramides that keeps skin’s moisture barrier healthy and hydrated all day long.
How does it taste like?
As for its taste, it’s sweet and citrusy so it’s easy to drink as is. If you’re feeling adventurous, it can also be mixed with other drinks a la cocktail since it’s a powdered drink that can be mixed with water, hot drinks, and cold beverages. It comes in stick packs and has no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
How often should it be taken?
A clinical study commissioned by Nu Skin tested the efficacy of taking Inner Focus Collagen Plus once a day for four months and found participants that received the Collagen Plus experienced improvement in texture, radiance, and overall appearance of their skin. Each Inner Focus Collagen Plus box containing 30 sticks (1 month supply) is available for Php 6,000.00.
Portable facial spa: ageLOC LumiSpa iO
Nu Skin’s ageLOC LumiSpa iO (2022) is the most recent upgrade to its award-winning ageLOC LumiSpa – a first-of-its-kind, dual action skin care device that cleans and refreshes the skin. It looks like a brush with vibrating bristles that massage the skin and gently removes dirt and oil even from our pores.
According to Nu Skin’s study, people who took Inner Focus Collagen Plus once a day and used ageLOC LumiSpa iO daily noticed nearly double the visible texture benefits compared to using an ageLOC LumiSpa regimen on its own, as well as additional improvements in radiance and overall appearance.
How to use it?
My mom has been a user of ageLOC LumiSpa since its first version and she has been using it to cleanse her face before going to bed so I’m no stranger to this device. While NuSkin recommends the ageLOC LumiSpa iO to be used with their skin care products, it can also be used with other facial cleansers.
Simply splash some water on your face and on the ageLOC LumiSpa treatment head, apply cleanser on your face and let the device work its magic before rinsing. It uses a patented counter-oscillation technology which feels relaxing on the skin. The device costs Php 14,200 in the Philippines.
“When we’re adults, we produce about 1.5% less collagen each year. Oxidative stressors – like the sunlight we see every day – can even further reduce the amount of collagen our bodies make,” said Helen Knaggs, Nu Skin Head of Global Product Research and Development. “At Nu Skin, we prioritize using the best in science, technology and ingredients to keep our skin looking as good as possible.”
I’ve tried this skin care duo last Wednesday and it’s definitely a good pair to consider for those who want to continuously pamper themselves without the hassle of traveling to a skin care clinic. This collagen drink and facial device can easily be used from the comfort of our homes and any time we want.