Q&A: Effective Collagens, and Expiry Dates
Hi, everyone! We are very grateful that our customers care about the products from Wonect, and ask about them everyday.
“If I have dry skin, which one should I choose?”
“Do you have the latest products from ____?”
“Can I take this supplement if I am pregnant?”
Well, if you are going to buy something from overseas, there’s bound to be some questions that you would like to clarify first. Today, we are going to look at some of the popular questions, and they may even provide you the answers you’ve been looking for!
Q) What is the effective way to take collagen?
A) There are many who take collagen supplements, however it is said that collagen by itself is not enough to work to its full effectiveness. So it’s best to take other supplements together with collagen. By consuming other nutrients that helps the collagen to work, you should be able to see the effectiveness of collagen come through.
The most popular supplement that people want to take together with collagen is Vitamin C.
☆Let’s Take Collagen Together With Vitamin C
Vitamin C does not aid the collagen that you take, but rather it promotes the growth of collagen in your body. Collagen depends on proteins (amino acid) in our bodies to grow, and for that to happen Vitamin C is essential. Furthermore, it plays the role of maintaining the normal levels of collagen in our bodies.
There are many collagen supplements that have Vitamin C included. Though Vitamin C can be taken from familiar vegetables and fruits, if they are heated the Vitamin C spoils, so it is recommended to take Vitamin C from supplements. There is no limit to how much of it you can take, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare recommends that 100mg is recommended for anyone above 18 years old.
The chart below may be useful when you choose a supplement:
|９－１１ years old||70g|
|１２－１４ years old||80mg|
|１５－１７ years old||90mg|
|Above 18 years old||100mg|
|Pregnant||The above amount ＋ 10mg|
|Breastfeeding||The above amount ＋ 40mg|
Since the amount of Vitamin C and collagen in the blood are the highest after intake after 1-2 hours and 1-2 hours respectively, it is the most effective when drinking both at the same time! If we are going to take collagen, we might as well do it smart, and get the effect of firm, bouncy skin!
Q) Please tell me the expiry date of ____.
While there are many products overseas that require the maker to include the date of manufacture or the date of expiry onto the packaging, a lot of beauty and skincare products in Japan do not show an expiry date. The Pharmaceutical Affairs Law in Japan states that “products that changes its properties, quality or state even if the product is not opened within 3 years” are required to have an expiry date on them. This means products that do not have an expiry date on them, can last in room temperature conditions for 3 years if they are left unopened.
Products with an expiry date
Product degenerates in quality even if kept properly. Please use these products as soon as possible after purchase.
Products without an expiry date
Product does not change in quality. Please use these products as soon as possible after opening.
Normally once products are opened they start to degenerate. As such, we should remember to use them as soon as possible. This is especially true of cosmetics as their lifespan is surprisingly short, and it varies from product to product. Thinking “I’ll get a replacement when it’s finished” might prove too late. Here’s a list of suggested dates of expiry, to serve as a reference when you purchase them:
Liquid foundation: about 6 months
Powder foundation: between 6-12 months
Face powder: about 24 months
Lotion/Cleansing/Facial Wash/Moisturising Cream: about 6 months
Eye shadow: between 6-12 months (if using chip, depends on how well the chip is cleaned)
Mascara: about 3 months
Lipstick: between 12-24 months
Blusher: about 24 months
These numbers are but an approximation. If you haven’t been using a cosmetic product in a long time, check if there is a smell. We need to be careful because expired products are very detrimental to the skin.
Wonect is always ready to receive requests or inquiries, be it “I’d like to know more about this product!” or “I am unsure of how to use this!”! We will try our best to answer you ^^
That’s it, see you next week!