Product Review: NEW Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit [DISCONTINUED]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

     Hello, collagen supplement lovers! The most loved collagen brand- Meiji launched a new and improved version of their Amino Collagen that we all love. My heart skipped when I saw the new packaging but I panicked when I saw that they reduced the collagen content to only 1,000 mg per scoop. From 5,000 mg, now it's down to a small amount BUT it's still effective like the old one.

     So if you're in search of the fountain of youth, Meiji is one of the brands that I'll recommend. It's effective and easy on the budget. Cheskas Store sent a 30-day supply of the New and Improved Meiji Amino Collagen for me to try and share my thoughts if it's worth the reformulation. More information Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit below :)

Product Review: NEW Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit

Meiji Amino Collagen NEW and IMPROVED: The evolution of Amino Collagen

     The number 1 selling beauty collagen is REBORN! The new and improved Amino Collagen contains concentrated beauty ingredients, improved for greater potency in lower quantities. The advances in collagen and concentrated beauty ingredients make it consume only 3g instead of 7g per day. For more information, click here: Meiji Amino Collagen FAQs
  • Daily use will help the skin become softer and smoother, with better tone and tautness. 
  • Wrinkles will begin to disappear, and spots will begin to fade. 
  • Problem complexions will be a thing of the past. 
  • Even your bones and joints can benefit. 
  • You will look and feel younger and healthier. 
  • Amino Collagen can be added to any beverage, hot or cold, without affecting color or taste.

Product Review: NEW Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit

Three more ingredients that add to the effectiveness of collagen are:
  • Arginine: a type of amino acid, essential for maintaining healthy skin
  • Vitamin C: an essential vitamin that supports collagen
  • Glucosamine: a raw material for hyaluronic acid, which helps maintain the skin’s moisture.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size; 1 scoop = 3 g

Energy 11 kcal
Protein 1.3 g
Fat 0.07 g
Carbohydrate 1.4 g
Vitamin C 50 mg
Highly Active Collagen 1,000 mg
Arginine 137 mg
Glycine 360 mg
Cysteine 3 mg
Glucosamine 25 mg
Milke Ceramide 6.25 g

Product Review: NEW Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit

     The recommended daily intake of collagen should be around 3,000-5,000 mg a day. A scoop of The New and Improved Meiji Amino Collagen contains 1,000 mg only but according to Meiji's website, this is more effective than the first formulation. Collagen is more potent if it's in liquid form that's why you see most collagen supplements in powder or in ready to drink bottle. After consuming one eco cup that's good for 30 days, I see promising and positive results not only on my skin but in my hair and nails. I noticed that when I was still taking the supplement, I look less haggard even if I only have 3-4 hours of sleep and running errands whole day.

Product Review: NEW Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit
Customized dedicated case + Meiji Amino Collagen Ecocup. Look how small the container is!!!

size: 90 g
3 g per scoop for 30 days

price: 1,600 php (Around $31.55+)

place bought: Free 

instruction for use: Just add 1 scoop of Meiji Amino Collagen in your favorite beverage (e.g., cocoa, coffee, juice, soup, yogurt, tea) upon waking up or before going to sleep. Easily dissolved powder. Enjoy with a hot or cold drink. Best to drink on an empty stomach.

ingredients: Fish Collagen Peptide, Maltodextrin, Milk Phospholipid Extract (contains sphingomyelin), Vegetable Fats and Oils, Trehalose, Glycine, Cyclic Oligosaccharide, Vitamin C, Arginine, Glucosamine, Cystine, Thickener (gum arabic), Emulsifier, Flavoring 
allergens: dairy products, orange, soybeans, and gelatin)

Product Review: NEW Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit
One scoop is 3 g

Product Review: NEW Meiji Amino Collagen Starter Kit
Plumper cheeks with only 3 hours of sleep here

What I like:
  • Meiji Amino Collagen is very affordable.
  • It is FDA approved.
  • Compared to the old canister, it's now lighter and smaller. You can see that it's sealed upon purchase.
  • It has a super cute dedicated case with a cover that you can customize using a sticker. 
  • The eco-cup is smart, replaceable, and eco-friendly. 
  • The new and improved Meiji Amino Collagen is handy, travel-friendly, and comes with a dedicated scoop. You'll always have an exact amount of collagen every time you prepare your drink.
  • The powder dissolves easily with hot or cold drink.
  • Meiji Amino collagen also contains concentrated beauty ingredients like Arginine, Vitamin C, and Glucosamine.
  • The fishy scent is still present but lesser and tolerable. The scent disappears once the powder is dissolved in liquid drink/s.
  • I didn't experience any discomforts like vomiting, headache, nausea, breakouts or whatsoever.
  • It made my skin glowing, soft, and supple even if there were times that I only have 4 hours of sleep.
  • I experience less hair fall and my brittle nails don't chip easily.
  • I always wake up with plump and moist skin. I look less haggard too.
  • My skin looks healthy and shiny- not the 'oil' type of shine, if you may ask.
  • Batch, manufacturing and expiry date printed on the package.

What I don't like:
  • Not easily accessible.
  • Plump skin makes me look fat in photos. I have a round face shape and when I take this collagen, it becomes more noticeable.

Will I purchase? Yes! Meiji Amino Collagen is still as effective as before and the additional beauty ingredients made the results more visible in as early as two weeks.

     I give this a 5/5 rating. The price is very affordable and this is the best collagen supplement that I've tried so far. Since I don't have crow's feet around my eye area, I'll be neutral on that. I have pre-mature wrinkles under my eyes that's visible if my concealer creases but during the time I'm taking Meiji Amino Collagen supplement, I rarely see my concealer crease. 

     I'm happy that I only have a few fine lines and wrinkles that are unnoticeable as of the moment. While taking the supplement, I did see a minor change in the size of my pores and my skin felt a bit tight and made my skin plumper so I look like I gained a little weight in photos. Plumper skin emphasized the extra fat in my jaw area. I don't use contouring makeup so I just let it show.  Again, it is best to see maximum results with continued use :)

Have you tried taking collagen supplements? Share the brand and your experience below :)

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DISCLAIMER: This product was sent to me by Cheska's Online Store for review. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product. What works for me may not work for you or vice versa. I don't take collagen supplement on a regular basis. My review is based on my experience during the time and period I'm taking it.


  1. Is this safe for breast feeding moms?

  2. Hi kath! I remember u said u like orihirp better than meiji collagen. Now that it is improved, is orihiro still better? I still am planning to buy any of those kasi. The o ly collagen i have tried was relumins kaya lng it's pricey. Thank you.

    1. Hi Lace and ribbon,

      I prefer Orihiro kasi because of the placenta content. But if pure collagen lang, then Meiji is my favorite.

  3. Hi! Do you take other supplements for skin? Such as glutathione or etc. Or it's just collagen alone that made your skin smooth and glowing?

    I really like your skin ^_^

    1. Hi Anne,

      Collagen alone can make your skin smooth and glowing. I only take glutathione if I need to review. Other than that, I take Vitamin C and Vitamin E daily :)

  4. Hi Kath,

    Meiji is discontinued this product and relaunch the old one.
    What do you think?
    Im a little bit confuse here.
    Meiji is reformulating the ingredients to be better,and then they're change their mind that the old one is better, and then relaunch the old one and discontinue the reformulating one.

    Oh well.. I need explanation and someone to discuss here..

    1. Hi,

      I visited their website. Yes, they discontinued this starter kit na a month after I tried it. So I guess, sobrang late ko na-try eto kaya nakaka-confuse. They have a new product lineup which I think binalik nga lang nila yung dati. Nagbago din yung design nung refill and can.

      Thanks for the heads-up on this. Will edit the post na lang.


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