Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

     Hello dearies! Sharing my thoughts on the newest formulation of the infamous collagen brand- Meiji Amino Collagen Powder. If my memory serves me right, this is the 3rd time I'm going to review this collagen brand. I saw positive effects during the time I'm taking it that's why reviewing it again to see if it has the same results after finishing one can for a month.

     I have high hopes with Japanese supplements as they have the strictest standards when it comes to the manufacturing process. They are constantly innovating to meet the demands of the consumers that's why I think they reformulated again for the third time because their supplement has one flaw- the odor of the formulations before. The heavens have heard my woes and yes, I have the answer to the questions now- does Meiji Amino Collagen tastes fishy? Read my thought below :)

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018 

     Before I muse my experience, I want to give a piece of advice- before using anti-aging skin care product one must consult their dermatologist first if in doubt. Not all anti-aging products are used by individuals who are 30 years old and above. Some use them because they're always exposed to the harmful rays of the sun, already see pre-mature wrinkles and other aging skin concerns. The results you will read here are what I experienced during and after taking the product for 28 days.

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018 
The first formula then second and the latest that I've tried the past years.
     Cheska's Store sent this Meiji Collagen for a review. This is the newest formulation, a consistent favorite for 16 years. Their collagen powder is the most effective formulation in the market and obviously, the number 1 best-seller in Japan. 

Meiji Amino Collagen Claims:     
  • Absorbed 50% more efficiently.
  • 100% low molecular weight fish collagen.
  • They used basic beauty cosmetic ingredients.
  • Patented production method.

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018 

Three more ingredients that add to the effectiveness of collagen are:
  • Amino Acid Arginine- essential for a healthy glowing face and healthy body.
  • Vitamin C- the king of Vitamins which accentuates the health and beauty benefits of fish collagen.
  • Glucosamine- an exciting new compound with excellent moisture retention properties, also used in making hyaluronic acid.

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018 
This is one scoop, 7g of collagen goodness!

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size; 1 scoop = 7 g

Energy 27 kcal
Protein 5.3 g
Fat 0.08 g
Carbohydrate 1.3 g
Salt Equivalent 0.04 g
Vitamin C 50 mg
Collagen Peptide 5,000 mg
Arginine 450 mg
Glucosamine 60 mg

     The recommended daily intake of collagen should be around 3,000-5,000 mg a day. One scoop of Meiji Amino Collagen contains 5,000 mg. It dissolves easily and can be mixed with almost all kinds of drinks. You can choose hot or cold. It doesn't alter the effects of Meiji. Mixing it in your drinks makes it more potent because liquid form is better absorbed by the body.

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018 
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     After consuming one can that is good for twenty-eight (28) days, I see promising and positive results not only in 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 4 hours of sleep and running errands whole day. Plus it gives a certain kind of glow obviously seen in photos. I get many compliments last month from my friends telling me that I look blooming and fresh.

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018 
I always mix  Meiji Collagen Powder with my coffee.

size: 7 g per scoop good for 28 days per can

price: 1,579 php (Around $30.19+)

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. Enjoy with a hot or cold drink. Best to drink on an empty stomach.

ingredients: Fish collagen peptides, Maltodextrin, Vegetable Fats and Oils/V.C., Glucosamine, Arginine, Thickener (Gum arabic), Emulsifier, Flavoring Note: May contain traces of Orange, Soy Beans and/or Gelatin. Note: May contain traces of orange, soybeans and/or gelatin

Product Review: Meiji Amino Collagen Powder 2018
photo grabbed from Louisa of Art of Being a Mom. I super like this photo of ours. I have 3 hours of sleep here but l look fresh.

What I like:
  • Meiji Amino Collagen is one of the most affordable powder collagen brands in the market.
  • It is FDA approved.
  • The can is well-sealed. It is double sealed- one with plastic wrap at the lid and another seal on top before opening the can. It's also available in refill pouch. Don't worry about measuring because it comes with a scoop.
  • It also contains other beauty ingredients like Arginine, Glucosamine and Vitamin C for other health benefits.
  • YES to a super mild, almost non-existent fish scent. 
  • I didn't experience any discomforts like vomiting, headache, nausea, breakouts or whatsoever.
  • My friends noticed that my skin is glowing even if there were times that I only have 4 hours of sleep.
  • I get a lot of compliments that I look fresh and when they touched my skin, they told me it's soft, smooth, and supple.
  • I like that my nails are less brittle and less hair fall too while taking this supplement.
  • I always wake up with plump and moist skin that made me look less haggard even if there are a bit of undereye bags.
  • 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.
  • Since it made my skin plump, I gained weight, water weight to be exact. I can see fats under my jaw. 

Will I purchase? Yes because this is my HG (holy grail) collagen powder brand of all time! Good thing there is a refill with the same price of the can but has an extra scoop for two days.

     I still give this a 5/5 rating. Finally, I can say that this is the best among the rest. Since I don't have crow's feet around my eye area, I'll be neutral on that. I have pre-mature wrinkles in my undereye 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. Again, it is best to see maximum results with continued use :) My answer to the question if Meiji Amino Collagen tastes fishy? It's NO now! If you have questions, more answers here:

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

For orders and other inquiries on Cheska's Online Store, you may reach them through,
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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. Wow! as in wow! ganda ng feedback mo Ms. kath, i want to try din ung mga ganyang may collagen.. pde ba sya sa breastfeed? and meron kya sa sa mga drugstore? 😁

    1. Hi Peachy,

      Salamat! Pero not advisable kasi sa BF moms. Wala nito sa drugstore natin. :(

  2. Wow sulit na sya ah, good for almost 1 month not bad for the price. Matagal tagal na gamitan.

    1. Hi Rojean,

      This is one of the cheapest yet effective brand in the market until now. Highly recommended ko ito.

  3. It's good to know na parse mag refills . At very important din ng collagen , mejo pricey sya but I think this is very effective since its products of japan.

    1. Hi Aila,

      Yes :) Okay naman sa price kasi Japan brand and it's effective.

  4. Wow 5/5 rating means satisfied talaga👏 If tanungin ako, i prefer in powder form para it can be mixed and dissolved easily. I have hard hard time taking in supplements in a capsule form. Kaya pala glowing ka Ms Kath😍 i like its effect, yung water weight i guess di naman gaano halata and kaya i work out to tone down fats. And sana meron din sa mga beauty stores para accessible to buy talaga for sure mas mabili lalo yan knowing na Japan products are really made with series of process to perfection ❤️ Thanks for this review 😍

    1. Hi Lovell,

      Yes! Highly recommended ko talaga itong brand na to pagdating sa collagen kasi yung price naman is sulit. Maganda ang powder form :) Salamat! Yes, yung water weight nga naman pwede mawala through exercise basta wag lang sa cheeks mapunta. Hahaha! You're welcome :)

  5. Divine Labbuanan-CabralFebruary 9, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Woooowww mommy!!! Parang gusto kong subukan...sana safe sa nagpapabreastfeed😊

    1. Hi Divine,

      Subukan mo if you are not BF na. Kasi hindi talaga pwede to sa ngayon :(

  6. Bilib din talaga ako pag mga japan products😍..pansin ko kasi ang gaganda ng mga feedback/reviews sa mga products nila..mapa-cosmetics man or foods..kaya conviencing tlaga ako na tlagang maganda mga items nila👍
    Ang ganda din nitong Collagen,lalo na sakin..haggard na face ko..dami pa wrinkles..parang perfect din 'to sakin ms kath😁 Thank u po sa review, dagdag idea na nman sa katulad kung At-Home-Mom....Thumbs up for this blogs/vlogs👍👍👍

    1. Hi Lovell,

      Yes, tama ka sa observation mo. Kaya love na love ko ang Japan. Halos lahat mamahalin mo sa kanil.a Hahaha! Yes, try mo na ito pag may budget. Thank you so much!

  7. Hi do you still drink this? Is it ok to take otsuka jelly together with this?

    1. Hi,

      No na. Yes, pwede mo naman isabay.

    2. Why did you stop drinking this? Did you change to a different brand?

    3. Hi Rose,

      I don't drink collagen on a daily basis. I just drink if there's a product to be reviewed. Will resume when I lose weight or if I'm back on my ideal one. Collagen makes my cheek plumper, thus making me look that I gained weight.

  8. Hello Ms. Kath! Does this help in terms of skin whitening?


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