Some Thoughts about… Imedeen Derma One


Here is a fun fact about me: I am always interested in trying health supplements. I am not sure if it’s cultural, but then again I am the only one in my family that turned out this way. Anyways: a little more than three months back, I learnt that Imedeen was going to hit the market here in Belgium. I have completed the 12-week *Derma One treatment now, and here are some quick thoughts about it.

skin analysis

(That is the analysis they did of my skin back at the time. Naturally it is still Greek to me, but apparently the result isn’t bad.)

Imedeen is a collagen supplement from Pfizer. It has existed on the market for quite some time. From what I gathered, it is quite popular in certain countries (especially the UK, or at least that’s the impression I got from my search). Three versions of Imedeen are available, including Derma One (3o+. RRP: 44 euros), Time Perfection (40+. RRP: 58 euros), and Prime Renewal (50+. RRP: 78 euros).

Each box contains 60 capsules. You are supposed to take 2 a day, so it will give you a month of supply. Derma One promises to:

  • Help improve skin quality
  • Help improve moisture balance
  • Help skin look more radiant
  • Make skin on face and body feel softer, smoother and more supple

It has a slight fishy smell, but as long as you swallow fast enough, it’s not that bad.

Imedeen Derma One review

So what’s the verdict after 12 weeks?

I can’t say I am already experiencing many signs of aging, so I haven’t really seen anything earth-shattering or miraculous. However, I did notice that the skin on the back of my hands became much softer, and my nails are less fragile. Since I haven’t been applying hand cream more often, I am going to assume it’s the effect of Imedeen Derma One!

I assume that given a few more years, I will experience more difference with Imedeen. Like any health supplement, it doesn’t replace common sense (lots of water, enough sleep, balanced diet), but in my case it does do something!

What health/beauty-related supplements do you take? I used to take one for my nails, but I ran out a while ago and I haven’t re-stocked.

  • Isabelle

    Good to know this helps with the nails too! I still have to start using Imedeen.. For some reason I haven’t started yet – although I’m such a big fan of hair & nail supplements so it’s not like I’m afraid of them. Let’s start soonish :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah I think my nails are definitely better than they were! I stopped taking my hair and nail supplement, so I am pretty sure Imedeen is responsible for the difference!

  • Syirael

    Imedeen has been around here in NZ for as long as I can remember, I think! I’ve never tried it, but I have always wondered if things like that actually work, so I was interested to see your review :-)

    I don’t really take anything at the moment, but I have taken an oil-based supplement for my eczema in the past. I’m trying to remember which oil it was, now! Flaxseed maybe? Anyway, I’m not sure it helped the eczema much, but um, it did kind of have the effect you might imagine regularly swallowing oil to have on my digestive system, so I gave it up! 😀

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Syl, yeah it has definitely worked for me! Softer hands are always good in my book!

      Aww so sorry to hear your experiment didn’t turn out that well! I think I tried Primrose oil in the past, and my body was OK with it (can’t remember what it did though).

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I don’t take a lot of supplements besides Vitamin D and of course iron because I’m anemic. Twice a day would be my problem-I’d never remember to take them twice haha.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh with these you take two once every day, so it’s easy peasy. I always take mine with breakfast. That way I won’t forget!

  • Icaria

    I don’t take any supp except vit D but this winter I didn’t take any because I was outside more. Lunch breaks were/are spent walking so I get it the natural way. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yay! That’s good to know! I don’t take vitamin D. Now I wonder maybe I should start!

  • Judith

    Interresting, unlike most of the ladies here I take a lot of supplements, vitamine D, magnesium, probiotic and multi-vitamin. I wonder if there is any peer control study about this. I need to investigate some more

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yaaay you are a girl after my own heart! You should definitely look into that and let me know. I am pretty much the only person I know who is interested in different supplements though 😉

  • Sofia

    Interesting! I have to admit I’ve never taken any health beauty supplements (not even when I was surrounded by them when I worked in pharmacies long ago!) and have always been curious to know if one does notice a difference. Interesting to know your results, but then also you are young and have amazing skin to start off with!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Sofia! I am spotting a difference in my eye area, so I might as well be a bit more vigilant! I’m glad it gives me softer hands though. Not much stuff does that!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I really think supplements can work. I really need some for my nails at the moment.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww fortunately nail supplements don’t tend to be expensive! Pick one up and I hope it’ll work for you!

  • 38noodles

    I’m just not disciplined enough to continue taking suppliments… Eyes my stash of kale smoothie powder, vitamins and omega3 capsules with guilt.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha aww. I have mine on the desk, and I wash it down with my glass of juice in the morning. That works well for me!

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    hmmm i’ve somewhat skeptical about these sort of things (but still sometimes fall for them) i haven’t done any research into ingested collagen but whenever i do get curious about a supplement i try and do reserach first. its good b/c i still have access to academic scientific papers so i rely on those more than general internet sites.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenn, I have heard different things about ingesting collagen, but I did notice a difference after 3 months. If you do more research about this, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

      • jenn @Abeautifulzen

        yea collagen products are super big in asia! it seems like most asian brands have a cream or something for it. they sell supplements as well on SASA but im never sure about them

  • Chia-Yi Liu

    I take vit d, omega 3 & megahydrate. the megahydrate makes a huge difference to my dry eyes & skin. I also keep a jar of chia seeds soaked in tea in the fridge that I try to take regularly.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Chia-Yi, ooo I’ve never thought about megahydrate. My eyes get dry as well (sitting in front of the computer all day), so maybe I should look into that!

      • Chia-Yi Liu

        I highly recommend it! it’s the only supplement I feel an actual difference if I accidentally skip a couple of days. I also love oasis tears plus as an eye lubricant. it’s high in glycerin & hyaluronic acid. it’s also preservative-free so it’s very sensitive-eye friendly

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Hey Chia-Yi, oh I just use eye drops I got from my pharmacist. It’s preservative-free as well, but besides that, I’m not too sure what’s in it LOL