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.
(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.
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.