吃的保養品--明治膠原蛋白粉

這次,我們來聊聊回春秘密武器吧--明治膠原蛋白粉。我已經連續三個月每天飲用,現在就來告訴你我有多愛這款產品。

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膠原蛋白是動物中各種結締組織的結構性蛋白,它透過預防致病物質、環璄毒素、微生物、及癌細胞的吸收與擴散,幫助強化體內結構。

不過,隨著年齡增長,體內自行製造膠原蛋白的速度減緩,細胞的結構也變得脆弱,人的皮膚因此變得粗糙,且易受捐害。就我而言,過了28歲,我的皮膚開始因為膠原蛋白的減少而變得乾燥。

被稱為「回春關鍵秘方」的明治膠原蛋白粉於是成為我的「皮膚救星」。

在三個月天天喝之後,我發現我的皮膚變得更為保水。每天早上起來滿臉油光的情形不見了,取而代之的是更為健康與光滑的膚況。此外,氣色也變得明亮,膚質也變得粉嫩。我現在說的狀況不只是指臉而已,全身上下的皮膚都有顯著的成效。

一般版和黃金版的比較

兩個版本我都試過。它們唯一的不同在於,每7克的膠原蛋白粉中,黃金版比一般版多了60毫克的玻尿酸,可以使你的皮膚飽滿光滑,以及10毫克的輔酶Q10來加強皮膚修復與再生能力。而就溶解力而言,黃金版也比一般版來得好。

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^ 黃金版和一般版的營養成份表

黃金版通常比一般版要貴個20美金左右(如果在美國買的話)。你可能會問:「黃金版值得這個價錢嗎?」我只能說,看你的需求,但你付出的一定和你得到的成正比。如果你只想要好的膚質,其實一般版就已經足夠了;不過,若你還想要其他更多的成效,那你應該試試黃金版。

- 小配方 -

Emergen-C

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最近的研究結果顯示,維他命C在膠原蛋白合成的過程中,扮演很重要的角色。如果你吃膠原蛋白補充食品卻沒有連同攝取維他命C時,這些膠原蛋白質並不會進入你的血管,也就是說,它對於改善膚質並不能起到任何作用。

雖然明治膠原蛋白粉,無論是一般版還是黃金版,每7克就含有50毫克的維他命C,但我想這還是不夠的。

為了能讓膠原蛋白充份的被吸收,我都會和Emergen-C一同飲用。一包Emergen-C就含有1000毫克的維他命C。此外,明治膠原蛋白粉其實有一種噁心的腥味,但Emergen-C可以把這種味道壓過去,讓它變得好喝一點。

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^ 明治膠原蛋白粉黃金版混合Emergen-C 

總而言之,明治膠原蛋白粉(一般版和黃金版)非常有效。如果你和我差不多年齡,而且開始覺得膚況漸漸變差,可以開始考慮嘗試了。

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  • 3 months ago

Eat your way to younger skin with Meiji Amino Collagen

This time, I’d like to share my experience with Meiji Amino Collagen that I’ve been taking it daily for the past two months. And I am going to tell why I’m so in love with it!

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Collagen is the main structural protein of the various connective tissues in animals, helping to give strength to various structures of the body and also protects structures like the skin by preventing absorption and spreading of pathogenic substances, environmental toxins, micro-organisms and cancerous cells.

With age, collagen production slows and the cells structures weaken. The skin gets thinner and is easier to damage. For me, after reaching 28, my skin gets dehydrated easier because it starts lose the ability to create collagen.

Meiji Amino Collagen holding the key to “youthfulness and beauty” is like my “skin savior.”

After drinking it daily for two months, I found my skin is more hydrated. When I wake up, I note that my usually very very oily skin feels less oily and has more like a healthy glow instead. Also, my skin seems to look brighter and feels much softer. I’m not only talking about the face, but also about my entire skin.

Comparison between Meiji Amino Collagen and Premium version

I’ve tried both, the regular Meiji Amino Collagen and the Premium version. The only difference between the regular and the premium is that the premium contains 60mg Hyaluronic acid, which keeps your skin plump and smooth and 10mg Coenzyme Q10, which boosts skin repair and regeneration, per 7g of powder. Besides, the powder of the regular one is a bit harder to dissolve.

The premium one usually costs $20 more than the regular one. You may ask, “does the premium one really worth the price?” Well, it depends. I should say you get what you pay for. If you just want a better skin, the regular one will suffice. But if you want more benefits, you should try the premium version.

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^ Nutritional info for Meiji Amino Collagen Premium and the regular version

- Secret tips -

Emergen-C

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Recent studies show that vitamin C plays a very important role in collagen synthesis. If you don’t take collagen supplements with vitamin C, it won’t be absorbed into your bloodstream, which means they won’t make it to your skin.

Although both the regular Meiji Amino Collagen and the premium version contain 50 mg vitamin C per 7g, it’s still not enough (I think).

In order to help my body effectively absorb the collagen supplement, I always drink it with Emergen-C, which contains 1000 mg vitamin C. Besides, Meiji Amino Collagen has a wired and unpleasant taste but Emergen-C can make the taste much better.

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^ Mix Meiji Amino Collagen Premium with Emergen-C

All in all, it’s no brainier that Meiji Amino Collagen (both regular and premium) really works. If you are the same age as me and start feeling that your skin isn’t as good as before, you should consider drinking it.

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  • 3 months ago
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打造豐盈秀髮推薦秘方

猶記得小的時候,我的髮量非常的多而且很健康,但越長大頭髮卻越來越少越來越細。在年屆而立之時,居然有了掉髮的問題…完全無法接受。因此,我開始找尋各種能讓頭髮長回來的方法和產品,雖然不是每種方式都盡如人意,但還是讓我找到了一些十分好用的健髮秘方。

生物素
Biotin

這真的是一個非常神奇的產品!

生物素是一種維他命B群,可以幫助頭髮的生成。

10,000 mcg 的生物素是市售劑量最高的,目前為止我已使用了三個月。我只能說:真的愛死它了。生物素不儘幫助我頭髮長得更快更好,就連所有眉毛缺角的地方都重新長出來了!簡直感動到痛哭流涕!

國際牌頭皮SPA 按摩機
Panasonic Scalp Massager

不得不佩服日本人總有聰明的發明。

這台頭皮按摩機實在太好用了,每次使用它都讓我舒服到起雞皮疙瘩!我知道有些人會說自己用手按摩就好啦,但是我必須說:按摩機真的非常優秀,絕對讓你停不下來。且現在已經有許多研究指出適度的頭皮按摩有助於頭髮生長,還不快去買一台!

契爾氏迷迭香健康魔髮頭皮按摩油
Kiehl’s Magic Elixir

這大概是我用過最好的健髮產品,每次用了都能感覺頭髮變得十分鬆軟柔順,且絲滑亮麗。

我都是搭配著頭皮按摩機一起使用:滴一點在按摩機的尖端上,讓它隨著按摩機的按摩塗滿整個頭皮。只要透過這樣的按摩,相信在我頭皮越來越健康之後,頭髮一定能越長越好。

-其他優秀產品推薦-

AVEDA Damage Remedy 復原配方系列

我的頭髮長及臀部,因此髮端總是有許多分叉。但自從用了AVEDA Damage Remedy 復原配方系列之後,分叉情形有顯著的改善。強力推薦!

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  • #頭髮 #健髮 #頭皮按摩 #生髮 #契爾氏 #生物素 #biotin #aveda #kiehl's
  • 5 months ago

Pump up your hair volume

Let’s talk about hair growth. 

My hair used to be thick, healthy, and full of volume but now it’s getting thinner. I think I am experiencing hair loss at the age of 30 (good grief! I am still young right!?) When I was aware that tragic thing is happening to me, I started seeking some remedies that can grow back my hair. I tried a lot of methods and products but not everything worked out as I expected. Yet, I still found some ways that really help enhance hair growth.

Biotin

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I am gonna rate it FIVE stars!! 

Biotin is a water-soluble B-vitamin (vitamin B7). It’s an important nutrient to help prevent hair loss. 

There are various kinds of biotin product in drugstores. Natrol Biotin 10,000 mcg is one of the highest doses of biotin on the market. I’ve been using it for almost 3 months and so far so good with these pills. My hair has been growing faster and getting thicker. Even the bald spots in the middle of my eyebrows have been growing back too!

Panasonic scalp massager 

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Japanese always invent something clever.

This scalp massager is amazing. When massaging my head, it creates goosebumps. I know someone will make a comparison of the scalp massager on you and you doing massage yourself but I need to tell you that it’s way more relaxing when you use the scalp massager and you definitely don’t want to stop. Besides, daily scalp massages have been proven to be a very effective hair growth aid and really boost hair growth. So go try it! you will love it.

Kiehl’s Magic Elixir

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This is one of the best hair products ever. After each use, my hair feels super soft and manageable. It also makes my hair silky and shining. 

I always use it with the Panasonic scalp massager. Just apply a small amount to the tips of the massager and then massage the formula throughout the scalp. It works perfectly. I believe once my scalp gets healthier, my lost hair will grow back.

Some other recommended hair products 

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Aveda — damage remedy intensive restructuring treatment / damage remedy daily hair repair

I used to have tons of split ends because my hair is super long that almost to my butt. When I started using Aveda’s damage remedy products, my hair has been bouncier and has had far less split ends. Highly recommended!!

 

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  • #hair #hair growth #hair loss #long hair #scalp #scalp massage #panasonic #aveda #biotin #kiehl's #magic elixir #hair volume #split hair
  • 5 months ago
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Don’t cry for Eva Peron — Evita

What kind of musical was banned in Argentina, but received enthusiastic responses in the rest of the world?

What kind of role attracted pop queen Madonna and made her strive to win the chance to perform in the musical movie?

“Evita” which is one of the most successful musicals, features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The show is based on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron who became the spiritual leader of the nation rising from nothing to the most famous political figure in the country’s history.

The action begins with Eva Peron’s funeral. All people wear black and sing “Requiem,” lamenting over the death of their respectful leader. When everyone in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, immerses in grief, Che, an everyman, is the one who still retains his hard sanity.

Che acts as the voice of the people and represents the spirit of the whole show. He sees things that the rest of the people cannot. He is living the life of the peasants in Argentina and going through life painfully and in poverty. The hope that Eva brings gets him and the people excited but she fails to deliver her promises.

At first, it seems like Eva is one of those people, and that is how she gains the popularity of the people. But after she gets power mad, she doesn’t keep her promises. She cares much more about her own fame. All these things contribute towards the angry Che.

“Evita” is all about the cruel political strategies of political movements and radical social changes that hide underneath media manipulation. It is not a show to simply pay tribute to Eva Peron, one of the powerful women in Argentina’s history, but to depict the dark sides of human beings.

“Evita” has been played for over hundreds and thousands of performances. This time, the show performing at the Paramount Theatre brings the classics to Seattle. Overall, the set and consumes in the show were stunning that made the audience feel like they were back to 1940s in Argentina. The dancing was gorgeous with actors weaving in tango beautifully yet subtle ways.

Caroline Bowman as Eva Peron has a beautiful voice. I expected she can get a much more emotional reaction out of me. However, I kept thinking of Madonna when watching the show. If Madonna has my heart over a live show, I know Bowman lacked something that can make this role more iconic.

Yet, “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina” is still looping in my heart. Andrew Lloyd Webber definitely created another great musical in the 20th century that can rival “The Phantom of the Opera.”

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  • #evita #eva peron #argentina #musical #andrew lloyd webber
  • 9 months ago

A man behind the iron suit

Most hero stories tell people that you don’t need be afraid of evil because superheroes will always come to save you. They are smart, strong, and flawless. They are the saviors of the world. This is how superhero movies persuade the audience. It is a sort of presentation of cultural imperialism.

But this time, in Iron Man 3, Tony Stark, a man who saved America from the attacks of aliens and terrorists, is not strong anymore.

After perceiving the super powers of the aliens, Thor and Loki in the Avengers, Tony finally realizes that he is not as powerful as he used to think. He cannot protect the one he loves in his whole life. Therefore, he is suffering insomnia and panic attacks.

Different from the foes in the Iron Man 1 and 2, the enemy he confronts this time, the Mandarin, has a chemical and biological nature. He and his minions are immortal. Although Tony has a crew of armored warriors, the iron man army, he is still beaten up by Mandarin. The intriguing part is that Pepper, who is invalid and always needs to rely on Tony’s protection, becomes strong and powerful. 

In Iron Man 3, Tony is no longer a superhero who wears a solid iron suit. He is an ordinary person just like us. He is emotional. He has weakness. And He is not deathless. We finally know that Tony Stark is not an alien or a cyborg but a normal human being.

Just like every superhero movie, Mandarin is thrashed at the end and the world is safe again but Iron Man is still on his way of self-discovering.

Iron Man 3 finds a new and refreshing way to present Tony Stark, this billionaire industrialist, incorrigible genius and wearer of all-flying, all-knowing Iron Man suits. And this way definitely gives the audience an interesting and different recognition of superhero movies.

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  • 1 year ago

Integrate women power with divine gymnastics – Amaluna

The Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil brings its latest show “Amaluna” to Washington at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Amaluna is a fusion of two Latin words, “ama” and “luna.” “Ama” refers to “mother” and “luna” means “moon,” which is a symbol of femininity. This is the tone of the whole show, including the performance and the stage design.

The story of Amaluna, which has a cast that is more than 70 percent female, takes place on an island ruled by queen Prospera. Prospera’s beautiful daughter Miranda is growing up and falls in love with a young sailor Romeo who lands on the island accidentally. They struggle to be together but finally go through all of the obstacles at the end.

The show successfully integrates Cirque du Soleil’s basic elements — aerial acrobatics and gymnastics, slapstick clowns, Euro-pop soundtrack, and colorful sets and costumes with this creative performance, which represents women’s features — the fragility, the beauty.

The giant water bowl is the highlight of the show. Miranda has a fantastic balance routine performed in and around this giant water bowl. Romeo also performs a breath-taking display of strength in pursuit of Miranda. This dramatic act is a perfect metaphor for bliss of love.

Amaluna is a different and truly beautiful aesthetic show in Cirque du Soleil’s performance history, from the relationships between characters to the costumes and music. You definitely do not want to miss out.

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  • 1 year ago
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Turn the spooky atmosphere into laughs – The Addams Family

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When you think of “Addams Family,” what comes to your mind first? A dark, cloudy weather? A ghastly old house? The pale-skin and long-black-hair hostess Morticia? The dark- haired and grim-looking little girl Wednesday? Or the versatile but quaint hand Thing that always runs on his fingertips, like a spider?

The Addams Family is a black comedy created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The Addamses acts strangely. They share macabre interests, but they are not typically evil. Although always been seen as dreadful and queer, the Addamses still do not care how people think about them. Because of their odd and sometimes crazy lifestyle, the Addams Family finally enjoyed a high reputation among American audiences, and has made into movie series in the 1990s.

Now, in the time of Spider Man turned into musical, we are not surprised that the Addams Family decided to bring joy to stage. The show opened on Broadway in April 2010 and got an unprecedented success. It already won multiple awards for outstanding set design.

In the musical, teenager Wednesday falls in love with a sweet young man Lucas from a “normal” family, leading the Addams clan to secrets and scandal.

The plot of the story is intriguing and humorous. The play writer creatively used a lot of ironic elements, especially in character portrayal, which made excellent con. Father Gomez is the typical breadwinner of the family. He has strong affection for his wife Morticia. Their rebellious daughter Wednesday and her lover Lucas also make a deep impression on the audiences. The most comical but charming and pleasant character in the play is Uncle Fester who has crush on the Moon, yes, the real Moon.

The lighting design for the play is also unique and gorgeous. In a sweet, suspended-in-air solo, the Moon and Me, sung by Uncle Fester, the special and creative black-light theatre effect successfully catches audiences’ attention and is thought as the highlight of the show.

The Addams Family is a truly classic comedy. The musical not only keeps the pith of the original story but also creates its own performance style through the brand-new storyline and fascinating stage design, which makes the show become one of must-see musicals in recent years.

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  • 1 year ago
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  • 2 years ago
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A salutation to Frankenstein – Frankenweenie

If you paid attention to this year’s Academy Awards, you probably found out that the stage design of the feast was full of old-fashioned fantasy, meaning “retro style” has taken Hollywood by storm.

However, always been known as an unconventional director, Tim Burton seems to have changed his unique style and decided to throw himself into this prevailing trend.

In his latest black-white stop-motion film,Frankenweenie, Burton borrowed several elements from famous old horror movie Frankenstein, making the atmosphere in the movie freaky and eerie.

In Frankenweenie, young Victor Frankenstein’s beloved puppy Sparky is struck by a car and loses its life. He is distraught with sorrow about Sparky’s death. One day, Victor’s science teacher Mr. Rzykruski demonstrates an experiment, using electricity to revive a dead frog.

Inspired by Mr. Rzykruski, this little boy tries to use a few bolts of lightening to resuscitate his deceased dog. His experiment succeeds and Sparky comes back to life, but Victor’s parents and neighbors are all psyched out.

The whole story of the movie is like a duplication of Frankenstein, such as using electricity to revive a dead creature and surviving the windmill fire. Even the hairstyle of Sparky’s “girlfriend” Persephone imitates the bride of Frankenstein.

But when Victor’s parents and neighbors chase after Victor and zombie Sparky, I immediately thought of those middle class people chasing and attacking Edward in Edward Scissorhands, one of Burton’s classics. In the end, Edward flees and hides in his Gothic castle. Sparky and Victor run in a windmill – just like Frankenstein.

Both Burton and Frankenstein’s director James Whale understand how sorrowful and solitary a person is when he or she cannot seem to fit in with the society. Burton was shy and lonely in his early life; Whale was a homosexual man. They instilled their views of life and philosophies into the movies, reflecting how mainstream values push aside people who are seen as freaks.

I would say Burton not only wanted to bring back the spirit of Frankenstein but also tried to make a response to Whale inFrankenweenie. Therefore, this is a movie all about a talent respecting the other talent.

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  • 2 years ago
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  • 2 years ago
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Bizarre love triangle – GF*BF

Love is not always as innocent as we thought. “I love you so you should love me” is not the conservation equation in a relationship. Most of the times, we love a person who will never love us back. Ironically, there is always another person who wants to be our prince or princess but we don’t want to pay any attention to this person. Therefore, love is always about regret. 

Director Ya-Che Yang sharply points out how brutal love can be in the movie, which stimulates our memories and tries to leave an open ending for us to recall what we have missed in our love lives. If you have been heartbroken, GF*BF will strike a chord with you.

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  • #gf*bf #love #love movie #taiwan #taiwanese movie #bizarre love triangle
  • 2 years ago
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