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The Top Collagen Boosting Treatments and Products in Hong Kong

9 July, 2018
Beauty

The Top Collagen Boosting Treatments and Products in Hong Kong

Keen for a collagen boost? These are the most effective ways to get a glow.

When it comes to skin, there’s nothing I want more than a plump, dewy and healthy glow. There are many ways to achieve this using make-up and highlighting products, but it’s far more effective to try to get as much collagen as possible into your body – whether that’s via your diet, your skincare routine, or both. Collagen is well known for its internal and external anti-ageing properties. It keeps our skin, nails, hair, joints, and bones healthy, and is also an excellent source of protein. I take collagen supplements, put it in liquid form into my smoothies, track down beauty treatments and facials that use collagen and make sure my skincare products are packed with it too. If you’re curious about collagen, here’s the ultimate guide to the elixir of youth, featuring my treatment and product recommendations, from me and some of Hong Kong’s most respected beauty insiders.

Read more: 8 of the Best Brow Services in Hong Kong

Featured image by Anna Sullivan on Unsplash,, image 1 via Four Seasons Spa, image 2 by Christin Hume on Unsplash, image 3 by Christiann Koepke on Unsplash.

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Treatments

NATURA BISSÉ – The 3D Collagen Shock Facial
I’ve been going to Joyce at Bliss Spa for years and, while I usually go for the ‘Youth As You Know It’ facial, the new collagen-promoting treatment left me curious enough to switch up my usual routine. The treatment lifts and contours your face thanks to three types of collagen that act on the different layers of the skin to strengthen its structure from within. My favourite part is the incredible face massage that improves circulation and lymphatic drainage.

How much: $2,650 +10% service charge

Bliss Spa, W Hotel, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 37172797, www.w-hongkong.com/bliss-spa

Phyto Stem Cell Facial
The decadent treatments at Four Seasons Spa always leave me on cloud nine and this high-tech collagen facial promises to do the same for you. This needle-free facial created by Epicuren uses lactic acid, serums, collagen and amino acids to prep the skin before a CACI machine lifts and tones facial muscles and the neck area. A conductive silver ion-mask is placed on the face to expel free radicals and reduce inflammation while reflexology points are activated to stimulate circulation and relax muscle tension.

How much: 90 minutes Monday – Thursday $4,600, 90 minutes Friday – Sunday $5,150, 120 minutes Monday – Thursday $6,400, 120 minutes Friday – Sunday  $7,150

Four Seasons Spa, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 31968888, www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/spa/

Microneedling/Mesotherapy/Hydro-Injection
Dr. Winnie Mui is my go-to for anti-ageing aesthetic treatment trends around the world. She told me about microneedling a few months before Kim Kardashian posted a snap trying out the now famous ‘vampire’ facial. The treatment hails from South Korea and involves the delivery of unique formulations of hyaluronic acid, placental serum with stem cells, Botox, vitamins and amino acids from Korea, Japan, the US and Spain via a single use, multiple needle injection system. The procedure stimulates collagen production and achieves tighter, brighter skin and a more dewy and youthful complexion. Considering the needle element of this procedure I prefer a licensed Medical Doctor like Dr. Mui to perform the treatment.

How much: From $6,000 per treatment

Dr Winnie Mui at MediSpa HK, 23/F, Siki Centre, 21-23 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 21041911, www.medispahk.com

High Intensive Focused Ultrasound Facial
I did a few HIFU treatments before my wedding two years ago and saw my skin become (slightly) noticeably tighter and firmer after each treatment. I like it because it’s the only non-invasive FDA approved treatment that improves wrinkles on the face and neck area. It uses ultrasound to promote collagen production in the face and safely lift and tighten the skin beyond the dermis and foremost layers. There’s zero downtime, and you can see the results gradually over a number of months.

How much: From $3,800 for a neck treatment

Skin Gym, Room 2106, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 28108088, www.theskingym.com.hk

Perfect Ten Diamond
This facial focuses on the science of Skin Age Biomarkers and specific massage techniques to improve skin texture, facial contours and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. An LED mask is used to boost collagen production and collagen-promoting Natura Bisse products are activated using a 24K gold pulse bar.

How much: Monday – Thursday $2,850, Friday – Sunday and Public Holidays $3,050

The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 21320188, www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/the-landmark/luxury-spa

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Products

Soothe and Smooth Collagen Activating Eye Complex
Dr. Maryam Zamani is a leading facial aesthetics doctor and surgeon based in London whose range of skincare has been a hit with celebrities from day one. This eye cream promises to brighten dark circles, blur fine lines and reduce puffiness. I swear by it during long-haul flights and when I can’t quite get eight hours sleep.

Available online here for $786

Beauty Stamp
Nurse Jamie is the LA-based dermatologist that has a client list that reads like the credits of a Hollywood blockbuster. Her skincare tools are pretty and practical like this Beauty Stamp that makes micro-impressions along the top dermal layer to improve texture and firmness. The tiny needles in the device stimulate collagen production and also help your skin effectively absorb products.

Available online here for $365

NeoCell Super Collagen + C Type 1 and 3
With so many collagen supplements on the market, you’ll want to make sure you’re buying the best. NeoCell Collagen’s 2014 study showed that its products increase skin hydration an average of 21%, so it’s the main reason why I opt for these. I take six of these tablets daily on an empty stomach to keep my hair, skin, nails, joints and bones healthy.

Available here for $100

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Beauty insider recommendations

Looking for beauty tips from influential Hong Kong women?

Lindsay Jang: Co-founder of Yardbird, Sunday’s Grocery, RŌNIN, MissBish, and +500RYT yoga teacher and practitioner
Lindsay Jang’s skin is always flawless and incredibly hydrated. She swears by Vital Protein Collagen Peptides Packets in her coffee with Vitamin C while travelling and Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate when at home.

Alexa Bui: Hong Kong based Make-up Artist
As a busy mum of two, Alexa keeps her collagen routine simple and effective by regularly taking Fancl Collagen Drinks and using 111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Masks.

Diane Younes: Founder of mobile beauty service, Sponge
Mobile beauty business founder Diane is a big fan of REN after discovering its best-selling mask called Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask in New York. She uses the V Cense Revitalising Night Cream to boost collagen; Charlotte Tilbury’s Collagen Lip Bath to keep her lips moisturised and eats lots of dark green vegetables that rev up collagen production.

Read more: Successful Hong Kong Women Share Their Style & Beauty Tips

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