I am super excited to tell you about an amazing new trend just starting to sweep through Asia…namely south Korea.
We are talking about Pig Collagen….that is correct…before you consider myself totally crazy…do try the product I am going to talk about today:)
So we have previously had amazing things come out from Korea, such as snake venom products, bee venom, snail products, dragon blood products, starfish extracts products…there is also a new Donkey Milk trend developing as well…which I am curious to try:)…and I have already tried and yet to review a Japanese Horse oil brand.
But now we have Pig Collagen….for months I was looking at a product made by Elizavecca (pictured at the bottom of the blog)…however I was totally grossed out by the realistically looking pig on the packaging, the green jar and the brown product that looked totally like pig`s fat when stirred….although it does come back to its original state.
So I decided to wait and let other Big Korean brands jump on the trend…as they normally do…when one brand does something innovative and worthwhile…other brands jump on the band wagon and try to outdo each other….so that was the case here…with both Tony Moly and Holika Holika doing their versions of the Pig Collagen Jelly mask….
What have actually started the whole trend was a Korean television interview that featured a woman in her mid-thirties that had unbelievable young skin (she was from a farming family)-and her secret was that, she used to cook pig skins and make something like a gel mask out of them…where she has discovered the anti-ageing benefits of the pig`s collagen.
I think it is a widely known medical fact that pig`s internal organs are for some reason very comparable with human body…to give you a personal example (my grandfather has had three heart valves changed as part of the triple heart by-pass some years ago)….and guess where these valves came from?…you guessed it …they came from a pig…and thankfully my grandfather is doing very well with them for years now.
So…the first Pig Collagen Jelly cream I have tried is ofcourse by my very favorite Tony Moly. I have a full vedieo demo of the product below as well as a full list of ingredients and texture pics for you guys. This product has 50% pig`s collagen extracted from Pig`s skin and I highly recommend to actually Rush Out and Buy this. I got mine on Ebay for just 17.95 USD…. Not only is it my new Must Have Collagen Product but also my new Must Have Sleeping Mask..as you know I have been looking for both these types of product for a while and whilst i have discovered some very good and not-so-good options for a sleeping mask and collagen products as I show in my previous videos…non of the previous sleeping masks or collagen products were as good as this.
The ingredient listing here, as per below is also very impressive, it is not particularly long…but you have Collagen here as the first ingredient, including Adenosine, Vitamic-C (Ascorbic Acid), Wine Extract, Aloe Leaf extract, Vitamin E and more….but ofcourse the start ingredient here is the Hydrolyzed Pig`s collagen.
Do not be grossed out…this is a light pink gel that smells very nice and fresh….is only a little sticky…but fantastically smoothing, with a decent lifting effect and an overnight anti-wrinkle effect, on to of the deeply moisturizing experience that is not overpowering…and is most interestingly absolutely fine with my enlarged pores in the t-zone…and i think this is dues to the presence of Vitamin C here and a Witch Hazel extract.
Official Tony Moly info:
For those of you guys who are interested to buy the original Elizavecca product, I have attached pics that would help you differentiate between original and a fake one..because this has been a very popular product, reportedly there are many fake products on Ebay..so here is how to spot them….to be honest…I am still grossed out by this product..and my next trial would be the Holika Holika version…but I think…I will buy the Elizavecca product eventually since I really love the concept due to the results that the Tony Moly product delivered thus-far.
I would love to hear from you guys who end up buying either Elizavecca or Tony Moly as to what your thoughts and impressions are about these products and if you guys are happy with me recommending this product for you.