A couple of months ago, I had an opportunity from NeoCell to try two of their products: NeoCell Fish Collagen +HA (hyaluronic acid) and NeoCell Beauty Bursts. I’ve been using topical hyaluronic acid for over a year now, and it has made a difference in my skin’s hydration level. But I had never tried taking it systemically, nor had a tried a collagen supplement. This was something new.
So why collagen and hyaluronic acid? HA absorbs about a thousand times its weight in water so it helps skin stay hydrated. Collagen is a protein found in connective tissue that appears naturally in the body. The amount of collagen in the body tends to decrease with age. One of the benefits associated with collagen is thicker skin that appears less wrinkled. Some studies suggest that there may be a link between degree of skin wrinkling and tendency to brittle bones in post-menopausal women. Hmmm. Thin lips, dull hair and brittle nails also can be improved with collagen. Another benefit of collagen and hyaluronic acid is reduced joint pain. I figured it was worth a try to boost my flagging levels of both collagen and HA. For further info, here’s a video from the Dr. Oz TV show on anti-aging and the role and effect of hydrolyzed collagen (and there’s also info on sunscreen too, a separate issue that’s important but not relevant to this blogpost and giveaway).
I just finished my bottle of NeoCell Fish Collagen +HA.
This supplement comes in capsule form, and they are easy to swallow for someone like me who has trouble swallowing pills. And BTW, there’s no fish taste or aftertaste at all! It is a 30 day supply. You are supposed to take 4 capsules a day, 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening on an empty stomach. That was a bit of a challenge. I guess taking the first two immediately waking up is best. And I took the other two before bed.
Here is the ingredient list:
The second product I tried was NeoCell Beauty Bursts in Mint Chocolate.
I adore all things mint chocolate: peppermint patties, mint chocolate chip ice cream, so choosing this flavor was a no-brainer for me. In all honesty, the mint chocolate bursts are not quite as good as peppermint patties or ice cream, but they are chewy like a caramel and the taste is not bad. I actually like them. The Beauty Bursts also come in fruit flavor.
So did it work? Well, I take a number of other supplements including Omega-3 fish oil and biotin, and I use a heck of a lot of skincare products so it’s difficult to attribute a change to one particular product or supplement. Nevertheless, my jawline which is the part of my face that I’m most concerned about showing my age looks a little firmer. And the most noticeable improvement is in my KNEES! I’ve been jogging almost everyday for more than 30 years. My knees used to kill me when I walked down the steps in my house. They feel so much better, both when I walk down the stairs and when I’m jogging. Yay!
Now that I’ve used up my complimentary bottle of NeoCell Fish Collagen +HA, I purchased another one! I want to keep up the changes that I’ve seen so far, and see if there’s further improvement over time.
The folks at NeoCell are hosting a giveaway on Never Say Die Beauty to get the word out about their products. The prize is a bottle of NeoCell Fish Collagen +HA and a bag of Beauty Bursts to one lucky winner, the same products that I tried.
In addition, I am offering to a second winner, a bottle of NeoCell Collagen Beauty Builder that I initially received from NeoCell, a 50 day supply. NOTE: This bottle was opened once by me. I saw that the supplements were large, solid pills that I knew I would not be able to swallow. I immediately closed the jar, and none of the pills were touched by me or anyone else. If you are the second name chosen and you are willing to accept the opened jar, it will be yours.
As you will notice on the ingredient lists, the products do not contain gluten. However, they may contain trace amounts of sulfites. So if you are sensitive to sulfites or suffer from headaches, you may want to pass on this one.
NeoCell products are widely available online at Dr.Vita.com, Drugstore.com, vitaminshoppe.com, and pilgrims pride.com. It’s sold at GNC, and I just discovered that they are available at Walgreens and walgreens.com.
Please leave a comment on the blog about why you’d like to win the supplements. The comment about the NeoCell supplements is mandatory. When you leave a comment, no duplicates please, ie don’t just copy what someone else wrote. 😉
One entry per household, please.
If you have won a Never Say Die Beauty giveaway in 2014, please sit this one out.
I’m going to use Rafflecopter again for the entries. It’s pretty easy to use, but it can be a little tricky. Basically, you just click the options and follow the instructions. Once you leave your Comment, go to the Rafflecopter widget below and get credit for the Comment that you left. You must leave your comment on this particular blogpost.
If you already subscribe to Never Say Die Beauty, like Never Say Die Beauty on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Bloglovin’, Instagram, or Pinterest, you are entitled to more points. But YOU MUST CLICK OFF THOSE OPTIONS on the Rafflecopter widget, otherwise you will lose out on those extra points. I noticed that some women I know who follow me neglected to use the entry via Rafflecopter. SO DON’T FORGET!! 😉
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This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Void in states where prohibited. The winners will be selected by a random drawing via the Rafflecopter widget (that’s why you want to make sure you enter via the widget!), and they will be notified by me via e-mail. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not new winners will be selected. The winners will provide me with their mailing address, and I will give the address of the first winner to the folks at NeoCell who will send your prize to you as soon as possible. I will mail the second place prize to the second name chosen. Never Say Die Beauty and NeoCell are not responsible for loss or damage in shipping.
This sweepstakes runs from time of publication on 5/2/13 till 5/16/14 (meaning as 5/15 becomes 5/16) EDT. Don’t forget to tell your friends! Good luck 🙂
In the meantime, check out NeoCell’s product lineup on its website.
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