Thursday, July 18, 2013

Review: BRAND’S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract

Few months ago, I had a toe fracture and was sitting at home recovering from it. My friends came over to visit me and brought me Brand's drinks as a get well gift. (not related to healing of my toe bone but well, they all know I like beauty stuffs. lolx~)
It wasn't my first time drinking this as I'd been introduced to InnerShine during the Watson's Beauty Day Out event. However, it is definitely my first time receiving the whole box as a gift. ^,^ *hugs & kisses to my dear friends*
I had finished 2 boxes of it (I do not know where the other box came from, it was suddenly found in one of my kitchen cabinet... lol!) and I'm going review this today! ^_^

About BRAND’S® InnerShine®
BRAND’S® InnerShine® is a new category under the BRAND’S® umbrella, which promotes beauty from within through their new range of oral beauty supplements. The range contains 100% fruit essences including InnerShine® Berry Essence, InnerShine® Prune Essence, as well as InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract.


BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract
BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract is rich in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins Complexes (OPCs). This active ingredient strengthens collagen and improves skin's elasticity to keep it firm and youthful looking. Grape Seed Extract contains higher antioxidant properties than Vitamin C by 20 times and Vitamin E by 50 times. Combined with powerful antioxidants and anthocyanins from premium berries, youthful and glowing skin is just a gulp away.


Maintain skin elasticity and promote blood circulation:
- Rich in Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes (OPCs), the active ingredient that helps maintain skin elasticity and promote better blood circulation in skin cells for a healthier glow
- Contains 5 berries rich in potent antioxidants and anthocyanins, vital for the protection of skin cells from the damaging effects of UV radiation, pollution, and other environmental factors
Nutrition Information: Water, Aronia Juice Concentrate, Fructose, Maltodextrin, Blackcurrent Concentrate, Cranberry Juice Concentrate, Blueberry Juice Concentrate, Acai Juice Copncentrate, Trehalose, Pectin, Sodium Citrate, Grape Seed Extract, Malic Acid

Consumption Idea: One bottle daily every morning. 

Storage: BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract can be enjoyed chilled. However, storing at ambient temperature and away from direct sunlight is sufficient to keep the product fresh.

BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract is not formulated to cure or prevent any particular skin conditions. However, BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract contains anthocyanins from four different berries, namely blueberry, blackcurrant, chokeberry (aronia), and cranberry and potent OPCs from the added grape seed extract to protect against damage from UV radiation. Grape seed extract is rich in OPCs which help strengthen collagen in the skin and prevent collagen and elastin1 degradation. It provides a two-pronged approach to maintaining healthy and elastic skin. OPCs also promote blood circulation to supply nutrients and oxygen to the skin for greater radiance. Hence, regular use of BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract is beneficial for the overall maintenance of healthy and radiant skin.
It is not advisable to stay in the sun for long hours, if you have to; you are advised to wear sunscreen to protect your skin against the harmful effects of UV rays.


About Grape Seed
BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract uses premium grape seed extract obtained from France, which is extracted via a patented water-extraction technology process to ensure the active ingredients that are beneficial for the body and skin are concentrated for better absorption.

Grape seed extract exhibits higher antioxidant properties than Vitamin C by 20 times and Vitamin E by 50 times. In addition, grape seed extract has been found beneficial to skin and general health in the following manner:
- Exhibits strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity
- Strengthens blood vessels and promotes blood circulation
- Helps to strengthen collagen in the skin
- Prevents enzymatic degradation of collagen and elastin*
* Elastin is a protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is pressed or pinched.

Plastic wrapped around the whole bottle, just peel along the dotted lines and uncap to drink!~

Review
I'd always refrain from drinking any drinks that has berry taste in it (besides Ribena that is..) but had learnt to drink cranberry now~ ^_^
This drink is a mixture of 5 types of berry with highest content of aronia juice (chokeberry - I'm not sure how it taste like alone) then comes blackcurrant and cranberry (Yeah!), and lastly blueberry and Acai (Booo...lolx~).
The drink taste very much like Ribena! Probably because of the blackcurrant yah?
I like the taste of it cos I was taught to drink blackcurrant everyday when I was a kid and I super love the taste! ^_^
- very tasty when its chilled
- quite sweet and has a very tiny bitter taste to it
- within one gulp can finish the whole bottle
- I drank it once every 1-2 days, taking supplement pills along with the drink (I don't like taking pills with plain water as I will feel like vomiting it out after that, so I took it with drinks instead to 'wash off' the pill taste in my throat)
- finished 2 boxes of the drinks in about 3 weeks time
- I can feel that my skin is very smooth and slightly plumped (so smooth!)
- look so much radiant than before when look at my bare face without makeup (really, i meant it ^_^)
- skin tone appear slightly lighter/fairer in shade
- doesn't oxidize my makeup much 
- experience lesser major breakouts
- still experience tiny oil spots on face (usually caused from external factors eg, dust/dirt, my cat's fur... lol)
- skin feels so smooth that I do not need to scrub my face so often to get rid of the dead skin cells
- my dark circles still look pretty much the same
- laugh lines appear less dry and obvious when I wear my makeup
- lesser trapping of foundation in between fine lines and wrinkles (because skin is kind of plumped)
- body feels quite awake for whole day and sub-consciously feels healthy (lolx~)
- didn't go under the sun much so I'm not sure about the UV protection.

Because I don't really watch my diet, often skip eating healthy foods as I'm super picky (*guilty*) and I only avoid eating unhealthy stuffs when I am sick, so when I start taking supplements or drinking healthy drinks, the results will show a big difference on my face & skin. I had stopped taking health drinks for awhile now, and I can clearly see that my skin is returning to its former condition. Some pimples already started to pop out and the skin doesn't feel that smooth anymore.
I would definitely buy Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract again to continue this healthy drink routine everyday for the benefit of my skin. ^_^

Price
BRAND’S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract SGD$24.90 /box


Where to buy?
Available exclusively at Watsons stores (Singapore).
For Singapore readers, order online: Brands World Store
For overseas readers, you can enquire at Brand's store from Qoo10.


Websites
BRAND’S® Singapore FB  ▫ Website
BRAND’S® InnerShine Singapore FB
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