Monday, August 6, 2012

[Holika Holika] 3" seconds Starter Collagen

When I finished the 3" seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid (reviewed it here) I wasn't sure if I will buy another one or not. Then I saw that [Holika Holika] released the Vita Complex one which I found very interesting but after reading that it brightens the skin tone I decided that it would be better to get the 3" seconds Starter Collagen instead.
Collagen helps to moisturize and firm the skin!

Description: Collagen and Trehalose makes moisturized and elastic skin condition by firming and moisturizing the skin. Hydrolyzed Collagen keeps elastic and moisturized skin condition for a long time. Trehalose has powerful moisturizing effect that protects skin cells.
Like the Hyaluronic Acid Starter it comes in a translucent bottle with a white pump and a lid.
The bottle of the Collagen Starter is pinkish instead of blue. 
The content is with 150ml the same!
Beside the sugar Trehalose, which can be found in cactus plants and protects dry skin from drying out, it also contains 10% Collagen. The Marine Collagen helps to keep the skin smooth and wrinkle-free. 
The clear, gel-like consistency is slightly runny and a bit scented. It does moisturize well, absorbs fast and makes my skin more smooth.
Compared with the Hyaluronic Acid Starter, the Collagen one keeps my skin longer moisturized - even after it got completely absorbed by my skin.
I use the 3" seconds Starter Collagen every morning after washing my face and before using a toner/ skin. I like this product coz it protects my skin from drying out after using a cleansing foam. Hopefully it will also help to keep my skin wrinkle-free - that's why I mainly use products containing collagen!
How to use: Use it before toner/ skin. Apply appropriate amount on face and pat until absorbed. Apply it asap after washing your face (best within 3 seconds)!!

Price: around 15,50,- €/ US$19 
Bought at: eBay (luckygoldstar)        

What I love: 
It protects my skin from drying out (after washing my face) and makes it smoother! 

What I don’t like: 
Nothing yet!

Will I buy this again? I'm not sure but it could be! Maybe they will release another version again.


  1. This sounds so nice! :O Too bad I have oily skin. =__=;;; The packaging sure is cute. Haha~

  2. Use it before toner / skin? What is "skin" supposed to mean there?

    Hmm, maybe I shall buy this. Winter gets closer day by day and my skin starts to get dry again. Sigh.

    1. 'Skin' seems to be the same as a toner1 Some products are sold as 'skin' or 'freshner' instead of toner - that's all. Don't know if there is any difference, though. o3o

  3. can it be used on body as well?

    1. It's not meant to be used on the body. It's for the face after washing it with soap/ water.
      If you have dry skin, you should use a body milk/ lotion for your body. =)

  4. so I can use this before apply makeup? I was like you my skin always become dry after washing my face :( my skin dry + oily, so baddd!

    1. Yes, you actually apply it before using a toner and face cream. =) After that you can continue with your make-up. ^^

    2. oh thank you ^^
      anyway do u have any recommended cleanser for me?

  5. If you like Asian products, how can you miss out Hada Labo? :) It is the top-selling mosturising lotion in Japan! There are whitening, firming lotions and make-up removers and lip balms, etc. The Hyaluronic acid lotion is really good. It improved my complexion a lot.