I guess some people will try just about anything to look better, no matter how vile or disgusting it may seem. In China, they are hitting new lows – all in the name of softer, younger-looking skin.
The latest fad taking China by storm – collagen cocktails. You heard me right, collagen cocktails. I think I just vomited in my mouth.
These drinks are being sold at department stores throughout Beijing and Shanghai. They are being marketed to women who are looking for a less expensive fountain of youth than BOTOX or a facelift.
These drinks contain fish collagen, but don’t worry – according to a spokesperson, the pale yellow juice-like drink doesn’t taste fishy at all. Think of it as a partially sweet, partially sour beverage that comes in flavors such as cherry. Sorry, but I’ve never known anything cherry-flavored to be sour. That kind of freaks me out. But then again, so does chugging a glass of fish collagen every night before I go to bed for a month.
A bottle of this stuff only costs $4.58. That’s about the same price of your morning cup of coffee at Starbucks. Certainly not breaking the bank. I wonder if you could get it cheaper by buying it in bulk at a place like Costco.
Consumers are encouraged to drink one of these collagen cocktails before going to bed every night for a month. If you do this, you will have “skin as soft as a baby’s.” For those of you who think a month is way too long to delay your gratification, don’t fret. You should start seeing an improvement in skin texture after about 10 days.
I certainly hope this abomination never crosses the Pacific to flood our shores. It’s bad enough that everyone and their grandma is a walking poster child for BOTOX these days. But these collagen cocktails just take it too far.
I don’t care what artificial flavorings they put in there to mask the taste. The fact that people are willing to slam a bottle of collagen every night for a month is just downright frightening. What is our world coming to? If someone took a crap on a plate and told you that if you ate it, your skin would feel softer and look younger, would you eat it? I wouldn’t. But I’ll bet a bunch of these Chinese women would. Honestly, I really don’t see much difference. These collagen drinks may not look or smell like poo, but they are still a gross substance that we should never ingest for any reason.
Sorry, but I see no need to trade my nightly whiskey cocktail for a collagen one. Not in this lifetime.