By Eudie Pak
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Japanese women are known for their porcelain soft skin. They also know that nourishing it comes from within. This common wisdom has joined forces with science to produce a unique product called Toki.
Used for over two decades by Japanese women who strive to maintain their ethereal glow, Toki is a sugar-free, lemon-flavored powder supplement that contains marine Collagen Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium, and Dermantanic Acid to enhance the skin’s quality from the inside out. It is clinically shown to lighten age spots and tighten and refine the skin, not just on your face but your entire body. Toki comes in convenient packets (60 per box) so you can take it wherever you go, and mix it in with the liquid of your choice.
The instructions recommend taking the supplement three times daily with meals for 45 days and then gradually going down to two per day. The ideal clients are women in their mid-30s to mid-40s, but anyone can essentially (and safely) consume it.
Since I’m in my later 20s, I was curious to see if it would work well with me just taking two supplements per day for a few weeks. After three weeks, I did start to notice some improvement in clarity and suppleness. However, it was quite subtle – only someone as neurotic as me about fighting the aging process would perhaps notice any difference.
Because I didn’t go by the recommendations and because I’m still in my 20s, I can’t really strongly ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ it. All I know is that the Japanese have a reputation for choosing and producing quality-driven products and that many older women who have used it say that they’ve noticed improvement and have gained that porcelain glow. Actually, if it’s alright to say this, I have to admit that in the least it helped my digestion. (TMI?)
Pssst – Toki is priced a little over $100 per box so for those of you ladies who are on a budget, you might want to start saving up.
For more information on the product and its U.S. distributor, Lane Labs, go to:
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