Last Updated on December 11, 2019
It wasn’t until I hit twenty-five that I realized that I was actually – gasp – aging.
It’s not that I didn’t know I needed a supplement, I did, but I never really broke past using the cheapest moisturizer I could find, until halfway through my twenties when I realized that I had lines on my forehead.
It felt like reality was slapping me in the face – my skin wouldn’t look young forever, and it will age fast if I didn’t do something to combat it.
Since, I’ve become much better about actually looking after my skin, but the older I got the more problems seemed to crop up.
Adult life can be hard, and I can remember looking in the mirror on a day during a particularly difficult part of my life and seeing dull, grey, lifeless skin.
Something had to be done.
I started using creams and masks and saw an improvement, but I still wasn’t getting the results I was looking for.
The beauty gurus I watched online all had half-hour long nightly rituals consisting of at least 10 steps, and that just wasn’t something I could commit to.
By the time bedtime rolls around, I barely manage to take off my makeup and brush my teeth before I collapse into bed.
I knew that if I was going to introduce something into my routine, it would have to be easy – and something I could do any time of day.
That’s when I discovered skincare supplements. I’ve spent a lot of time researching nutrition and trying to eat well, so supplements naturally attracted me since I know the power of healing from the inside-out.
Still, when everyone else is putting an inch of creams and serums on their face each night (which I found uncomfortable and broke me out like crazy), it’s not surprising that I was a little skeptical.
Well, I shouldn’t have been.
After a lot of research, I decided to try OMONO. Now this is a Japanese skincare supplement that comes in a sachet that you pour in your drink each morning (or whenever you remember) and fills your body with everything it needs to keep your skin happy, healthy, and glowing – which is just what I needed.
Obviously, I was skeptical about how well a powder I drink each day would affect my skin, but they have a 60-day “no questions asked” money back guarantee, so I figured I had nothing to lose at the very least.
My order arrived and I was excited to get started – they say you can see results in less than two weeks, and I was more than ready to see a change. What I hoped for was brighter, plumper, softer and more hydrated skin.
My skin gets very dry, especially on my cheeks and forehead, so I needed all the help I could get.
The next day I added my sachet to my morning coffee, gave it a gentle stir, and drank my coffee as normal.
OMONO has a gentle vanilla taste which I really enjoyed, and on other days I would add it to a shake instead. It was so easy to take every morning. Best of all – I wasn’t standing in my bathroom for an hour a day. My routine was shorter than it had been in years.
After a week, I could see a slight difference.
OMONO contains a number of ingredients I was excited about, one of which was astaxanthin, which helps with UV protection and wrinkle-shrinking, both of which I needed.
A few weeks before I started taking OMONO a close friend of mine had a skin analysis done and she showed me a picture of the under-the-skin UV damage – it was terrifying. If she, someone I thought had incredible skin, looks like that under the surface, I’m done for.
I need as much UV protection as I can get, and though I tan easily, I get freckles just as easily, too.
It also contains collagen (what keeps your skin plump and youthful), hyaluronic acid (great for hydration), and biotin (great for skin, hair, and nails), as well as several more ingredients that help give your skin radiance.
After a month, it was goodbye grey skin.
After a month of drinking OMONO each morning, my skin looked night and day different. My skin, which had been dry, grey and lifeless if I wasn’t wearing makeup before, was now glowing – I’m not kidding.
I went to visit my elderly grandmother one day with my mom, and we have a running joke because every time I see my grandmother she tells me how tired or sick I look.
Not this time. This time I was only wearing mascara and she said how pretty and well I looked.
The best thing about it? I really did!
Needless to say, taking care of our skin and keeping it in its best possible form involves a lot more than just a little supplement. But for now, I’d say OMONO has left me feeling happier, healthier, and more confident than I’ve felt in a while.