Lao Xie Zhen Premium Chicken Essence | Nutrition in a packet

It’s been a few weeks into Term 3 of school. What that means is that the initial post-June holiday energy  is virtually depleted. I find it’s increasingly difficult to get the kids (and myself) out of bed each weekday morning. You’d have thought that years of practice of waking up at unearthly hours to get to school and work would have made things a piece of cake. But truthfully, it isn’t.  

For a habitual night owl, waking up early in the morning can never be a natural course of things. 

Then I remembered that Hao Yi Kang had kindly sent over two boxes of Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken in the first week of school.  

In the mad rush to settle down into a new school routine for myself, adjusting to the new classes I’ve taken over this term and preparing lessons, I have not had time to really explore the chicken essence. 

I was really very surprised to find that this was not the usual chicken essence in a bottle. 

In fact, it was in a packet. 

Lao Xie Zhen Premium Chicken Essence review

All I needed to do was to warm it up by steeping it in hot water for a few minutes. In the mornings now, after making the soft boiled eggs for my hubby, I’ll just steep a few packets of the chicken essence in the same metal container for two minutes. And I get really concentrated, delicious chicken essence.

Lao Xie Zhen Premium Chicken Essence review

best consumed hot in the morning before breakfast

The chicken essence is derived from their unique method of boiling, enabling a more complete extraction of nutrients. Through boiling (8 hours), both micromolecules (collagen, peptide, amino acids etc.) and macromolecules (proteins) can be fully extracted from the chicken. In fact, you can feel the slight sticky texture after consuming, evidence of the collagen present in the essence. The delicious taste and natural yellow colour of the chicken essence make it very acceptable to children (compared to the dark colour of traditional chicken essence). 

My children definitely really love the chicken essence and would always ask for a second serving. Obviously, I’d tell them that we can’t have too much of a good thing on a single day. They understand, but it doesn’t ever stop them from asking. 

Lao Xie Zhen Premium Chicken Essence review

Lao Xie Zhen Premium Chicken Essence review

The chicken essence is suitable even for children, but not for those under two. Not only is it good for children, students, working adults and the elderly can also take it to help boost the immune system and combat fatigue. The high protein content makes it very suitable for daily nourishment.

Apart from its excellent taste, it is also an excellent choice for pre- or post-natal care, recovery from sickness and strengthening of health. For pregnant mummies, the chicken essence helps in the growth of the baby, and is helpful in the fetal support during pregnancy; for mummies who have just delivered, it repairs cells and tissues, and helps with post-natal wound healing. For mummies who intend to breastfeed, the chicken essence also promotes post-natal milk secretion and enhances the quality of the milk. With so many positive attributes, it is no wonder that Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken (having over 80 years of history in Taiwan) is voted the best chicken essence in Taiwan and is very popular among Taiwanese mummies.

Now that we’ve been trying to eat clean and try as much as possible to eat food sans additives, chemicals or preservatives, I was really glad to see that there are only two ingredients listed – chicken (2nd generation free range hens that are at least 12 months old) and premium pork ribs. In fact, it is clearly stated that there are no preservatives added and is 100% natural. There’s also no cholesterol. At a mere 14.4kcal per pack, every drop of goodness is worth every calorie.

Conveniently packaged in a special 4-layered opaque satchet directly imported from Japan, it is safe to warm it up in hot water and consume. Due to the light weight of the satchet, it is easy and convenient to bring around, especially if you travel overseas for work often.

We’ve been reaping the benefits of boosted energy levels apart from the enjoyment of the taste of the chicken essence. If you are interested in buying the chicken essence for yourself, your kids or your elderly parents, you can get it from Hao Yi Kang, the exclusive distributor of Lao Xie Zhen Premium Boiled Essence of Chicken. 



Disclosure: I received a box of chicken essence for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine. Factual information in the review was correct at the time of publication.

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Dermagold | Elite Miracle C+ Review

Last year, I was introduced to Dermagold’s Miracle C+ and Skin Elixir (click the link to read my review).

Early this year, Dermagold reinvented their award-winning star product Miracle C+ and it is now known as the Elite Miracle C+.

As mentioned previously, I have sensitive skin so I’m very cautious when it comes to trying out new products, especially for my face. Having tried Dermagold’s products last year with no issues, I was very glad to receive the Elite Miracle C+ to review.

Elite Miracle C+

So what’s in the Elite Miracle C+?

Quality ingredients are still present in the new product. In particular, Vitamin C Ester, the key ingredient which made the Miracle C+ a hit with customers of all skin types, remains the active ingredient in this improved formula.

The 18% Vit C Ester is a concentrated and optimal formulation that will promote radiant and glowing skin across all skin types. This high performance luxury serum is also fortified with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, keeping your skin both hydrated and calm.

The benefits of the previous award-winning Miracle C+ – anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle, anti-pigment, anti-inflammatory – have also been preserved in the Elite Miracle C+.

Apart from helping to control and improve existing skin problems, the Elite Miracle C+ will also brighten and whiten your skin with regular use. This makes it an all-in-one power-packed formula that is suited for all skin types: dry, oily or combination skin. I really love that it can be easily used as part of any skincare regime. Just apply it after your toner and follow up with a moisturiser. It works synergistically along with other products.

So what’s different about Elite Miracle C+?

With the new formula comes an improved texture that feels smooth and luxurious against the skin.

Elite Miracle C+

This velvety texture makes it easy and refreshing to apply. Indeed it feels fluid and with this little amount above, there’s more than enough to spread over my face. The Elite Miracle C+ is also better able to lock in moisture to the skin without making the face greasy.

After using the Elite Miracle C+ for a couple of weeks now, I feel that the face feels less oily at mid-day, and make-up adheres better. In fact, I highly recommend that Elite Miracle C+ be used in the mornings after cleansing and before sun block. I find that I require less BB cream to achieve a smooth finish.

At night, I use the Elite Miracle C+ after my toner, followed by moisturiser. Sometimes, I use Dermagold’s Purifying Scrub and Brightening Revitalizer (read my review of the award winning products) followed by Elite Miracle C+ and my face feels extra clean, soft and smooth! You should really try it!

I also tried Dermagold’s Biocalm Hydrating Mask:

Elite Miracle C+

Because the kind folks at Dermagold know that I have sensitive skin, they sent over this hydrating mask which is especially suitable for delicate and sensitive skin.

dermagold Collage

It is paraben and sulphate free. When I use this mask, I use it after cleanser and toner followed by Elite Miracle C+. The result is very soft and smooth skin! Time to make use of the discount code and free shipping offer below!

Discount code:

For 20% OFF STOREWIDE INCLUDING FREE SHIPPING, Quote “ELITEMIRACLELAUNCH” on Dermagold’s e-store, when you check out. Valid till 22 July 2018.

Sign up for a Dermagold membership here to receive a $20 voucher.


You can purchase the Elite Miracle C+ and Biocalm Hydrating mask at Dermagold’s e-store, or at Mint Medical Centre (Harbourfront Tower One, 1 Harbourfront Place #01-10 Singapore 098633), which is near Harbourfront MRT.


Disclosure: I received a bottle of Elite Miracle C+ and a Hydrating Mask for review. No monetary compensation was received.

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