What is Dragon's Blood?
This powerhouse ingredient has nothing to do with dragons. In fact, dragon’s blood is the sap of the Croton Lechleri tree, also known as ‘Sangre de Drago’ (Dragon’s Blood) tree, found deep in the Amazon Rainforest. It’s called ‘Dragon’s Blood’ because the sap oozes red when the tree bark is cut. Natives of the Amazon Rainforest have treasured this special red sap for centuries, using it as a natural healing remedy thanks to its impressive rejuvenating properties.
Why is it so great for your skin?
Dragon’s Blood contains a broad range of naturally-occurring compounds with powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. When applied topically it forms a protective layer on the skin to protect from the environment, calm irritation and reduce redness. This second-skin barrier also helps to lock in moisture which helps to boost the effectiveness of hydrating ingredients.
The powerful extract has also been shown to improve texture, firmness and elasticity by repairing collagen, stimulating cell regeneration and replenishing skin – Bonus!
Does that mean you cut down tree’s in the Amazon to make Dragon’s Blood?
No harm comes to the trees!
For Dragon’s Blood, we work in collaboration with the National Department of Forestry and Wildlife of Peru (SERFOR) and work exclusively with local harvesters who practice sustainable and renewable resource management.
They obtain our dragon’s blood by cutting the bark in a diagonal manner and bleeding the latex. This method is employed by native locals, which helps preserve the trees, allowing it to be a renewable and sustainable resource. It also supports local communities and fair trade.
How can I incorporate it into my routine?
There are a number of products you can add to your regime to reap the skin-transforming benefits of this powerful ingredient.
1. Facial Sculpting Gel
This fast-acting anti-ageing gel features unique micro-hydration technology which delivers an intense dose of long-lasting moisture to visibly plump, lift and firm the contours of the skin for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. It forms a ‘second-like’ film to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier and improve overall texture, firmness and elasticity.
2. Ultra Plumping Night Cream
This potent hydrating and firming night cream combines the nourishing properties of Argan oil with 3D Plumping Spheres that deliver a high dose of Hyaluronic Acid into the skin, unravelling within to plump-out wrinkles, smooth facial lines and firm the skin. Fermented Pomegranate Fruit provides a rich source of exfoliating enzymes that work on dull dead skin cells to reveal resurfaced, refined and radiant skin.
3. Radiance Daily Moisturiser SPF 15+
This Age Defense cream moisturises and protects the skin from five main causes of premature ageing: UVA, UVB, Infrared Radiation, Blue Light and Pollution. Infused with an award-winning extract blend of Organic Sunflower sprouts and Tara (from Peru) Fruit pods, rich in antioxidants protects skin from damaging free radicals formed by Infrared (deep penetrating) and Blue Light (high energy). Plus, Natural Biopolymer forms a protective breathable film shielding the skin from pollution (heavy metals, fine particles) stress to reduce skin redness, skin sensitivity and irritation, and 100% Plant-derived carbohydrate ensures instant deep hydration with a 72-hour moisturising benefit from first application.
4. Gentle 3-in-1 Advanced Treatment Cleanser
This daily oil foaming cleanser provides the convenience of a 3-in-1 action for cleansing without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Now with greater foaming action, our 3-in-1 Advanced Treatment Cleanser clarifies the skin to reveal a rejuvenated, renewed and refreshed complexion. A natural blend of AHA fruit extracts gently exfoliates the skin by increasing cell turnover to reduce the severity of fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin.