As we age, our skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and prone to damage from environmental stressors. But what if we told you that there's a natural ingredient that can help combat these signs of aging and leave you with a more youthful, radiant complexion? Enter Dragon's Blood, the secret weapon of Amazonian natives for centuries. In this blog, we'll explore why Dragon's Blood is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient and how you can incorporate it into your skincare routine.
First things first, Dragon's Blood has nothing to do with dragons! Instead, it is the sap of the Croton Lechleri tree, also known as 'Sangre de Drago' (Dragon's Blood) tree, found deep in the Amazon Rainforest. The sap oozes red when the tree bark is cut, which is why it's called Dragon's Blood. For centuries, natives of the Amazon Rainforest have treasured this special red sap for its impressive rejuvenating properties.
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 that helps protect from the environment, calm irritation, and reduce redness. This second-skin barrier also helps to lock in moisture, which boosts the effectiveness of hydrating ingredients.
But that's not all. The powerful extract has also been shown to improve texture, firmness, and elasticity by repairing collagen, stimulating cell regeneration, and replenishing skin. This means that Dragon's Blood can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving the overall health and appearance of your skin.
Now that you know the benefits of Dragon's Blood, you're probably wondering how to incorporate it into your skincare routine. Luckily, there are a number of products that feature this powerful ingredient, such as:
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. It clarifies the skin to reveal a rejuvenated, renewed, and refreshed complexion, while a natural blend of AHA fruit extracts gently exfoliates the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin.
Facial Sculpting Gel:
This lightweight, silky-gel formula is a powerful multi-action anti-ageing treatment that harnesses the power of nature's Croton Lechleri (Dragon's Blood) Extract, along with other potent ingredients, to visibly firm, lift, and define facial contours. Its unique blend of ingredients helps to tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The gel forms a second 'skin-like' film that reinforces the skin's protective moisture barrier, providing both instant and long-lasting hydration.
Ultra Plumping Night Cream:
This powerful multi-action overnight cream targets fine lines and wrinkles, dull and uneven skin tone, dryness, and uneven texture while you sleep.
It combines collagen peptides to improve barrier function, Hyaluronic Acid with 3D plumping spheres to restore lost moisture, Fermented Pomegranate to provide a rich source of exfoliating enzymes for resurfaced, refined, and radiant skin, and Argan Oil & Vitamin E to moisturize and calm for soft and supple skin, resulting in a smooth, firm, and youthful complexion.
Radiance Daily Moisturiser SPF 15+:
This is a total age defence cream that moisturises and protects the skin from various causes of premature ageing, including UVA, UVB, Infrared Radiation, Blue Light, and Pollution. It targets dull and uneven skin tone, environmental damage, rough texture, dryness and signs of ageing.
The cream is infused with organic sunflower sprouts and tara fruit pods extract that is rich in antioxidants and helps to protect the skin from free radical damage caused by infrared and blue light. Tomato extract increases skin luminosity and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while collagen peptides help to improve barrier function for a smooth, firm, and more supple skin appearance, while Vitamin B3 addresses an array of skin concerns, including wrinkles/lines, uneven skin tone, and blemishes.
Retinol Sleep Serum:
This overnight rejuvenating complex combines 2% Granactive Retinoid with Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid to target fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, pigmentation, dullness, and rough texture. The highly concentrated, low-irritation formula works to rejuvenate, retexture and hydrate skin while you sleep.
The powerful combination restores skin thickness, evens out skin tone, reduces the appearance of pigmentation and age spots, and improves skin texture. Enriched with Dragon's Blood and Bisabolol, it helps to protect skin from oxidative stress, encourage cellular renewal, and even out skin complexion. Use this complex to achieve a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance.
Deep Wrinkle Filler:
This advanced anti-ageing formula is designed to quickly absorb into the skin to create a cushion-like effect, plumping heavy wrinkles and sealing them at the surface, for a smoother make-up application. It contains potent anti-aging ingredients such as Munapsys™, clinically proven to improve the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines in just 14 days, Vin-uplift, which visibly reduces the appearance of lines for smoother-looking skin in just 30 minutes, and Marine Biotech Ingredient, which recharges tired skin and produces an instant lifting effect for a tighter, firmer skin appearance.
Additionally, collagen peptides help to improve barrier function for a smooth, firm and more supple skin appearance, while 3D plumping spheres deliver high doses of hyaluronic acid into the skin, plumping and rehydrating from within for a visibly more volumised appearance.
Incorporating Dragon's Blood into your daily routine can provide numerous benefits for your skin. This potent ingredient, combined with other effective anti-ageing ingredients such as collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, and retinol, can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and protect the skin from oxidative stress. By following a consistent skincare routine and choosing products that contain these powerful ingredients, you can enjoy a more youthful, radiant complexion and maintain healthy, glowing skin as you age.