Dragon's Blood Is Hot!
Dragon's Blood is outstanding in that it is a beauty product ingredient that also has a very unique name. One cannot help but be attracted to a product that lists Dragon's Blood as one of its ingredients and wonder that perhaps inside this product, there might really be something miraculous and which might literally be the blood of a dragon. Dragon's blood is currently one of the hottest ingredients in the world of beauty and skincare. Other than the awesome name, what are the benefits and attractions of Dragon's blood?
Dragon's Blood: Origins
First of all, unfortunately (or fortunately), Dragon's blood is not actually blood from a dragon; instead, it refers to the bright red, sappy resin that oozes from certain species of plants that are found in distinct regions around the world. Dragon's blood has been used since ancient times for a variety of purposes, owing to its dramatic color and medicinal properties. Since the Roman times, it was used abundantly as red dye. In the 18th century, Italian violin makers used dragon's blood as varnish for violins, and it was said that the legendary Stradivari violin owes its beautiful dark red color to varnish containing Dragon's blood. In China it was used as red varnish for wooden furniture and to color the surface of papers for banners and posters used for celebrating weddings and Chinese New Year.
Dragon's Blood: Skincare Benefits
Medicinally, the curative sap was painted onto wounds to staunch bleeding, accelerate healing, and seal sores from infection. It has also been used internally to treat fevers, inflamed gums, and intestinal and stomach ulcers. It was commonly recommended as hemorrhage and cancer treatments, as antiviral therapy for upper respiratory tract and stomach viruses, and as restorative treatment for skin disorders.
In recent times, the use of Dragon's blood has additionally been extended to being a potent ingredient in state-of-the art skincare and beauty products to provide a multitude of cosmetic benefits. When applied topically, Dragon's blood sap dries rapidly to form an invisible barrier. This protective barrier defends the skin against environmental damage such as free radicals due to its antioxidant qualities, preventing damage to the structural components of the skin and DNA alterations, thus maintaining skin integrity. Dragon's blood also has excellent anti-inflammatory properties that stimulate growth of human skin fibroblast cells. These cells function to synthesize collagen and other structural components of the skin which effectively helps to heal and regenerate skin that has been damaged by injury, acne, or other types of skin inflammation.
On top of it all, Dragon's blood also contains abundant phytochemicals, including various powerful antioxidants. Hence, the unique properties of Dragon's blood make it an excellent ingredient to be added to skincare and cosmetic products to deliver targeted protective and anti-aging benefits, and improve the condition, health and vibrancy of the skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects, Dragon's blood is also a great addition to anti-acne products.
Dragon's Blood: "Liquid Face-Lift"
Nowadays, Dragon's blood has become well-known as the Liquid Face-lift. In addition to the above mentioned benefits, it also contains particular compounds that have powerful anti-aging effects, which include reducing skin sagging, boosting elasticity and volumizing the skin. Dragon's blood can therefore also plump, sculpt and lift the complexion to achieve a dramatically youthful appearance, all without the need for expensive and invasive surgeries.
Rodial Dragon's Blood Skincare Collection
One highly acclaimed product line with Dragon's blood is the Rodial Dragon's Blood Skincare Collection, which includes Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask, Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Tonic, Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Gel, and more.
The Rodial Dragon's Blood range includes innovative anti-aging formulas that contain Dragon's blood in combination with a variety of potent ingredients which work synergistically to produce enhanced effects. These products effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and plumping skin. Skin becomes supple and well-moisturized, as well as protected from environmental assault. Elasticity of the skin will also be improved and skin redness and discolorations reduced, so skin becomes firmer and more even-toned. With continued use, skin is left looking dramatically defined and volumized with a firmer appearance and brighter complexion.
Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Skincare Collection
Peter Thomas Roth's Laser-Free collection of products also contains Dragon's blood and comes highly recommended. This collection of products consists of formulas that dramatically improve the appearance of noticeable signs of aging. Fine lines and wrinkles, skin ruddiness, texture and tone are improved, and skin appears smoother, radiant and younger-looking. Peter Thomas Roth Laser free products contain potent (up to 43%) Dragon's Blood Eye Complex, which repairs, regenerates, renews and resurfaces the skin, so you can escape the laser but achieve the same results!