Dragon’s Blood: Revolutionizing the Skin Care Market

Dragon's Blood

When you first heard about skin care products containing “dragon’s blood”, what came to mind? Knights slaying dragons and princesses being saved from wicked witches? Or if you’re the sensible type, maybe a group of scientists drawing out some unknown fluid from today’s reptiles? Well, you’ll be relieved to know that dragon’s blood is actually not connected in any way to the animal kingdom.

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Dragon’s blood is among those skin care ingredients that sound bizarre, along with snail mucus, fish enzymes, and bee propolis -- but actually have numerous benefits for your skin. Dragon’s blood is a natural plant resin that has amazing healing properties. Read on to learn more about this unorthodox ingredient lurking in skin care products these days.

What’s in a Name?

Also called croton lechleri or sangre de drago, dragon’s blood is a resin oil extracted from many different tropical tree species commonly called “dragon trees”. Additionally, this thick latex that is sapped from these trees is dark red in color, which also gives dragon’s blood its name. 

Ancient Remedy

Dragon’s blood has many medicinal properties, although for a long time now, it’s more widely used for the treatment of traveler’s diarrhea and open wounds. Over the years, more and more alternative and folk medicine practitioners begin to believe that the now-famous sap has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can also prevent or even treat ulcers and certain forms of cancer, reduce fever, and swelling and redness. It’s important to note, however, that some of these claims have been backed by science, but there are a few that remain loosely supported.

Holy Grail Beauty

New research suggests that the naturally occurring compounds in dragon’s blood can effectively cure a wide range of skin diseases and conditions such as inflammation, itching, wounds, infections, and pain and swelling caused by insect bites. The tree sap, when applied to the skin, forms a protective barrier over the skin that is said to protect and rejuvenate the skin at the same time. Moreover, the significant antioxidant activity found in the resin is thought to reduce free radical damage to the skin.

In recent years, dragon’s blood rose in popularity, thanks to the many beauty lines that have been including dragon’s blood in their formulations mainly for its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, protective, and rejuvenating effects. Dragon’s blood has certainly become a holy grail skin care favorite, also because of its ability to address skin problems like acne, acne scars, dryness and irritation, blemishes and wrinkles.

Hello Radiance by Belle Âme

While staying true to our mission of offering products that love purely and care naturally, we have delved into the science of skin care. Today, we are officially introducing our new product line to the market, under the name Hello Radiance by Belle Âme. Belle Âme Essentials’s story has always been about innovation, and the unique properties of dragon's blood make it an excellent addition to our product mix that has always prioritized your protection and general wellness.

Our skin care range utilizes dragon’s blood sap to help soothe skin, reduce inflammation, and combat the signs of ageing. The products are high in antioxidants, protecting your skin from environmental damage.

Hello Radiance, Belle Âme Essentials's new product line infused with Dragon's Blood and other premium plant based ingredient.

 

First batch of products will be released in early January. They are only limited so you may reserve them now here.

 

1 comment

  • Wow. Nice to know. Never heard of this 😯

    Natalie

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