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.

Here are the 𝗰𝗼𝘀𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗻’𝘀 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱⁣

(source: Cosmetic Capital)

1. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗮 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶-𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻⁣.⁣

Dragon's blood, known as the ‘𝙡𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙩’, adds volume to the skin, lessens the appearance of wrinkles, improves the skin tone, and fights off free radicals that cause premature aging.⁣

It contains 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁-𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝘆𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗹𝘀 (𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗰𝘆𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗻𝘀) that have been shown to repair collagen found in the skin tissue for a more plump, firm, and youthful appearance.⁣

2. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗻𝗲-𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻⁣.⁣

Dragon's blood acts as a ‘𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙞𝙙’ and has been used to treat cuts, grazes, wounds, rashes, insect stings, and bites. Its anti-bacterial properties make it a great natural solution for treating and preventing acne as it clears bacteria and infection from the pores.⁣

Active ingredient 𝙏𝙖𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚, a tissue-healing alkaloid, possesses beneficial anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, and anti-viral properties for treating acne-prone skin.⁣

Phytochemicals, anti-inflammatory compounds, and the moisturizing properties of Dragon's blood 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙟𝙪𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙢 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙞𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙮𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙘𝙣𝙚-𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣. It defends the skin against external irritants to give it the chance to soothe and heal.⁣
Dragon's blood also reduces the appearance of acne scars (or any scars for that matter) by stimulating the skin’s fibroblasts.⁣

3. 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗹𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴. ⁣

Phytochemicals, anti-inflammatory compounds, and the moisturizing properties of Dragon's blood 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙟𝙪𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣 𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙢 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙞𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙮𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙘𝙣𝙚-𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣. It defends the skin against external irritants to give it the chance to soothe and heal.⁣⁣

Dragon's blood revives dry complexions and replenishes skin that has been a victim of over-exfoliation through its highly moisturizing properties. The natural moisturizing aspects calm irritation, promote a more plump and youthful appearance and can help to calm rashes, ease sunburn, and ease the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

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.

 

1 comment

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

    Natalie

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