Dragon’s blood is the latest A-list ingredient to look for in your skincare products!
The name sure sounds a bit creepy, but rest assured no animals were tortured in obtaining this wonder ingredient.
Where Does It Come From?
The most commonly found resin comes from the sap of a tree called Croton Lechleri (the Dragon’s Blood tree) that is native to South America. It is deep red in color, hence the name.
Legend has it that the first dragon’s blood tree grew from the blood of an injured dragon that fought an elephant. The locals then used the extracts of this tree to heal their wounds.
Dragon’s blood sap is still used as the primary healing method for cuts, wounds, insect bites and stings around the world.
I was introduced to dragon’s blood when I visited the jungles of Ecuador. I watched the red resin ooze out of the dragon’s tree after our guide made a tiny cut. He demonstrated how it creates a film over the skin when applied, acting like a band aid.
Uses of Dragon’s Blood
Due to its wound healing properties, dragon’s blood has found a number of uses as a health boosting supplement.
With anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, it is useful in treating wounds, fever, ulcers, bed sores and gastric issues like diarrhea and dysentery. It has even shown anti-tumor potential with its superior free radical killing mechanism.
The Power of Dragon’s Blood in Skincare
Dragon’s blood is becoming increasingly popular in the skincare industry because it can do wonders to your skin.
Skincare experts are calling it the best remedy for skin that has been damaged over the years due to excessive chemical use, exfoliation and sun exposure. You can find it as an active ingredient in a variety of formulations such as creams, lotions, masks, gels, and lip care products.
Here are some of its benefits:
It is packed with antioxidants and other substances like proanthocyanidins that slow down the signs of aging to give you a younger looking skin.
That’s why it’s being widely used in anti-aging serum (like ZenJen’s Zensitive Serum) , masks, under eye creams, etc. It reduces the look of wrinkles, fine lines resulting in a more plumped up look, while also fights annoying lines, darkness and puffiness under the eyes.
With regular use, it is proven to improve skin elasticity and reduce sagging to give a firmer skin.
Heals Irritated Skin
Dragon’s blood is known for its anti-inflammatory properties since ancient times. Also, it contains taspine which is a natural tissue healing agent and promotes the production of collagen.
It can quickly heal your irritated skin by reducing redness, blemishes and allergies.
Gets Rid of Your Acne and Acne Scars
Dragon’s blood has antimicrobial action that can help keep breakouts at bay, so with regular use you can finally say goodbye to acne.
Moreover, its excellent healing and repairing action can help reduce the appearance of acne scars to give you a more even looking, clear skin.
So ditch those expensive skincare treatments and products and introduce this gem into your skincare regimen. Your skin problems won’t stand a chance!