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Is Dragon’s Blood The Answer To Anti-Ageing?

It might sound like something straight out of a fantasy novel, but the ingredient dragon’s blood is more popular than ever, all thanks to it’s anti-ageing properties.

“Dragon’s blood is the rich red sap of the Croton Lecheri Tree in the Amazon rainforest,” says Alex Sisiolas, founder of Skin Physics. “It’s called Dragon’s Blood because when the bark is cut the sap oozes red, and has historically been used for Centuries for medicinal and healing purposes. It’s also ideal for sensitive or stressed skin to plump-out lines and counteract visible sagging, while protecting from the elements while also hydrating the deepest layers of the skin.”

Try the special ingredient out for yourself with these products…

The Carousel - Skin Physics Dragon's Blood Cleanser

Dip your toe in the dragon’s blood trend with this affordable cleanser that’ll lift impurities from pores without being too abrasive. Try Skin Physics Dragon’s Blood 3-in-1 Treatment Cleanser, $19.99

The Carousel - Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Cleansing Pads

Who would’ve guessed? These tiny little skincare pads are loaded with salicylic, hyaluronic and of course dragon’s blood to cleanse deep within pores and hydrate the skin. Try Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Pads, $21.95

The Carousel - Rodial Dragon's Blood Masks

These masks can be used weekly to intensely hydrate parched skin, especially around the delicate eye area. Try Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks, $59.99 for pack of 6

The Carousel - Jing Qi Shen Diamond Elixir
This product wins first place for ‘Most Mythical Product Name’. Boost your daily skincare routine with a dragon’s blood-rich serum that can be used both day and night. Try Jing Qi Shen Diamond Rainbows Fire Intensive Repair Elixir, $300

The Carousel - Su Man Velvet Skin Moisturising Cream

Work dragon’s blood into your daily routine with a lightweight cream that’ll boost collagen production. Try Su-Man Velvet Skin Moisturising Cream, $213

Main image courtesy of National Geographic

Written by Iantha Yu

Iantha Yu is a journalist that specializes in writing and styling beauty, health and lifestyle content. She joins The Carousel as Beauty Editor after previously working at SHOP Til You Drop and Women’s Health magazine, and prior to that, edited her own beauty website.

She firmly believes that good skincare, a bright lippie, or good quality false eyelashes can change your life (or at least your mood for the day).

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