Liquid Facelift: Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel

6 Dec
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Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel has been dubbed the ‘liquid facelift’ for many reasons and I have to say after using it for the past month, I’m a big fan. Last month as I wandered around Harvey Nichols I was simply looking to up my hydration. I’d traveled from Los Angeles to London and after a week in the cold weather my lips and face were extremely dry. So, what started as an attempt for a moisture kick, ended in an expensive impulse purchase. I got fully sold into trying Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel. That night, with great buyers remorse after the hefty price tag, I opened the box and only hoped I’d found something amazing. Turns out it was pretty amazing! And, little did I know at that time that beauty Angelina Jolie is thought to be a fan.
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I wouldn’t go so far as to compare it with an actual facelift although I haven’t had one. But, it’s certainly a worthwhile step before you get to that point in life. The sculpting gel forms a skin-like film, you can feel it but that’s a good thing in this case, which protects against environmental damage and aggressions. It also reduces redness, true, and inflammation, true.
The key active ingredient, Dragon’s Blood (and where from the product gets its edgy name) is the bright red resin or sap of the sangre de drago tree. It has been using for centuries by ancient cultures for dye, incense, and healing. The red latex of the Sangre de Grado tree, native to South America, reportedly has wound-healing and antioxidant properties. The sap promises to plump aging skin to regain fullness in the face, while also helping to define its natural contours. On top of the product feeling great and filling its promises, the scent is gorgeous. In fact, I would go so far as to say this is my favorite smelling product, with a gorgeously subtle, fruity scent.
So, before I went to bed that night in London I happily touched my face thinking that after only one use my skin already felt silky smooth, soft all over, and much less red. And now 1 month later I’m just as happy to reach for my Dragon’s Blood. If only it wasn’t such an expensive habit!
*SAVE 20% at the SkinStore.com with promo code FAB20 at checkout. 

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Dragon’s blood – contains phytotherapeutic actives that when applied creates a second skin-like film to protect against free radical damage and stimulates cell regeneration. Anti-inflammatory properties soothe and repair skin and reduce redness.
  • Collageneer – a patented active ingredient that effectively increases the synthesis of collagen, ensuring skin appears tighter, firmer and more wrinkle-free by promoting the production of high quality collagen.
  • Volufiline – increases fatty deposits within the skin to
    provide a fuller and plumper more line-free appearance.
  • Commipheroline – renowned for its anti-inflammatory and
    immune-stimulant properties, a more line-free appearance is created through a plumping action, by modulating two key mechanisms that activate lipogenesis.
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7 Responses to “Liquid Facelift: Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel”

  1. raz December 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM #

    which department store can i buy this product from in london?

  2. Anonymous December 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    Harvey Nichols or Space NK both carry Rodial in London – http://www.rodial.co.uk/stockists/uk.aspx Hope you love it like we do!

  3. Vasken Aroyan June 14, 2013 at 6:42 AM #

    Hi i have tried dragons blood & going well with 2 days only but wondering if there is a product specially for eye lift??

    • raz June 14, 2013 at 6:59 AM #

      how much is it please and is it like botox or restylane

  4. Allene August 1, 2013 at 6:32 PM #

    What a lot of CRAP,anything that comes in such a container can not be rated as spoil proof.the jar it’s self can not be garanteed to be free of foreign bacteria entering it when opened.Especially when using your hands where bacteria is always evident.If the DRAGONS BLOOD is in a pump container where you need to pump the top of the nozzle to extract the serum then I’d be more happier,which would keep the cream sterile.

    • Lela November 26, 2013 at 7:23 AM #

      I have the gel and the jar has the top that you push down and the product comes out, so no danger of bacteria there….

  5. Izzy March 4, 2014 at 4:37 PM #

    I have been using it daily for the last three weeks and I am delighted with the results I look ‘sculpted’ and my skin feels smoother.

    Also, just as an FYI, i found this promo going around and you can get the product for half price!

    http://www.priceline.com.au/index.php/skincare/face-care/serum-and-treatments/dragons-blood-facial-sculpting-gel-50.0-ml?pid=famousbrands-dragonblood-1

    Yeap, you can thank me later 😉

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