Rodial dragons blood sculpting gel review
Is this new Dragon’s Blood Sculpting gel the secret behind Angelina Jolie’s glowing complexion?
What is Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel?
Don’t worry; no dragons have been harmed in the making of this new skin care product.
Made from the bright red sap of the South American Sangre-de-Grado tree, affectionately named Dragon’s Blood Tree by natives, this new sculpting gel has been hailed the ‘liquid facelift.’
Launched by Rodial in February 2012, aptly timed for the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, it plumps, sculpts and adds volume to hollow skin to create a youthful radiance without the need for fillers.
Currently out of stock in the US, a 50ml pot retails for £75 from www.rodial.co.uk or Space NK Apothecary, and should be applied thinly morning and night before moisturising.
Does it work?
The Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel launched to a frenzy of hype with 20 000 people on the waiting list and queues out the doors of Harvey Nichols.
The initial stampede has resulted in a lot of positive consumer feedback and celebrity endorsement, now being the favoured anti-aging product of the ever youthful Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga to name a couple.
Even us mere mortals have positively warmed to this product despite the higher price tag. The natural ingredients help to replenish hyaluronic acid in the skin which once depleted through lack of sleep, lifestyle and environmental factors can lead to tired, sagging, dry and dull skin.
In a three month trial, 92% of people noticed an increase in skin elasticity, with 72% also reporting a reduction in skin sagging. The sap from the Dragon Blood Tree is known for its wound healing and antioxidant properties and has been used for centuries for healing by natives in South America.
Its transition to cult anti-aging ingredient certainly looks to be a credible leap, with consumers reporting an instant tightening and toning sensation when applied to the skin and a noticeable plumping effect over time to the areas around the eyes and cheeks which enhances facial contours.
Is it worth buying?
Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel certainly looks worth a try if you are looking to invest in a higher end anti-aging product.
Over-hyped launches can leave consumers with a slightly unpleasant taste in their mouths once the product has failed to meet expectations, but this one looks like it might not disappoint.
If it can improve plumpness of the skin and help prevent sagging, more of us might not need to opt for costly and invasive fillers which can also lead to ‘pillow face’ where the cheeks look over inflated.
With an appealing floral/bubblegum scent, the Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel also smells and feels nice when it is applied, and is easily and quickly absorbed by the skin.
Consumers like the sensation the product creates which does at least give you instant gratification and a belief that the £75 price tag has been worth it.