Thursday, 31 January 2013
Rodial Dragon's Blood
A while ago Debenhams sent me the Rodial Dragon's Blood skincare set. I'd never tried anything from Rodial before or heard anything about dragon's blood so was really interested in finding out a bit more about it. After doing a google search I found so many celebrities that use this I thought it must be good! I have problems with my skin quite often so I'm always on the look out for new things to try.
Firstly, the name got my attention. I wondered, why dragon's blood? The first thing that came to mind was Harry Potter! It turns out that dragon's blood is tree sap from the Sangre de Drago tree in the Amazon.
This is what Rodial says about each product:
Dragon's blood sculpting gel: An innovative sculpting gel that helps to define facial contours and add volume to sagging skin. Dragon's blood forms a second skin-like protective film, renowned to protect against external aggressions, reducing redness and inflamation.
Dragon's blood eye gel: This instantly cooling gel refreshes and hydrates puffy tired eyes with Rose Water, Arnica and Dragon's blood. Instantly brighter, the delicate eye area is restructured to thicken translucent skin and plump wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid comforts dehydrated skin and refines the skin's surface for wide awake eyes.
Dragon's blood hyaluronic mask: A moisture drenched facial mask with instant visible results. Hyaluronic Acid and tensors immediately plump fine lines and tighten wrinkles whilst providing comfort to dehydrated skin. Dragon's Blood reduces redness with anti-oxidant benefits whilst Gransil smoothes imperfections for a smoother and firmer complexion.
The packaging for this collection is really nice, I think it goes well with the whole Dragon's Blood idea just because it gives off that look without being a dark red. The products themselves come with a pump, which took me a while to figure out, I was taking the entire top off before I realised. Using the pump really helps when applying this because you can use the same amount each time without going over. For the eye gel however, sometimes I take the whole top off just because the under eye area is so small I usually don't end up using the whole lot.
As for whether or not the products work, in the description is a lot of things/names I don't understand. But I did notice a few things even from the first time of using them. The products sink in fast, leaving a really nice smooth texture to the skin which I really liked, most creams are too sticky and greasy. It really helps to even out skin texture too which is good for when applying your foundation as it gives you a much better complexion. I get a bit of redness on my nose and cheeks and using this does help reduce this. As for the wrinkles, I can't really say if it works as I don't have any but it does help to tighten and using all three of these products together gave my face an all around healthier look.
The hyaluronic mask is great as you can use this overnight which gives the product a few hours to really work into the skin. It's also recommended for flights, which until now I hadn't noticed or else I would be using it when I travel. There is always next time.
The only downside to these products is that the don't come in cheap. The sculpting gel is £75, the eye gel is £40 and the facial mask is £35. These are all available from Debenhams and the Rodial website. If you feel like treating yourself, maybe give these a try.
Have you tried the Dragon's Blood range yet? Are you a fan of the Rodial skincare brand? What is your favourite skincare item?