Everything you need to know about dragon’s blood

Everything you need to know about dragon’s blood

First it was Kim Kardashian and her vampire facial, then Gwyneth Paltrow credited ‘leeching’ as the secret to her youthful glow. But even though it may sound like it belongs in the same family as these squirm-worthy beauty treatments, dragon’s blood is nowhere near as invasive as it sounds.

In fact, it couldn’t be any further from blood – the ingredient in question comes from a tree. It’s a soothing red sap sourced from the sangre de drago tree (dragon’s blood tree) in the Amazon and is renowned for its regenerative and reparative qualities.

We hit the streets of Sydney to see if many had heard of the ingredient, or a particular product that utilises it: Skin Physics Dragon’s Blood Facial Sculpting Gel. Watch the video above to see what they thought of the strange-sounding ingredient (some reactions are priceless) or read a bit more about the product below…


  • The dragon’s blood ingredient originally became popular via Angelina Jolie’s facialist, who used the ingredient to define the star’s beautiful cheekbones in the lead up to red carpet season.
  • The ingredient is sourced from the Amazon but Skin Physics Dragon’s Blood Facial Sculpting Gel is Australian made and owned.
  • The Skin Physics Dragon’s Blood Facial Sculpting Gel is formulated to visibly plump, firm, contour and lift the skin.
  • The gel forms a second ‘skin-like’ film, which reinforces the skin’s protective barrier, while helping to improve the overall texture, firmness and elasticity of the skin.
  • After using the product for one month, 79 per cent of Skin Physics customers said they would delay an invasive treatment.
  • It won one of our Best in Beauty Awards in 2015 for Best Age Management Product.

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