Feature image: MOTHER OF DRAGONS by Annie Stegg Fine Art
Dragon’s Blood has become an increasingly popular ingredient in beauty and skin care these days, and it’s not what you may think! It is a resin from the bright red sap of the Croton Lechleri tree (the Dragon’s Blood tree), native to South America.
Legend holds that the first dragon’s-blood tree sprouted from the blood of an injured dragon, and local townspeople used the extracts of the tree to heal their wounds.
Dragon’s blood is loaded with antioxidants, which help prevent the signs of premature aging. It is now often found in serums, eye creams, and moisturizers, where it is relied on to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, reduce puffiness and dark circles beneath the eyes, and improve skin firmness and elasticity.
With certified organic shea butter, cherry coffee, and dragon’s blood, this volumizing conditioner also softens and nourishes the hair. sheamoisture.com