What is Dragon’s Blood and why is it in my serum?

Disclaimer : No dragon’s were harmed in the making of this serum.

But let’s not the truth get in the way of a good story (or blog post) shall we? As an ingredient Dragon’s blood sounds so much more exciting than ‘natural plant resin.’ No bonus points for guessing why it got its sassy name. The resin is dark red in colour and extracted from different tropical tree species commonly called dragon trees.  The sap has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. Add in the powerful hyaluronic acid and you’re on to a winner with this Dragon’s Blood Serum!

For the life of me I can’t remember if this serum appeared in a beauty box or a goodie bag from one of the beauty events I’ve been to over the last year. The one thing I know for sure is that this product definitely gets a place on the ‘new skincare I’ve tried podium’ this year! 

Nip + Fab Hydrate : Dragon's Blood Fix Plumping Serum
Nip + Fab Hydrate : Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum

Sounds a little OTT I know, but my biggest bug bear is using skincare that promises the world and leaves my skin feeling as sticky as a 2 year old hands after deconstructing their first sponge biscuit. Mum or not, that’s not the ‘glowing’ look anyone is going for in public.

Nip + Fab Hydrate Dragon's Blood Pumping Serum
Nip + Fab Hydrate Dragon’s Blood Pumping Serum

My morning routine is very simple, cleanse and moisturise (I’m a total ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream addict!). Even with a layer of my much loved bareMinerals foundation, anything over 20 degrees makes me glow (perspire). So I don’t like layering too many products on my face; especially if I have to deal with a sweaty tube or warm meeting rooms throughout the day.

Having said that, I’ve not missed a morning (or evening) applying the Nip and Fab Fix Dragon’s Blood plumping serum since I opened the tube! I would say it has a slightly silky gel-like texture. Besides not leaving a tacky residue on my skin; I can visibly see a difference after application around my fine lines and wrinkles. (Do they sell bottles big enough so that I can I bathe in this serum??).

Goodbye insta-filter hello insta-filler*

*not an actual filler but ‘Intensive, hydrating plumper’ isn’t quite as punchy, is it?

Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Plumping Serum
Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Plumping Serum

If you liked this review you may like my post of this Face Mist from Evolve, read it here.


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