Rodial Dragon’s Blood
So Rodial and I have a love/hate relationship, but saying that I have used some items from their Dragon’s Blood range previously and it’s probably the only range I’ve actually liked by the brand. So given the opportunity to trial some more items from the range I went ahead. I received the Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser SPF15 and the Hyaluronic Night Cream. Now it obviously doesn’t contain actually Dragon’s Blood, but the ingredient is sourced from the red sap of the Croton Lechleri tree, also known as ‘Sangre de Drago’ in Spanish, which translates to Dragon’s blood. It was historically used by natives in Northwestern South America for medicinal and healing purposes, as it forms a skin like protective film, that’s soothing and protects against environmental damage with anti-inflammatory properties ideal to calm stressed and sensitive skin.
The Hyaluronic Moisturiser comes in a pump bottle and contains SPF15, which is great for the pending summer. It contains Hyaluronic Acid and Gransil to moisturise and tighten fine lines, Chromabright and Vitamin B3 to illuminate and even the skin tone and Dragon’s Blood to soothe and protect. It’s a light lotion that on initially application provides the right level of hydration and moisture, but doesn’t leave the skin shiny. If your skin is excessively dry this may not be enough moisture for you, unless applied on top of a facial/serum oil. I think this will be perfect during the summer months when you want your skin hydrated, but not greasy.
The Hyaluronic Night Cream is a very thick, rich cream with a strong floral scent that dissipates quickly, I applied this over my Facial Oil. It’s described as an XXL plumping moisturiser, it contains retinol to plump and minimise the appearance of fine lines, Hyaluronic Acid reduces the look of wrinkles, Chromabright brightens and Dragon’s Blood soothes. I don’t have any major fine lines or wrinkles that I’m concerned with so wouldn’t see any improvements there, it was nicely moisturising and my skin did feel smooth and hydrated by morning.
I think my issue with Rodial is that for the price I expect more, however I think the products are targeted towards anti-ageing and this is not a massive issue for me. The Hyaluronic Moisturiser is priced at £49 and the Night Cream is £58, both are 50ml and can be found on the Rodial website.