In fact, dragon's blood extract is derived from the resin of the Croton lechleri tree, native to South America. Its fabulous name is due to the specific dark red colour, and its properties are if not magical, then extremely useful for the skin.
The extraction of the resin is very easy, and the use of the extract for various purposes dates back to antiquity. The locals believed that the Croton lechleri tree was a totem that protected against evil forces. Even today, shamans in South America include it in their rituals. The Romans used dragon's blood extract as an anti-ageing ingredient in cosmetics.
Nowadays, dragon's blood extract is used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It is known to have a strong antioxidant effect and stimulate collagen production. Due to the high content of taspine, it has a healing effect and helps the skin to recover. It also improves the skin's barrier function, an effect known as "second" skin.
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