product: rodial dragon’s blood hyaluronic mask $42
uses: dragons, you ask? the ingredient called ‘dragon’s blood’ is the red sap derived from the ‘sangre de drago’ tree. it has ant-oxdiant properties to reduce redness, & also works to form a calming, protective shield on the face that smooths imperfections & firms skin. the other prominent ingredient in this mask, hyaluronic acid, plumps & hydrates skin to diminish wrinkles. you can wear it as a mask, or leave it on overnight.
verdict: i love the texture of this mask & i feel its quite soothing to apply it. i didn’t notice any real difference with my skin, however, but i trusted that the blood & acid were doing their job. 2 out of 5 stars
beauty tip: the majority of us have smart phones now, right? well, when you’re shopping for beauty products, you should google the ingredients advertised on the product you’re interested in. once you learn what they do for your skin, look at where they stand on the ingredient list—the closer to the top, the more of that ingredient the product contains. doing the research not only taught me which ingredients i should be using for the glowing skin i seek, but i also learned which brands to trust.