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Does Dragon's Blood Serum Really Firm Skin?

Updated: Jan 22

We've put this claim to the test with a low-budget serum from Balance Active Formula.

Dragon's Blood Serum by Balance Active Formula

What mature woman doesn't want youthful-looking skin? Here's a product that doesn't cost the earth and purports to firm skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

It retails at under £4, has rave reviews and is super-easy to use.

Just like any other serum, this skincare product is designed to be applied after cleansing and before the use of a moisturising cream and/or make-up primer.

What Balance Active Formula says

The brand claims its Dragon's Blood Serum delivers the following benefits:

  • Instantly lifts and tightens skin

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Makes the skin appear firmer

This product is marketed as a 'lightweight serum', suitable for all skin types.

For the purposes of this review, we tested it on a 57-year-old woman with combination skin.

Our findings

Balance Active Formula's serum is more medium-weight than light. While non-greasy, it is slightly sticky - not a bad thing if you are using it under makeup.

Once applied, it does produce a tightening sensation. Although not intense, you can feel it.

The effect is smoother lines and a slightly lifted face. We noticed the results more markedly around the eyes and forehead.

While the serum delivered on all its promises to some extent, the effects were temporary. Because of this, the serum is best-suited to day-time use rather than applied as an overnight treatment.

Our tester used the product every day for two weeks.

Woman applying Dragon's Blood serum

What is Dragon's Blood?

Dragon's blood is a natural ingredient, in this case derived from the Croton lechleri tree.

It has been revered for centuries and has multiple uses.

In Peru, the phrase 'dragon's blood' arose from the colour of the tree's sap - dark red.

An organic skincare property, it is an ingredient used by many skincare brands including Nip+Fab and Rodial.

Is this serum worth using?

Yes. It does tighten the skin and smooth the surface. It's not going to make you look 20 years younger, but it will certainly make enough of a difference to give you just that little bit more confidence. Dragon's Blood Serum by Balance Active Formula is available from Amazon.

Note: Some products perform better than others, depending on the strength of active ingredients used.


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