Rodial’s sister brand Nip + Fab have launched a new range inspired by the popular Rodial Dragon’s Blood range that I for sure am a fan of. The Nip + Fab FIX range has the same end game, to plump and hydrate the skin and uses similar ingredients including hyaluronic acid and the all important dragon’s blood. I’m thinking this post might have been a little more relevant a few days ago for Halloween but never fear the dragon’s blood is actually a powder that is taken from a tree called the Croton Lechleri tree, so no hocus pocus here.
So lets take a look at the new range!
First up we have the Dragon’s Blood Fix Cleansing Pads £9.95. I am a big fan of the Rodial Dragon’s Blood cleansing water so I was looking forward to trying these. They are similar in the ingredients, but obviously one being a cleansing water and the other cleansing pads. Another notable difference is the rose-water in the water, which for me works so well on my skin. With the cleansing pads they have Dragon’s Blood, Salicylic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel. The hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates skin whilst the salicylic acid cleanses pores and the dragon’s blood comforts and restores skins hydration. The witch hazel tightens pores and reduces redness.
I use the Nip + Fab glycolic pads on a regular basis and these were exactly the same size, however they are much wetter and definitely feel soaked with the ingredients, like you would find of a cleansing wipe. The one thing you will notice is the smell, they have such a strong smell from them, but it does fade once you have used the pad. These are great for really targeting red areas and spots with the witch hazel. But for me, I felt like they were quite harsh on my skin, or maybe I just love the Rodial water much more for cleansing.
Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask £14.95. This is a hydrating gel mask that provides hydration to the skin and a brighter complexion. The mask itself smells the same as the cleansing pads and again is packed with hyaluronic acid, dragon’s blood and amino acid. With this you apply it all over the face and neck and leave on or ten minutes, then rinse with warm water. It had a nice feeling on and didn’t nip or hurt in any way, or cause any redness when I removed it. My skin felt lovely and revitalised and soft to touch. This is definitely a great weekly treat.
The Dragon’s Blood Plumping Serum £19.95 is quite like the plumping mask yet more of a daily product. You can use this one in the morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturiser. The addition of velvet flower enhances moisturisation to make your skin really hydrated and it also includes Gransil EP-9 which absorbs any excess oil and smoothes skin. The serum is lightweight, not heavy in the slightest and dries in pretty quickly.
Have you tried this range yet? It’s available separately or as a set for £34.45 from Boots & Superdrug.