L’Élixir de Pureté
Clarifying & Firming Serum with Dragon’s Blood Extract
A deeply hydrating, firming face serum supercharged with Le Sang du Dragon, a taspine-rich tropical resin from the Croton Lechleri tree. The water-light, fast-absorbing, oil-free formulation leaves skin feeling soothed, plumped and revitalized with a matte finish.
• Addresses redness + irritation
• Reduces the appearance of wrinkles + fine lines
• Protects against environmental stressors
WITH OKOKO COSMÉTIQUES’ FOUNDER, OYÉTA KOKOROKO
What inspired this product?
I discovered Dragon’s Blood while searching for an earth-derived exceptional botanical that would address the recurring skin concerns my customers shared with me during private consultations. It was initially developed to help customers with problematic skincare concerns.
What is the star ingredient?
“Dragon’s Blood” is the name given to the red-colored sap extracted from the trees nicknamed “Dragonniers”. These fascinating trees with an unusual appearance (similar to a giant umbrella) have an exceptional longevity and many properties.
Dragon’s Blood is mainly extracted from the Croton Lechleri species, a medium-sized tree found in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador, which can grow up to 1000 meters above sea level.
In Peru, it has been dubbed “liquid band aid” because it is traditionally applied on sores to stop bleeding or to soothe insect bites, itching, chapped skin, venous ulcers, and burns.
Today, scientific studies support the properties of Dragon’s Blood mainly due to a polyphenol from the alkaloid family, taspine that aids in reducing the appearance of redness and irritation, fighting the look of wrinkles and fine lines, and protecting against pollutants and environmental stressors.
Through my research I found out that it has amazing firming and antioxidants properties and is effective to clarify skin and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections (such as breakouts). Thus was born L’Élixir de Pureté, Sang du dragon, a classic (dragon’s blood) serum formulated based on customers requests and designed to be an ally for dry, dehydrated, problematic and mature skin who needs an effective solution to help skin cope in today’s modern world.
What is your fave way to use it?
I like to use L’Élixir de Pureté, Sang du dragon as a second step in my routine, after cleansing and exfoliating my skin (and before applying daily moisturizer). 1 to 2 pumps are enough for the face and neck and I use it twice a day for best results. Although this serum is great for dry and dehydrated (and even mature) skin, I find it also works well when coupled with a mist (under) to boost hydration levels. Then I will follow with a moisturizer like a face oil and the sublime balm. The skin feels amazing, smooth, hydrated and protected.