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Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Facial Radiance Pads review, photos | One for the adventurers…

Rodial Dragon's Blood review - cleansing pads

The product: Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Facial Radiance Cleansing Pads

DRAGON’S BLOOD, YOU GUYS. Dragon’s blood.

Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood skincare review photos

How it works: Rodial and their budget line, Nip + Fab, currently do these really cool “dragon’s blood” products featuring the bright red resin of the Sangre de Grado (Croton lechleri) tree — which literally translates to the dragon’s blood tree. The latex sap of the Sangre de Grado is used by locals as a liquid bandage, and it has strong antioxidant properties.

These pads contain “dragon’s blood” (to plump, sculpt, and protect the skin), witch hazel (to repair broken skin and reduce swelling), salicylic acid (to open blocked pores and gently exfoliate), and hyaluronic acid (to deliver intense hydration). I mean, they basically have it all.

Rodial Nip Fab Dragon's Blood peel cleansing pads

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How they perform: For a measly $15, you get 60 of these thin, soft, strong cleansing pads. They’re nicely saturated with product, and they remove makeup like a dream.

I’ve never been crazy about makeup wipes (though I’m testing some out right now), but these? These, I love. One thin cotton pad is more than enough to remove the makeup from your entire face, so there’s very little waste involved, and they’re both really effective and super gentle. 

I can get all of my eye and face makeup off with one of these wipes, and they leave my skin feeling super clean and exfoliated. They also (surprisingly enough) don’t sting my eye area, and I can use the bumpy side for a little extra exfoliation or the smooth side if my skin’s feeling a little sensitive.

Nip + Fab Ddragon's Blood Cleansing Pads review

The only caveat(s): I really had to stretch to find these, but the Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Pads don’t smell super great. A little astringent, like a peel.

Nip + Fab Hyaluronic Acid pad review

The verdict?

To this day, I still have no idea if you’re supposed to rinse after using these (I do), but I like them. Kind of a lot, honestly.

The Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Pads are a fantastic way to up the dragon content of your life, and they perform really, really well. For a gentle exfoliation that won’t leave your skin peeling (or a gentle makeup remover that’ll really clean out your pores while getting everything off super quickly), definitely give these a try.

Availability: $12.99 USD/$14.95 CAD (for 60 pads) at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Ulta, or ASOS.

Nip + Fab Cleansing Pads review - Dragon's Blood

The Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Cleansing Pads ingredients:

Aqua, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Witch Hazel Water, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol Denat., Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid.

PS: This is the only silicone-free Dragon’s Blood product in the Nip + Fab line. From the Rodial Dragon’s Blood line, the Cleansing Water and Hyaluronic Tonic are also silicone-free.

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  • jenn

    they $14 for 60 is pretty good since its about $12 for 25 wipes! i'll def be looking for these. (fingers crossed i find them)

    jenn
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    • Right?? They're really well-priced!

      I've been having trouble tracking these down in-store, but I know they should be coming. Keep an eye out! ;)

  • mayk

    I’d be scared of incorporating salicylic acid into my eye makeup removal

    • Me too, dude! But so far, not even any stinging. (I think it has to do with the fact that these are soaked with product, but not DRIPPING with it — you never actually get any in your eyes!)

      • So good to know! And on some level – even the eye area need light (non-manual) exfoliation!

  • I had no idea Nip + Fab was related to Rodial. I have the latter's 'Dragon's Blood' Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15, which makes my skin feel incredibly silky and plump. I've been searching for something like these cleansing pads, so I'm really excited to try them—thank you for the review Rae!
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    • Yup! They're the "budget" line, but I think the products still measure up.

      Hope you can find these cleansing pads, lovely! I like 'em a lot ;)

  • Wai-wai-wait, Rodial has a budget line?! That is so cool :-D I had no idea. MUST LOOK INTO THIS!
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    • Uh huh! And it's really good! :D

      (Ack, sorry for replying to this comment MONTHS late — I just realized that I missed a bunch of comments, so I figured better extremely late than never >.<)

  • I swear by Nip+Fab's Glycolic Fix Pads. They worked wonders on my skin as well as any friend's who I recommended them to. They also eased me into using the 10% glycolic acid peel by Paula's Choice.
    Ran out of my third tub a while ago, so i should wait for these to come to my local SDM and get it instead.
    Dragon's Blood indeed!

    • Ooh, I always see those! Perhaps I'll have to give them a try one day, too ;)

      I hope you've managed to find the Dragon's Blood pads by now! They took a while to fully roll out, but I've been seeing them in more and more SDM locations as time goes by!

  • Also, I like this new all balcm background for your blog pics. Tres Chic!

  • Does the packaging say how much salicylic acid they contain? Not very much I guess otherwise they would burn your eyes. I like the idea of dragon blood too, do they have other products with that ingredient? (someone needs to name a plant extract "unicorn's tears"…)
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    • Unfortunately not, Lulle! It's just enough that I think these help clear up my skin (these are what I always reach for when I'm about to break out — just bought my second tub!), but not so much that my eyes burn.

      Well. Unless I soak the pad with water; then, they sometimes leak a little bit of product into my eyes and it stings a bit. But that's… definitely on me.

      And yes, they do have a couple other Dragon's Blood products available, both in the Rodial parent company and in the Nip + Fab line! :D