Can’t help noticing on the Rodial Website, there is now a disclaimer under the Tummy Tuck Stick supplements that reads: Please note that this product has not been proven to aid weight loss from the stomach. So, erm, even their own inventor says they don’t do what their name implies they might. However, there is no such disclaimer on Crash Diet Sticks or Skinny Beach Sticks.

However, I’ve also noticed a new product, Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel, £75, that claims to reduce wrinkles, smooth and plump the skin by giving a film-like skin over the complexion. Their quoted stats are that trial volunteers (doesn’t say how many) saw a 92% increase in skin elasticity over 3 months, and a reduction in skin sagging of 72%. And, it’s almost disappointing that they aren’t claiming it contains real dragon’s blood, but sadly there’s no suggestion it’s been anywhere near a dragon. Dragon’s Blood is a repair accelerating resin taken from a tree in the Amazonian Rain Forest and has already been used in beauty products, such as Peter Thomas Roth’s Laser-Free Resurfacer.

I’d quite like to know if it is sustainably sourced because taking resin from trees can be quite a devasting thing for the tree involved.

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