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Calendula is the ideal ingredient for sensitive and delicate skin. It Soothes and improves redness and inflammation, in a completely natural way. It has no contraindications and is suitable for everyone.
Is your skin inflamed and you don’t know how to calm it down? If you suffer from irritation, redness, and various discomforts, calendula is the answer to your problems. It is a very useful and versatile ingredient, very often present in the most common cosmetic formulations.
Calendula for the skin: general information
Ingredient Type: Anti-inflammatory
Key Benefits: Soothes and calms skin, accelerates wound healing
Who should use it: Suitable for all skin types; it is particularly recommended for treating redness, inflammation, and irritation
How often to use it: If you don’t notice (immediately) allergic reactions, you can use it daily
Works well with Other anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as aloe vera
Do not use with: There are no known ingredients that it should not be used with
Benefits of Calendula for the skin
The main beneficial properties of the plant are listed below:
- It is a natural antibacterial and antifungal: It is useful for healing wounds, eczema, and general skin rashes. Calendula contains farandole, which is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory.
- It can heal wounds: it accelerates the healing of small wounds, including those of our four-legged friends.
- Stimulates the production of collagen: facilitates cell renewal giving brightness to the face
- Improves Dermatitis: Soothes and promotes healing of compromised skin
- Moisturizes the skin: thanks to its natural oils, calendula naturally moisturizes the skin through the fatty acids it is rich in
- Protects the face from free radicals: neutralizes the damage caused by free radicals thanks to its high content of flavonoids. Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin
Calendula side effects
Calendula is a great option for all skin types. To be safe, you can still run a patch test before using it. There is a rare form of marigold contact dermatitis if you are allergic to ragweed, daisies, and chrysanthemums.
How to use calendula?
It is usually present in the form of an oil, serum, cream, or skin lotion. You can use calendula up to twice a day, including it in both your daytime and nighttime beauty routine.
If you love DIY, you can create a personalized calendula body butter, which can also be used on the lips. It is advisable not to apply this ingredient without a carrier oil to avoid potential irritation. You can mix it with other substances such as beeswax, shea butter, or jojoba oil.