Ever wondered what this pretty flower does? The Calendula is a plant, part of the Marigold family, has been used for centuries in Mediterranean countries for decorative purposes, as well as culinary, cosmetic and medicinal purposes. This oil has become popular in natural skin care products and can be used in lotions, balms, ointments, conditioners and shampoos.
This extract oil is rich in a variety of organic compounds, including glycosides, saponins, and other anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. These properties make calendula known for its ability to brighten skin and protect from blemishes.
Skin Care - Calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, and even the appearance of small scars. If you want smooth, even-toned skin that glows with youthful radiance, consider adding products to your skin care routine that contain calendula oil or consume it in another form.
Healing: Because of its antiseptic properties it works great for wounded skin such as: sunburns, rashes, scars, insect bites, eczema and other minor skin irritations. Today, one of the most popular uses of calendula oil has been applying it to irritated skin to reduce itchiness, redness, sensitivity, dryness and swelling.
Moisturizing: Calendula is gentle and hydrating, so it's great for dry or sensitive skin. As we age, the skin around our eyes gets thinner, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. It can even be used under the eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and on baby's skin to help soothe occasional red patches also known as diaper rash. Combine calendula oil to a moisturizer to improve skin hydration and firmness.
Brightening: This oil is an all-natural skin brightener and is great for reducing the visibility of scars. Extract of this herb can stimulate collagen in the skin which is very important for those who have dull skin. Collagen is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging. Calendula oil infused toners would definitely do the trick for brighter skin.