The extract of the flavonoid-rich fiery red-orange petals of the Calendula flower is valued in many traditional cultures as a holistic solution to skin care.
Calendula is in the Marigold family, and native to Southwest Asia, as well as Western Europe and the Mediterranean. The common name of Marigold is a reference to the Virgin Mary, and the plant is used to honor her during Catholic events. The ancient Egyptians also considered the plant to have rejuvenating properties, and the Hindus used the flowers to adorn the gods in their temples, and to color their food, fabrics, and cosmetics.
Calendula is mainly used in skin care treatments, and can help heal stubborn wounds, acne, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, rashes, eczema, and related conditions. This extract is extremely effective for healing and softening sore, inflamed, and itchy skin.
Nairian uses Calendula extract in our Cleanser.