Calendula is a vibrant orange-gold flower native to the Mediterranean and part of the daisy family. Also known as 'pot marigold,' this popular annual flower can commonly be found in herb gardens and is well known for its pleasant taste in soups and salads.
Internally this happy flower can soothe gastrointestinal discomfort, but it's what it can do for the skin that really has our antennae on high alert!
Calendula has been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin conditions so with centuries of use backing it up, you bet we decided to add this beautiful ingredient to our products here at Jane Inc!
Keep reading to learn a little bit more about how you can take advantage of the calendula benefits for skin.
Antioxidants Prevent the Signs of Aging
Ever since we learned about antioxidants, we've made a point to include them in our daily lives.
From those superfood smoothies to our night time serum, we just can't get enough! Not only are antioxidants important for protecting the body against disease, they are vital for keeping the skin youthful and glowing.
The bright hue of calendula is due to a class of antioxidants called carotenoids. These carotenoids help to protect the skin against environmental aggressors that may contribute to aging. The outer layer of skin naturally contains carotenoids so by using skincare formulas rich in calendula you may help to improve your skin's overall appearance.
Hydrating Properties Prevent Dehydration
By now you're well aware that hydration is the key to youthful skin, but it can be difficult finding products that live up to their promises.
You can trust calendula, as it is all natural and provides soothing hydration to eliminate dryness and calm sensitive skin. In fact, calendula can even be used on infants to soothe dry skin or irritation such as diaper rash.
By adding hydration to the skin, calendula also helps to promote the formation of collagen to ensure the skin stays plump and youthful.
How To Use Calendula in the Comfort of your Home
Now that you know Calendula is more than just a pretty flower, you’re sure to want to experience the benefits for yourself!
If you have time to truly pamper yourself, then try soaking in our delightful Calendula and Geranium Pharmacie Soak while you lay back and cover your eyes in one of our incredibly soothing Eyestea bags which includes Calendula flowers to help you relax and to reduce puffiness around the eyes. You will emerge with glowing skin and bright eyes, ready to take on anything! Of course it wouldn’t hurt to sip on some tea containing calendula too!