Calendula officinalis, commonly known as “pot marigold”, is a powerful and effective healer.
Native to the Mediterranean, the Calendula flower blooms a bright golden yellow in early spring and has a distinct, fresh aroma. However, this perennial is far more than just a pretty face. For centuries Calendula has been used by tradition herbalists to treat wounds and decrease swelling. Packed full of anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Calendula has the capacity to remedy a wide variety of skin conditions.
Calendula is dermatologically proven to have a protective effect upon skin structures. Calendula oxygenates the blood, increasing circulation and promoting the production of collagen, an essential protein for the maintenance of healthy, youthful looking skin. Calendula is therefore highly effective in treating dry or irritated skin and has been found to reduce the occurrence of conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Rich in antioxidants, Calendula also serves to protect against the harmful effects of sun damage and pollutants, preventing premature aging and hyperpigmentation.
Each individual Calendula petal contains multiple active compounds which are known to contribute significantly to overall skin health. These compounds soften and soothe the skin, enhancing the body’s natural ability to fight infection. With such strong regenerative capabilities, Calendula works to restore balance to stressed complexions and counteracts uneven skin tone. Gentle in nature, Calendula is suitable for all skin types including sensitive or acne-prone skin. An effective anti-bacterial, Calendula not only targets the irritants that lead to breakouts, but simultaneously helps to calm inflammation and reduce discomfort. Ultimately, it appears this vibrant flower is a true miracle-worker – a jack of all trades – with the potential to transform your skin.
Our Face Filter facial cleaning pads are made from organic Calendula tea and are coated in French Pink Clay Konjac. This product has been specially formulated to incorporate the many benefits of Calendula into your skincare routine, leaving your skin feeling fresh, glowing and even.