Skincare lovers must be familiar with the ingredient called: Calendula extract. Did you know that this ingredient comes from a beautiful flower which is the “marigold” flower? This yellow-orange coloured flower has long been used as a natural ingredient in skincare. It could be because calendula flowers have healing and anti-inflammatory properties that make them so popular in the skincare world. Apart from skincare such as lotions, body washes, creams, toners and more, this extract is also used as a supplement too!
Well, because of its amazing properties, Serenitree uses calendula extract as one of the natural ingredients in its calming body wash and lotion variants. Curious about the benefits, right?
Let’s look at these 10 benefits of Calendula extract further to maximise your skincare!
Treats Skin Inflammation
Calendula extract has strong anti-inflammatory properties, so it is very effective in treating inflammation on the skin. The active compounds in calendula extract work to relieve skin redness and irritation caused by inflammation. This makes it an ideal solution for skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and rosacea. You can really try it as an alternative in sensitive skin care!
Helps Wound Healing
This extract has the ability to accelerate the healing process of wounds on the skin. How does this work? The healing compounds in calendula extract stimulate the growth of new tissue (regeneration) and help repair damaged skin. This makes it a good choice for treating minor cuts, scrapes, or minor burns. For those with scars, this is a must-try!
Soothes Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin tends to respond easily to irritation and redness, so it’s hard to find skincare products without negative reaction triggers! Well, Calendula extract has calming properties that can soothe sensitive skin and reduce discomfort. Apart from reducing inflamed and irritated skin reactions, you can safely use products made with this ingredient because it is natural. Natural ingredients are generally suitable for all ages and skin types.
Acne sufferers can be helped by the antibacterial properties that will reduce the growth of acne-causing bacteria. The anti-inflammatory content in calendula extract also helps relieve inflammation that is often associated with acne. Not only that, skin pores will also be cleaner and stubborn acne scars will slowly fade. What a multifunctional efficacy!
Its calming properties are coupled with a brightening effect! Healthy, moisturised and calm skin will definitely look fresh and radiant. In addition, the compounds in calendula extract help reduce the build-up of melanin (which can cause skin to look dull) in the skin. Your skin will automatically glow!
Maintain Skin Moisture
Skin moisture is the key to healthy, well-hydrated skin. Calendula extract helps maintain skin’s natural moisture by forming a protective layer that prevents moisture loss. You can go about your day comfortably with soft, supple and hydrated skin all day long.
Reduces Signs of Aging
The antioxidant content in calendula extract helps fight free radicals that cause damage to the skin. For example, pollution and dust. Antioxidants protect the skin from oxidative stress and help reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. For those of you who are 20 years old and above, this skincare can really help as an anti-aging routine.
Calendula extract helps rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is an important protein that helps maintain skin strength and elasticity. This can be very beneficial for all ages because we can look younger and fresher.
Protects against Free Radicals
The antioxidant content in calendula extract protects the skin from damage caused by exposure to free radicals and environmental factors. Free radicals can cause DNA damage, inflammation and premature ageing of the skin. This protection will make you more free and not afraid of outdoor activities!
Disguise Acne Scars
Calendula extract itself has regenerative properties that can disguise acne scars. With this, acne scars can even out and get smoother. But everything still needs process and consistency! If possible, combine with other products or medical treatments such as PRP or chemical peels for faster results.
Coping with Nappy Rash
As we all know, babies’ and children’s skin is much more sensitive than adults’!
Hence, babies often get diaper rash. Studies say that calendula extract can treat rashes more effectively than ointments even from other natural ingredients such as aloe vera. It could be another alternative for your baby’s skin care!
Overcoming Fungal Infections
Not stopping there, calendula extract has been proven to treat around 23 types of candida fungi! It works by inhibiting the growth and replication of the fungus that causes the infection. However, for treatment like this, it is better to still consult a doctor because it is very possible that the results are delayed or not as effective as the treatment should be.
Is Calendula Extract Safe for All Skin Types?
That’s 10 positive benefits of calendula extract for health and skincare! How great is that? Even though it only comes from flowers, it has properties as high as mountains!
So, let’s get back to this question: Is calendula extract safe for all skin types?
Of course, most natural ingredients are safe for all skin types, even sensitive ones! Not only that, children, pregnant women and mothers are also safe to use natural ingredients. Minimal negative side effects! But it does not rule out the possibility of allergies or incompatibility with other active ingredients in the same product. Therefore, always consult, do a patch test and read all the skincare ingredients that you will use. Then if there is a negative reaction with use, you should immediately stop.
Are you curious to try this skincare? Let’s check out Serenitree’s calming natural lotion and body wash products!
I hope this article helps you, Serenitree Squad!