Calendula officinalis flower extract


INCI: Calendula officinalis flower extract

What is Calendula officinalis flower extract?

Calendula officinalis, commonly known as marigold, is a widely cultivated and spread the ornamental plant.  It is a versatile plant that can be grown in any sunny locations in almost all kinds of soils. Calendula extract is actually a fresh calendula flower head extract. It contains mono, sesquiterpenes, triterpenes, phenol acids, flavonoids, tannins, and carotenoids to name a few amongst the important ones. Calendula or Marigold is traditionally used for medicinal purposes, but it also has cosmetic use.

Use & Benefits

It is mainly used as an anti-aging agent, because of carotenes, triterpenes, flavonoids and polysaccharides, all of these acts on glycoprotein as well as collagen metabolism. The change in the metabolism of duo leads to a reepithelializing effect on the skin. In other words, they also speed up healing.  It is also known for the antimicrobial effect. For this effect, the marigolds were used in the past for healing and curing purposes. Mucilage and saponins present in calendula provide moisturizing property, which can be used to treat dry skin. It has effective soothing properties for irritated and sensitive skin.

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