CALENDULA (Calendula Officinalis)

 

Calendula is a great addition to anti-aging formulas, as it helps to keep the skin healthy and youthful looking. Researchers think this is because of the natural antioxidants in calendula that have a natural protective property. Calendula flowers, as you may be able to tell from the color, also contain carotenoids, which are key in helping your skin look more youthful. These protect from environmental stressors, and can help soothe. Carotenoids naturally exist in the outer layer of skin, so calendula-rich formulas, may help improve skin’s appearance. Calendula is gentle and hydrating, so it’s great for dry and sensitive skin. It can even be used under the eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, and occasional red patches.