Ingredient Highlight: Calendula Flower Extract

Ingredient Highlight: Calendula Flower Extract

When it comes to skincare, nature has been our best ally for centuries. One such gift from nature is the humble yet powerful Calendula flower, scientifically known as Calendula officinalis. Often referred to as "marigold," this vibrant, golden-hued flower has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and skincare routines. With its numerous beneficial properties, Calendula flower extract has gained popularity in the modern beauty industry. Today, we'll chat about this golden flower's amazing skincare benefits + how you can try this fabulous ingredient for yourself in Hark & Zander's MiracleFirm Serum!

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties

One of the most prominent benefits of Calendula flower extract in skincare is its anti-inflammatory properties. Calendula contains compounds like flavonoids and triterpene saponins that help reduce inflammation, making it an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive or irritated skin. Whether you're dealing with redness, rashes, or minor skin irritations, Calendula can help soothe and calm your skin!

  1. Skin Healing and Wound Recovery

Calendula has a long history of use for its wound-healing abilities. It stimulates the production of collagen (a protein crucial for skin repair). Applying products with Calendula flower extract can help "heal" your skin from minor imperfections, reducing the risk of scarring (from things such as acne). 

  1. Antioxidant Properties

In today's world, our skin faces constant challenges from environmental factors like UV radiation and pollution, which can lead to premature ageing. Calendula is rich in antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids, which help combat free radicals and protect the skin from oxidative stress! These antioxidants can you help maintain a youthful and radiant complexion.

  1. Moisturisation

Proper hydration is key to healthy, glowing skin. Calendula flower extract is an excellent natural ingredient in moisturiser, that helps keep the skin hydrated and prevents dryness. 

  1. Acne Management

Calendula can be an effective ally in managing acne-prone skin. Its antimicrobial properties help fight off bacteria responsible for breakouts, and its anti-inflammatory nature soothes irritated skin. Using Calendula in your skincare routine may reduce acne-related redness and inflammation, promoting a clearer complexion.

  1. Calming and Soothing Effects

Incorporating Calendula into your skincare routine can provide a calming and soothing effect. Whether you have sensitive, inflamed, or easily irritated skin, products containing Calendula flower extract can help alleviate discomfort and promote a feeling of relaxation!

How Does Hark & Zander use Calendula Flower Extract in Our Skincare?

At Hark & Zander, we are super passionate about using natural ingredients that are going to nourish and love your skin, while being gentle to both your body, and the environment. We use Calendula Flower extract in our incredible new MiracleFirm Smoothing Serum to aid in its smoothing and soothing abilites! This award-winning serum is going to help smooth out fine lines, promote skin elasticity and collagen production, all while being free from nasties.

The benefits of Calendula flower extract in skincare are abundant, making it a versatile and valuable addition to your beauty routine. Whether you're looking to soothe irritated skin, combat acne, or maintain a youthful complexion, this golden flower offers a natural and effective solution. Embrace the power of nature and unlock the potential of Calendula to enhance your skin's health and beauty.

Click here to read more about our fabulous MiracleFirm Smoothing Serum!