In the Spotlight: Calendula
Updated: Jun 27
Why this anti-inflammatory, healing herb deserves to shine
Natural ingredients are extremely popular in skincare thanks to their positive benefits and ability to work their magic across different skin types — whether you have oily skin or sensitive skin. This is why it’s so common to see brands curating an entire range of products around a certain herb or flower. We’re big fans of all-natural skincare and how their qualities can make an impact on nailing glowing skin!
With the newest product, the Ultra Moisturizing Repair Gel from The Moisturizers Co, we’re ready to put calendula in its rightful place — in the spotlight.
What is Calendula?
The name calendula may not ring a bell, but you’re probably more familiar with this ingredient than you know. Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is extracted as an oil from the bright, orange/yellow-coloured flower known as ‘pot marigold’, and is known for numerous benefits. And it’s not just suddenly popular—the plant extract has been used throughout history to promote healing and skin regeneration.
What makes it such a powerful ingredient?
1. Has incredible healing properties
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, calendula is often used to treat sunburns, rashes, and other skin irritations, along with minor skin wounds and slow-healing cuts. This is done through the stimulation of production of collagen at wounded areas, and works to minimise scarring when the skin is healed.
2. Helps to prevent acne
Always experiencing sudden breakouts or skin redness? With its antibacterial properties, calendula can cleanse your pores of any existing bacteria that may lead to an acne outbreak. It also does a wonderful job of calming and treating eczema or red, irritated skin.
3. Moisturises dry skin
For those with dry skin, using calendula will help manage painful, chapped skin and give it a natural glow over time. It’s also very gentle, so even those with sensitive skin can use it.
4. Promotes anti-aging
Calendula’s natural restorative benefits help to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin, healing damaged skin and giving you overall smoother, more youthful skin. The best part is? It’s gentle enough to also be used on the undereye area, so go ahead and dab a moderate amount on the delicate area to treat puffiness. It even helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
5. It can be combined with other ingredients for maximum effect
In the new Ultra Moisturizing Repair Gel from The Moisturizers Co, Calendula is the star ingredient as they wanted to fully optimize its quick healing and regenerative properties. However, The Moisturizers Co. has also paid a lot of attention to the other ingredients that were used in the formula, so as to ensure that each ingredient works well with each other to provide the best skincare solution. Instead of investing in a long list of chemical-laden ingredients, they decided to focus on the following complementing ingredients instead:
Chamomile flower extracts to gently soothe and heal skin that was previously tight from harsh chemicals used in other skincare
Cucumber Extracts full of Vitamin K that help to repair dry, damaged skin so it’s healthy, strong and hydrated
Burdock Root to increase and lock in skin moisture
Allantoin to increase the water content of skin cells when applied, giving you supple skin while promoting cell longevity and healing—so you age slower, enjoy plump, hydrated skin, and also minimise acne scars
A quick search online will show you that many popular skincare brands have incorporated calendula into their product range. With The Moisturizers Co's Ultra Moisturizing Repair Gel, they hope to offer an alternate solution that’s not just gentle, but one that has undergone dedicated research into making sure you achieve your skincare goals.
Shop the Ultra Moisturizing Repair Gel with Calendula here.
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As featured in Her World, CLEO, FEMALE, Shape, Nuyou, Singapore Women’s Weekly, Daily Vanity, Layers of Skins.