Calendula skincare is hot right now, and there is no question as to why. It benefits your skin, hair and body! You may have seen it used in supplements for its plethora of benefits. It is used in skincare due its ability to target and soothe skin concerns.
What is Calendula?
Thought to bloom on the first of the month, the name Calendula stems from the Latin “kalendae”. Which means “the first day of the month”. Calendula flowers are bright orange or gold with a lovely fresh aroma.
The Calendula flower is a part of the daisy family, which you can probably tell by it’s appearance. Calendula has been used for centuries; the Romans and Greeks would often wear crowns or garlands made from the flowers as symbols of happiness. Calendula has since been used in Ayurveda and other complementary and alternative medicinal practices for treating skin injuries and complaints. In skincare, Calendula helps with irritation, sensitivity or breakouts.
What are the Benefits of Calendula in Skincare?
1. Calendula Extract Hydrates & Smooths skin
Calendula seeds help to add moisture to the driest of areas and boosts skin health. This is due to the natural high concentration of linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is the most abundant fatty acid in the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Thus its abiltiy to effectively soothe and hydrate our skin. It helps to support the skin barrier’s proper functioning to avoid irritation or sensitivity. Say goodbye to dry or chapped skin!
2. Reduces Skin Discomfort & Soothes Irritation
Using Calendula in skincare has been shown to reduce both the visible symptoms and feel of skin irritation and discomfort. Even for those with sensitive skin. Calendula’s skin-soothing benefits can likely be attributed to its natural ability to reduce inflammation. And to protect skin from trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) which in turn helps to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
3. Calendula is Naturally Rich in Antioxidants
Calendula flowers are rich in antioxidant compounds, including flavonoids, polyphenols, and carotenoids. These antioxidants help neutralise free radicals, limiting the effect they can have on the skin. Without intervention, free radicals can damage to necessary structural compounds like collagen and elastin. Free radiacals are from UV radiation or pollution for example. This means calendula-infused skincare helps protect your skin from stressors, keeping your skin happy and looking its best.
Meet Our Latest Calendula Skin (& Hair) Care Additions:
Our formulas enriched with Calendula help to reduce feelings of skin discomfort for smooth, radiant and comforted skin!
Cleansing your body is the first step in your body care routine and should be an indulgent treat every time. Luxurious in texture our Calendula & Macadamia Body Wash is a rich, creamy body wash. Formulated to leave your skin gently cleanser, superbly soft, irresistibly smooth. This SLS and silicone free body wash is formulated to soothe your stressed, dry or irritated skin. It is also suitable for sensitive skin. Use this vegan friendly body wash in the shower or pour in the bath for an indulgent bubble bath!
Soothe and hydrate stressed or irritated skin on your face and body with SBC’s Calendula & Macadamia Moisturising Gel. Designed to target dryness and skin that has difficulty retaining moisture. This gentle, weightless gel will help to comfort and improve the appearance of uneven, rough or problematic skin. Revealing a healthy-looking complexion from top to toe, oh, and it’s vegan friendly too!
Calendula & Macadamia Shampoo & Conditioner
Goodbye Frizz, Hello Smooth tresses with SBC’s Calendula & Macadamia Shampoo and Conditioner. Formulated to smooth and nourish dry, frizzy hair and help reduce breakage. Expect shiny, smooth locks with improved manageability
The weightless yet moisture-rich shampoo is brimming with naturally derived, hair-nourishing ingredients. To care for your locks after every wash, the scalp and nourish locks-in-need.
Follow with the Calendula & Macadamia Conditioner to effortlessly detangle locks and infuse hair with long-lasting moisture. We have infused fortifying Keratin into both formulas to help strengthen each strand and improve elasticity. This helps minimise breakage, whilst helping to defend against humidity and frizz for a super sleek finish after every wash.
This sulphate and silicone free duo is suitable for vegetarians and for those with coloured hair.
Proven Calendula Results:
Results from a study on 120 consumers for the Shampoo
- 94% felt the shampoo was gentle enough for everyday/frequent use.
- 89% said the shampoo helped to leave their scalp feeling soothed.
- 87% said their hair felt nourished, hydrated and shiny
- 86% said their hair felt soft and smooth
*Individual results may vary
Results from a study on 120 consumers for the Shampoo & Conditioner
- 98% said their hair did not feel weighed down
- 95% said their hair felt soft and smooth
- 94% said their hair felt moisturised, nourished and silky
- 93% said their hair felt more manageable and easier to style
- 92% said their hair looked less frizzy
*Individual results may vary
Other Key Ingredients
Macadamia Nut Oil?
We have researched ingredients to support and enhance the benefits of Calendula and paired it with Macadamia Nut Oil. This blend provodes the ultimate soothing, nourishing and caring range of products to care for your skin and hair! Macadamia Nut Oil is a rich and nutritious natural oil used to hydrate, smooth and moisturise. Manacamia Nut Oil contains oleic, linoleic and palmitoleic acids. To natutally nourish and help to combat dry skin and hair by locking in moisture.
Allantoin extract is either extracted from the root of the comfrey or chamomile plant. Deeply soothing, Allantoin actually occurs naturally in the body and it calms, softens and protects skin. In haircare, Allantoin helps to improve elasticity and softness.
Baobab Seed Oil
Often referred to as the ‘tree of life’. The baobab tree is native to Africa and can live for over 500 years. The extract is made from the pulp of baobab fruit. Naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants, to help combat signs of ageing and fight free radicals. Paired with its omega fatty acid content, baobab is a fabulous ingredient for healthy-looking, smooth skin and hair. It can moisturise dry hair and help to strengthen weak, brittle hair.
Calendula & Macadamia Fragrance
We wanted the fragrance of this range to complement the soothing, comforting nature of the key benefits. So, we found the perfect soft mandarin, vanilla and nutty macadamia scent…