Augustine Mendes - June 14 2022
Calendula: Amazonian Anti-Inflammatory
The pure Calendula Officinalis extract found in Florivera's products promotes a variety of skin care benefits, making it one of our key ingredients in our product range. The extract itself is is obtained by macerating dried calendula petals and extracting the potent oil, using sunflower oil as the base. Our calendula is hand picked and macerated on a biodynamic farm in Colombia. When macerated the calendula breaks down into the following:
Active Breakdown of Calendula
Calendula Essential Oil. Bursting with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, this is an ideal component in reducing redness and irritation while soothing compromised skin.
Lutein. A carotenoid with anti-inflammatory properties, defending against free radicals and combat signs of aging.
Oleic Acid [Omega 9]. A stable fatty acid, it has the unique ability to preserve the effectiveness of delicate ingredients while enhancing penetration of other ingredients naturally present in the product.
Linoleic Acid [Omega 6]. A naturally unsaturated fatty acid contributes to a more moisturizing, rich product. Research shows it to be an effective skin soothing agent and high in antioxidants.
Alpha Linoleic Acid [Omega 3]. When applied topically to the skin, alpha linoleic acid can integrate and improve the skin barrier, which contributes to overall improved skin appearance.
History of Soothing Redness and Irritation
Inflammation causes many issues in the skin including: breakouts, rosacea, eczema, sensitivity, and collagen depletion. All these inflammatory skin conditions can benefit from calendula’s soothing effects.
Natural Emollient. The natural fats and omegas restore moisture to the skin while restoring the lipid barrier to heal the skin from any scarring and damage.
Our calendula farm just outside of Cartagena, Colombia
Great for bug bites. Amazonian people have been using calendula pastes and balms to treat bug bites to reduce itchiness and irritation.
Calendula in its purest forms
A recap. Calendula is a relative of the marigold plant, which when hand macerated breaks down into a skin saviour that has been used throughout history. Studies have shown that calendula is an effective anti-inflammatory and natural moisturizer which soothes dry and damaged skin, and bug bites.