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Why we love Calendula, key ingredient in natural skincare

Calendula, also known as marigolds, is a type of perennial flower that is characterized by a big, beautiful sunshine-orange blossom that is native to the Mediterranean area. It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.

Calendula oil is extracted from the petals, stems, and seeds and we absolutely love this plant for the following skin benefits.

Anti- Inflammatory

Under stress our body suffers inflammation which causes irritation, breaks down collagen, and can trigger skin conditions. Stress can be caused various factors such as diet, pollution and UV exposure.

Antioxidants

They help neutralize free radicals and help our bodies avoid oxidative stress which lead to premature aging, collagen and elastin breakdown. Calendula contains carotenoids and flavonoids which can help wounds heal faster, plump skin through hydration and circulation.

Antimicrobial

Which can help treat dandruff, rashes, and acne which are all triggered by the overgrowth of certain fungi and bacteria.

Hydrating

Mainly due the fatty acids in the oil such as linoleic acid which helps support the skin barrier function which helps retain water and keep the skin hydrated.

KŌNSE Beauty products containing Calendula

Wilder Botanics Organic Herb infused Body Oil Calendula Infusion, a healing and nourishing body oil containing all the scents we love so much, warm smooth woody Sandalwood and Cedar, earthy Patchouli and Rose Geranium. A combination that nurtures and uplifts.

Wilder Botanics Beauty Tea Infusion Rose Hip & Passion Flower, with a sublime taste that reflects beauty inside and out with a blend of whole organic wild crafted delicious herbs to not only nourish the skin’s health and complexion but also keeps you feeling calm & serene. It Contains Organic Rose Hip, Passion Flower, Fennel and Marigold (also know as Calendula)

Wilder Botanics Organic Immune Booster , which is a concentrated liquid extract of organic medicinal herbs, blended formulas using energetic vital herbs that work in synergy with one another to best benefit their needs. These tintures are prepared in alcohol using sugar beet, allowing all the medicinal constituents of the herb to be extracted over a months moon cycle. They’re more potent volume to volume than a herbal infusion, and easier to take and travel with everyday. For this particular tincture We’ve chosen three outstanding herbs Organic Echinacea , Calendula and Astragalus which help build strength and regenerate the body’s defence.

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