INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

SUMMARY: GOOD | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

Most popular, extremely useful and safe botanical ingredient used in personal care products, to provide hydration and antioxidant protection to maintain healthy skin and hair.

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WHAT IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT: Calendula officinalis is commonly known as Pot Marigold or Scotch Marigold. This herbaceous plant which belongs to Asteraceae family is native of the Mediterranean region and Northern Europe. The word Calendula is derived from the Latin word kalendae, which means ‘the first day of every month’ because these bright yellow and orange perennial flowers bloom only on the first of the month. Calendula flower extract is known for its medicinal value. The 5 active ingredients- Lupeol, Quercetin, Oleanolic Acid, α Amyrin and β Amyrin attribute to its beauty benefits. This valuable flower extract is known to provide antioxidant protection, reduce itchiness and soothe the skin, giving a fresh, dewy glow to the skin.  It exhibits antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory properties which collectively work to enhance the texture and appearance of the skin and hair.

REVIEW OF CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

 

Calendula officinal flower extract is well known and one of the most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT: This beauty potion has the following benefits:

  • Moisturizes skin: The high content of linoleic acid attributes to its moisturizing property.
  • Exhibits anti-inflammatory property: This botanical ingredient is rich in saponins, triterpenoids and flavonoids which contribute to its anti-inflammatory property.
  • Provides antioxidant protection: It is enriched with flavonoids which are known to be powerful antioxidants that shield the skin against UV rays and other environmental aggressors.
  • Possesses anti-ageing property: Calendula extract prevents ageing by its two-way action- first, by keeping your skin well hydrated and second, by tightening the sagging skin.
  • Exhibits healing property: Its antifungal and antibacterial property effectively heals the wounds and its healing property accelerates the recovery time. It is effective in healing acne, sunburn, skin rashes.
  • Prevents dandruff formation: Its anti-inflammatory property provides relief from the dry, itchy and flaky scalp.
  • Promotes hair growth: It is rich in iodine, manganese and carotene which play a vital role in the regeneration of new hair follicles, thus promoting the growth of healthy hair.
  • Maintains a healthy scalp: It deeply moisturizes and nourishes the scalp, thereby promoting scalp health.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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