The Green Bioplaneet Dictonary: Calendula
Golden yellow flower
You may have heard of calendula; it is a popular ingredient in homeopathy and is used to heal wounds and sunburn. Calendula is a bright yellow flower that has been used for centuries to combat inflammation. It is a flower that loves the sun. You will find calendula in Asia, Southern Europe and North Africa. Calendula is not only suitable for the skin, but it is also good for your hair.
Troubleshooter for your skin
The extract of the calendula flower contains a number of active substances that have a positive effect on the skin, such as carotenoids, flavonoids and a powerful essential oil. These active ingredients stimulate the production of new tissue and can heal inflammation. You will therefore encounter calendula in restorative, strengthening and protective skin products, but also in acne products. The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredients soothe red skin, balance sebum production and prevent a build-up of dirt in the pores. Because calendula also has a constructive effect, it helps to soften acne scars. You will therefore find calendula in, for example, the ClearCycle Purifying & Balancing Lotion from Suki Skincare and the ClearCycle Purifying Facial Oil from Suki Skincare.
Increases the production of collagen
Calendula stimulates cell renewal and promotes the formation of healthy new tissue. In addition, the antioxidants in calendula contribute to the production of collagen. The antioxidants neutralize free radicals that can damage the skin. For example, they provide less visible wrinkles and a fuller and firmer skin. The Neck Cream from BAEBODY contains calendula, among other things, for a firmer skin in your neck and on your décolleté. Does your skin feel dry? Calendula softens and strengthens dry or damaged skin, so that your skin quickly feels smooth and healthy again. You can do that, for example, with the HydraCycle Hydrating Body Oil from Suki Skincare.
Soothes the skin
Due to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, calendula is also used to soothe sunburn. The antioxidants remove the harmful free radicals that have affected the skin, allowing healthy skin cells to be produced quickly. The burnt skin will heal faster this way and the redness and irritation will disappear. You will therefore find it in the Aftersun Mist from SPLASH.
Troubleshooter for your hair
Calendula’s powerful antifungal properties can also help to combat the flaking and dandruff on your scalp. The calming effect of calendula also helps to counteract the itchy feeling. With the Leave-In Conditioning Mist with Green Tea & Calendula from John Masters Organics you not only soothe your scalp, you also intensively care for the lengths of your hair, without weighing it down. Do you want to style your hair without damaging it? Then choose the vegan I Create Waves from Innersense Organic Beauty, a nourishing salt spray that gives your hair grip, body and texture without it feeling hard or looking dried out.
Stimulates hair growth
The extract of calendula contains various forms of vitamin B - indispensable for the construction of healthy hair -, minerals and antioxidants that promote hair growth. Massaging the scalp with a product containing calendula stimulates the hair roots and promotes hair growth. The presence of polyphenols in calendula can slow down hair loss and stimulate the formation of new hair. That is why you will find it in the Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumizer from John Masters Organics.