The presence of calendula in cooking, dyeing, and traditional medicine has made it a staple since the Middle Ages. Today, due to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, it is incorporated into the formula of various types of cosmetic products, where it is primarily used in the form of oil extract, to care for the skin of babies, young children and adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women. We have summarised them for you here.
In which products can we find calendula macerate?
Cosmetic products with calendula oil.
The calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a medicinal plant that has been used for a long time in phytotherapy due to its numerous virtues, particularly for its softening and soothing properties. Obtained by the maceration of its flowers in a virgin vegetable oil, the oily extract of calendula is ideal in the design of "natural" skincare for the whole family. Although it can be used pure, both on the hair and on the skin, for various applications, calendula oil can also be incorporated into the design of cosmetic products.
Lip Care. Chapped, damaged, irritated or dried out by the cold, some lip balms contain calendula oil. It is used to soothe these ailments. Beyond its calming virtues, calendula aids in the regeneration of damaged skin tissues.
Calming and repairing care. Cream, mask, balm, sun products, after-shave oil, after-sun care... several calendula-based treatments have been developed, whether for the face or the body. Calendula is ideal for softening and soothing dry, sensitive, atopic, sensitised and reactive skin. Indeed, its petals contain faradiol, an anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce redness and calm all kinds of irritation (superficial sunburn, razor burn, insect bites, tightness, minor burns, skin allergies, breastfeeding cracks, etc.).
Skincare to slow down skin ageing. Another advantage of calendula extract is its antioxidant properties on the skin due to its concentration in flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin, luteolin, etc.). It is therefore found in the list of ingredients of serums and creams in order to protect and prevent premature cell degeneration. Applied to the skin, it protects the skin against free radicals.
Gentle cleansing care. For a gentle and protective cleanse, calendula macerate can also be found in certain cleansing products (makeup remover oil, micellar oil, superfatted soap, etc.). It thus allows the removal of impurities and makeup traces on the skin, while soothing skin irritated by external aggressions.
Baby Care. Massage oil, nappy cream, body and hair wash cream... calendula is also found in products that meet and respect the specific needs of an infant's delicate skin, taking care of both the baby's face and body at every moment of the day. For cleansing or as a daily care, calendula flower extract helps to protect the baby's sensitive skin, prevent and soothe irritations and redness from nappy rash, and regenerate the epidermis. It is also present in creams designed to soothe thenappy rash.
Scalp relief care. The use of calendula macerate in the composition of hair care products helps to combat inflammation, reduce the risk of irritation and itching which can cause discomfort, and protect sensitive scalps. Found in certain shampoos, it thus allows frequent hair washing, while respecting the sensitivity and balance of the scalp as well as the hair fibre.
The Typology skincare products containing calendula macerate.
The relipidating balm helps to form a hydration barrier for the skin, thus keeping it moisturised while being soft and supple. Composed of relipidating actives including the shea butter (INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter), ceramides and camelina oil (INCI: Camelina Sativa Seed Oil), this balm contains this blend of active botanical substances to help protect the delicate skin of dry areas. It also helps to soothe skin discomforts (redness, irritations, etc.) with the action of two key ingredients: the extract of Ophiopogon japonicus (INCI: Ophiopogon japonicus Root Extract) and calendula oil.
We have also developed the anti-itch concentrate specifically designed for skin prone to eczema. Fragrance-free, this light treatment notably usesenoxolone, bisabolol and calendula oil extract, soothing and anti-inflammatory active ingredients whose mode of action helps to r educe redness and irritation, limit the urge to scratch and space out eczema flare-ups on the face, hands, eyelids or body. It also uses shea butter, ceramides, camelina oil and extract of Ophiopogon japonicus for soothing hydration and to improve the skin's condition.
The anti-dandruff concentrate has been designed for psoriatic skin that shows signs of skin discomfort and red patches covered with scales, both on the scalp, face or body. This treatment thus aims to soothe the skin and promote the detachment of scales, notably thanks to its cream texture and its formula: the allantoin in order to eliminate the scales formed on the surface of the epidermis, the lipid-replenishing complex (shea butter, camelina oil, ceramides and calendula oil) to promote the repair of the skin barrier and restore skin comfort, and phytosterols to calm redness and irritation.
Urban stress, UV exposure, climate changes, pollution... the soothing night serum has been developed for weakened, sensitised skin prone to discomfort, with a high-tolerance soothing and repairing formula. Light, comfortable, non-comedogenic with a non-greasy and non-sticky finish, this facial care delivers the effectiveness of a high concentration of CBD oil (INCI: Cannabidiol) to combat the origin of redness, protect the skin against daily oxidative stress, strengthen the skin barrier and provide comfort to the skin. It includes other active ingredients, such as the hemp oil (INCI: Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil), the black seed oil (INCI: Nigella Sativa Seed Oil), green tea extract (INCI: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), calendula oil and sesame oil (INCI: Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil).