The Regenerative Power of Calendula in Skincare


The herb Calendula has been used in folk medicine since ancient times. Because of the plant’s epithelial-forming and protective properties, it is often used in skin care products with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and skin-healing effects.

The botanical name “Calendula” comes from the Latin word “calendae” meaning little calendar, probably because it opens its petals in the morning and closes them at the end of the day. In English, the name “Marigold” is associated with the Virgin Mary. His name in Bulgarian means “not unfading“.

In addition to skin care products, calendula is used as a medicinal herb for tea as well as in cooking. It has been used to color cheeses and oils since the Middle Ages and was a substitute for saffron. In Hindu culture, marigold is used to decorate statues and is a famous fabric dye. Calendula was used in the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations and is still included in the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico.

The supercritical CO2 Calendula extract (Calendula officinalis flower extract) in action

Thanks to the modern method of extracting the beneficial ingredients from the plants, CO2 Calendula extract contains all the aromatic healing ingredients of the plant. Supercritical extraction ensures that they are preserved in a completely natural composition that is absorbed by the skin easily and quickly. The extract contains carotenoids, a natural form of vit. A, which determines the property of the extract to accelerate cell regeneration – heals the epithelium, and improves hydration.

Other active ingredients of CO2 Calendula extract are oleic acid, lupeol, quercetin, α amyrin, and β amyrin. The effects of these compounds have been studied and are known to provide antioxidant protection, soothe the skin and reduce discomfort. They help to soothe and visibly smooth the skin, giving it a radiant and fresh look.

Aromatherapy Benefits of Calendula CO2 Extract:

Epithelial-forming and protective properties: supports healing and accelerates epithelization in skin wounds thanks to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action.

Helps with burns: soothes and regenerates the skin with sun and other types of burns.

Soothes itching: improves the condition of dry, itchy, or irritated skin, relieves eczema, dermatitis, and dandruff. Soothes the symptoms of insect bites.

Anti-aging action: prevention against the early signs of aging – smoothes fine wrinkles and evens out uneven skin tone, softens the rough texture of the skin.

Stimulates the production of collagen: a key element in keeping the skin looking young and firm.

We put supercritical Calendula extract in aromatherapy products with a regenerating and moisturizing effect:

SUMMER Face and Body Oil- Hydration and Elasticity

This is our most appropriate product for complete face and body skin care in the summer, containing Calendula extract. Provides toning care for dehydrated skin from the sun and salt water. “Summer” restores the natural protective forces of the skin, increasing its immunity. The use of the oil is also a prevention against the formation of cellulite.

100% organic certified face and body oil with all-natural ingredients and effective action:

Regenerates the skin – has a pronounced protective and regenerating effect and improves dehydrated skin condition.

Anti-aging action: ensures tissue regeneration and stimulates collagen production.

Moisturizes: helps retain moisture and tones dry and irritated skin.

Anti-cellulite effect: regenerates and protects the skin of the body from the formation of cellulite.

The SUMMER face and body oil formula is enriched with easily absorbed active ingredients:

Essential oil from Zdravetz – the content of azulene in it, which determines the strong anti-inflammatory and soothing effect of the composition, in case of itching and skin inflammation. Zdravetz oil has a natural UV factor equal to 15 SPF.

CO2 Calendula extract – with its epithelial-forming and protective properties. Soothes and restores the skin after sunburn.

Juniper essential oil – has an antiseptic, disinfecting, detoxifying, diuretic, antirheumatic, lipolytic, and tonic effect, stimulates blood circulation in the most gentle way, and cleans toxins.

A lipid complex of easily digestible plant organic oils – for additional hydration, nourishment, and softening of the skin.

After applying the composition, you can spray Zdravetz Floral Water on the skin for better absorption. It additionally hydrates and gives a feeling of lightness and freshness.

MAAT face and neck oil for dry skin – soothes, hydrates and restores

The oil is a suitable care for sensitive and dry skin with 100% natural oils of chamomile, yarrow, lavender and CO2 calendula extract. Balances the skin’s natural moisture content. It is rich in azulene with anti-inflammatory and protective functions for the skin. Restores the epithelial layer, soothes irritations and removes discomfort. A wonderful relaxing and nourishing care for the eye contour.

Moisturizes: restores the softness and tone of the skin. Balances moisture content, relaxes facial muscles and improves elasticity.

Rejuvenates: nourishes and restores the skin structure, delays the appearance of new wrinkles. Accelerates the process of cell regeneration and collagen formation.

Heals inflammation: improves the protective functions of the skin by restoring the epithelial layer, soothes irritations and removes discomfort. Improves skin immunity.

Reduces redness: suitable care for couperose – strengthens capillary walls and reduces skin redness.

Vitalizes: improves skin turgor, elasticity and moisture retention.

The complex organic formula of “MAAT for dry skin” contains:

CO2 extract from Calendula – heals and strengthens the surface layer of the skin.

Yarrow essential oil – thanks to the azulenes in its composition, it has an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect. Treats discomfort and skin irritations.

Chamomile essential oil – has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, soothes skin irritations and restores the skin. It relieves conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, as well as some allergic skin reactions.

Lavender essential oil – improves skin immunity and makes it more adaptable to climatic influences. The aroma relaxes and relaxes the tension in the facial muscles.

Rich lipid complex of vegetable bio oils – for additional hydration, nourishment and softening of the skin.

It combines perfectly with Lavender Floral Water – after applying “MAAT for dry skin”, you can spray from the water for an even greater feeling of lightness and freshness.

Dodo Chamomile – baby massage oil

Dodo Chamomile baby oil contains extremely pure and high-quality Bio-certified CO2 extracts of chamomile, calendula and lavender, whose active ingredients gently protect, soothe and restore the baby’s delicate skin:

Easily absorbed ingredients: thanks to the highest quality CO2 plant extracts from Bulgarian herbs.

Effective skin care: created for relaxing massage, hydration and protection of delicate baby skin.

No synthetic substances: 100% BIO (organic) product with completely natural ingredients.

100% BIO (organic) product with completely natural ingredients.

The complex organic formula of the massage oil for babies “Dodo Chamomile” contains:

CO2 Chamomile extract – the high content of azulene and alpha-bisabolol gives the extract excellent anti-inflammatory properties, hydrates and improves skin immunity.

CO2 extract from Calendula – restores and strengthens the surface layer of the skin.

CO2 Lavender extract – stimulates skin blood circulation, accelerates regenerative processes. The lavender aroma calms and strengthens the nervous system.

A rich lipid complex of vegetable oils from Argan and Jojoba – nourish and preserve the natural hydrolipidic layer of the skin, protect it from drying out and help restore its healthy appearance.

See also the other Ecomaat products for mother and baby care >

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