What Is Calendula? What You Need to Know About the Skin-Friendly Herb
Move over, aloe vera. There’s a not-so-new herb that’s becoming wildly popular in the beauty industry, and it goes by the name of calendula. Have you heard of it? Whether you have or have not, you’ll want to keep reading. Below, we’re sharing a crash course on the benefits of calendula flower in skin care—plus, some of our favorite products from Kiehl’s formulated with the buzzy ingredient!
What Is Calendula?
So, what exactly is Calendula? Well, it’s actually a Mediterranean herb that has a great reputation in the skin care space. This plant is wildly popular for its skin-soothing properties, and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, strains of this herb have been shown to inhibit antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It’s a great addition to any skincare regimen, especially for those of you with oilier skin.
Calendula Skin Care Benefits
For a little more information on the ingredient, we tapped board-certified dermatologist Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD, founder of Dermatology & Laser Group, and Skincare.com consultant for some more information.
“Calendula oil has a number of skin benefits,” Dr. Akhavan says. “Besides the oil being a very effective moisturizer, it also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.” Ready to incorporate calendula extract into your daily skin regimen? Keep scrolling!
Kiehl’s Calendula Skin Care Collection
Want to add some calendula into your skin care routine? Look to the Kiehl’s Calendula Skin Care Collection. This three-product collection—cleanser, toner, and hydrating mask—is infused with calendula herbal extracts. Scroll through to meet the products.
Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
First in line is the Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. This cleansing gel-to-foam formula is soap-free and sulfate-free, and it works to gently remove impurities without stripping skin of its essential moisture. It’s formulated with Calendula Extract and Glycerin and can help soothe and replenish your skin without over-drying. Your skin will look and feel instantly refreshed and revitalized after using this cleansing face wash.
Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner
This toner stands out thanks to its formula that is fortified with select herbal extracts, including calendula extract, to gently cleanse normal to oily skin. It’s both alcohol-free and free of any harsh synthetic drying agents, giving you a cleaner-feeling complexion without any irritation. This product is perfect for soothing and improving the look of problem areas on your skin.
Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask
Take relaxation to the next level with the Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask. This mask—formulated with calendula flower petals and aloe vera—works to refresh and revitalize for healthier-looking skin, and is a great addition to your weekly skin care routine to give your complexion an extra boost of moisture.
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