HOW TO USE CALENDULA IN SKINCARE
Those who are not yet using calendula on their skin are missing out on one of beauty’s best kept secrets. Throughout history, the plant has been used to promote health and wellness, and it’s only just beginning to receive the recognition it deserves in the modern skincare industry.
The bright orange flower, native to parts of Asia and the Mediterranean, offers a plethora of benefits. Traditionally, it was used to treat minor aches and illnesses. The calendula flower is even edible, with a tangy and peppery flavour, and can be eaten to help soothe the stomach.
But where the powerful flower really shines is when used on the skin. Calendula benefits can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scarring, boost collagen production, and comfort the skin. Because it’s such a gentle ingredient, calendula in skincare can benefit all skin types. Read on for our calendula skincare products round up.
How to use calendula for skin
Kiehl’s began using calendula for skin over 50 years ago with the launch of our cult-classic toner. Its success led to the development of a wide range of calendula-infused products, giving you the opportunity to embrace the potent ingredient in all facets of skincare.
Calendula for skin is typically found as a cream or a balm, however Kiehl’s has a wide range of products which feature calendula as the hero ingredient, making it a seamless addition to your day-to-day skincare. But what’s the best place to get started?
Calendula Herbal Extract Toner
The Calendula Herbal Extract Toner is a great place to start for those looking to support their skin. First released in the 1960s, this alcohol-free toner is enriched with skin comforting ingredients that work to target redness and balance skin oil production. It’s designed for normal to oily skin, and is suitable for those who often experience acne breakouts.
But how exactly does calendula help acne? Well, because of its skin balancing powers, it can minimise the appearance of scarring and support the skin. This formula is also jam-packed with natural ingredients such as allantoin and great burdock root to further hydrate and refresh skin. The sunshine-yellow bottle will also add a beautiful touch to your makeup table or bathroom shelf, featuring calendula flower petals floating within.
Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
For a quick boost to your skincare regime, switch out your regular cleanser with the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. This gentle, foaming face wash is suitable for all skin types while deeply cleansing the skin. Simply mix a pump of the product with warm water, lather it onto your face, and rinse thoroughly.
This cleanser is a good way to add calendula for an oily skin routine as you’re removing excess oil, dirt, and impurities while leaving your skin refreshed. The formula also includes glycerin to keep skin hydrated and feeling buttery soft.
Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream
For the comforting effects of calendula paired with long-lasting hydration and softness, try the Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream. The weightless, versatile product can target redness, improve skin texture, even skin tone and give a radiant glow. When it comes to keeping skin fresh and dewy, water creams work in a slightly different way than traditional moisturisers. They have a light, gel-like texture that just melts into the skin, penetrating deeply without clogging pores.
Our formula is crafted with both calendula extract and hand-picked micronised petals, making it a highly effective calendula skincare product. It has a light and gently floral scent, and pairs perfectly with the Calendula Herbal Extract Toner mentioned above.
Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask
A mask is a good way to replump and hydrate the skin when it needs a little extra love. If you’ve found your skin looking dull and dry, look no further than the Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask. Packed with skin-supportive ingredients like calendula and aloe vera, this mask assists with redness and moisturises while you relax.
To use, apply a generous layer of the product to the whole face, let it sit for 15 minutes, and rinse off with warm water for a luxurious moment of self care. For best results, we recommend using it three times a week. The formula is suitable for all types of skin, making this mask an excellent gift or an easy way to treat yourself after a long day - look to our guide to choosing face masks to discover more recommendations.
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