As Mother Nature bursts from her winter cocoon and dresses our gardens with a kaleidoscope of colors, one flower stands out. More than your vibrant splash of yellow and orange, the picturesque Calendula is also a time-tested nourishment for winter-dried skin. Calendula hydrates to soothe away dryness and irritation while giving your skin anti-aging benefits.

Calendula is gentle hydration, especially for severely chapped or split skin, helping to maintain its natural moisture and keeping it soft and supple. With its skin repairing properties, this is a miracle flower for dermatological skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

It’s no secret that our skin ages a little bit everyday, but we don’t have to help it along. Keeping the skin properly hydrated prevents premature signs of aging such as the loss of a glowing complexion, paired with dark circles, fines lines and loss of firmness.

Calendula flowers contain carotenoids which keep your skin glowing, luminous and youthful. Since carotenoids naturally exist in our skin, this flower improves the skin’s appearance for a more vibrant complexion. The powerful antioxidants in this miracle flower prevent damage in the deepest layers of the skin. By feeding nutrients and antioxidants to the skin, carotenoids protect the skin from stressors that lead to premature aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet.

Calendula’s magical properties for healthy, glowing and blemish-free skin were well known to the ancients, being widely used in Egypt, Greece, India and beyond. Begin your beauty regimen like Cleopatra as you step into the
new season and stand out in the warm spring sun.

By Dr. Nirali Patel