Calendula, The Miracle Herb

Calendula, commonly known as Marigold is a versatile plant with various benefits for skincare and haircare, particularly for oily skin and hair. Loved by Naturopaths and Herbalists, it is jam packed with an abundance of plant healing properties; especially antibacterial and soothing benefits, which makes this powerful ingredient one of our favourites here at NueBar HQ.

Today we shine the spotlight on Calendula and why it is such a transformative herb.

Calendula contains compounds like flavonoids and triterpernoids, put simply, these offer anti-inflammatory properties which can help soothe and calm redness and irritation. This is particularly beneficial for oily skin prone to acne and rosacea.

Calendula has antimicrobial properties, which can help combat bacteria and fungi that contribute to skin infections and acne breakouts. This is particularly beneficial for oily skin types that are more prone to bacterial overgrowth, cysts and pimples, especially those stubborn ones.

When tested for antifungal activity, Calendula tested effective against all 23 clinical fungi strains tested. This makes it a wonderful tonic not only in treating acne, but similarly dandruff and oily scalp issues, helping to effectively cleanse and balance the skin, scalp and hair.

Calendula is rich in antioxidants like flavonoids and carotenoids, which help to protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. In addition, it promotes cell regeneration that can prevent signs of premature aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scar tissue.

Helps regulate sebum production:
Oily skin has a tendency to produce excess sebum, the skin’s natural oils, leading to breakouts as well as greasiness in both the skin and hair. Interestingly, because of its unique combination of properties, Calendula can help balance sebum production, supporting the skin and hair to maintain a balance of sebum, without becoming excessively oily or dry.

Despite its regulatory effect on sebum production, calendula can hydrate the skin without clogging pores, making it suitable for oily skin types that require balanced hydration.

Gentle and non-irritating:
Calendula is generally gentle on the skin and scalp, making it suitable for sensitive individuals or those prone to inflamed skin and allergy reactions. It is less likely to cause irritation compared to harsh chemical-based ingredients often found in commercial/high production skincare and hair care products.

With such powerful benefits, including regulation of oil production, soothing properties, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antioxidant protection for Oily Skin and Hair, Calendula is a star ingredient in the Award Winning Oily Shampoo and Oily Face wash NueBars.

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