Calendula for Skin Dryness and Itchiness

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In this blog post, we’ll explore the incredible calendula flower. Renowned for its remarkable benefits in medicine and beauty, calendula has been a cherished ingredient for years. People have also used calendula flowers in cooking, such as adding them to soups and stews, earning it the nickname “pot marigold.”

What is calendula?

Calendula is a plant that has beautiful bright flowers any shades from yellow to red.  Do not confuse calendula with decorative ornamental marigolds that many people plant in their gardens. 

I am oversimplifying here, but basically there are 2 major types of calendulas (marigolds):

  1. Plants in the daisy family Asteraceae.  These are edible types of plants that are used in cooking, making teas, medicine and cosmetics (Calendula officinalis).
  2. Plants of the genus Tagetes – these are decorative plants only

Calendula is a unique plant that has many amazing properties: wound-healing, calming, anti-inflammatory, brightening and whitening. Now wonder this flower and its extracts are one of the major ingredients in worldwide cosmetic products.

Calendula Benefits in Cosmetics:

  • Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for acne and pimple treatments.
  • It accelerates wound healing and fades stretch marks and scars, including acne scars.
  • Calendula’s anti-inflammatory nature provides relief for eczema and rosacea.
  • It soothes skin post-sunburn, insect bites, or cosmetic procedures.
  • Effective in reducing puffiness and swelling, including under-eye bags.
  • Stimulates collagen production, smoothing wrinkles and preventing sagging.
  • Lightens pigmentation and brightens dull skin tone.
  • Provides intense hydration, leaving skin moisturized.
  • Shields skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals, calendula nourishes the skin deeply.

Who Should Not Be Using Calendula

Side effects are extremely rare that is why almost everyone can use calendula containing products.

However, calendula tends to be a drying ingredient. That is why people with dry, sensitive skin should be cautious and use calendula in combination with moisturizing products.

Contraindications include individual intolerance, tendency to allergies (especially to pollen),  and open bleeding wounds.

If you are planning to make your own calendula skincare products, keep in mind that calendula can produce very rich specific smell when heated.  Fumes could be a trigger for people with asthma. So be very careful and wear a mask.

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Skincare Products With Calendula

1. Cleanser

Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash – A soap-free paraben-free face wash.  This cleanser features a creamy gel texture that creates a rich foam upon contact with water.   Cleanser helps gently and thoroughly remove dirt & oil without stripping skin.  Leaves skin refreshed & revitalized.   Ideal for normal to oily skin.

Sidmool Calendula Weak Skin Bubble Cleanser – This gentle foam contains 10% of calendula extract; it also has 12 useful ingredients.  Cleanser’s pH is 5.06 which makes it very gentle and suitable for any skin type. 

2. Toner

NACIFIC Natural Pacific Real Floral Toner with Calendula and Rose Water –  This calendula extract toner has calendula tincture to enhance its benefits to your skin.  As flower water and calendula extract comprises 90% of the toner, it has a potent moisturizing effect.  Perfect for all skin type, even a sensitive skin.  Papaya enzyme and malt extract removes unnecessary dead skin cells and other wastes to leave your skin smooth and youthful.

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal-extract Toner -Gently cleanses and refreshes facial skin without harsh synthetic drying agents Soothes and improves the feel of skin. Formulated with Calendula, Burdock Root Extract and Allantoin this toner is alcohol free, which makes it suitable for to oily skin types, including sensitive skin

3. Calendula Essence

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract – this smooth essence will revitalize your skin and will leave it smooth and soft. Korean skin care (and I LOVE Korean skin care :))

THE FACE SHOP Calendula Essential Moisture Serum – moisturizing and soothing serum to suit any skin type.

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4. Calendula Creams and Moisturizers

THE FACE SHOP Calendula Essential Moisture Cream – very moisturizing calendula cream that heals and restores your skin.

L’EUDINE Calendula Cream – 4fl oz Calendula Body Cream for Acne, Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Scars  – this cream is made with natural extracts to beautify and heal your skin. Our advanced formula includes gentle, safe ingredients like calendula extract, echinacea, vitamin E, allantoin, mallow extract, and hyaluronic acid derivatives to repair and moisturize your skin effectively.

Kiehl’s Calendula Serum Infused Water Cream – this is one of the best calendula creams out there. A weightless water cream infused with concentrated calendula serum.  Perfect for normal, oily and sensitive skin.

5. Sunscreen

Secret Nature Calendula Primer Moisturizing Sunscreen Stick SPF50+  -A primer sunscreen stick that instantly smoothes the skin surface by minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines and strongly protects the skin from the sun.

California Baby Broad Spectrum SPF 30 –  this sunscreen has broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays.  Sunscreen blocks and reflects the sun. It is silicone and oil free making it suitable for oily and combination skin.  It is suitable for babies too.   Natural formulas: natural ingredients including Calendula, Green Tea, Prganic Sheabutter and Coconut Oil help to block the sun.


Let the vibrant calendula flower become your ally in health and beauty. Its versatile benefits span from medicinal remedies to skincare and even culinary delights. Embrace the power of calendula to soothe, heal, and brighten your life in ways you never imagined. Incorporate this remarkable flower into your routine and unlock its full potential for a happier, healthier you. 

Stay beautiful!!!

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