Self-care Opportunity Sunday (S.O.S.) - Calendula

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

What's on your agenda this Sunday? How about exploring Calendula!

Calendula (or Calendula officinalis) is a flower in the Marigold family. Calendula has many uses and benefits, which has been used since ancient times and is still promoted today by herbalists, holistic healers and natural beauty product formulators. Here are some benefits/uses you may not know:

Calendula flowers are edible. They have a tangy, peppery taste and can liven up salads and soups. It's beautiful orange/yellow color makes it great to use in place of saffron in your casserole or rice dish. Calendula flowers also make great additions to sauces, eggs and jelly.

Calendula has several properties that make it essential to any skincare ritual. Including the following:

  • Age Prevention Properties - promotes skin tightness, reducing day to day damage and stimulates collagen production, which increases hydration and reduces the occurrence of dry skin.

  • Has Antiseptic Properties and Promotes Wound Healing - while reducing inflammation, these properties are ideal in healing wounds, preventing acne, healing redness and sunburn.

  • Naturally Occurring Antioxidant - help promote even skin tone, protect against pollutants and photo-aging caused by the sun.

  • Boosts Sun Protection Factor - with its powerful skin cell regenerating properties, which inhibits tissue degeneration, Calendula-based formulas are great when used in conjunction with sunscreen to maximize your products sun-protective qualities.

Calendula has magical and/or energetic properties and uses. Calendula flower can be used to inspire optimism / vitality and attracts success in every area of life. With protective energy, it dispels negativity; drawing light and love into the energy field.

At Soul Concept, we LOVE using Calendula in our formulations. With all the beneficial properties and high-vibrational energy, makes this botanical one of top favorites. We are featuring today two Soul Concept products that contain the abundant benefits of Calendula.

Flawless Facial Serum - is an intense botanical renewal facial serum, that is abundantly overflowing with nutrients, vitamins and minerals all skin types will LOVE. Other featured ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid- Can hold 1000 times its molecular weight in water, providing lasting hydration to skin. Hyaluronic Acid can also stimulate cell regeneration, help the smoothness and tightness appearance of skin and enhancing the lipid barrier for greater skin resilience.

  • Cucumber- is a superfood for skin. Composed largely of proteins, lipids, Vitamin C, and a variety of minerals, while possessing moisturizing and emollient properties. It also has an astringent effect, and can soothe and relieve puffy skin.

  • Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5) - is a skin protectant with anti-inflammatory properties. It can help improve skin's hydration, elasticity, soothes red skin, and helps smooth appearance.

  • Rosehip - is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. It's no wonder that Rosehip has long been used as a folk remedy for wound healing, as well as the reduction of scars and fine lines.

  • Sea Buckthorn - promotes skin hydration, elasticity, cell regeneration, and even helps treat and prevent acne. Sea Buckthorn oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling and redness associated with many skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

  • Silk - Because of their rich nutrient properties, silk aminos help reduce fine lines and eliminate signs of aging. The amino acids found in these specific protein molecules can also rejuvenate skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and hydrate skin tissues. 

Citrus Dandelion Cleansing Oil - this gentle, but effective cleansing oil, traps the oils, dirt and grime to the cleansing oil and washes all away easily. Other featured ingredients:

  • Hemisqualane -  A non-comedogenic, natural emollient, is ideal for soothing a dry or lacklustre complexion. This ultra-nourishing and lightweight oil absorbs quickly into the skin, delivering an intense moisture boost and increasing elasticity for a smooth, plump finish.

  • Castor Oil-  Known for its anitbacterial properties, is an antioxidant, moisturizing and promoting overall skin health.

  • Dandelion- Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, also contains detoxifying properties that rid the skin of toxins that clog pores and cause acne, as well as vitamin C to speed up the body’s natural healing process and reduce the appearance of scars and skin inflammation.

Give yourself the gift of time and the approval to provide self-care to your skin, body and soul. Soul Concept is honored to be part of celebrating the UNIQUE BEAUTY of YOU!

Happy Sunday!

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