Calendula: Superhero Ingredient Your Skin needs
What is Calendula CO2 extract?
Without the use of heat or solvents, Botanical Extracts are extracted with CO2 gas (Carbon Dioxide). Because this is a thorough extraction, it contains the Essential Oil as well as fat-soluble and water-soluble compounds from the plants. Calendula CO2 is derived from Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold, and is not to be confused with Tagetes minuta, T. bipinata, which yields Tagetes essential oil. Calendula CO2 complete extract has a delicate, herbaceous/green, warm, waxy smell that is particularly good for the skin. Its nourishing benefits and warm, pleasant aroma make it an excellent complement to body and bath products.
|What is it?||Calendula officinalis carbon dioxide extract contains all of the active ingredients.|
|INCI||Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract|
|Appearance||Viscous, waxy substance; Orange-yellow carotenoid colour.|
|pH||5.1 to 5.4|
|Aroma||The fragrance is hay-like.|
|Why do we include it in formulations?||Properties such as antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial|
|How to work with it?||Add it to your formulation's water phase. It is possible to process it either hot or cold.|
|Applications||Calendula contains antibacterial characteristics that make it useful for wound healing and acne prevention. Calendula Extract works as a skin conditioner by stimulating collagen formation and preventing dry skin. Calendula is an antioxidant that exists in nature.|
|Strength||It's a thick paste with a lot of viscosity.|
|Weaknesses||Allergies are a potential with botanicals.|
|Substitution||Bilberry, Burdock and Comfrey.|
|How to store it?||Stored in a cool, dark and dry place.|
|Shelf life||CO2 extracted calendula has a 5-year shelf life.|
|Type of ingredient||Anti-inflammatory|
|Main benefits||It is well-known for its calming and soothing effects.|
|Who should use it||Suitable for all skin types|
|How often can you use it?||Daily|
|Works well with||Skin nourishing Carrier Oils; also Carrot Seed, Chamomile German Blue.|
|Doesn't work with||There are no known substances that interact negatively with CO2 extract.|
|How to use||Add formulae to the water phase while the temperature is below 100°F/40°C|
Mechanisms of action
Inflammation can lead to a slew of aggravating skin problems. Inflammation is to blame for acne, rosacea, eczema, sensitivity, and even collagen breakdown. Calendula’s calming properties can help with any of these inflammatory skin disorders. Calendula flower’s powerful concentration of flavonoid, saponins, and triterpenoids are responsible for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Calendula has the capacity to suppress the release of histamines in your body, which can cause redness, pain, allergies, and inflammation. Calendula’s delicate nature means it won’t dry out your skin when used to treat breakouts, and it’s safe to use alongside other acne-fighting chemicals like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.
Benefits of Calendula CO2 extract
You’ve probably heard that eating a diet high in essential fatty acids is good for your health. Those same important fatty acids, such as linoleic acid found in calendula oil or extract, can nourish your skin as well. They enable your skin cells to absorb nutrients and retain water for extended periods of time, which is wonderful news for those who suffer from chronically dry skin. In other words, calendula-based cosmetics can help skin become smoother, suppler, and more nourished.
Side effects of Calendula CO2 extract
There are no known ingredients; dilute before using. For those with sensitive skin, a patch test should be performed before use.
How to use it in formulation?
Can be used in both water and oil-based products (not entirely water-based products because it is oil-based and will not mix). Can also be added to ready-made products including gels, lotions, creams, shampoos, liquid soaps, and body washes (without heating). Dosage ranges from 1% to 2%.
Work well with other ingredients
Calendula CO2 extract work well with: Skin nourishing Carrier Oils; also Carrot Seed, Chamomile German Blue, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Frankincense carteri, frereana, neglecta, or sacra; Grapefruit Ruby Red, Lavender High Altitude Bulgaria, Neroli, Rose Otto.