Author: Maria Tweed, MD
A few years back, my passion for skincare and love for my patients and kids motivated me to create a nourishing skincare line for little ones. In the process of developing the line, I delved into the science behind several medicinal herbs and plants. My research led me to discover the remarkable properties of Calendula officinalis, which I ultimately decided to feature in my products due to its proven benefits and efficacy in babies and children's skincare.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a flowering plant that naturally grows in western Europe, southeastern Asia, and the Mediterranean. It has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since ancient Roman times, with the name "calendula" derived from the Latin word "calendae," as the plant bloomed at the beginning of each month in the calendar year. Calendula is a common plant in gardens worldwide, recognized by its bright orange flowers and soft floral scent.
Calendula's green flower base contains skin-soothing properties that are both protective and nourishing. In my research, I discovered that calendula offers several benefits for skincare, including:
The oils and acids in calendula have been shown to be effective in fighting different strains of harmful bacteria.
Calendula's flavonoids, which are plant-based antioxidants, protect skin cells from inflammation and damage. The linoleic acid in calendula has powerful moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent treatment for inflammatory conditions such as diaper rash (1) and eczema.
With calendula's impressive medicinal properties, it's easy to harness its power. Below are twelve common skin concerns that calendula can help improve, making it a great choice for babies, children, and even adults with delicate skin:
Our Lovingly Soothing Balm, featuring calendula, is an excellent option to soothe these ailments, especially eczema. I'm proud to say that after extensive research, calendula is the star ingredient in both our Lovingly Soothing Balm and Lovingly Hydrating Body Serum. It's a gentle yet effective ingredient that offers numerous benefits for little ones' delicate skin. I love using these soothing products on my kids and can't wait for you to try them on your family too!