Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract




Soothing, emollient, healing


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Marigold (Calendula Officinalis) is a perennial herbaceous plant with excellent properties for the skin, belonging to the Asteraceae family.

The leaves are alternate and the inflorescences, in peeps, have a variable size (up to 7 cm) and a color from yellow to orange. Its name derives from the Latin "calendae" which means "first day of the month", precisely because the plant, with scalar flowering, blooms mainly from the beginning of spring to the end of autumn.

Calendula is one of the most used medicinal plants in the cosmetic field, especially for its anti-redness and soothing properties and for its ability to promote the regeneration of the epidermis and dermis.

This plant has stimulating properties of skin cell metabolism and vasoprotective properties at the microcirculation level. In particular, flavonoids exert an important anti-inflammatory effect on sensitive and inflamed skin, stimulate epithelization, accelerate epidermal turnover and promote collagen synthesis.

In cosmetics it can be found in the form of an extract (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract), which is obtained by maceration of the flowers in glycerin. The glycerin is of vegetable origin (obtained from olive oil) while the Calendula is cultivated with love by a family-run farm in the province of Parma.

Topically, calendula extracts improve hydration of the epidermis making the skin more elastic and more resistant to mechanical and chemical irritations. For this reason the extract is an excellent soothing and inserted in the formulation allows to obtain a healing effect.

It is particularly suitable for dry and dehydrated, delicate, easily reddening skin, affected by couperose and to combat sagging skin. Due to its properties, it is in fact used in various products with a moisturizing and protective action against irritations caused by mechanical and chemical agents.


Azienda agricola La Spinosa, Collecchio (PR)

Ethical chain

Every summer, in the month of June, the garden of medicinal plants begins to bloom: the calendula lights up the landscape with hundreds of thousands of radiant golden orange flowers, spread out over a hectare of surface. The precious flowers of the plant are harvested by hand from which extracts and dyes used in cosmetics and remedies will then be obtained.

The calendula we use in our productions is grown on Giulia and Marco's La Spinosa farm, and grows luxuriantly and cared for with love and biodynamic techniques in the countryside of Collecchio (PR). La Spinosa bears the name of the famous philosopher and the mission of these guys is to return to short and truly sustainable production cycles, cultivate without pesticides and rediscover the outstanding properties of some herbs.

Instead, we entrust the processing of the calendula to obtain the glyceric and oily extracts to an Emilian company. The herbal preparations are prepared with accuracy and scientific rigour. The tradition is supported by the knowledge of the botanical species and their active ingredients and by the self-control activity in the management of raw materials and products based on the HACCP methodology.