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Native to the Mediterranean, Calendula officinalis, or pot marigold, is a herbaceous plant used in herbal and skincare products. Thought to bloom on the first of the month, this perennial’s name stems from the Latin “kalendae” which means “little calendar” or “the first day of every month". Calendula flowers are orange/ warm gold with a powerful scent aroma. As a trusted ingredient throughout history, Calendula has traditional uses in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In addition, Calendula has edible flowers that are rich in the eye-health antioxidant, lutein. Within both the Food and Beverage, and Personal Care industry, it is widely recognised as a "healing flower", due to its eye health nutrients, and its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Increased screen time has resulted in concerns about eye health, and beauty attitudes have shifted from purely aesthetic makeup looks, to using products that cater to healthier skin.
On behalf of Evonik, Surfachem distributes ROVISOME® Sensitive NG, (INCI: Water/Aqua; Glycerin; Lecithin; Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate; Calendula Officinalis Extract; Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract; Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract; Benzyl Alcohol; Benzoic Acid; Dehydroacetic Acid (China IECIC listed). This skincare ingredient is vegan and rich in calendula and liquorice root extract, making it the perfect active ingredient for targeted skincare solutions.
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Tuesday, 07 September 2021