Flower Power: Calendula

kiehls-calendulaCalendula is an oil extracted from the marigold flower, and is packed with of lots beneficial properties. Calendula cleanses, soothes, neutralizes irritation, and is a natural antiseptic. 

Over the years, calendula has been used to treat everything from snake bites to acne, menstrual cramps to pink eye, sunburn to eczema. In fact, In a recent study, calendula ointment was used on women undergoing radiation treatment following breast cancer surgery. The calendula ointment soothed the patients’ skin irritation and reduced pain. HOW DOPE IS THAT?!

Kiehl’s Calendula Toner is one of those products that never goes out of style. Developed in the late 60s as the alcohol-free answer to Andy Warhol’s beloved Blue Astringent Lotion, Kiehl’s Calendula Toner contains hand-inserted calendula petals. This toner is very mild, yet effective, and unlike other toners, never dries out my skin. I depend on Kiehl’s Calendula Toner to calm my acne-prone skin, control oil, and refresh my skin.

A newbie to Team Calendula is Kiehl’s Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. Prescribed for those with normal to oily skin types, this cleanser is right up your alley if you adore a sudsy face wash. I’ve been bringing this babe to the gym with me in the morning, and post-workout, this cleanser is as refreshing as it gets. This cleanser is soap-free so it won’t dry out your skin, however, if you have drier skin, I’d recommend trying a different cleanser than this one.