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Organic Calendula Balm

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An organic cleansing balm, dry skin rescue, moisturiser.

All natural organic, made from the highest quality luxury natural materials.
A multi purpose balm for sensitive skin made from only 4 natural ingridients. Use it as a gentle cleansing balm, a moisturiser, dry skin rescue, a soothing balm.

A pure natural product bottled in beautiful violet glass pots which looks black but is actually deepest deepest violet and blocks out all light except the ultra violet. This protects your herbs, ointments and preparations from bacteria and light damage.

Ingredients: organic calendula infused sunflower oil, organic Shea butter, organic beeswax, organic pomegranate oil.
30 or 50 ml pot of organic luxury balm.

Beeswax:
The cosmetics industry loves beeswax because not only is it natural and non-toxic, it provides benefits to the skin. When applied to the skin, beeswax forms a protective barrier that helps protect it from environmental assaults, while also holding in moisture and reducing dryness. This is one of the reasons beeswax is often used in lip balms. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, however, beeswax doesn’t “suffocate” the skin, and won’t clog pores. Some ingredients “attract” water, and beeswax is one of them. When you put it on, you attract water molecules, helping to keep skin hydrated over time and is also a source of vitamin A which is well known for it's benefits to the skin and anti aging.

Shea Butter:
Shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.

Shea butter has been used in Africa and many other locations for years to improve skin and hair. Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long-term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.

Pomegranate oil is a wonderful addition to your natural skincare products.
It is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that give the oil natural protection qualities, shielding skin from UV and free-radical damage. It supports cell regeneration. Pomegranate oil regenerates and repairs skin, and effectively reduces and prevents wrinkles in the epidermis.
It has antimicrobial properties. It is an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It has superior moisturising ability, nourishing and softening skin.

Rich in vitamins and nutrients
Pomegranate oil is rich in vitamin K, and boasts an abundance of protective polyphenolic compounds such as punicic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanidins and tannins. Polyphenols are chemical compounds naturally occurring in plants. They offer protective qualities, such as neutralising free-radicals from the environment before they are able to cause DNA damage in skin cells. Pomegranate oil is so rich in polyphenols, it actually has the ability to screen or absorb ultraviolet light, protecting the skin from damaging UV rays.

Calendula
Applied topically, calendula oil has been shown to contain SPF properties as a cream mixture and might be an alternative option to commercial creams that protect from sun damage, although more research is needed before calendula cream can be considered a valid sunscreen.

It’s speculated that calendula oil improves the general appearance of the skin, and while more research is required, studies have indicated that it promotes skin hydration and firmness. In addition to reducing inflammation, calendula is believed to be an effective treatment for some common skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Calendula oil for acne
Some people use calendula creams and soaps to treat acne vulgaris because of the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties the herb contains. It’s believed that applying calendula to acne-prone skin will prevent and/or reduce the severity of acne breakouts. The plant also contains antiseptic properties, which further work to slow the growth of acne causing bacteria. People sometimes also apply creams containing calendula to soothe the irritations other, harsher acne cleansers and exfoliants can leave on the skin, which can possibly lead to more breakouts.

Wound healing
While the evidence is still primarily anecdotal, many people believe calendula enhances the wound healing process. How it does so in humans largely remains unknown, but it’s understood that the plant extract increases blood flow to the wound site, by extension providing oxygen and nutrients essential to tissue regeneration.

Some studies have shown calendula aids in collagen synthesis, the structural protein found within the skin that helps keep it taut and plump. Further, because it’s believed to promote skin tightness, day-to-day damage to the skin is reduced, while it’s alleged hydrating factors work to prevent or reduce visible signs of ageing

Calendula is found in many cosmetic skin care products because it’s widely perceived to be a powerful skin regeneration and anti-aging ingredient, this because of its proven ability to stimulate the metabolism of glycoproteins, nucleoproteins and collagen during the skin’s healing process. Calendula is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin A precursors that combat free radicals which stimulate premature ageing. It also contains the antioxidant tocopheris [vitamin E], which is celebrated for its apparent skin softening abilities. Further, some preliminary studies have indicated the linolenic acid in calendula oil may help reduce photo damage caused from excessive exposure to the sun.

Because calendula contains flavonoids that help to reduce inflammation, it’s believed to hasten the stages of healing. The flavonoids contained within calendula extracts are also understood to fight off bacteria, further protecting against wound infection,