Known for its soothing properties on babies' skin.
PART USED Flower
BOTANICAL NAME Calendula officinalis l.
FORM Hydroglycolic extract
INCI NAME Calendula officinalis l. flower extract
HARVEST Early summer
SECTOR Organic farming
PROPERTIES OF CALENDULA
At birth and during the first 3 years of life, babies' skin is not fully developed and is vulnerable because it is not yet fully functional: the skin barrier is thin and permeable to harmful factors such as pathogens or UV radiation. The epidermis has not yet synthesised the proteins and lipids that strengthen its first layer. In this relatively short phase, the skin barrier does not fully play its protective role.
The softening and healing properties of calendula help to regenerate the sensitive and delicate skin of babies and strengthen their natural defences. Each Calendula flower is harvested by hand in early summer to preserve the quality of the active ingredients and thus their benefits.
A few words from our expert
We have been using the Calendula Officinalis l. strain for over 50 years in a range of soothing skin care products for newborns. Our Calendula is organically grown in France, in the Tarn region.
The purpose of the Graine de Botaniste programme? Passing the passion for botany on to children! .
It's never too early to learn about the wonders of nature. The Klorane Botanical Foundation launched the " Graine de Botaniste " programme to pass on its passion for botany and to make children aware of the need to protect biodiversity from a very early age. What better way to encourage protecting biodiversity than by immersing themselves in the fascinating world of plants?
Nicknamed " the bride of the sun ", Calendula gets its nickname from calendae meaning " first day of the month " in Latin, that's why it is a meteorological indicator as the flower has the tendency to open at sunrise and close at sunset (this is the phenomenon of " nyctinasty " discovered by the famous botanist Paul-Victor Fournier).
The routine for hydrating, soothing and protecting your little one's skin
Klorane has been taking care of you and nature for over 50 years.
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