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OUR PLANTS Calendula

Known for its soothing properties on babies' skin.

Everything you need to know about our calendulas

We have chosen Calendula to gently introduce babies to the benefits of nature, while taking care of their fragile skin with its soothing properties
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NAME  Calendula

PART USED  Flower

BOTANICAL NAME  Calendula officinalis l.

FORM  Hydroglycolic extract

INCI NAME Calendula officinalis l. flower extract

ORIGIN  France

HARVEST Early summer

SECTOR Organic farming

FEATURES

What does it look like?

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Native to Europe, calendula, commonly known as " pot marigold ", is a plant that grows and is easily cultivated throughout the Mediterranean basin.
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It is between 5 and 50 cm in height and can be recognised by its yellow/ orange flower head.
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The calendula flower has long, slender stems with slender leaves and beautiful double flowers ranging from blue to pink to purple.
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Already known and used in ancient times by the Arabs, Greeks and Indians for its medicinal, cosmetic and dyeing properties, this pretty redhead blossomed in the Middle Ages and has continued to diversify ever since.

PROPERTIES OF CALENDULA

Why is it so good for babies?

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.

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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.

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Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist

AND FOR THE PLANET?

Our commitment

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Social commitment

The Klorane Botanical Foundation has launched the " Graine de Botaniste" programme , which is part of a UNESCO initiative to pass on its passion for botany and to raise children's awareness of the need to protect biodiversity from a very early age.
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Respect for the environment

Today, calendula is organically grown, harvested by hand and then extracted and manufactured with a green solvent, a natural active ingredient specifically formulated for babies.

Klorane's commitment to children

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?

 

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Did you know?

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). 

Discover the Calendula baby range

Discover the Calendula baby range

The routine for hydrating, soothing and protecting your little one's skin
 

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