Extract derived from the plant commonly known as pot marigold or Calendula officinalis, there is little research showing that it has any effect on skin, though it may have skin-soothing and antioxidant properties. If you have ragweed (or similar plant) sensitivities, topical application of calendula is not recommended.
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