Those of you with an interest in natural remedies probably already check The New York Times Well Blog religiously – I know I do.
I was particularly interested in a recent article by Anahad O’Connor that explored the healing powers of marigold extract (aka calendula) in skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema.
I’d heard of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but was surprised to learn that as well as being an effective treatment for acne, a study has shown that women receiving radiation treatment for breast cancer found that calendula cream worked to reduce pain, redness and irritation.
Keep reading. . .
Up your marigold intake with these beauties:
Korres Ginseng and Marigold Aftershave Balm ($34.95); Lush A Ring of Roses ($8.25); Elemis Exotic Island Flower Body Balm ($95); Rexona Women Skin Care Calming Roll On – with Calendula ($4.19); Ella Bache Crème Douce Démaquillant ($62); Absolutely Gorgeous Frangipani, Calendula and Lime Soap ($6.95); Ilcsi Anti-ageing Eye Contour Cream ($90); John Masters Organics Calendula Hydrating Mask ($47.60).
Stockists: Elemis (1800 802 036), Ella Baché (1300 136 661), Ilcsi (1800 808 993), John Masters Organics (1300 552 110), Rexona (1800 888 449).