These magnificent flowers that drag attention wherever they are planted, are valued for their very showy, often fragrant petals. Cultivated since ancient times by the Assyrians and Egyptians, today White Lily symbolises innocence and pureness as they deliver healing, calming and soothing action to the skin. Its greatest value has always been in the topical application and it is said Queen Marie-Antoinette used the bulb of Lilies as the base of a refreshing water, to help maintain the lightness and beauty of her complexion.
The extract moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties are delivered by Carbohydrates and Minerals, as well as a mix of organic and Phenolic acids, Terpenoids and Alkaloids.
CALENDULA [CALENDULA OFFICINALIS L.]
Calendula, otherwise known as Pot Marigold or Garden Marigold, is a wonderful flower with powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties. The name Marigold refers both to the Virgin Mary and to several golden-flowered plants. The medicinal qualities of Calendula were established in the Middle Ages. In the 12th century, the plant was found in monastery gardens, and it was also popular as a spice.
Pot Marigold flowers are particularly known for their softening, healing, anti-inflammatory qualities, and are used in external applications to treat various skin ailments such as burns and ulcers.
Thanks to its richness in emollient carbohydrates, Calendula is a prime moisturizing, softening and soothing active for dry and sensitive skin. Acne-prone, oily skin care can also be treated with the Calendula extract as it shows purifying and calming benefits. The most advanced action of Calendula can be achieved when looking for an anti-ageing agent, as Pot Marigold offers regenerating, anti-oxidant function due to high contents of Phenolic compounds and Carotenoids.