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Calendula Benefits for the Skin

What is Calendula?

If you’re looking to incorporate a new product into your skincare routine to aid in inflammation or acne, you’ve probably heard of calendula oil. When it comes to finding the right natural products to keep your skin looking its best while also providing amazing hair removal, you might also want to see if Calendula is the right move for your waxing routine, too. 

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In your research into calendula, calendula flowers, or calendula oil, it’s important to know that you’re getting the right information as to Calendula’s benefits for skin - especially when it comes to waxing. 

Learn more about how this ingredient makes all the difference in providing you with the best skincare benefits and waxing results all in one. 

 READ: 5 Tips for How to Wax Sensitive Skin

What is Calendula? 

calendula-flower

Calendula oil is extracted from calendula flowers. Research suggests that calendula aids in speeding the recovery of skin after waxing and is beneficial against acne. 

It is antibacterial, antifungal, and contains anti-inflammatory properties that make for a calmer, cleaner skincare and waxing experience. 

Where is Calendula From? 

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The Calendula flower is native to southwestern Asia, western Europe, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean. The name ‘Calendula’ is derived from the Latin word ‘calendae’, meaning ‘little calendar’ or ‘little clock’. 

Calendula extract has been used for centuries as a topical healing measure that reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation and speeds the healing process of wounds.  Used in the modern-day as a cream or ointment, it’s often used in skincare products or products that speed skin recovery and heal injuries like cuts and burns. 

Beyond its noted skincare benefits, Calendula also has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties to make for a calmer, more sanitized waxing experience.

READ: How to Get Rid of Oily Skin

What are the Benefits of Calendula? 

calendula extract

Incorporating Calendula into your skincare routine can bring many benefits, especially for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. 

As we mentioned, historically Calendula and the different forms it can come in have been used to treat various skin conditions, as well as infections, fungus, and more. It’s commonly found in formulas designed to reduce inflammation, pain, and redness. 

Because it is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, Calendula can be a huge asset for those looking to moisturize skin while treating acne, eczema, and other skin ailments. Though not completely researched, some even use Calendula as a form of sunscreen. 

Its versatility as an oil, ointment, cream, and more also allow it to help soothe, heal, and improve skin for those with wounds or just breakout and easily-irritated skin. 

READ: Why Using Pre & Post Wax Care Products is a MUST!

Why is Calendula Good for Skin?

Calendula for Sensitive Skin

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Since it’s often dry or easily inflamed, hypersensitive skin needs to be treated with hydrating, replenishing, and skin-supporting ingredients when it comes to general care and when waxing. 

Hypersensitive skin can also experience excessive oil production and dehydration. These two properties often go hand in hand, as excessively oily skin is often dehydrated and in desperate need of water intake. 

Hypersensitive, acne-prone skin also benefits from all of the properties of calendula. Calendula doesn’t dry skin out, replaces hydration, and is safe to use with other anti-acne ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. This antibacterial ingredient also keeps skin free from dirt and bacteria that would otherwise result in acne or inflammation. 

Calendula for Dehydrated Skin

dehydrated skin

When skin is dehydrated, it overcompensates with oil production to keep itself lubricated and try to bolster its moisture barrier. 

However, because dehydrated skin is frequently mistaken for dry skin due to its conflicting symptoms, people often misdiagnose and mistreat this by trying to add more oil to it. Instead, dehydrated skin should be treated using hydrating products to balance oil production. 

Calendula for Oily Skin

Calendula also brings added benefits for oily skin types that need to be balanced and moisturized and helps to remove dirt and bacteria from already oily and inflamed skin. 

In particular, calendula oil’s potent doses of flavonoids, saponins, and triterpenoids give it its anti-inflammatory properties. These properties prevent your body’s release of histamines and reduce redness, pain, allergies, and again, inflammation. 

This extract is also a powerhouse ingredient to fight against inflammation and moisture loss in both oily and dehydrated skin. 

Calendula for Dry Skin

dry skin

Dry skin can also be very sensitive, as it cannot balance itself and produce enough oil to form a protective barrier. Since Calendula can help balance skin and help it retain moisture, it can help dry skin to be nourished and balanced. 

Calendula for Mature Skin 

Since mature skin tends to become thinner and more brittle as it ages, it has more issues retaining water and producing oil than younger skin. It also is exposed to more free radical damage over time, which can limit its ability to balance itself.

Incorporating Calendula products into a skincare routine allows mature skin to focus on water retention. It also helps to support mature skin by replenishing it with antioxidants and healthy lipids to support it after damage. 

READ: Working with Different Skin Types

Calendula Wax Benefits for Skin

In the same vein as hydrating skin through skincare, using ingredients that promote water retention and balance excess oil can help keep skin protected before, during, and after waxing.

Calendula holds the following benefits for waxing skin:

  • Provides a more sanitary waxing experience
  • Speeds skin recovery
  • Antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal
  • Calming, soothing, and anti-inflammatory
  • Hydrating and improves skin tone 

Calendula wax also allows sensitive, mature, and a variety of other skin types to enjoy amazing hair removal while enjoying balance and replenishing moisture. Its antibacterial properties also protect skin from dirt, debris, and bacteria buildup that keeps it free of breakouts and ingrown hairs

For mature skin, in particular, that needs to be helped and supported during waxing, incorporating a Calendula Hard Wax formula into your routine will help replenish skin with antioxidants and lipids throughout the waxing process. 

This will not only leave your skin satin-smooth but will also promote cell recovery and leave it feeling its best in between appointments.

When it comes to enhancing the actual waxing experience for both your client and yourself, using waxes with calendula oil in their hard wax formulas or roll-on waxes can help make for a gentler waxing experience. This significantly reduces redness and irritation thanks to Calendula’s anti-inflammatory and calming properties.  

Looking for the best Calendula wax products on the market? Give clients amazing hair removal results with Starpil’s Calendula line 

Calendula Film Hard Wax Tablets

Starpil Calendula Film Hard Wax is a creamy hard wax containing a sanitizing blend of calendula and tea tree oil. 

These proprietary ingredients are known to limit bacterial growth, reduce inflammation, calm redness, and repair skin, leaving it smooth and nourished for a hygienic waxing treatment for all skin types.

Calendula Roll-On Wax 

Our Calendula Roll-On works to limit bacteria’s growth, reduce inflammation, calm redness, and leave skin smooth and nourished for a hygienic soft-wax treatment that benefits even the most sensitive skin types while removing hair with ease.  

Calendula Pre-Wax Care Gel

This calendula gel is made with high-quality natural actives and gets skin wax-ready by sanitizing as it opens pores, hydrates, and softens hair. 

It reduces skin irritation and ensures gentle and bacteria-free waxing while delaying hair growth, preventing ingrown hairs, and preparing skin for even, flawless hair removal. 

Calendula Post-Wax Oil

Don’t just remove wax residue after hair removal - leave satin-smooth skin feeling revived, plumped, and moisturized with Starpil Calendula Post-Wax Care Oil. 

This penetrating calendula oil uses high-quality actives to soothe, calm, and replenish freshly waxed skin. It reduces irritation and keeps skin bacteria-free while delaying hair growth, preventing ingrown hair, and speeding skin recovery. 

Calendula Post-Wax Mousse

This feather-light hydrating and sanitizing formula contains a nourishing blend of natural extracts and essential oils that restore the skin’s hydrolipidic mantle, leaving it feeling nourished, refreshed, and lusciously smooth. 

It facilitates skin drainage while weakening hair growth at the root for a bacteria-free and protected waxing service.  


When using Calendula skincare products and waxing products alike, make sure to check in with your clients regarding any allergies to ragweed, daisies, marigold, or flowers in the Asteraceae family. Using Calendula hard wax to remove hair from those with these allergies could cause a reaction, so it’s best to use alternative waxes in these cases. 

For clients looking for alternatives to Calendula, but still looking for hair removal and nourishment for their hypersensitive skin,  Starpil’s Starsoft or Vegan Hard Wax formulas could be the answer to their waxing needs. 

READ: Working with Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin: A Guide for Professionals

Final Thoughts

When it comes to both skincare and waxing, having Calendula in your life can make a big difference in soothing and nourishing sensitive skin. Having the right Calendula waxing products will also allow your clients with breakout-prone or oily skin to be able to achieve satin-smooth skin without worrying about inflammation or irritation afterward. 

Calendula’s versatility and ability to treat a variety of skin ailments while providing moisture and hydration make it an asset for all things skincare. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties set it apart in all things waxing and make it a force to be reckoned with in the world of skincare. 

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