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Egyptian Calendula Facial Cleanser

Egyptian Calendula Facial Cleanser

When it comes to delicate facial skin, Pangea’s number one goal is to bring your skin into balance, our Egyptian & Blood Orange Facial Cleanser does just that. Gentle yet effective Facial Cleansers treat the complexion with active, plant-based cleansing agents and nutrients to wash away environmental aggressors while leaving the skin refreshed and nourished.

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Thoroughly cleanses the skin while respecting the delicate PH balance; nonstripping
  • Cleanses dirt, oil, and washes away without over-drying or leaving
    harsh chemical residue behind
  • Nourishes and hydrates; cleanses and detoxifies
  • Gluten-free

Ingredient of the Week: Calendula

Calendula - Essential aroma oil

Also know as the pot marigold, the beautiful yellow flowers of the plant are used on the skin for their antifungal, , , demulcent and vulnerary properties.  Calendula is often included in creams and washes and still used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin.  The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring.

Calendula is also used internally to improve skin conditions such as acne, boils, eczema and psoriasis. A common ingredient in , calendula is used in facial steams, cleansers, lotions, moisturizers, soaps and salves. It is gentle enough to use in products such as eye creams and baby care products, and can even help relieve cradle cap and diaper rash.

Its active constituents include: high amounts of flavonoids which are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, arabinogalactans, saponins (such as oleanolic acid, beta-carotene and other carotenoids), terpenes, polysaccharides, polyacetylenes and phenolic acids. “Where calendula is applied, no pus will form,” is an old adage that has been past on through generations, hence calendula’s reputation for healing cuts, bruises, rashes and irritated skin.  Topically, calendula flower soothes burns and sunburn. As a bath herb, calendula flower is used for dry skin. Used both internally and externally, calendula helps to increase peripheral circulation.

Calendula is also known for its ability to brighten skin and protect from blemishes.

Products:  Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange Facial Cleanser, Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean & Cranberry Facial Scrub, Italian Green Mandarin & Sweet Lime Facial Toner, French Rosemary & Sweet Orange Facial Toner, Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask, Nigerian Ginger with Lavender & Thyme Facial Cream, Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream, Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary Body Lotion, Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Body Lotion, French Chamomile with Sweet Orange Body Lotion, Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Hand Soap, Chilean Rosehip with Tamanu & Red Clover Hand Cream

Ingredient of the Week: Burdock Root

BurdockNatural cosmetics ingredients

Burdock has been an important medicinal herb in Western folk medicine for years, primarily valued for its skin healing properties.  It is often used in skincare cleansers, lotions and toners; and can be used as a treatment for , eczema and psoriasis.   Burdock root has many useful properties including: antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. More recently, burdock has been an ingredient in with modern studies revealing its efficacy as a cosmetic treatment for mature skin.  Medicinally, burdock root is used to treat painful joints, inflammation and purifies the blood.

Products: Argentinian Tangerine & Thyme Facial Toner, Moroccan Argan with Willow & Rosemary Facial Cream, Italian White Sage with Geranium & Yarrow Body Wash, Italian White Sage with Geranium & Yarrow Hand Soap