Review: Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream #naturopathica #calendula #calendulaessentialhydratingcream #moisturizer

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1.7 fl.oz./50mL $59.00
I use Retin-A, which also has Azelaic Acid and Clindamycin in it. Because of this I definitely need a good moisturizer. Also I suffer from some ezcema on my neck, just in one weird spot on the left side of my neck for a few years now. It started about four years ago and I noticed it when I went to Greece and was out in the sun, I thought it was a reaction to the sun but as it turns out it is atoptic dermatitis or eczema. My oldest daughter also suffers from eczema, but all over her body. When you have something like this it is an immune response and you need to use products that are very calming to the skin. Luckily I was gifted this cream in one of my subscription boxes and I found how wonderful it is.

Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream is a calming and soothing moisturizer that contains Calendula, Borage Seed Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil just to name a few of the ingredients. It is very good for sensitive skins and dry skin. Calendula is an herb that has been prized for its anti-inflammatory and wound-healing qualities. It was one of the first skin remedy staples to line the shelves. After witnessing Calendula's powerful ability to soothe radiation burns her mother experienced during cancer treatment, Naturopathica's founder, Barbara Close, was inspired to harness these same healing benefits in the Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream. This luxurious cream remains their most-beloved moisturizer thanks to this transformative ingredient with a gentle touch. 

Calendula Extract has been used for centuries as a healing herb in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines. It helps to soothes and strengthen all skin types. Calendula's usage dates back centuries and throughout several civilizations from ancient Greece and Rome to Egypt and the Aztecs. During the American Civil War, soldiers carried Calendula with them to treat battle wounds. This herb belongs to the same family as Arnica and is approved in Germany and other European countries for topical use on slow-to-heal wounds, mild burns and dry skin. Borage Seed Oil is high in fatty acids and this cold-pressed oil helps provide relief to dry, irritated skin. It is also a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid. This oil increases lipid protection and is known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory and skin conditioning properties. Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E. It ensures skin remains plump and moisturized. Trehalose is a naturally occurring saccahride and is present in a wide variety of plant and animal life, enabling survival in the harshest climate conditions. It helps protect the skin's fibroblasts from dehydration by replacing water in the tissue, which helps retain the natural structure of the skin. Xylitylgucoside, Anhydoxylitol and Xyltol (xax) are all vegetable-based, sugar-derived compounds that helps moisturize and restructure the skin while improving overall skin barrier function. 

To use, gently smooth a pea size amount over face and neck using upward and outward movements. Apply morning and night over serums or after treatments for best results. If applying during the morning, make sure to wear a SPF30 or higher to avoid sun damage. 

I like this moisturizer because it is very soothing to the skin. It really helps soothe and lessen the irritation of my eczema. The only thing I don't like about it is that it leaves a film on the skin, whereas other moisturizers sink into the skin. It isn't very noticeable though and is just a very light film that I can feel. Otherwise this is pretty much the perfect moisturizer. It calms and soothes the skin from anti-inflammatory problems such as itchiness and irritations. 

Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream retails for $59.00 and can be purchased online at www.naturopathica.com. Like Naturopathica on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/naturopathica; Follow Naturopathica on Twitter: @naturopathica; Follow Naturopathica on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/naturopathica and Follow Naturopathica on Instagram: http://instagram.com/naturopathica.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
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