Carbon dioxide extractions utilise only pure carbon dioxide as a solvent. CO2 extraction produces extremely pure plant extracts. These oils are safe to be used directly on the skin.
The name Calendula originates from the fact that it blooms on the calens, or the first of most months. Used since ancient times to comfort the heart and spirits. Calendula has anti-inflammatory properties and is useful in treating skin conditions. It's antioxidant properties are useful for aged, damaged, dry and mature skin.