Pot marigolds search sunlight. They curl up at night and come out during the day when the sun rises. This is when they depend on their petals, which are actually ray florets (tongue shaped), to attract insects. The insects touch the tubular flowers, male or female, situated at the heart of the plant, carry pollen from one Calendula to another and enable the reproduction of the species.
Calendula is a symbolic plant, grown on Yves Rocher’s land, in La Gacilly, Brittany, since 1979. It is sown in the fields during March and April, then harvested when it flowers, in July. Its bright orange-colored flowers have helped to create the reputation of the magnificent fields of flowers in the village. The calendula is adapted to the local climate and does not require watering and as all the plants grown in La Gacilly, it is grown organically. Pot marigold is used by the Yves Rocher brand rather than the wild marigold because the flowers are larger, more beautiful and richer in active ingredients.
By exposure to environmental factors, our skin and hair tire and lose their radiance and softness. The ornamental and medicinal plant, is traditionally used for its softening properties and is well known for its soothing and antioxidant properties. Botanical Beauty researchers have developed an extraction process for Calendula’s active ingredients, which enable them to control all the steps from the Calendula fields to the skin. These active ingredients are then added to some of the Yves Rocher Brand’s products benefiting hair and skin. Tests on masks and shampoo in the Brillance range, that uses Calendula, reveal that after using for 4 weeks, 82% of women found their hair was more radiant and 88% found their hair shinier.* The regenerating day/night cream with Calendula extract, makes the skin softer and more radiant*.
*in vitro tests