Pot marigold, or Calendula officinalis, is the source of marigold oil. The presence of tannins renders the oil astringent like properties. This combined with anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties, makes the oils beneficial for ridding the face of impurities. This even helps fight minor skin problems, including acne. Marigold oil is also a natural moisturizer for dry and/or chapped skin. This non-toxic oil’s anti-inflammatory action, accredited to the presence of triterpenes, further soothes any irritated area of the skin. And its antioxidant content, of polyphenols and carotenes, helps delay premature aging; stimulates wound healing; and prevents formation of scars.