Calendula offers anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and possible wound healing qualities. It can soothe inflamed and irritated skin caused by acne and rosacea and help to regenerate new skin cells. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. There are some preliminary studies that show that the CLnA (conjugated linolenic acid) in calendula oil may help with visible effects of sun damage. The high levels of tocopherols and carotenoids in calendula offer great antioxidant properties with free radical scavenging actions for the skin. If you're someone who has problems with red skin or acne, calendula may be a good choice for you. It's also a good choice for anyone wanting to increase the anti-oxidants in a product - the tocopherol level is very high and the carotenoids offer free radical scavenging - as well as the skin softening benefits of vitamin E.