A popular skin care ingredient for centuries, Calendula extract has been prized for its soothing abilities, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties, which can promote wound healing, calm irritation and even soothe sunburn and eczema. Calendula may also help hydrate and soothe dry, damaged and sensitive skin. Although generally recommended for sensitive and baby skin, because it is part of the compositae family, there is risk of allergic reaction.