Calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that make it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, sensitive & dry skin. It's also used as an antiseptic. In the short term, the nourishing benefits of calendula help to plump the surface of your skin to give you tighter, more supple skin almost instantly. In the long term, both the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to protect the collagen production and elastin supply. It can also decreases the pigment melanin found in skin to help brighten skin and reduce age spots.