The flowers of the Calendula officinalis plant, also known as garden marigold, have been used topically for generations to heal skin irritations. As the active ingredient in Boiron's Calendula skin care line, the homeopathic preparation of Calendula also promotes healing in a variety of skin irritations. Boiron's gel is ideal for insect stings and bites, shaving nicks, razor burn, and brush burn. Cool and refreshing upon contact, the non-greasy, non-sticky, water-based formula leaves no residue. It is free of fragrances, dyes, and parabens. A must-have for any first aid kit!