I ordered some calendula oil on eBay because it's supposed to soothe inflammation and be antibacterial.
(What I received was, specifically, "Calendula-infused almond oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil & vitamin E oil")
I dabbed a bit on, didn't see any immediate results, and forgot about it for a week.
Two days ago, I slathered my face with it and kept it on all evening. The next day, the difference was staggering!! Parts of my cheeks are almost completely pale, only the most stubborn permanent red areas remain. I did the same thing last night and I look even better today.
When I leave it on for a couple hours, it's like a miracle.
Here's a good article about calendula.
Just thought I'd share