Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Flower/Leaf/ Stem Water*
What is it?
The most abundant ingredient in all cosmetic formulations is water. Not all cosmetics use the same water though. In our formulations we use the organic floral water (hydrosol) which is the water remaining after the distillation of Salvia Officinalis (Sage). Clinically, the chemical components in the hydrosol are natural acids, which are hydrophilic (water-loving).
How does it work?
Water is slightly acidified and this is beneficial to the skin and the body. Thus hydrosol acts as a healing anti-inflammatory and mild, but therapeutic antiseptic. Bacteria do not live well in acidic environments, which is why acidic liquids such as vinegar make good preservatives for food items like pickles, Chile peppers and Olives. Acidic environment is astringent thus the hydrosol is useful in skin care products because astringents constrict and contract your skin’s tissues.