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Glycerin, Water, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract
  • Sage extract is produced from the leaves of Salvia officinalis and contain essential oils and flavonoids among other active principles.
  • Sage extract is useful to formulate cosmetic products with a varying degree of uses including purifying and antiseptic activity, anti-perspirant and anti-irritant activity, and protection of skin and hair against oxidative processes.
  • The reference publication Plants preparations used as ingredients of cosmetic products. Vol I. (Council of Europe, 1994) includes a monograph on the dry hydroalcoholic extract, the fluid aqueous extract and the glycolic extract of S. officinalis leaves, which mentions the following cosmetic effects and recommended concentrations:
    • Tonic, deodorant, purifying, reactivating, anti-perspirant and anti-dandruff up to 1% dry extract
    • Stimulating and purifying hair lotions, toothpastes, opaque skin products, deodorants and anti-perspirants up to 5% glycolic and fluid extracts
    • Bath and shower gel and shampoo up to 10%