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Bienfaits de l'hydrolat de sauge officinale sur la peau.

Hydrolate of Sage: Benefits for the Skin.

Salvia officinalis originates from the Mediterranean basin. It is an aromatic plant of the Lamiaceae family with blue-green leaves. These leaves are dried and distilled by steam distillation to obtain a hydrosol (also: hydrolate or water) of sage with multiple benefits for skin application.

Sage (Salvia Officinalis) And Its Hydrolat, Briefly Explained.

The name Latin name Salvia comes from the word salvare, which means “to heal”. Sage has been appreciated since Antiquity for its multiple pharmaceutical skin benefits. It was used to fight certain infections such as gangrene or to stimulate digestion. Rich in estrogenic type molecules (female hormones), this plant is still recommended today during menopause, to partially compensate for the hormonal drop that characterizes this period.

The hydrolate of sage is obtained thanks to the distillation by entrainment with the water vapor of the dried sheets. This process makes it possible to obtain two distinct fractions: the essential oil and the hydrosol. Coming from the same plant, the two fractions of sage have similar benefits for skin but the hydrolate is less concentrated in active species because the aromatic essences are present in smaller quantities. Sage hydrosol is thus considered a milder alternative to essential oil, said to be neurotoxic because of its high thujone content. It should be noted that this essential oil is included in the list of essential oils that can only be sold by pharmacists (Public Health Code).

1. Sage Water To Limit Skin Ag

This compound is an excellent antioxidant care. It fights free radicals that cause oxidative stress. As a reminder, this phenomenon is natural but accentuated by various factors such as UV rays, pollution, stress, smoking… Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive molecules that damage a wide range of healthy compounds in the body (DNA, RNA, proteins, membrane lipids…), accelerating its aging. At the level of the skin, it loses firmness and lets appear irregularities (wrinkles, pigmentation spots…). The hydrosol of sage, by fighting against this mechanism, contributes to delaying cutaneous aging and protects the skin from external aggressions.

2. Sage Hydrosol To Purify Oily Skin.

Water of sage has purifying and balancing benefits for the skin. It contributes to the regulation of the production of sebum and thus avoids the excesses at the origin of the fatty and unbalanced skins. It refines the grain of skin, tightens the pores and avoids the appearance of imperfections.

3. Hydrolate of Sage for Excessive Sweating.

The hydrolate of sage has a regulating action on the sweat glands. It thus acts like a natural deodorant and fights effectively against the excessive perspiration.

Our Cleansing Gel With Sage Hydrosol.

Typology has developed the unifying cleansing gel which associates sage water with niacinamide and eliminates the impurities present on the surface of the skin. These two active ingredients help to tighten pores and refine skin texture.

Sources :

  • FAUCON M. Traité d'aromathérapie scientifique et médicale - les hydrolats (Tome 2). Paru le 13 novembre 2018. 

  • TAMBA B. I. & al. Medicinal plants of the family Lamiaceae in pain therapy: A review. Pain Research & Management (2018).


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