Salvia Officinalis



No known benefits

Salvia Officinalis description

_Salvia officinalis_ is also known as sage. It is a plant used most often to enhance the flavour of foods. Like all plant extracts, sage contains components that function as antioxidants. There is some potential for sensitivity with sage extracts, but the risk is relatively low at the amounts used in topical skin care products.

Salvia Officinalis references

  • Planta Medica, September 2007, pages 1.190-1,191
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology, May 2001, pages 125-132

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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