Sage hydrolate is obtained from Salvia officinalis, a plant in the Labiatae family. It grows spontaneously throughout the Mediterranean, where it is a highly popular aromatic plant that our ancestors claimed had a great many medicinal properties. The leaves are rich in specific essential oils, tannins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and organic acids. Sage is effective at combatting oily skin and acne because it reduces the excessive production of sebum and restores skin balance. It has soothing, decongestant properties and helps treat skin that is subject to dermatitis, eczema, and other local redness and irritation. It helps improve skin tone and combats excessive perspiration and unpleasant odor thanks to its antiseptic, antibacterial and absorbent properties.