Scent & Care

— Complete toolbox for the formulator, follows the motto “less is more”
— Symrise: A pioneer in multifunctional raw materials with two and a half decades of application expertise
— Presentation of new formulation ideas at in-cosmetics Global

Symrise introduced the cosmetic raw material Hydrolite® 5 back in 1992. Hydrolite® 5 is pentylene glycol, a 1,2-alkanediol that revolutionized the market of cosmetic ingredients. The versatile substance is well suited for a broad use in cosmetic products.

Hydrolite® 5 hydrates the skin and boosts the performance of active ingredients. Following the motto “less is more,” it enhances modern recipes. Its multifunctional properties also benefit the solubilizing and emulsifying characteristics of cosmetic ingredients with minimal effort. Combined with antimicrobial agents, it supports modern product protection.

Hydrolite® 5 is suitable for all skin types, leaving the skin feeling silky and looking fresh.

Dr. Gerhard Schmaus, Vice President Global Innovation in the Cosmetic Ingredients Division explains, “We are proud to have brought such a versatile and effective cosmetic ingredient to the market so early. This success drives us to keep working on modern variations and applications of Hydrolite® 5 for our customers and consumers.”

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this multifunctional ingredient, the Symrise application technologists developed original and trendy formulations in an internal contest. The winner of the contest was the “Illuminating Snow Mask.” With a texture as soft as snow, the mask refreshes, moisturizes and protects the face within a few minutes – creating relaxing, comforting moments. “We are proud to showcase this and other winning recipes to our customers at in-cosmetics Global, booth B70” says Yohanna Sander, Senior Product Manager. The international cosmetics trade fair will be held from April 17–19 in Amsterdam this year.

About Symrise

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.

Its sales of approximately € 3 billion in the 2017 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in more than 90 locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise – always inspiring more...

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