Scent & Care | Corporate

— SymHair® Force 1631 from microalgae successful as breakthrough ingredient
— Multifunctional stabilizer SymSave® H wins in the functionals/preserving category
— Prizes acknowledge cosmetic expertise of Symrise

This year’s PCHi Innovation Award honored two highly effective cosmetic ingredients from Symrise. SymHair® Force 1631 succeeded as breakthrough ingredient of the year for its hair-fortifying properties. In the functionals/preserving category, SymSave® H won the award with its truly multifunctional and stabilizing properties. Both products also convinced the jury of their relevance for Asian customers and consumers.

The highlight of this year’s Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show was the award ceremony for the most innovative cosmetic ingredients. The China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards (PCHi Awards) were presented during a festive ceremony in the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The awards honor innovative products and technologies that drive development in the personal care and cosmetics industry in China.

In 2014, Symrise took home two of the PCHi Awards, one for SymHair® Force 1631 as “Breakthrough Ingredient of the Year” and one for SymSave® H in the functionals/preserving category.

SymHair® Force 1631 is a new natural and highly potent active ingredient made from microalgae for hair loss prevention. A clinical study has attested to its effectiveness and users were also convinced by its hair-strengthening properties. According to their evaluation, it fortifies hair and improves hair density. In an ex vivo assay on human hair follicles, SymHair® Force 1631 proved to be effective after eight days of treatment and provides thicker and more voluminous hair.

With SymSave® H, Symrise has developed a truly nature-identical, multifunctional ingredient. Its antioxidant, soothing, emulsion-stabilizing and preservative-boosting properties make it the ideal component for all types of skin and hair care formulations. It helps enhance the efficacy of a wide range of preservatives and protect a whole range of formulations.

“We feel very proud that we have won two awards during this year’s PCHi. It proves that we understand what customers and consumers in Asia care about. We will continue to search for cosmetic ingredients that are of relevance for the local market,” says Chung Sin Wong, Vice President Symrise Life Essentials Asia Pacific. “Topics such as whitening are and will be of great importance in Asia. We also are seeing a shift towards anti-irritant, skin-soothing solutions. In Asia too, people view their skin as reacting increasingly sensitively to various influences. For this reason, we offer formulators of cosmetic products alternative preservative systems that allow them to develop milder products,” continues Wong.

At PCHi 2014, the Symrise staff again discussed whitening, sensitive skin products, preservatives and preservative-free formulations with visitors. These topics continue to be in line with the trend in the cosmetics and toiletries industry in China. The application samples at the Symrise booth reflected this environment. Symrise Life Essentials specialists from China and the Asia Pacific region contributed their regional expertise to support the on-site Symrise Scent & Care team.

At the PCHi 2014, Symrise highlighted the following categories and products:

Sensitive skin:

SymSitive® 1609, SymRelief® 100, SymRepair® 100 and SymCalmin®

Preservation boosters:

SymDiol®, SymSave® H and SymOcide® PS

Eye care:

Ingredients that combat puffy eyes, dark circles and crow’s feet

Sun care:

Neo Heliopan® range and SymHelios® 1031


SymWhite® 377, CFDA approved

Hair and lashes:

SymPeptide® and SymHair® Force 1631

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About PCHi
PCHi is a global trade show for the personal care and home care industry held annually in China. The event provides a professional platform for sourcing new ingredients.

About the PCHi Awards
The PCHi Award ceremony was co-organized by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions and its trade show – The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients Show 2014(PCHi 2014) – and Ringier Trade Media, HAPPI China magazine. The jury consisted of recognized experts from China’s authoritative associations, such as the China Association of Fragrance, Flavor and Cosmetic Industries (CAFFCI), universities and research institutes.
The purpose of the awards is to encourage, acknowledge and reward those individuals and companies who have introduced and developed a new idea, a new methodology, a new product or a new technology for manufacturing production efficiency, cost effectiveness and user convenience, which may result in energy savings and more responsible, cleaner manufacturing in the personal care and cosmetics industry.

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.
Its sales of € 1.735 billion in 2012 place Symrise among the top four companies in the global flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 35 countries 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 thus takes sustainability into account in every part of its corporate strategy. The company was awarded the German Sustainability Award in 2012.
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