Scent & Care

— Natural Ingredient regulates the skin’s sebum production and strengthens the skin barrier
— Based on sustainably produced Mediterranean microalgae

Day after day, our skin is subjected to countless internal and external influences, also known as the exposome. Diet, stress, dirt and ultraviolet rays are some of these factors, which can often lead to irritations in sensitive or oily skin. With SymControl™ Care, Symrise offers an active ingredient that regulates the skin’s sebum production and strengthens the skin barrier.


According to Symrise’s internal consumer research, roughly 61 % of consumers with oily skin reported that their skin is also sensitive. With this skin type, sebum over-production can frequently lead to skin irritations. To combat these irritations, those affected often turn to harsh products that can actually increase the reaction of the skin’s sensitive outer layer. With SymControl™ Care, Symrise offers an active ingredient that addresses the needs of consumers with both oily and very sensitive skin.

SymControl™ Care has been shown ex-vivo and in vivo to significantly reduce sebum overproduction, soothing the skin and strengthening the skin barrier. The result is a healthy looking and balanced skin, even after just one week. SymControlTM Care is water soluble, registered for the Chinese market and COSMOS approved.

Natural and Sustainable Raw Material

Dr. Marielle Le Maire, Global Category Director Actives in the Cosmetic Ingredients Division, explains, “Symrise produces the active ingredient used in SymControl™ Care from the microalgae Tetraselmis suecica using a blue biotechnology process. This green algae is a natural and sustainable raw material from the Mediterranean. The cosmetic ingredient thus adheres to Symrise’s sustainability objective that all strategically important raw materials should be derived from sustainable sources by 2020. We thus offer our customers and consumers a sustainable solution for a common skin type.” The Cosmetic Ingredients team will present SymControlTM Care for the first time at booth B70 at in-cosmetics Global 2018 in Amsterdam.

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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