Scent & Care

— SymGuard® CD – alternative to conventional organohalogen systems such as triclosan and triclocarban
— To be presented at in-cosmetics in Amsterdam

In its search for alternatives to organohalogen actives, Symrise developed SymGuard® CD, a safe, skin and environmentally friendly ingredient. It is an effective alternative to triclosan and triclocarban which are increasingly being removed from many cosmetic applications due to diverse reasons.


Consumer’s demand for skin- and eco-friendly ingredients has been steadily increasing for years. With its sustainable approach and environmentally protective measures, Symrise makes a significant contribution with its products.

Due to consumer over exposure, environmental concerns and regulatory changes, conventional organohalogen systems, such as triclosan or triclocarban, are recently being removed from many cosmetic applications. Based on that fact, cosmetic manufacturers have increasingly been incorporating modern antibacterial ingredients into personal care products. Anticipating this development, Symrise worked to offer a dedicated ingredient answering the specific requirements of hygiene as well as surfactant-based cosmetic products, and developed SymGuard® CD.

“We have dedicated ourselves to provide the cosmetics industry with effective alternatives to traditional antimicrobials. It’s also our aim to always offer our customers and thus consumers cutting-edge solutions,” says Dr. Florian Genrich, Senior Global Product Manager at Symrise. 

Safe and Versatile

Symrise created SymGuard® CD, a fast acting modern hygiene ingredient, based on non-organohalogen technology. This multifunctional ingredient protects the skin and the cosmetic product.

SymGuard® CD is a colorless, low-odor, easy to process liquid and can be used in different kinds of personal hygiene products such as soaps, oral care products, refreshing gels and deodorants. “Thanks to its versatile characteristics, SymGuard® CD offers a great deal of potential for all manufacturers of cosmetic products,” says Dr. Genrich.

The company will unveil its new product at in-cosmetics in Amsterdam. From April 17–19, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about SymGuard® CD and the complete offer of Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients Division at booth B70.

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 more than € 2.9 billion in the 2016 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented with over 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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