Scent & Care | Corporate

— Improved skin feel for sun care formulations
— Special coating of titanium dioxide with the ester cetearyl nonanoate
— Patent applied for

Symrise launches SymTioTM S, a novel sunscreen ingredient. It significantly reduces the potential for the white film effect on the skin if used in sun care products. It also improves the skin feel of sun care formulations. To achieve this, Symrise coats micro fine titanium dioxide with the ester cetearyl nonanoate. Patents for the product have been applied for.

Micro fine titanium dioxide has been used as a UV filter in sun care products for many years, providing excellent UV protection properties. It comes, however, with various organoleptic disadvantages. It leaves the skin white after the sun care product has been applied. Thus, consumers have to rub the formulation in for a long time before it becomes transparent. Also, current grades of micro fine titanium dioxide can leave the skin with a draggy and dull feel. Formulators therefore add other cosmetic ingredients, such as waxes and oils, into the formulation to improve the skin feel.

To solve this Symrise has developed SymTioTM S, a new grade of micro fine titanium dioxide. It has been given a special coating with the ester cetearyl nonanoate. It ensures that the titanium dioxide has a noticeably reduced potential for leaving a white film on the skin. At the same time it helps to considerably improve the skin feel of the sun care formulation. Symrise has filed SymTioTM S for patents in sun care technology.
SymTioTM S can be optimally used in combination with organic UV filters, for example with Symrise’s Neo Heliopan® range, in sun protection products and facial moisturizing creams.

“Consumer demand for both cosmetic and medicinal skin care products with a high level of sun protection is large and growing”, explains Dr. William Johncock, Senior Vice President, Scent & Care, head of the UV Protection unit at Symrise. “According to our comprehensive global consumer insight data base, most consumers want high sun protection products. 50 % use products with an SPF higher than 30. They prefer products that leave the skin smooth, are non-sticky or greasy, absorb quickly and do not color the skin, nor make it glossy. We have developed SymTioTM S  because it specifically addresses these needs, thus fulfilling a major consumer requirement.”

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 € 1.830 billion in 2013 place Symrise among the top four companies in the global flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in 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. DQS certified Symrise as “Green Company” in 2013.
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