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— PCHi Innovation Award (Active Ingredients) for SymCare® – ready-made for sensitive Skin

— PCHi Innovation Award (Active Ingredients) for SymMollient® W/S – proven soothing efficacy

— Focus on consumer preferences in Asia

Two cosmetic ingredients from Symrise took home a PCHi Innovation Award 2016 for Active Ingredients. SymCare® addresses the needs of sensitive skin and is suitable for use in face and body care products. SymMollient® W/S soothes the skin. Visitors to the PCHi could get information about solutions for sensitive skin, anti-pollution, skin brightening and product protection. These topics are highly relevant among Asian consumers.

In Asia, consumers expect their cosmetic products to care for their skin in a very gentle way. Ingredients dedicated to sensitive skin conditions or soothing characteristics with a high level of innovation are very well perceived in countries in Asia. Once a year, the PCHi Innovation Awards honor those products that have proven both their effectiveness and relevance for the Asian market.

At the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) 2016 trade show, Symrise received two of the prestigious Innovation Awards – one for SymCare® and one for SymMollient® W/S. The awards were presented during a festive ceremony in the Shanghai Intercontinental hotel on the second day of the PCHi.

SymCare® is a ready-made solution for sensitive skin. For the development Symrise took a holistic approach by combining active ingredients addressing the major identified consumer needs linked to sensitive skin. SymCare® has been designed to soothe and prevent discomfort. It can also support the skin in repairing and strengthening its barrier, reduce redness and discomfort as well as offer relieving and moisturizing properties. Its efficacy was proven in a consumer study that was completed under the control of a dermatologist. For easy formulation 2 versions are available: SymCare® O which is oil-soluble and SymCare® W2 for easy use as a water-soluble component.

SymMollient® W/S addresses a global consumer concern. When purchasing a cosmetic product, people first want to make sure that the product does not irritate or otherwise adversely affect their skin or scalp. SymMollient® W/S acts as a soothing agent on scalp and skin. Symrise provides it as an optimized aqueous blend that can easily be incorporated in either surfactant-based rinse-off formulations or in the water phase of leave-on emulsions. Its efficacy was substantiated in a clinical study of a shampoo at a level of 2%.

During the trade show, Symrise provided visitors with detailed information on both winning products. In addition to these, the Cosmetic Ingredients team from Asia presented concepts, solutions and formulation examples for sensitive skin, anti-pollution, skin brightening and product protection. All of these are highly relevant for consumers in the Asian markets.

“We are very proud to have won two PCHi Innovation Awards at this year’s trade show. Both ingredients address a hot topic among Asian consumers. They very much care about a balanced condition of their skin. Thus, Symrise offers skin-soothing solutions that help give skin a silky smooth feeling,” says Chung Sin Wong, Vice President Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients Division Asia Pacific. “The requirements of consumers have changed over the years due to the massive amount of information available on the internet. Asian consumers can choose from a huge variety of products and they prefer those that exactly match their needs. This encourages us to further research ingredients and develop products that are suitable for Asian skin types.”

About PCHi

PCHi is a global trade show for the personal care and home care industry held annually in China. The event provides a quality platform for sourcing new ingredients. An estimated 10,000 visitors visited the exhibition during the three days of the trade show.

About the PCHi Awards

This award ceremony was co-organized by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions and its trade show – The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients Show 2016 (PCHi 2016) and Ringier Trade Media. 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, user convenience which may result in energy saving and more responsible clean manufacturing in the personal care & cosmetics industry.

About Symrise

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavors, 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 € 2.6 billion in 2015 place Symrise as one of the global leading companies in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa and 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. In 2013, Symrise was certified as a “Green Company” by DQS.

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