Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate

— Participation in specialist cosmetics conference with experts from all over the world
— Focus on healthy skin
— Presentation of scientific findings

Progress through research: Symrise will focus on the topic of healthy skin at the congress of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) near Munich. The global manufacturer of cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials will present scientific findings from its research at the IFSCC Congress. From September 18–21, 2018, the IFSCC invites experts from all over the world to a professional exchange under the motto “Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle” in Unterschleissheim, near Munich.


Dr. Manuel Pesaro, Head of Research Microbiology in the “Global Innovation Cosmetic Ingredients” unit at Symrise, will speak to the congress participants about skin biology on Friday, September 21, 2018. The specific topic of his lecture addresses the skin-soothing properties of the probiotic lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum Heal19 and its effects on the skin barrier. The diverse Lactobacillus plantarum group is found on fruits and in dairy products. It also forms part of the human microbiome. Since L. plantarum was discovered in the early 20th century, scientists have identified a number of useful properties of this little aide. However, its effect on human skin has yet to be researched in-depth. Symrise is making a significant contribution to research on the bacteria while looking to develop products that maintain skin health in a gentle and natural way.

In addition to Dr. Pesaro’s talk, Symrise will present a number of research posters with explanatory visualizations of his scientific work. At the congress, the exhibitors are all competing to be recognized for the best presentation. Having a poster included among the exhibition’s roughly 400 posters is already considered an honor and distinguished recognition of outstanding scientific work. In 2015, Symrise won the coveted IFSCC Poster Award for the congress’s best poster. This year, Symrise is represented with presentations on eight different research projects. All of them focus on skin. For example, a Symrise team from France is reporting on how they can create longer-lasting fragrances while at the same time improving skin hydration.

“We would, of course, be delighted if we could once again take home an award for the best poster,” says Dr. Gerhard Schmaus, Vice President Global Innovation Cosmetic Ingredients at Symrise. “But even more important for us is the opportunity to show the work of our international research teams at the exhibition.” The eight contributions from Symrise visualize the work of Symrise teams from Holzminden, Germany, Clichy, France, Teterboro, NJ, USA, and their external scientific cooperation partners from universities and clinics in Philadelphia (USA), Versailles and Nice (France).

The IFSCC Congress, which Symrise supports together with others, will take place from September 18 to 21, 2018, at the Infinity Hotel & Conference Resort Munich in Unterschleissheim, near Munich. Interested parties can find the Symrise team at booth E08.