Great cosmetic experience unleashing natural beauty and well-being

This approach is exemplified across our entire offering for cosmetic consumer products

Our portfolio comprises advanced actives, modern product preservation solutions, pioneering protection against sun and environmental aggressors, innovative hair care ingredients, original botanical extracts, high-performance functionals and special color solutions.

Our unique perspective comes from over 100 years of experience in developing and marketing cosmetic ingredients and our ability to intertwine the best of nature, science, chemistry as well as skin and hair biology.

We apply a truly global mindset to everything we do – at the same time we understand the importance of regional differences and requirements. That’s why our global research centers in Holzminden, Germany and São Paulo, Brazil work in tandem with our dedicated regional sales and application teams.


of global consumers would like to prevent signs of aging before they become visible


of global consumers want to protect their skin and hair from pollution


of global consumers want to block harmful sun rays throughout the whole day

[Source: CMI Data Source: Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients consumer data base]

Our strong position is reinforced by our group-wide consumer and market insights (CMI). Whether we’re pioneering protection from environmental aggressors or ensuring a reliable, natural source for color solutions, everything we develop and deliver is based on a unique understanding of what the consumers of today want.

Care for people and the environment: this is the commitment that drives our cosmetic ingredients teams. We care about people’s well-being, and their ability to feel comfortable in their own skin. Caring for the environment means taking a responsible, sustainability minded approach to our sourcing and manufacturing processes. We combine this level of care with state-of-the-art technology to create high-quality ingredients for the global beauty industry – ingredients that exactly address the needs of consumers worldwide. Jörn Andreas, Global President, Cosmetic Ingredients
Our Products

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We create cosmetic ingredients in seven core categories

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...from bursts of nature to cutting-edge technology

Hydrolite® 5 green

25 years after the launch of Hydrolite® 5, Symrise has successfully released a natural-derived version.

The multifunctional ingredient Hydrolite® 5 green is manufactured from renewable raw materials from sugar cane and has the same properties as the original pentylene glycol, Hydrolite® 5. It hydrates the skin and boosts the efficacy of active ingredients used in cosmetic formulations. In addition, Hydrolite® 5 green improves both, the look and consistency as well as the protection of the product. Manufacturers of cosmetic products can use this ingredient in a wide range of cosmetics.

Hydrolite® 5 green perfectly fits into the sustainability strategy of Symrise. Within the context of this strategy, the company emphasizes the importance of comprehensive transparency that benefits customers and end consumers.

Hydrolite® 5 green carries the USDA Certified Biobased Product label which confirms that 100 percent of the ingredient come from renewable sources.

Learn more about our sustainable pentylene glycol

SymReboot™ L19

SymReboot™ L19 opens up new horizons for cosmetics manufacturers of skin care products with probiotic-based ingredients. Symrise researchers have succeeded in maintaining the bacterial structure throughout the manufacturing process and thus preserving important benefits for the skin.

SymReboot™ L19  takes full effect also in creams and lotions that contain ingredients to protect the product. The skin cells recognize the cell-wall or metabolites of the mildly heat-treated microorganisms, thus activating the skin’s natural defense mechanisms and thereby soothing the skin and strengthening the skin barrier. This makes SymReboot™ L19 the booster of skin’s instinctive defenses.

The benefits of SymReboot™ L19 have been tested and substantiated in vivo, and an extensive series of scientifically based in vitro tests was performed.

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Nature, science and consumer desire

Our high-quality solutions are underpinned by three key pillars

1. Innovative research

As a global scientific leader in the industry, our research centers in Holzminden, Germany and São Paulo, Brazil develop avant-garde ingredients, based on comprehensive in vitro / ex vivo / in vivo tests for innovative claim substantiation. R&D is supported and inspired by our Scientific Advisory Board, comprising leading international dermatologists and researchers.

2. Global application network

Regional application labs are the key success factors to translate and implement our product solutions to local needs and requirements. With passion and creative intuition we support our customers on the ground to formulate innovative solutions for consumers.

3. Unique consumer insights

In order to deliver the most relevant solutions, we have developed tools to identify and understand consumer needs and preferences. Over the last 6 years, we have been running more than 50,000 interviews in about 20 countries worldwide in order to anticipate evolving consumer trends and to be able to understand the specifics of different consumer groups.

Dr. Gerhard Schmaus
We are playing an active role in shaping the future of cosmetics with innovative and efficient active ingredients. In the last 10 years we have filed more than 100 patents and received more than 30 innovation awards.Dr. Gerhard Schmaus, Vice President Global Innovation Cosmetic Ingredients
Symrise Sustainable sourcing

Sustainable sourcing, secure supply chains

From natural raw materials to carefully produced chemicals, we are constantly working to make our supply chain as secure and sustainable as possible. It is best for our business, our stakeholders and the world around us.

Find out more about our Group-wide approach to sustainability

Sustainable sourcing from the Amazon

We commit to uphold high ethical and ecological principles

The unique Amazonian biodiversity offers a rich source of raw materials for the cosmetics industry. The sustainable use of these resources is becoming ever more important. Symrise Amazon integrates sustainability aspects along the entire value chain – from sourcing and production to contributing to the social and economic development of the region. This has been certified according to the internationally recognized UEBT Ethical Bio Trade Standard.

As Achim Daub, former Global President of Scent and Care at Symrise, said upon the facility’s opening: Symrise Amazon allows companies to harvest the rich biodiversity of the Amazonia region in a sustainable way. This approach is very much in line with our strong commitment to sustainability as an embedded value in our business strategy and operating system.”

Find out more about our Symrise Amazon facilities

Symrise Beauty+

solutions in focus:

Beauty+ combines innovation and creativity, science and sense, pleasure and purpose

Beauty+ at Symrise means: Uniting our extensive expertise in fragrance creation and cosmetic ingredients development with the shared goal of generating unique combined solutions for an overall enhanced product performance.

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Sun care

Maximum efficiency and safety. Enjoyable and innovative scents. We provide the most advanced sun care solutions that offer not only the best protection, but also reliable odor control and moisturizing qualities.


We go beyond proven efficiency and safety by offering visible brightening and skin radiance plus sensorial fragrance experiences. Together, these qualities achieve radiant performance and address the regional needs and preferences of evolving consumers.

Deo care

We have developed fragrances that enhance performance and create long-lasting efficiency, odor and wetness protection. All of this, plus skin-soothing moisture and comfort for sensitive skin.

Multi-ethnic hair

We combine our multi-cultural hair expertise with our innovative cosmetic ingredients and unique botanicals, delivering unparalleled performance with a profound fragrance experience.

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