Without proper protection, rays from the sun and other light sources can cause more damage than you realize

We have been pioneering skin protection for over 80 years. Originally focused on ultraviolet radiation defense, today light protection is much more than ‘beach products’ and we offer a broad portfolio of ingredients for protection from UVA and UVB to infra-red and even visible and blue light.


of consumers say it's important to protect from UV rays and daylight even if the sun isn’t shining


of consumers reapply their sun protection every 2 hours as recommended to stay protected


of consumers believe wrinkles can be avoided by efficient sun protection

Source: CMI Data Source, Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients consumer database


Meet the 5% culprit: UV radiation

Only a small portion of the sun’s radiation reaches the earth’s surface

Of this radiation, over half is received as infra-red (heat), nearly 40% as visible light and about 5% as invisible UV radiation. UV radiation that reaches the earth surface is split into two categories, UVA and UVB. All these forms of radiation can contribute to short-term and long-term skin damages.

While providing the best possible protection will always be the central goal for suncare offerings, we also recognize that consumers are increasingly demanding more from the products they use. By harnessing the power of Symrise’s cross-divisional capabilities, we are able to also offer the most appealing scents and the most enjoyable cosmetic textures. Additionally, our regional application laboratories support our customers worldwide in the formulation of sun care products that meet the regional consumer needs.

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Our Neo Heliopan® sun protection range comprises solutions for UVA, UVB and ‘broad spectrum’ — enabling us to provide impactful solutions across different consumer needs


UVA radiation is the less energetic part of UV radiation with wavelengths between 320 to 400 nm. It can significantly contribute to erythema and long-term skin damage.

Our scientists have developed a range of UVA absorbers to combat these issues.

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UVB presents the main cause of sunburn and skin reddening, tending to damage the more superficial epidermal layers of the skin, whilst also being a key contributor to the development of skin cancer.

Our UVB absorber range provides ingredients suitable to formulate products for a broad variety of consumer needs and expectations conforming to the different regional legislations.

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If a UV filter absorbs both UVA and UVB, it is referred to as a broad-spectrum absorber.

Our broad-spectrum absorbers are effective, photo-stable and useful for a wide range of cosmetic applications.

Explore our broad-spectrum offerings

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