Symrise scoops up PCHi 'Breakthrough Innovation Award'

By Michelle Yeomans

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Symrise scoops up PCHi 'Breakthrough Innovation Award'

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The PCHi Innovation Breakthrough Award went to Symrise's re-balancing skin barrier ingredient - SymRepair 100. According to the company, its products are developed to meet Asia's high expectations for valuable and effective cosmetics.

The award recognizes products that 'effectively' address the requirements of Asian consumers, and according to Symrise, this is a suitable ingredient for sensitive and pollution-exposed skin.

Air pollution is a big concern in Asia. PM2.5​ are tiny particles, and while they can't penetrate the skin, they can influence surface barrier functions, causing dryness or even acne.

This has in turn, opened up a new segment for cosmetic brands to develop skin care that works to keep the skin healthy in these conditions.

Catering to sensitive and pollution-stressed skin

According to Symrise, SymRepair 100 is a preservative-free oil which combines the key lipid components of the skin's permeability barrier with the soothing benefits of Bisabolol. 

The company's R&D division says that it quickly preserves and supports the functionality of the lamellar lipid bilayers that are essential for the barrier integrity.

In our daily work, we experience that Asian consumers want products that are suited exactly to their wishes. To perfectly service them, we will strengthen our research and development activities respectively​,” says Chung Sin Wong, Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients Division VP, Asia Pacific.

The team also presented sun protection and skin brightening ingredients at PCHi, as well as demonstrating new ways to protect formulations for the cosmetics industry.

PCHi 2015

This year's PCHi event was held at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Centre in March. The show continues to be billed as the largest cosmetics ingredients sourcing platform for the industry in China.

Organisers, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) announced that this year's edition would include a series of ‘knowledge-exchange activities'.

The new Exchange@PCHi is a specialised international business-networking platform aimed at promoting trading opportunities between exhibitors, visiting buyers, distributors and suppliers.

The organisers also built on the success of its 'New Technology Session', which has traditionally offered visitors the opportunity to attend free presentations featuring the latest products and innovations that the industry has to offer.

Related topics Formulation & Science East Asia China

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