Symrise releases sustainable version of multi-functional ingredient Hydrolite 5

By Amanda Lim

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Symrise releases sustainable version of multi-functional ingredient Hydrolite 5
Symrise is releasing a naturally derived version of its skin hydration product Hydrolite 5 that is made of by-product of sugar production, on the back of rising demand for natural and sustainable products.

Using renewable raw material from sugar cane, Hydrolite 5 green has the same properties as the original pentylene glycol and meets the COSMOS-standard.

It works to hydrate skin while boosting the efficacy of other ingredients used in cosmetic formulations. Additionally, Hydrolite 5 green improves the look and consistency of products, allowing manufactures to use the ingredient in a wide-range of cosmetics.

“Thanks to our thorough research, we are able to deliver a product that combines high quality efficacy and naturalness, meeting the expectations of modern consumers around the world,”​ said Yohanna Sander, Senior Global Product Manager Micro Protection at Symrise.

Hydrolite 5 green will be presented at the in-Cosmetics Latin America in Sao Paulo on September 19 and 20.

Demand for green

Driven by consumer interest in sustainability and natural ingredients, Symrise developed Hydrolite 5 green in order to help manufacturers meet the increasing demand for natural products.

According to a study from ‘Persistence Market Research’, the global natural and organic personal care market volume should amount to USD 22 billion by 2024.

Hydrolite 5 green is made from raw materials that are by-products of sugar production derived from sugar canes, a plentiful and renewable resource.

“Hydrolite 5 green perfectly fits into the sustainability strategy of Symrise​,” Symrise in a press statement. The company emphasised that it places great importance on transparency and strives to find ways to benefit its customers and the end consumer.

This year, Symrise retained its leading position in the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) and was recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with the highest A rating for its efforts in climate and water protection.

“Every time we use raw materials in our product development, we look at their sustainability as well as their social and environmental added value,”​ said Eder Ramos, Global President Cosmetic Ingredients Division of Symrise. “With Hydrolite 5 green we have reached a further milestone, because it is entirely made from by-products of a renewable source, thesugar cane.”

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, cosmetic active ingredients, raw materials, flavourings as well as functional ingredients.

It’s portfolio of clients range from companies in the cosmetics and perfume industry, to the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industry.

For the fiscal year of 2017, Syrmise achieved approximately $3.5bn, making the company one of the leading suppliers of cosmetics and fragrance ingredients.

Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in more than 90 locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

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