Symrise: Hydrolite® 5 green – Multifunctional Cosmetic Ingredient From Renewable Raw Material


  • Premiere on September 19, 2018, at in-cosmetics Brazil
  • Raw material with 100% bio-based carbon, derived from sugar cane
Holzminden, Germany - September 5, 2018
25 years after the launch of Hydrolite® 5, Symrise is now releasing its natural-derived version, Hydrolite® 5 green into the market. The company will present the multifunctional ingredient to the public at in-cosmetics Latin America in São Paulo on September 19 and 20, 2018. Hydrolite® 5 green is manufactured using a raw material, which is a by-product of sugar production derived from sugar cane and meets the COSMOS-standard.

Nowadays consumers explicitly demand naturalness and sustainability, and this is true for their cosmetics as well. Therefore, manufacturers of cosmetics increasingly offer product concepts with natural ingredients. And they do so for a good reason. 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. To meet this demand, Symrise delivers suitable cosmetic ingredients, which combine efficacy and naturalness – such as Hydrolite® 5 green.

Visitors can experience the all-new ingredient for the first time at the Symrise booth H10 at in-cosmetics Latin America. This multifunctional ingredient 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.

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.

True Sustainability
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. In 2018, the company won several awards for its exceptional global environmental protection efforts (Carbon Disclosure Project) and climate targets as well as for its environmental and social engagement (Ethibel Sustainability Index). The company currently assesses 80 percent of its main suppliers according to sustainability criteria. “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 byproducts of a renewable source, the sugar cane.

About Symrise:
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavors, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.
With sales of approximately € 3 billion in 2017, Symrise is among the global leaders in the market for flavors and fragrances. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented with more than 90 sites in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise – always inspiring more…

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