Hydrolite® 5 Green Wins PCHi Fountain Award in the Category ‘Actives Moisturizing & Hydrating’


  • Sustainable product development at Symrise recognized
  • Presentation of green ingredients featuring the theme of the trade show
Holzminden, Germany – March 4, 2019
Only a few months after its market launch, the cosmetic ingredient Hydrolite® 5 green from Symrise has won an important award in Asia: The PCHi Fountain Award in the Category ‘Actives Moisturizing & Hydrating’. The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show in Guangzhou, China put the focus on natural substances and products. A good opportunity for Symrise to show its “green side”.

The prestigious prize once again rewards Symrise’s comprehensive approach to sustainability. The multifunctional cosmetic ingredient Hydrolite® 5 green is the “green” version of Symrise’s pentylene glycol, Hydrolite® 5 and is made from bagasse, a by-product from sugar production from sugar cane, a renewable raw material. It moisturizes the skin and boosts the efficacy of many other ingredients in cosmetics. In addition, the ingredient improves the aesthetics as well as enhances the protection of cosmetic products. Symrise launched Hydrolite® 5 green last September.

During the presentation of the prize at the trade show, the jury announced the awarding as follows: ‘Based on a great amount of scientific research, this product was created with sustainability in mind. It meets all requirements of resource recycling, and also the reuse of renewable resources. This product has obtained certification from numerous relevant organizations, caters to consumers' current perspectives, and has good market prospects.’ "This award that we have received at PCHi, represents China's recognition of our approach to sustainability” said Chung Sin Wong, Vice President Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients Division Asia Pacific. “It also raises awareness of our expertise in sustainability, in Asia, as the PCHi awards are highly regarded throughout the region.”

Green innovations at the trade show booth
The industry gathered at this year’s PCHi in Guangzhou at the end of February. Symrise focused its presence under the motto “Go Natural Go Green” and presented many of its products made from renewable raw materials: Along with the prize-winning Hydrolite® 5 green, the company showed the natural anti-inflammaging ingredient SymFinity® 1298 made from Echinacea purpurea, SymVital® AR 3040 a 100% natural ingredient preventing pollution-induced pigmentation, SymMatrix® a natural multilevel protection against premature skin aging as well as many more ingredients of the broad cosmetic ingredients portfolio.

About Symrise:
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, 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.

Its sales of approximately € 3 billion in the 2017 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented with over 90 sites in Europe, Africa, 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.

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