SymLite® G8: Natural Protection for Skin and Cosmetics


  • Symrise presents a naturally derived multifunctional ingredient for cosmetics at in-cosmetics in Paris
  • Glyceryl Caprylate, made from renewable raw materials,  acts as a co-emulsifier and enhances the product protection system
  • Cooperation with Oleon, a specialist in natural-based oleo chemicals
Holzminden, Germany – March 11, 2019
Made from sustainably sourced raw materials, it naturally enhances the skin caring effect of cosmetic products while improving their shelf life: That’s what SymLite® G8 does. Symrise will present the multifunctional, plant-based ingredient made from renewable raw materials at In-Cosmetics Global from April 2 to April 4, 2019, in Paris at its booth E110. The product results from a cooperation with Oleon, a leading producer of oleo chemicals in Belgium.

Consumers expect their cosmetic products to be made from sustainable raw materials produced in an ecologically and ethically responsible manner. At the same time, they should provide more benefits,” said Symrise’s Yohanna Sander, Senior Global Product Manager Product Protection. “At Symrise, we see ourselves as a pioneer in the field of multifunctional ingredients. With our naturally derived, multifunctional ingredient SymLite® G8, we’re taking another big step in making our product portfolio greener and more sustainable.

Eder Ramos, President Cosmetic Ingredients Division, about the co-operation with the Belgian specialty provider of oleo chemicals: ‘We are excited to partner with Oleon, one of the leading producers of oleo chemicals, to bring SymLite® G8 to the cosmetic market". Sebastien Busschaert, Global Business Manager Life Sciences at Oleon adds: "This cooperation fits perfectly with Oleon’s strategy to produce natural oleo chemical solutions for a dynamic personal care market. We look forward to combining our production expertise with Symrise’s know-how in modern product protection as well as their global presence in the market of cosmetic raw ingredients."

One natural raw material, three benefits
SymLite® G8 (Glyceryl Caprylate) naturally supports the product protection system, strengthens the skin barrier and, as a co-emulsifier, helps to stabilize oil-in-water emulsions. Thanks to its sustainable production, SymLite® G8 is certified according to the strict guidelines of the international COSMetic Organic and Natural Standard (COSMOS). It is suitable for use in all kinds of cosmetic products. SymLite® G8 makes it easier for manufacturers of natural cosmetics to improve the shelf life of their products. It also offers producers of conventional cosmetics the opportunity to increase the proportion of sustainable ingredients in their products.

Learn more about SymLite® G8 from the Symrise experts at In-Cosmetics Global stand E110 in Paris from April 2 to April 4, 2019.

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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