Symrise has launched the SymProBiome platform, highlighting the company’s microbiome research.
It takes delves into the understanding of the body’s ecosystems and enables the creation of specific and effective health and personal care products for key areas, including skin and hair care, oral hygiene and gut health.
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SymProBiome focuses on a deeper understanding of the microbiome’s symbiotic relationship with the human body and its crucial role in health and personal care, while introducing products and ingredients with unique insights to existing ingredients. Applications range across the Symrise product portfolio, from oral care and cosmetics to food and fragrances.
SymProBiome emerged from collaborations between Symrise experts in microbiology, microbiome research and other authorities in the fields of human cell and molecular biology, analytics and organic synthesis. SymProBiome acts as an interdisciplinary platform that unites creativity and innovation and translates it into sophisticated science and new product development.
Thanks to the development and use of advanced microbiome screening and modeling tools, SymProBiome has delivered effective ingredient solutions in key areas, including the underarm (SymDeo B125, a deodorant active), skin (SymReboot L19), scalp (Crinipan PMC Green) and oral cavity (Optafresh D).
Besides the development of ingredients that care for the microbiome, SymProBiome also addresses consumer interest in reducing the potentially harmful impact of traditional cosmetic products on their microbiome. Our multifunctional ingredients, such as SymSave H in combination with Hydrolite 5 green, Hydrolite 7 green, and Hydrolite CG bring many benefits for formulations, such as moisturizing as well as antioxidant properties and achieve full product protection by maintaining the microbiome.
This teamwork clearly benefits from collaborations with Diana Food belonging to Symrise’s Flavor & Nutrition segment, as well as probiotics experts Probi and global authorities including Canada’s Université Laval Institute of Nutrition and Functional Food (INAF) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Symrise has also founded a research program that includes an industrial research chair and a collaborative research and development program.
Imke Meyer, vice president Global Innovation Cosmetic Ingredients Division of Symrise, said, “Like the earth itself, the human body resembles a large dynamic ecosystem that strives for stability and balance across its smaller ecosystems while facing constant challenges. We consider it therefore essential to understand the body’s microbiomes both locally and as a holistic system in order to develop products that can truly maximize health and wellbeing while enhancing consumer satisfaction.”
Imke Meyer, vice president Global Innovation Cosmetic Ingredients Division of Symrise, said, “SymProBiome takes research and understanding of the human microbiome to the next level. This includes the development of dedicated in vitro and ex vivo microbiome models that closely models the natural ecosystems of the body.”