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Symrise Concentrated on Sustainable Sun Care with SymEffect Sun

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Symrise has launched a natural sun care ingredient, SymEffect Sun (INCI: Beeswax (Cera Alba) (and) Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate). This ingredient was also awarded first in the subcategory of "Functionals" at the BSB Innovation Awards 2020.

Related: In Good Conscience: Ethical and Sustainable Personal Care

Obtained sustainably from responsibly sourced raw materials, Symrise’s developed ingredient SymEffect Sun that combines the advantages of conventional sunscreen products with the increasing sustainability requirements of consumers.

Cosmetics manufacturers are faced with the challenge of developing modern sunscreen products that are highly effective and meet the increased environmental awareness of consumers.

Many consumers want responsibly sourced, sustainable ingredients as alternatives to the raw materials frequently used in the past. The formulation performance, stability and feeling on the skin is reportedly similar to previous personal care products. This also applies to sun protection products.

Previously: 3 Symrise Active Ingredients Earn First Prize at BSB Innovation Awards

SymEffect Sun pursues a holistic way to meet the multiple challenges of modern sunscreen products. It comes from natural sources, increases the efficiency of the UV filters used and improves formulation stability. It also significantly improves water resistance. At the same time, the ingredient ensures a pleasant feeling on the skin after the application of the sun protection product.

“SymEffect Sun takes a decisive step toward more sustainability and naturalness in sun protection cosmetics. The ingredient is based entirely on renewable raw materials from responsible sources,” says Lars Jung, senior global product manager functionals at Symrise. “Winning first place motivates us to continue to set high goals for ourselves and to work on innovative products whose environmental impact we keep as low as possible.”

For more information, contact Symrise.

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