Until now, anti-dandruff formulators mainly have had three effective actives to utilize: zinc pyrithione, climbazole and piroctone olamine. A new addition by Symrise, however, offers a 100% bio-based solution via a novel mechanism.
Crinipan PMC green (INCI: Not Provided) is a bio-based anti-dandruff active that shows comparable results to these established actives. Its clinically proven efficacy is activated by the dandruff-causing yeast Malassezia itself. According to Symrise, this opens up a completely new approach to dandruff control. BSB 2020 Awards organizers appear to agree, as the ingredient recently won first place for the most innovative active in the category for scalp/skin barrier/redness.
“More than 45 years of expertise in the area of micro-protection [has enabled] us to launch Crinipan PMC green," explained Christin Koch, Ph.D., head of microbiology research at the Global Innovation Cosmetic Ingredients division of Symrise. "We also thank Professor Dr. Peter Mayser, a renowned dermatologist and dedicated expert in Malassezia research for his constant support during our joint research project with the University of Giessen on dandruff."
“Developing products like Crinipan PMC green is in line with the Symrise corporate sustainability strategy,” added Florian Genrich, Ph.D., senior global product manager for skin protection at Symrise. “In the future, we are going to continue our path of developing more and more natural ingredients to serve our customers' and consumers' needs.”
For more information, contact Symrise.