The new additions to the functional ingredient range are SymMollient L and SymMollient S, both of which are oil soluble refatting ingredients that are claimed to improve the skin’s moisture content, contributing to a smoother and more radiant completion.
The ingredients work by forming a thin hyrdrophobic film on the skin that serves to protect it at the same time as providing the moisturising properties, the company claims.
To back these claims up, a clinical study carried out by the company on both the ingredients illustrated that skin moisture improved by 25 per cent, when compared to a placebo.
Strengthening the skin barrier function
Likewise, the study also showed that the ingredients also both had an effect of reducing the skin’s trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) by 50 per cent, which in turn helps to strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
The new ingredients are both based on nonanoate esters, but have been developed to provide different consistencies, both for liquid-based and solid product formulations.
SymMollient L is formulated with neopentyl glycol diisononanoate to act as a refatting ingredient that spreads easily over the skin for liquid-based formulations, while SymMollient S combines cetearyl nonanoate to produce a wax-like emollient that melts at skin temperature, making it ideal for stick formulations such as deodorant.
Enhanced sensory properties
Both formulations are said to provide enhanced sensory properties, imparting a silky feel, while also having a neutral odour, which in turn makes them suited to a wider range of personal care formulations.
The range was first introduced in 2007 with the SymMollient W/S water soluble emollient, so the new additions serve to increase the emollient offering for oil soluble formulation solutions.
Symrise will be platforming these new ingredients alongside a number of other new product launches at next week in-cosmetics show, held in Paris, 13 – 15 April. The company’s stand will be at booth number H30, in Hall 7.3.