Symrise highlights its Halal certified portfolio of ingredient

By Simon Pitman

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Symrise highlights its Halal certified portfolio of ingredient
Germany-based ingredients providers Symrise says it has been working hard towards Halal certifying a broad spectrum of its ingredients, which means that more than 200 of them now comply with Islamic law.

A fast-growing Muslim population worldwide means that consumer demand for Halal certified cosmetic and personal care product also looks set to mushroom, as many devotees strive to be true to their faith.

To get its Halal focus under way, Symrise ensure that its manufacturing facilities in both Singapore and its headquarters in Holzminden, Germany, both complied with strict Halal guidelines.

Growing Halal portfolio

This means that the company’s portfolio of active ingredients and raw materials is now well established, but is continuing to be expanded as new products emerge from the company’s significant innovation pipeline.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a wide range of ingredients bearing the HALAL seal thanks to our certified production facilities,”​ said Dr. Gabriele Vielhaber, Senior Vice President of the Cosmetic Ingredients division at Symrise.

Symrise serves both the food and nutrition, as well as the personal care and cosmetics segments, but it is in the area of cosmetics ingredients where the company has developed the broadest variety of products with Halal certification.

Hair care and skin care are both Halal-ready

Those Halal certified cosmetic ingredients are focused on both hair and skin care, offering a wide variety of solutions that target Muslim consumer.s

In particular, Symrise has been platforming the Frescolat range of ingredients, which are specifically known to bring about cooling and refreshing benefits to formulations.

It has also been highlighting its Micro Protection solutions targetting Halal approved formulations that have antimicrobial, skin protection  and multifunctional benefits, which include Hydrolite 5 green and SymClariol, with the latter targeting dandruff control.

On the active ingredients side of the business, the company is also targeting a number Halal-approved ingredients, including SymCalmin, which calms skin irritations and SymHair, which target a vast range of hair care formulations.

Halal beauty is a trend to watch

Halal beauty refers to any cosmetics or personal care product that meets the requirements of being halal - an Arabic term in Islamic law that describes items that are considered acceptable for consumption or use.

Personal care products that contain derivatives or ingredients from animals that were slaughtered in a non-halal way, for example, would not be permitted, and the whole supply chain (including packaging) must meet halal requirements.

The global halal cosmetics market was valued at 16.32 billion USD in 2015 and is expected to reach 52.02 billion USD by 2025 according to a report​​ by Grand View Research.

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