Symrise is repositioning its SymClariol (decylene glycol) product to better focus on the ingredient’s strengths as a multifunctional emollient.
Launched in 2007, SymClariol was part of the German firm's product protection portfolio but is now being re-launched under the skin protection/hygiene category.
“With SymClariol, Symrise is offering an emollient with antimicrobial properties that protects the skin from scalp to toe,” the company said in a statement.
“Among other functions, the ingredient supports dandruff control concepts. It also works well in skin care products for acne-prone and oily skin,” it added.
Symrise also says SymClariol can go into foot care products, as it prevents odours and comes with protective properties.
In addition, the ingredient is suitable for rinse-off or leave-on personal care formulations including hair and skincare products.
SymClariol also provides a China-compliant alternative to the anti-dandruff active zinc pyrithione, which has been banned from cosmetics in European Union.
“We have taken an in depth look at SymClariol’s capabilities. With its relaunch, we are emphasizing the best of the ingredient,” said Symrise global product manager Laura Meunier.
“Our versatile ingredient is globally compliant. Formulators can use it in many concepts from scalp to toe,” she added.