Hair Ingredients

HAIR CARE - Inspiring Ingredients for Amazing Hair

To the scientific eye, hair represents morphology, structure, or pigmentation. Its mechanical and surface properties are carefully studied and measured. But hair is also a language and a means of transformation. It has the power to change our mood and redefine our identity! Hair is an extraordinary source of endless creative possibilities.

This is the reason why, at Symrise, hair care ingredients are never just products but the result of extensive interdisciplinary approaches coupled with GLOBAL market intelligence. Driven by the emerging needs of contemporary consumers, thoroughly investigated and substantiated, each ingredient is designed to open new perspectives, facilitate innovation and manufacturing, and help invent the products of tomorrow.

Symrise placed its state-of-the-art Global Hair Care Center in São Paulo because Brazil is the second-largest market for hair care products in the world with the broadest diversity of hair types available for study. Here, the Symrise teams develop and test ingredients, blends, and formulations to ensure highly performing results.




Shampooing, drying, combing, brushing, styling, chemical dyeing, permanent waving, and environmental factors can all lead to damaged hair. Hair repairing and conditioning agents mitigate hair damage by improving sheen, decreasing brittleness and porosity and increasing strength. These compounds are able to cover or fill the damaged areas of the hair cuticles and provide care and protection.


SymHair® Shape & Color – Sculptor & Chromatic Defender

INCI: Cetearyl Nonanoate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Linoleic Acid, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil

  • Synergistic compound designed to control hair volume and frizz as well as to visibly retain hair color
  • Prepares the hair for changing hairstyles like straight hair, curls or waves, different hair colors or length
  • All-in-one product for better control of hair shape, prevention of hair damage and prolonged hair color


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SymHair® Shield – Urban Hair Defense

INCI: Pentylene Glycol, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Bran Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

  • Fully substantiated repair complex with genuine anti-pollution features
  • Combats pollution deposition
  • Boosts shine
  • Improves hair combability and resistance


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SymHair® Restore – Smart Repairer for Any Type of Damaged Hair, Including Chemically Treated

INCI: Glycerin, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Water (Aqua)

  • Native protein obtained by a natural and very special extraction of gliadin from wheat
  • Non-hydrolyzed protein binds to the damaged areas of the hair, restoring it
  • Improves hair strength and resistance, thus decreases hair breakage
  • Restores the mass, seals cuticles and repairs split ends and therefore improves combability and shine


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SymHair® Rescue – Inside Out Keratin Guardian

INCI: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter

  • Synergic combination of Amazonian Cocoa and Cupuaçu butters
  • Obtained via cold pressing, rich in fatty acids, mainly omega 9
  • Protects and restores hair damages caused by bleach and dye treatments
  • Seals cuticles, nourishes the hair fiber by penetrating in the hair and replenishing its hair mass
  • Improves combability and facilitates the detangling process


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ANTI-DANDRUFF Scalp Care and More


Dandruff is an itchy, annoying and persistent skin disorder of the scalp. It is the shedding of excessive amounts of dead skin flakes. Though a minor problem, it can be embarrassing as a dark shirt and dandruff just simply don't go together! Dandruff formation is caused by a more rapid turnover of epidermal skin cells but is not a completely understood phenomenon. With Crinipan® AD Symrise offers a well-established and highly reliable active ingredient that provides relief for dandruff conditions.


Crinipan® AD – Reliable and Well-Established

 INCI: Climbazole

  • Long history of successful use as powerful ingredient
  • Acts specifically against the main cause of dandruff
  • Not listed as an active in the US FDA anti-dandruff monograph!
  • Suitable for both leave-on and rinse-off products
  • Suitable for transparent, colorless and pearlescent hair care products
  • Good compatibility with perfume oils and other commonly used hair care raw materials


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Crinipan® ADS – Multipurpose '2-in1' One-Product-Solution

 INCI: Phenoxyethanol, Climbazole, Decylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

  • Combination of Crinipan® AD with the broad spectrum preservative SymOcide® PS
  • Easy to formulate liquid blend
  • Efficiently protects cold process formulations like shampoos against bacteria, yeast and mold
  • Good for clear shampoo formulations
  • Suitable for both leave-on and rinse-off formulations


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ANTI-HAIR-LOSS Solution For Fuller and Thicker Hair


Hair loss or thinning comes naturally with age, but can be accelerated by a wide variety of factors such as stress or seasonal climatic changes causing a premature transition of hair fibers from the anagen phase (growth phase) to catagen (regression phase). Looking for an efficient and sustainable solution to a global problem affecting both men and women, Symrise has carefully screened an extensive series of molecules and developed an original extract from a South Pacific microalgae acknowledged for its high nutritional value and active potential.


 SymHair® Force 1631 – Natural Hair Revitalizer

  INCI: Pentylene Glycol, Isochrysis Galbana Extract

  • Natural highly potent hair loss prevention active ingredient from microalgae
  • Sustainable and renewable source
  • Prevents thinning of hair and hair loss
  • Prolongs the growth phase and delays the entry into the regression phase
  • Hair is visibly thicker and more luscious, stronger, healthier and more vital


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EYELASH ENHANCEMENT Making a Fuller Impression


The eyes have long been recognized as an important facet of physical beauty and long and thick or full eyelashes are a symbol of beauty and femininity in many cultures. For thousands of years, women have employed different techniques to enhance the prominence of their eyelashes. According to Symrise’s internal consumer research 70% of consumers around the globe would like to have longer lashes.

Great eyelashes make your eyes look bigger and your face look more attractive but they are more than purely aesthetic in nature. By defending the eye against debris and triggering the blink reflex, they serve a protective function against airborne particles.

Symrise research has developed active ingredients capable of increasing the overall density of eyelashes by thickening and fortifying them.


SymPeptide® XLash – 3D Enhancer for a Dramatic Beautiful Look

   INCI: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17

  • Bio-available Lipo-Oligopeptide
  • Significantly stimulates Keratin genes expression
  • Efficiently improves eyelash volume
  • Fast and visible effects from 2 weeks
  • Clinically proven to enhance the overall density of eyelashes up to +66%


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SymLash® 1631 – Naturally Stunning Eyelashes

 INCI: Pentylene Glycol, Isochrysis Galbana Extract

  • Microalgae from the Tahitian Sea
  • Sustainably obtained by blue biotechnology
  • Clinical data prove the eyelash enhancing activity up to 50% on single individuals
  • Improves the eyelash volume
  • Eyelashes look naturally fuller and thicker after just 2 weeks


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