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 mixture of natural wheat bran extract and camellia oil
  • 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
  • Pale yellow to light brown, clear to cloudy liquid
  • Oil-soluble


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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

  • Complex of natural wheat extract and hydrating agents
  • Fully substantiated repair complex with genuine anti-pollution features
  • Combats pollution deposition
  • Boosts shine
  • Improves hair combability and resistance
  • Pale yellow to light brown, clear to cloudy liquid
  • Water-soluble
  • China compliant


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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
  • Yellow to yellow-orange, clear to cloudy liquid
  • Water-soluble
  • China compliant


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DANDRUFF CONTROL Simply Cleaner Scalp


Did you know there is a link between dandruff and increased activity of Malassezia species on scalp?
Dandruff is a harmless condition of the scalp, but flaking and itching require suitable products for relief. The good news is the symptoms of dandruff can be minimized. With Crinipan® AD, Symrise offers the well-established and highly reliable active, climbazole. With a long history of successful use in cosmetics, climbazole provides excellent protection from the main cause of dandruff, Malassezia species. As consumers are looking for greener solutions, Symrise has developed the next-generation technology, effective and safe for the scalp: Crinipan® PMC green.


Crinipan® PMC greenMicro-Activated Anti-Dandruff

INCI: Propanediol Caprylate

  • 100% green molecule (Natural Origin Index = 1)
  • Innovative mode of action: Malassezia auto-regulation
  • Comparable efficacy to the established anti-dandruff active climbazole
  • Scalp comforter: reduces scalp redness and itching
  • Suitable for leave-on and rinse-off products
  • Suitable for transparent, colorless and pearlescent hair care products
  • Easy to process liquid product
  • Colorless to light yellow clear liquid with low odor
  • Soluble in alcohols and glycols; also soluble in cosmetic esters, vegetable oils, triglycerides and mineral oil
  • New INCI submitted for global registrations
  • COSMOS/Ecocert approved



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Crinipan® AD – Reliable and Well-Established

 INCI: Climbazole

  • Synthetic compound
  • 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
  • White to light brown crystalline powder, characteristic odor - easy to mask
  • Soluble in ethanol, glycols, surfactants and certain perfume oils
  • China compliant


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Crinipan® ADS – Clean Skin & Scalp

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

  • Multifunctional cosmetic ingredient: Hygiene, dandruff control, preservation
  • Patented combination of Crinipan® AD with the broad spectrum preservative SymOcide® PS
  • Provides a clean skin feeling
  • Contains a powerful and established dandruff control active
  • Broad spectrum preservative efficacy
  • Easy to use liquid blend (for cold processing)
  • Soluble in ethanol, glycols, surfactants, in common cosmetic oils and in certain perfume oils
  • Globally compliant (*not approved for anti-dandruff in US and Japan)


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HAIR LOSS PREVENTION 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

  • Patent-pending natural ingredient of Microalgae from the Tahitian Sea
  • Sustainable and renewable source, obtained by blue biotechnology
  • Reduces 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
  • Dark green to green-black clear to slightly cloudy liquid
  • Soluble in water, glycols and ethanol


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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

  • Synthetic, bio-available Lipo-Oligopeptide
  • Efficiently improves eyelash volume
  • Fast and visible effects from 2 weeks
  • Clinically proven that eyelashes look thicker up to + 66%
  • Colorless to light beige clear to slightly cloudy liquid
  • Soluble in water, ethanol and glycols


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SymLash® 1631 – Naturally Stunning Eyelashes

 INCI: Pentylene Glycol, Isochrysis Galbana Extract

  • Natural compound of Microalgae from the Tahitian Sea
  • Sustainable and renewable source, obtained by blue biotechnology
  • Eyelashes appear with more volume up to 50%
  • Eyelashes look naturally fuller and thicker after just 2 weeks
  • Dark green to green-black clear to slightly cloudy liquid
  • Soluble in water, glycols and alcohol


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