Hydrolite® 5, a true multifunctional


In the context of increasing regulations, higher consumer expectations and escalating pressure on formulation cost, doing more with less is becoming an invitation to revisit the question of product protection - a perfect reason to discover (or rediscover), Hydrolite® 5, a versatile 1,2-alkanediol with a long history of safe use and truly global compliance - USA, Europe, Japan (including quasi-drugs) and China.


Hydrolite® 5 is challenging the definition of multifunctionality with over 5 key features boosting product efficiency.
1. A well known moisturizer,
due to the humectant properties of the molecule (in-vivo study)
2. An excellent solubilizer,
as Hydrolite® 5 helps to solubilize many challenging ingredients, including fragrances. It can also be used to increase the clarity of translucent formulations like aqueous gels and toners.
3. A product protector,
as the molecule works synergistically with many preservatives, boosting their efficacy and thus helping to reduce their dose.
4. A stability aid for oil-in-water emulsions,
that helps to reduce the particle size of emulsions, thus providing less coalescence and better stability.
5. A bioavailability enhancer,
as Hydrolite® 5 has been shown to boost the activity of both lipophilic and hydrophilic actives (ex-vivo study)
AND Hydrolite® 5 also improves pigment dispersion, helps to get whiter and shinier emulsions, facilitates absorption on to the skin and enhances the efficacy of cooling agents.

All these properties delivered by a molecule stable at a wide pH range (3-12) and at high temperatures.

» Learn more about Hydrolite® 5
» Discover our Symrise Micro Protection portfolio of preservatives and multifunctionals