Oily Skin - A Global Concern

A recent Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients consumer study in 19 countries and with over 2000 interviews per country revealed:


35% of the global population suffer from oily skin.

Male and teenagers are the most affected.

The highest incidence is observed among people aged 15-39.


Surprisingly, when we asked oily skin consumers what is their N#1 concern
"Skin Sensitivity" came first!


According to Symrise’s internal consumer research, roughly 61% of consumers with oily skin reported that their skin is also sensitive.

Based on these findings and our overall expertise in sensitive skin, exposome defense and oil control, Symrise developes avant-garde ingredients to address oily skin issues. A first result is the launch of SymControl™ Care.


SymControl™ Care - Sustainable Marine Ingredient to Care for Oily and Sensitive Skin

SymControl™ Care is produced from the microalgae Tetraselmis suecica using a blue biotechnology process. This green algae is a natural and sustainable raw material from the Mediterranean sea. The ingredient is especially designed for balancing oily and sensitive skin.

Sebum over-production can frequently lead to skin irritations. To combat oily and shiny skin, those affected often turn to harsh products that can actually increase the reaction of the skin’s sensitive outer layer. With SymControl™ Care, Symrise offers an active ingredient that addresses the needs of consumers with both oily and very sensitive skin.

SymControl™ Care has been shown ex-vivo and in-vivo to significantly reduce sebum overproduction, soothing the skin and strengthening the skin barrier. The result is a healthy looking and balanced skin, even after just one week. SymControlTM Care is water soluble, registered for the Chinese market and COSMOS approved.


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