Oily Skin


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

INCI: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Tetraselmis Suecica Extract

  • Produced from the microalgae Tetraselmis suecica using a blue biotechnology process
  • Natural and sustainable raw material from the Mediterranean sea
  • Especially designed for balancing oily and sensitive skin
  • Significantly reduces sebum overproduction shown ex-vivo and in-vivo
  • Soothing the skin and strengthening the skin barrier
  • The result is a healthy looking and balanced skin, even after just one week
  • Water-soluble, registered for the Chinese market and COSMOS approved


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