Skin Brightening / Skin Bronzing

Cosmetic Ingredients to Address SKIN PIGMENTATION

Skin pigmentation is the most visual difference in skin characteristics among different populations. Healthy skin and even skin tone became an important objective for Symrise to find ingredients to be used in a variety of cosmetic products. This includes skin lightening, the correction of dark spots and blemishes as well as skin bronzing ingredients.


SKIN BRIGHTENING Preserve Skin Luminosity for a Fresh & Youthful Look


Skin lightening has come a long way from the basic ‘whitening’ approach, aimed at ethnic consumers with darker skin to new targets like illuminating skin and spot-targeting to reduce the appearance of brown or age spots. For many consumers uneven skin tone can be a source of shame. Conclusive Symrise CMI data reveal that 76% of consumers feel bad when their skin tone is not even. The demand for skin perfection is rising in women of all ages.


SymWhite® 377 – Beautifully Bright – The Powerful Skin Brightener

INCI: Phenylethyl Resorcinol

  • Patented nature-inspired compound
  • Derived from a powerful molecule that exists naturally in pine trees
  • A potent and safe skin brightener
  • Outperforms Kojic Acid, a benchmark reference in skin lightening
  • Protects against discoloration and uneven skin tone caused by UV and visible light exposure
  • Helps reduce the appearance of darker facial and underarm hair
  • Potent antioxidant properties
  • Visible skin brightening efficacy in 28 days
  • Promotes a more even-looking skin for a radiant complexion
  • White to beige powder, very low odor
  • Oil-soluble
  • China compliant


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SymWhite® PLUS – Smooth Skin Brightener

INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Bisabolol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

  • Patented synergistic complex with SymWhite® 377 and Bisabolol
  • Enhancing brightening efficiency with soothing nature-identical Bisabolol
  • Helps reduce skin redness and dark spots, the visible signs of hyperpigmentation
  • Skin soothing effects provide immediate relief to sensitive skin
  • Fades dark spots in just 1 month (clinical study)
  • Pale yellow to red-brown clear liquid
  • Oil-soluble
  • China compliant


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SymBright® 2036 – Exposome-Proof Skin Brightener

INCI: Sclareolide

  • Patented 100% natural compound
  • Sustainable skin brightener produced by bio-fermentation of clary sage
  • Soothing activity prevents skin overreactions leading to pigmentation disorders
  • Protects the skin lightness against environmental aggressors like pollution and visible light
  • Significant lightening effects in less than 7 weeks after UV exposure
  • White to beige powder, odorless
  • Oil-soluble
  • China compliant


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SKIN BRONZING Maintain & Renew Your Holiday Tan


Being tanned is still much regarded a symbol of a healthy and active lifestyle making it a beauty goal for many. At the same time, consumers show elevated awareness of the risks associated with UV exposure. This increases the demand for biological tanners that support the skin’s natural capability to produce the tanning pigment melanin and also provide a natural tan combined with an efficient protection from inside.


SymBronze® 1659 – Natural Self-Tanning Active

INCI: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isochrysis Galbana Extract

  • Patented natural ingredient from Microalgae from the Tahitian Sea
  • Sustainable and renewable source, obtained by blue biotechnology
  • Improves the self-tanning in 2 ways: Enhances skin’s natural tanning mechanism for darker skin pigmentation while raising the bronzed glow during sun exposure.
  • Strengthens the skin’s natural self-defense against sun damage
  • Prolongs the tan in after-sun products
  • Dark green to green-black clear to slightly cloudy liquid
  • Oil-soluble


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