Symrise has taken the wraps off SymCalmin, an ingredient made from organic oats designed to relieve sensitive skin symptoms such as itching or feeling of tension.
The German firm says it is the first organic product on the market with a highly concentrated content of avenanthramides (200-250 ppm), which are natural active ingredients found in oats known for their skin-soothing properties.
Symrise extracts and concentrates the avenanthramides from the regionally-grown oats using its patented SymTrap technology with natural solvents.
Used regularly, says Symrise, SymCalmin Avena promises to relieve itching and burning, reduced feelings of tension and stinging.
Suitable for all cosmetics, especially skin and body care and hygiene products, it is said to work well all sensitive skin types, from occasionally sensitive to atopic prone skin.
“Symrise consistently commits to sustainability. It forms the core of everything we do. Thus, we feel proud to offer our customers this organic active ingredient with patented effect for sensitive skin. In this way, we support brand manufacturers and their ranges of cosmetics with natural and certified organic ingredients,” said Symrise global product manager of soothing actives Lili Baraton.
“Among other things, for SymCalmin Avena, we have established a cooperation with local farmers who supply us with organic oats. Short distances improve our CO2 balance because we process the ingredients in geographic proximity to the producer,” she added.