The launch of SymOcide C provides cosmetic manufacturers with an effective and safe alternative to preserve their products

Symrise is offering the cosmetic preservative o-Cymen-5-ol (p-thymol) under the brand name SymOcide C. SymOcide C is an effective alternative to traditional preservatives since it is both odorless and globally approved for use in personal care

Effective Concepts for Product Protection with SymOcide® C


Preservatives help to protect personal care products against microbial spoilage, and therefore ensure consumer safety.

Regardless of the fact that preservatives are an integral part of cosmetic formulations, current trends call for the replacement of some conventional preservatives for various reasons, such as negative press, consumer perception and regulatory changes.

The Cosmetics Industry Needs Alternatives to Conventional Preservatives

Due to these trends, the range of preservatives available for the cosmetics industry is constantly shrinking, thereby creating a need for effective, safe and approved alternatives. SymOcide® C meets these requirements.

“Symrise is a leading supplier of modern solutions for product protection. We have discovered that SymOcide® C, when properly used, can preserve many cosmetic products effectively. Particularly in combination with organic acids or other multifunctional ingredients, SymOcide® C shows broad spectrum protection,” says Dr. Florian Genrich, Global Product Manager at Symrise.

Globally approved cosmetic ingredient

SymOcide® C is globally approved for use in cosmetic products including a positive listing in Europe and Japan as a cosmetic preservative. Its antimicrobial properties are particularly beneficial in Oral Care applications, such as toothpaste.

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