Natural Tanner from Microalgae for Beauty

January 10, 2014

SymBronze 1659 lends skin the look of a healthy, natural looking tan.

Microalgae is the source of a new cosmetic bronzer ingredient, SymBronze 1659. Supplier Symrise (Teterboro, NJ) says SymBronze 1659 lends skin the look of a healthy, natural looking tan. It calls marine algae (Isochrysis galbana var T.ISO) a sustainable and renewable source.

The clinically tested ingredient can be used in cosmetics such as sunless self-tanning creams. “The effect actually lasts longer and looks much more natural than that of traditional self-tanners on the market,” Symrise said in a press release. “In after-sun products, it prolongs the tan. In combination with sun filters, its safe base-tan helps minimizing the risks associated with long-term sunbathing.”

“Symrise has built a strong expertise in natural and safe skin toning over the past years,” said Marielle Le Maire, PhD, Symrise global product director, cosmetic ingredients.

SymBronze 1659 was developed in collaboration with Italy-based dermatology researcher Cutech Srl.