Probi, Symrise launch probiotic-based skincare ingredient, SymFerment

Probi, in collaboration with Symrise, created a new skincare ingredient, SymFerment, a moisturizing active ingredient based on a byproduct from Probi’s probiotic derived from the fermentation of Lactiplantibacillus (Lactobacillus).

Probi (Lund, Sweden), in collaboration with Symrise, created a new skincare ingredient, SymFerment, a moisturizing active ingredient based on a byproduct from Probi’s probioticderived from the fermentation of Lactiplantibacillus (Lactobacillus).

“By using a by-product from our regular production, our waste is upcycled and processed into new products,” said Andy McShea, COO, Probi, in a press release. “Part of the amount of water we use in production can therefore be reused. This is not only good for our gross margins in production but for use of resources in terms of water consumption.”

“Consumers are increasingly asking for sustainable cosmetic products,” says Léa Schmidt, global product manager at Symrise. “That’s why sustainability always forms the heart of our product development efforts. Thanks to the partnership with Probi, we can use valuable by-products from the production of probiotics to create effective ingredients such as SymFerment.”

Symrise will present the ingredient at in-cosmetic Global trade fair in Paris in April 2022.