n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Study places SymWhite ahead of the pack : ingredients

Volume 38, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



Skin lightening is a sensitive issue that just won't go away. Whatever one's perception of just how light or dark skin needs to be to qualify as 'beautiful', a paler skin continues to be an ideal in many cultures and the skin lightening product industry continues to flourish in South Africa - and by all accounts, it will continue to do so for years to come.

Even with growing awareness of the dangers of some skin whitening product ingredients, products are bought and used. Symrise, a global supplier of fragrances, flavourings, cosmetic active ingredients, and raw materials, has concluded a clinical study on 12 Asian subjects to determine the efficacy of SymWhite 377, its patented skin lightening ingredient.

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