Givaudan’s scientists and perfumers have developped two new technologies, My Z-biome and Z-biome Deo, designed to ensure consumers can choose not only beautiful scents, but also microbiome-friendly fragrances across a range of personal care products and body deodorants.

Microbiome-friendly products

My Z-biome is a fragrance design tool that allows Givaudan perfumers to craft fragrances that take special consideration of the skin’s microflora.

More focused on personal hygiene, the Z-biome Deo technology allows the creation of microbiome-friendly and deo-effective fragrances. The fragrance giant says Z-biome Deo is based on “more than 30 years of expertise in malodour counteraction research to effectively combat sweat malodour while respecting the natural perspiration process.

According to Givaudan, these innovations match with the growing desire of consumers to protect their skin’s microbiome in a context where more and more people believe that wellbeing is connected to the health of the skin.

Extensive testing of raw perfumery ingredients

To develop these new fragrance technologies, Givaudan as conducted extensive testing of raw perfumery ingredients for their impact on the skin’s most common bacteria population.

Givaudan says the Z-biome Platform, paired with the expertise of their perfumers, will help brands create products that take care of the skin and work in harmony with the skin’s natural microbiome.

We always try to develop new technologies which are relevant to consumers’ needs, so the new Z-biome platform helps address the desire to protect the skin microbiome as well as enhancing overall wellbeing. We’re very proud of developing these new technologies that are in line with our purpose of creating for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature,” said Jeremy Compton, Global Head of Science & Technology, Fragrances at Givaudan.