Symrise is a global supplier of high-quality skin and hair care actives, modern solutions for skin and product protection, botanical extracts, functional products, UV filters and colors for the cosmetics industry.

New Product Ideation & Chemspire Innovation

Chemspire Research Labs and Innovation hub is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is headed by world renowned chemist, George Deckner.  Our innovation pipeline is full of exciting new “soon to be launched” products.

Raw Material Development

Formulation Labs



George retired June 2013 after working at Procter and Gamble for 26 years in personal care and product development. While at Procter and Gamble, he worked in skin care product development, global fragrance development, and most recently oral care technology development. At P&G, George was considered one of the top formulation, material science, and active delivery experts in the company.

George was appointed a Victor Miles Research Fellow in 1991. Formed in 1990, The Victor Miles Society recognizes those outstanding technologists whose innovations have led to significant business contributions throughout their careers at Procter and Gamble. It is the highest scientific and technical honor that can be bestowed upon a company technologist and society members are recognized by their peers as leaders in their fields and provide an unequivocal standard of achievement in technology. There are currently only 18 active members out of a total R&D staff of 8000.

While at Proctor & Gamble, George was one of the top inventors, with 354 granted and filed global patents (201 U.S. patents). He helped develop many of the core platform technologies used in skin care today with numerous products commercialized under the Olay, Bain de Soleil, Clearasil, Noxzema, and SK2 brands. He has also contributed to the development of numerous products sold under the Pantene, Crest, Pampers, Vicks, and Tide brand names.

George is a currently an Emeritus fellow of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and writes a column on formulation technology for UL prospector web site. He also currently consults with numerous global suppliers and personal care companies.

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