Merck presents new products and concepts at in-cosmetics

Merck’s colour forecast kit for spring/summer 2018Merck, a leading science and technology company, will be presenting its innovative effect pigments and active ingredient variants at in-cosmetics Global, taking place in London, UK. It’s showcase includes ideas and initiatives for cosmetics and skin care products.

With its Smart Effects innovation programme, Merck produces new-look pigments with extraordinary haptic and optical effects, such as the newcomers in the Ronastar Allure range and Ronastar Flaming Lights.

Along with Ronastar Red Allure for a matte burgundy red, further Ronastar Allure products complete this pure-mineral range, which is characterised by a brilliant matte effect. They lend a futuristic elegance to decorative cosmetics used to dramatically accentuate the eyes, as well as for lips and nails. Thanks to their optimal particle size, the Ronastar Allure pigments also have an extraordinary velvety skin feel.

By contrast, Ronastar Flaming Lights sets lustrous effects. The special design of the synthetic substrate combines its deep-red colour impression with a revolutionary sparkle. As such, Ronastar Flaming Lights not only lend crystal-like lustre to decorative cosmetics for lips, eyes and nails but also bring out an attractive 3D sparkle in shampoos and shower gels.

Skin lightener now in liquid form

RonaCare Pristine Bright liquid makes the skin appear naturally lighter, minimizes age spots and provides a flawless, porcelain-like complexion. While other skin lighteners can cause skin irritation, RonaCare Pristine Bright liquid is a well-tolerated, effective alternative. Its new liquid form allows for easy application.

Alcohol-free anti-ageing active

The desire to maintain a youthful appearance is as old as mankind. This is where RonaCare Cyclopeptide-5 comes in as an active ingredient that mimics the natural processes of skin communication using a bionic approach. It improves the visible signs of ageing by triggering cell communication to initiate repair mechanisms in the skin.

An alcohol-free variant of this innovative cyclic peptide is being introduced at in-cosmetics. It can be used in formulations for sensitive and dry skin or in skin care products that meet the growing demand for kosher and halal formulations.

Inspiration for concepts and sets

Merck offers brand owners and manufacturers a wide range of pigments and active ingredients for high quality products. Its trend scouts also monitor societal developments, using them to develop concepts and formulation examples. The latest trends can be seen and experienced at in-cosmetics 2017:

Educational sessions and seminars

The RonaCare RenouMer anti-ageing kit by MerckMerck is also taking part in the following Innovation Seminars in Theatre 3:

  1. Smart Effects – Solutions for future trends in the cosmetics world, presented by Miriam Becker on Wednesday, 5 April 13h10 to 13h40
  2. The fascinating power of nature – Capitalise on a booming market, presented by Beate Anniés on Wednesday, 5 April from 14h00 to 14h30.


During the Formulation Lab session entitled ‘Smart effects with pearlescent pigments and functional fillers’ on 5 April from 16h30 to 17h30, formulators and developers will learn about the colour mixing rules for pearlescent pigments and how to create outstanding colour shades. Participants will also explore how to easily modify textures and other characteristics of powder formulations using functional fillers.

Visit Merck at stand LL30 to find out more about its new launches and the rediscovering IR3535 campaign. 


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