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Wondering what is new in the Cosmetics' world? Every month, get some inspiration from our formulation of the month, follow what our team is up to and deep dive in the trends.

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Cosmetics is a wonderful and colorful world, where trends come and go. How to keep up? Get monthly insights through our Formulation of the Month, discover what is coming a year and half in advance through our Color Forecast and always keep on learning with our trends and stories.

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Powerful black will be one of the key stories for Autumn Winter beauties in 2019/20. Our latest Color Forecast provides even more inspiration with 4 color stories.

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Do you like mixing up your look with new colors, styles, and shapes? The Turning Heads beauty concept puts the power of style in your hands.

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70% Timiron® Splendid Violet 15% Ronastar® Frozen Jewel 15% Colorona® Dark Blue

The Main Pigment

70% Colorona® SynBerry Pink 20% Timiron® SynBeam Red 10% Timiron® Ice Crystal

The Main Pigment

40% Colorona® Oriental Beige 30% Colorona® Tangerine Orange 30% Timiron® SynBeam Copper

The Main Pigment

Cosmetics Trends

A Touch of Unbreakable

Whether it is your shipping service, your customers’ handbag or even naughty cat that likes to knock things down: your pressed powder needs to be “unbreakable” and provide good pay-off at the same time!

The power in your powder

Holographic Trend

Bring a holographic look to lips, cheeks, eyelids or nails by combining interference pigments with big particle sized color travel pigments to stand out of the crowd. Satisfy your customer's need for being exceptional.

Discover Holographic

Art of Aging

To encourage harmony with nature, our surroundings, and within ourselves, we’ve developed the Art of Aging ingredients to support every generation’s skincare needs.

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Surface Solutions Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Announces Price ...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced that its Surface Solutions business unit will raise the prices for its portfolio of effect pigments, cosmetic active ingredients and other functional materials.


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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Presents Interdisciplinary Cosmetics Research ...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will present insights into their latest cosmetic research during the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Congress 2018 in Munich.


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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, receives award for its “Advanced Light Protection ...

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, yesterday received the Sepawa Innovation Award 2017 for its “Advanced Light Protection” concept.



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