Merck Launches New Cosmetics Ingredients Inspired By Superfoods

Merck has today introduced RonaCare® Baobab and RonaCare® Hibisscus. These two new cosmetic ingredients are inspired by by the nutrient-rich superfood.

  • New products, RonaCare® Baobab and RonaCare® Hibiscus, specifically developed to actively promote a beautiful, youthful skin
  • Powerful ingredients from Baobab (tree of life) and Hibiscus
  • Approved by COSMOS and Halal certified, vegan and stem from 100 % natural origin (ISO 16128 standard)

Merck, a leading science and technology company, introduces two new cosmetic ingredients: RonaCare® Baobab and RonaCare® Hibiscus. These two products are developed from nutrient-rich superfoods – the baobab fruit and the hibiscus flower, whose effects can also be used for the skin. The botanical extracts are ethically sourced, sustainable, and suitable for the use within a wide range of topical products, from daily skin care to dermocosmetics.

RonaCare® Baobab provides strong protection of skin matrix components, especially elastin and collagens and reduces skin irritation. RonaCare® Hibiscus also minimizes skin irritation, supports the care of sensitive skin, shields from oxidative stress, protects collagens from degradation and increases skin cells’ vitality.

“Superfoods are well known for their numerous benefits and their success among consumers is now extending to skin care”, explained Wiebke Dondras, Head of Cosmetics Surface Solutions at Merck. “Our superfood extracts are specially formulated to preserve the beauty and youthfulness of the skin. These powerful ingredients are true assets for the skin and support well-being in a permanently changing environment.”

RonaCare® Baobab and RonaCare® Hibiscus are Halal certified, vegan and stem from 100% natural origin. They also fulfill the COSMOS-standard, which defines the requirements and definitions for organic and/or natural cosmetics.

The products fit into the range of botanical- and marine-derived cosmetic actives that Merck’s Surface Solutions business unit will launch in the next months.

This development supports the company’s strategic approach to strengthen its business and that of its customers with sustainable products.

Scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to Merck’s technological and scientific advances. This is how Merck has thrived since its founding in 1668. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company.

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