Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Almost 53,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from cancer therapies and laboratory tools to the display of your smartphone or the effect pigment coating of your car. Merck´s cosmetic business combines global experience in developing innovative and reliable, high-quality raw materials for cosmetics products. The company´s broad portfolio provides ingredients for powerful skin care, personal care cosmetics and eye-catching color effect applications.
Founded in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.