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After three years of collaborative research and development work, Unilever and its Hourglass brand have produced a vegan blend to replace carmine - widely used in the colour cosmetics market (Getty Images)

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‘Seemingly unconquerable’: Unilever to open-source vegan replacement for carmine red

By Kacey Culliney

Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.

CosmeticsDesign-Europe looks back at sustainable shifts - from industry and consumers - as the world celebrates Earth Day 2021 (Getty Images)

Earth Day 2021: A circular snapshot and look at beauty’s future

By Kacey Culliney

Sustainable agendas have surged in beauty, with circular business models, carbon capture, green sciences and the reuse movement gaining serious ground. And whilst there remains plenty to be done, the push for consumer engagement has been unprecedented...

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