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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)

Special Edition: Clean & Ethical - 'Better for you, better for the planet' beauty

‘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.

French natural and organic beauty brand Lady Green will launch new skin care products this year and makeup items next year as demand for beauty products targeting blemished skin soars (Image: Lady Green)

Special Edition: Active skin care - protection and healing in a post-COVID world

Blemished skin care blooming: Lady Green to expand makeup and face care to plug demand

By Kacey Culliney

Demands for natural, organic and effective beauty products developed for acne-prone and blemished skin are rising fast, particularly with the onset of COVID-19 and prolonged mask-wearing causing flare-ups, says the founder of French beauty brand Lady...

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