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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.

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

By Natasha Spencer

In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

Celebrity status not enough for today’s make-up consumer

Celebrity status not enough for today’s make-up consumer

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

There used to be a time when celebrity endorsement was enough to sell a product but those days may be gone now as consumers would rather see an ambassador as a person who represents their age in make-up ads.

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

By Michelle Yeomans

After curbing its R&D spending in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, Shiseido is now investing in R&D again with hopes to boost group sales above the 1 trillion yen mark by 2020.

Nail colour set to overtake lip colour by end of 2013

Nail colour set to overtake lip colour by end of 2013

By Michelle Yeomans

The latest research from Mintel reveals that for the first time in 2012, the value of the UK nail colour cosmetics market equalled that of lip colour cosmetics with both posting a market value of £229m (€270m) respectively.

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