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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.

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

By Simon Pitman

Indie beauty brands Luscious Cosmetics has made the leap into the huge US markets, after expanding rapidly thanks to its focus on a vegan cruelty-free colour cosmetics.

Has the next generation of makeup applicator arrived?

Has the next generation of makeup applicator arrived?

By Deanna Utroske

Molly Cosmetics would like to think so. That company’s SiliSponge is making waves in the popular beauty press and generating quite a bit of buzz in the digital and social spaces where women talk makeup.

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

By Deanna Utroske

International cosmetics packaging manufacturers design lipstick tubes that help brands offer consumers more pleasurable and memorable beauty routines.

US made up with make-up as revenues set to grow

US made up with make-up as revenues set to grow

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Product innovation and demand for organic ingredients is helping to boost sales of make-up products in the US, and it is set for steady growth in the next few years.

Nail care growth aids US prestige make-up sales

Nail care growth aids US prestige make-up sales

By Andrew McDougall

Despite being the smallest segment, prestige nail care has recorded double digit growth in the first half 2012 boosting the sales of the overall US prestige market in department stores.

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