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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.

L'Oréal's Perso lipstick device is slightly different in design to its skin care variant, with a removable compact on the top (Image: L'Oréal)

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Latest: L’Oréal to launch AI Perso lipstick device first in Q1 2021

By Kacey Culliney

International beauty major L’Oréal is primed to launch its AI at-home personalised cosmetics device Perso, starting with a beta version of its customised lipstick variant in the first quarter of 2021.

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