Sustainable Makeup Made From Plants and Not Fossil Fuels

There is a brave entrepreneur who launched a line of plant-based makeup rather than using fossil fuels. In June, this very entrepreneur was the recipient of an $8.2 million offer from the venture capital team of L’Oréal. The original collection of the product line includes 12 liquid eye-shadows that are long-lasting, 3 eyebrow mascaras, and 3 waterproof mascaras. 21 lipsticks were then added to this list.

An Expensive Change

The long-wear makeup demand constitutes one-fourth of the makeup market. It has a valuation of $12 billion. There is a vital ingredient that is used in them called isododecane. This ingredient can be obtained and synthesized from the plants but the cost is 100 times more expensive than using crude oils.

A Change is Coming

Luckily for Global Bioenergies’ Marc Delcourt, a company that is looking to use isododecane for cleaner jet fuel, now has a new client – L’Oréal. This cosmetic giant has also been looking for this very chemical in the pursuit of reducing the use of fossil fuels in the cosmetics industry. Delcourt even mentioned in an interview with Bloomberg that cosmetics will be the first industry to stop using oil-based products and lead the world towards greener choices.

Being Sustainable

The cosmetics are 90% made from plants and olive oil, vegetable waxes as well as isododecane. They will be placed in plastic that is recycled and the packaging will be made from cardboard, with the inclusion of aluminum glass and cases. This will be a great change from the usual line of products that are never in tandem with the green cause. The change has begun and the hope is that soon, every other brand will follow suit. L’Oréal is taking a huge step, and in the right direction, and is surely spearheading the cause of sustainable choices. If things go well, then it will not be long before buying 100% crude oil-free makeup becomes a common practice.

Outlook Email Is Finally Getting Text Predictions

Let’s be honest — we’re all pretty busy. While most of us are stuck to our phones and are texting multiple people at once, we don’t have time to be writing out all of the words that we want to say. That’s what technology is for, right? Predictive text and text predictions have helped us out on the likes of Gmail and iOS for many years, but it seems as though Outlook Email has finally joined the club.

Outlook Email Is Finally Getting Text Predictions

Predicting What We Want

Although mind reading is still way off in the technological future, there’s no doubt about the fact that technology is able to put together algorithms that suggest various possibilities for the future – and that’s where text predictions come into play. For many years, those who use various platforms such as Gmail and iOS have been able to make use of text predictions to finish off their sentences without actually finishing them themselves, and we’ve got pretty used to it. Now, a new friend has joined the gang.

Outlook Email Is Finally Getting Text Predictions

Adding a New Feature

Despite the fact that they are around two years behind some of the other leaders in the internet game, Outlook Email is now adding a text prediction feature to their service. So, those who want to write an email will be able to make use of suggested words and phrases to autocomplete the rest of the item. It’s been noted that this new feature will not only work on but also on Outlook itself. Many people will be able to make use of this new feature, but of course, there will always be those who don’t want their next words to be predicted. Thankfully for those people, there is the option to turn off the text prediction service.

If you use Outlook Email, you should be able to embrace the text prediction world at the end of this month.