Sustainable Beauty Round Up: January 2021

Roundup January 2021

The Best Sustainable Beauty Blogs, Videos, and Podcasts from January 2021

Welcome to the new year! 2021 got off to an eventful start. But we won’t talk about any of that here. Right now, it is time to relax and enjoy sustainable beauty. Read on for beauty releases, sustainable beauty favorites, and more.

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New in Sustainable Beauty

MOB Beauty, a sustainable beauty brand, launched. MOB Beauty has an “earth-first” philosophy, and all packaging is reusable. Current products include eye shadows, a cake liner, blushes, bronzers, highlighters, lipsticks, and tinted lip balms.

A Mob Beauty Palette

Those wanting clearer skin will be interested in FitGlow Beauty’s newest product, Clear + Bright Mandelic Drops. This serum blends 5% mandelic acid, kojic acid, and hyaluronic acid to gently exfoliate.

Clear + Bright Mandelic Drops

In addition, SkinOwl released its first liquid cleanser, Pomegranate Enzyme Cleanser. This cleanser features fermented pomegranate enzymes, which are supposed to be a gentle exfoliator.

Pomegranate Enzyme Cleanser

If you can’t get enough of the Bum Bum Cream scent, you’ll love Sol de Janeiro’s Triple Brazilian Butter Hair Repair Treatment Mask. Cupuaçu butter, murumuru butter, tucumã butter, and plant-based keratin repair hair and prevent further damage.

Triple Brazilian Butter Hair Repair Treatment Mask

Nailtopia released 3 new “skittle” kits. Each kit includes 3 bright mini polishes in complimenting colors and costs $19.99 at Ulta. The 4 kits are Cloud Paint, Sweater Weather, 3 Shades of Fall, and Pretty in Pink.

Cloud Paint Skittle Mani Kit

I love everything ILIA Beauty. I have no doubt I will also love their newest offering, the Lip Wrap Clean Hydrating Lip Mask. In addition to hydrating ingredients like sea succulent extract and hyaluronic acid, this lip balm includes papaya enzyme for gentle exfoliation.

Lip Wrap Clean Hydrating Lip Mask

Biossance released a new squalane-based treatment for dark spots. The Squalane + 10% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum uses white shiitake mushroom extract and vitamin C to fade dark spots.

Squalane + 10% Vitaminc C Dark Spot Serum

It’s not a new product, but Atolla updated its personalized serum packaging. It’s still plastic-free, but the new label comes off cleanly, making it easier to recycle. Get 50% off your first month with code ATOLLAGLOW142 at


Balms. I love balms, especially during the dry winter months. The Green Product Junkie spotlights “Balms From Mahalo, H Is For Love, Maya Chia, Lina Hanson + Leahlani!” and I want to try all of them!

Did you know that vegans use the month of January to promote veganism? They call it Veganuary. Fresh Beauty Fix shares some vegan beauty picks in “Dive into Veganuary with These Beauty Products.”

Clean beauty and sustainable beauty are not the same, yet they share many of the same ideals. The ecoLogical discusses the similarities in “Is Clean Beauty Better?: The Benefits of Going Green.”

Speaking of green beauty, Almost Exactly shares “An Open Letter to ‘Green Beauty.'” I confess I don’t even know what “green beauty” means. Many seem to use the phrase interchangeably with “clean beauty.” 

But if you want to learn more about sustainable beautyEager Environmentalist shares “How to Make Your Skincare Routine More Sustainable in 2021.”

Are you expecting? Or hoping to be expecting soon?  Girl Gone Green has some advice for “Pregnancy Safe Skincare.”

The hunt for the perfect skincare routine is never-ending. Check out This Organic Girl’s “Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine.”

Last but not least, Beauty and the Planet published “2020 Favorites in Sustainable Beauty.”


Want to go zero-waste? Vegan Beauty Girl recommends “Plastic Free Beauty Swaps I Love,” and Rose Dust shares her updated “Zero Waste Hair Care Routine!”

Who else is lusting after the recently launched MOB Beauty? Reagan Hart shares a “MOB Beauty Unboxing & First Impressions.”

I am not the only one who prepared a list of favorite products of 2020. CrueltyFreeVeganBeauty posted “2020 Green Beauty Skincare Favorites,” “2020 Green Beauty Hair and Body Favorites,” and “2020 Green Beauty Makeup Favorites.”


In “How Acne Prompted This Founder To Start Her Own Skincare Brand,” Journey to Glow interviews Apoterra Skincare founder Dominique Caron.

Fat Mascara talks with the founder of Thrive Causemetics in “The (Beauty) Business of Philanthropy with Karissa Bodnar.” 

In “How UpCycled Waste Built a Global Beauty Brand,” Green Beauty Conversations takes us behind the scenes with UpCircle co-founder Anna Brightman.

Finally, Glow & Green announces the online store’s launch in “Happy 2021 & Introducing Glow & Green Skincare.”

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