21 Sustainable Beauty Innovations for 2021

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Although the beauty industry is far from perfect when it comes to preserving our planet, you’ve got to give it credit for taking steps toward positive change. We’re starting to see concentrated hair and body products that will radically reduce carbon emissions in their production and transport, as well as ambitious corporate commitments to reduce and reuse packaging and adopt biodegradable formulas. Even glitter (that sneaky microplastic we love all too much) is getting an eco glow-up.
1. The New Celeb Ecowarriors

From the Pinkett Smith clan comes Hey Humans, a new personal-care brand at Target that aims to make planet-friendly vegan products accessible to all. (Everything from the body wash to the toothpaste is under $6.) Even better: The cheerful-looking bottles and tubes are 99 percent plastic free and 100 percent recyclable or biodegradable. Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Anomaly hair care also debuted at Target earlier this year, and while its packaging is plastic, it’s made of 100 percent recycled materials diverted from landfills and the ocean.
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