6 Key Beauty Trends Defining The Year of 2021

Six key beauty trends defining the year 2021

With little changes here and there, 2020 was the year of influencer beauty brands.

However, 2021 has something new in the bag, given the eco-friendly and climate change initiatives.

Also, a new Gen-Z social media platform is shaping up, so here are six trends giving a new direction to the overall beauty landscape this year:

1. Luxury Skincare For Babies

Baby skincare in 2020 beauty trend

According to Euromonitor, luxury skincare for babies is a niche market with huge potential.

A $3.6 billion global baby and child skincare market grew by 9 per cent last year, with premium and luxury products making up 45 per cent of the market.

The data is backed up by Mintel, stating that three in four parents spend more money on personal care products for their children than for themselves.

2. The Next Social Media Giant

Tiktok beauty campaign

When it comes to online marketing, Facebook and Instagram remain the key platforms to go to.

However, beauty brands have started to embrace TikTok this year.

Mac Cosmetics, an early adopter of TikTok, has experimented with the app since 2019, as a critical way to reach younger customers.

It is a trend that’s taking over the beauty sector as the ‘youngster’ social media platform has the fastest adoption ever seen.

3. Products Without Water

Beauty with no water

Growing concerns relating to pollution and environmental sustainability have impacted brands from all over the world.

Water, in particular, has become an expensive luxury, leading to a rise in waterless beauty brands and products.

2020 will see lots of brands launching waterless serums, creams, and all sorts of products aiming to reduce water consumption and waste.

Only if we can use it to put away the bushfires in Australia…

4. Mindful Packaging

Refillable packaging in 2020 beauty trends

Growing consumer knowledge about single-use plastics has impacted the beauty industry as well, forcing companies to change not just product but also their packaging offerings.

La Bouche Rouge and Kjaer Weis, for example, have become popular, in part, thanks to the use of refillable metal packaging, designed to cut down on environmental waste.

5. Influencer Own Brand

Kylie Jenner beauty label in 2020

Keeping up with the beauty trends of 2020, social media influencers are launching their own beauty labels, as a requisite to one’s celebrity status.

Following the steps of Jaclyn Hill, Nikita Dragun, Tati Westbrook, and Patrick Ta who have launched their own beauty labels last year, in 2020 we see Kylie Jenner and Huda Kattan starting in force with their own beauty lines.

6. Corporations Embrace Natural

Key beauty trends of the year 2020

The industry’s most significant companies are embracing ‘natural beauty’ in several ways.

Fast track to one of the fastest-growing beauty trends this year is achieved by clean beauty brands.

See Shiseido purchase of Drunk Elephant for $845 million, or Unilever’s acquisition of Tatcha for $500 million.

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Now it’s your turn…

Which one of these beauty trends will be the most influential in 2022 and why?

Are there any other great beauty trends you’d like to add to this list?

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