2020 has been a strange year for us all. There have been highs and there have been lows- and across the globe we’ve all been forced to adapt and adjust to a very new ‘normal’. As we move into 2021, things are still looking pretty uncertain for many, but one thing we do know for sure is that Little Soap is ready to take it on and continue fighting for what we believe in. It’s important to keep our little rituals going throughout rocky times, and this year self-care is going to be high on our list of prioriries, With this in mind, we thought we’d share our current beauty trend predictions for 2021. Let us know what you think will be big this year…
Products that look good…
… but also make us feel good. We’re going to be spending more time at home, we want the things around us to be beautiful stylish and aesthetically pleasing. So we predict that more of us are going to be looking fo products that not only make us feel good, but that deserve pride of place in our homes too.
We’re thinking: surrounding ourselves with beautiful candles that fill the room with amazing aromas that blend to boost our moods- and look great while they do it. Try our Artisan Hand Poured Soy Eco Wax candle in Rose Geranium to see what we mean.
We’ve written about this before, but we predict that blue beauty is going to be big news in 2021- especially after the world witnessed first hand the restoration that began to take place in our oceans during the height of the global lockdown. We need to do more this year to ensure that our oceans and its inhabitants are protected, and able to repair the damage that we’ve been inflicting,
Blue Beauty has a very focused agenda, and one that we really hope more will incorporate into their daily routines in 2021. Limit your plastic wastage to reduce the risk of it ending up in our oceans. Choose natural products that won’t end up dumping harmful chemicals into the water. Opt for cosmetics that use minimal (if any) packaging- brands that use reusable or refillable packaging should be your go-to. If we prioritise all of the above, we really can make a difference.
At Home Beauty
You don’t need to possess special powers to realise that we will be spending a lot of time at home in 2021- so at home beauty is set to be a really big trend for the new year. We’re talking home spa treatments that are affordable, achievable and above all pleasurable. We don’t advise taking on complex procedures that are best done in salon, but we do suggest that you take a little time in your week to at least indulge in a pamper session. Light a candle, run a bath and relax. You’ve got this.
Adopting a New-Gun approach to beauty isn’t as complicated as it might sound. It’s all about choosing ‘normal’ products that we all need in our every day lives, but opting for a more luxurious version instead. Not settling for the cheapest or the easiest to obtain. Taking time to research the ingredients used and the production methods that bring it to market. Taking responsibility for our purchases and beauty habits.
Normal hygiene products such as hand washes, soap and shower gel, toothpaste, period products… don’t settle for anything but the best in 2021. For your mind, body, soul- and the planet. Go for beautiful flavours and aromas, sustainable materials and eco-friendly packaging. Don’t compromise.
We recommend: our Eco Warrior Chill-Out Hand and Body Bar for a gentle, eco-friendly and above all luxurious way to cleanse your hands and body.
Mental Health boosters
If 2020 taught us anything, its that we all need to take action to protect our mental health. Global pandemics really do make you think! This nee year, mental health boosters are going to be big- and for very good reason. Take some extra time this year to meditate, do some yoga, read a book or take a long walk. Whatever it takes to settle your mind and help your body to relax. Yes, its a worrying time for us all and there will inevitably be stresses along the way. But one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing in 2021 is to take a little time out now and then.
Choose aromas that boost your mood, and products that invite feelings of warmth and love. You won’t regret it.
We love: anything from our English Lavender range for its ability to relax, calm and soothe. For energy and optimism, go for citrus and for a natural way to lift your mood then go for our Grapefruit and Orange range.