The quest for sustainable living has not left the Beauty & Personal Care industry unscathed. As we step into 2023, solid soap consumables are reshaping the game, defining new sustainability benchmarks. Here are some emerging trends in sustainable solid soap that will redefine our skin care routines.
1. Waterless Solid Soaps
Water scarcity is a global challenge, and the beauty industry is making proactive strides to minimize water usage in products. In 2023, we foresee an array of waterless solid soaps. They reduce water wastage, lower carbon footprint, decrease shipping burden and promise more soap per bar.
2. Package-Free Soaps
Plastic is a significant contributor to environmental pollution. Package-free soap bars bearing the tag ‘naked soaps’, packed in recycled or biodegradable materials, are emerging trends. They reduce plastic waste, making a huge leap towards zero-waste beauty products.
3. Plant-Based Soaps
A shift to vegan and plant-based products is visible across various industries, with the soap industry not falling behind. Plant-based soaps containing natural, organic ingredients will make soap bars gentler on the skin and the environment.
4. Fair Trade Soaps
Consumers care more than ever about the ethical sourcing of the products they use daily. Therefore, soap brands that are Fair Trade Certified, ensuring fair labor practices, social and environmental stewardship in the supply chain, will make waves.
5. Multifunctional Soaps
In 2023, expect to see all-in-one soaps that can be used for face, hair, body, right down to your feet. They reduce the need for multiple products, helping to cut down on packaging and making our bathrooms less cluttered.
In conclusion, embracing sustainable practices in soap production is more than a trend; it is now an imperative. Whether it is the elimination of water and plastic, the incorporation of plant ingredients, fair trade practices, or multifunctional use, sustainable solid soaps are set to revolutionize our beauty routines in 2023 and beyond.