The winners of the 2021 Sustainable Beauty Awards have been announced at a virtual ceremony held on October 27th. Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the aim of the Sustainable Beauty Awards is to give recognition to operators who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry. This event occurs every year since 2013.

This year’s winners in the five categories are:

New Sustainable Product: Face & Body Plastic Free Stick SPF50 (Sol de Ibiza). The judging panel were impressed with how the company has developed a natural mineral sunscreen that is housed in plastic-free packaging.

Sustainable Ingredient: Sandalwood Oil New Caledonia For Life (IFF LMR Naturals). The company has set up a vertically integrated supply chain in Lifou Island, New Caledonia, where it is producing sustainable sandalwood oil according to fair trade practices.

Sustainable Packaging: REN Clean Skincare won for developing the first re-closable recycled aluminium sample tube, in partnership with Tubex.

Sustainability Pioneer: Weleda gets top prize for its holistic approach to tackling climate change, packaging footprint, improving soil health, as well as educational initiatives such as MUNDI and Open Garden.

Sustainability Leadership: Weleda is the winner as well. The jury commends the natural cosmetics firm for taking sustainability action since its creation a century ago. Weleda has been undertaking ethical sourcing of raw materials, biodiversity conservation, reducing environment impacts, whilst creating positive social impacts as well.