A lovely day cream made with the fine powder of discarded argan shells which are a natural by-product of the argan oil industry and rich in antioxidant Vitamin E.
- Face moisturiser for all skin types designed to nourish and brighten the skin
- Fast absorbing
- Handmade in the UK
- Cruelty free
- Housed in a 50ml glass jar with aluminium lid
How to use:
Apply to clean, dry skin. Massage in until the cream absorbs. Suitable for all skin types and for daily use. For their full recommended skin routine, check out the blog post.
UpCircle is a small UK company that handmake skin care products using repurposed ingredients wherever possible to avoid things going to waste. Their ultimate mission is to leave the world better than they found it by transforming ingredients that would otherwise be discarded into natural, organic beauty products. All of their products are Cosmos-approved, vegan, cruelty free, SLS and SLES free, palm oil free, silicones free, parabens free, sulfates free and parfum free!
Ingredients: 99% NATURAL ORIGIN. INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter*, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Peel Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sucrose Stearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Coco Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Coconut Alcohol, Citrus Limonum Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Salicylic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Oil, Salvia Sclarea Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Leaf Oil, ^Limonene, ^Linalool, ^Citral. *Organically-grown ingredients; ^Natural constituent of essential oils listed.
UpCircle Face Moisturiser
What does it replace and is it an improvement?
The whole UpCircle mission is to prevent a linear economy by repurposing ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away. These moisturisers are made using finely-ground powder of discarded argan shells, a natural by-product of the argan oil industry that otherwise would have ended up in landfill, which to me, makes this product a massive improvement in itself!
Not only this, but all of their products are vegan, cruelty free, sustainable, palm oil free, organic and 100% recyclable packaging that is as plastic free as possible!
Before I started my plastic free journey, I used to get all of my skin care products from The Body Shop. As a comparison, face moisturisers on The Body Shop are around £14 for 50ml so at £18.99 this is a bit higher priced, however you're getting all of the added environmental benefits!
What is my review?
Up until fairly recently, I used to use The Body Shop Vitamin E Gel Moisture Cream as this was the only light moisturiser I could find (I can't stand feeling a thick coating of product on my face during the day).
I tried the UpCircle Moisturiser in the morning to see what it was like during the day and I was pleasantly surprised. Some of the natural moisturisers I have used in the past were too heavy for me, but this one was nice and light! A little goes a long way, and it smells lovely which is always a win! My face feels soft and hydrated, and I have noticed a difference after using this cream.
I absolutely love the ethos of UpCircle and will be making this product part of my daily skin routine!
My rating: 10/10
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