After receiving multiple requests for this hand cream, we figured we had to try it. No surprise, we loved how UpCircle found the perfect balance of creaminess and fast absorption in this non-greasy formula. Which has a subtle, not potent, hibiscus flower scent. (Jennifer does not like floral scents and she loves this.)
As their name suggests, UpCircle always contains upcycled ingredients. In this case, hibiscus flower acids from the food supplement industry. Why hibiscus? Hibiscus flower acids contain 45%alpha-hydroxy acids, helping to gently eliminate pollutants from upper layers of the skin and stimulate cell renewal.
An effective Hand Cream is often the holy grail of skincare as without a doubt the skin on our hands gets an inordinate amount of exposure and in this post COVID worldit's likely that a lot more serious hand washing is going on. Hands often end up dry, scaly and rough especially in the colder months.Insider secret - in the beauty arenathat you get the best out of a product if you use it very regularly and consistently and this especially holds true for hand creams. If you want soft protected healthy skin onyour hands you need to find a good hand cream and use it two or three times a day, every single day!
Dermatologically approved for use on sensitive skin
Moisturizes dry, chapped hands
Fast absorbing, non-greasy
Upcycles hibiscus flower acids
Certified B-Corp. and Plastic Negative Certified business
Made in the UK
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE? Creams that come in plastic and are loaded with ingredients you can't pronounce; over-priced fancy moisturizers from big brand names.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF 75 mL | 12.6 fl. oz
How to use: Apply to your hands and massage in until absorbed, 2-3 times a day or whenever your skin needs love.
INGREDIENTS The prime ingredient in this formula is shea butter considered to be one of the most nourishing ingredients for the skin and it is rich in vitamins A, E and F which can aid in the production of collagen. Many formulas that contain an ingredient such as shea butter might include it at 2-3%. This hand cream has over 10% shea butter making it a truly rich and nourishing formula. Our hand cream has been dermatologically approved for use on sensitive skin.
PACKAGING Aluminum Tube with metal cap. 100% recyclable. Please recycle or reuse when empty.
CERTIFICATIONS Cruelty Free International and Plastic Negative.
SOURCING Made in the UK.
ABOUT THE COMPANY UpCircle was founded in 2016 by brother and sister duo Will and Anna. As a beauty brand, they strive to encourage and inspire people to make the right choices for themselves and the planet. They believe that providing competitively priced, high performing products from upcycled ingredients demonstrates that the beauty industry CAN be less wasteful. UpCircle products are all inclusive—they're body positive, gender neutral, representing all ages, and they encourage diversity.
At the heart of their business is a circular economy model of reuse, recycling, upcycling, and waste reduction. Their products come from ingredients that would otherwise be discarded by repurposing and upcycling bio materials such as coffee grounds, spices, wood byproduct, and flowers.
Giving back is also at the company's core. UpCircle supports charities including Refuge, a domestic abuse charity, following the deeply concerning increase in domestic violence during lockdown; Save Elephant Foundation, helping captive elephants at risk from the lack of income for their owners; and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, who tackle inequality in all forms.