Award-Winning Vegan Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin We love this 100% natural cleanser to remove makeup, pollution, and impurities. Apply to skin and remove with a muslin cloth or flannel facial round. Skin is deeply cleansed, soothed, and hydrated.
As their name suggests, UpCircle always contains upcycled ingredients. This particular balm is made with the finely-ground powder of discarded apricot stones, a natural by-product of the apricot oil industry and rich in antioxidant Vitamin E. The apricot stone powder is combined with skin-calming blackcurrant seed, blue tansy, and sea buckthorn oils.
UpCircle Cleansing Face Balm was awarded winner of the CEW Responsibility Award 2022, "Best Value" product in the Women's Running 2020 Awards and bronze for Best Oil Cleanser in the Global Makeup Awards 2022. Also featured in Vanity Fair!
Dermatologically approved for use on sensitive skin
Suitable for all skin types
Upcycles discarded apricot stones
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 55 mL | 6.7 fl. oz
How to use: With dry hands, take a coin-sized amount and massage it between your fingers and onto face in upward circular motions. Remove with a warm, damp cloth to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion. Best used as the first cleanse to break down make-up, SPF, and any oils (sebum, sweat) on the surface of the skin. Follow with a water-based cleanser to remove any impurities in the pores. Suitable for daily use.
*Organic ingredients, ^Natural constituent of essential oils listed.
PACKAGING Glass jar with an aluminum lid. 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.