Upcircle | SPF25 Mineral Sunscreen

WHY WE LOVE IT

Did you know that many conventional, big brand sunscreens contain chemicals that are harmful to coral reef ecosystems? 

Shockingly, it doesn't take huge concentrations to impact the reefs and sunscreen has become a huge problem. Not only can it bleach or deform corals, but it can also impair the growth of green algae, an essential part of the food web.

So we went on a quest to find a reef-safe sunscreen. It wasn't as simple as you'd think. Many of the sunscreens we tried left a white film on our skin and felt too thick. We also struggled to find one that wasn't packaged in single-use plastic.

Enter Upcircle! This incredible, British brand are famed for taking food waste and turning it into luxury skincare. 

We found the sunscreen perfect for riding on hot sunny days as it is easy to apply, non-sticky and stays on for hours! Better still these pots are refillable!

We're converts!



WHY IT'S MORE SUSTAINABLE


DESCRIPTION

  • High-performance to protect against UVA + UVB rays
  • Packed with skin barrier-supporting ingredients
  • No white-cast, leaves a glowy finish

This reef-safe, dermatologically approved mineral sunscreen provides an essential physical defence against premature ageing caused by the sun. Naturally derived non-nano zinc oxide protects the skin whilst powerful antioxidant raspberry seed oil defends against free radical damage.

We formulate using only the highest quality zinc oxide that seamlessly blends in to leave nothing but a natural glow. With more than 20 iterations of this vegan sunscreen over three years, it's safe to say we've got it perfect! No wonder it's already won multiple awards!

Featured on ES Best (Evening Standard) and Indy Best (The Independent). 

Once applied, the lightweight formula absorbs within 15 minutes to create a natural finish with a subtle glow. Skin-soothing aloe vera calms inflammation and quenches the moisture barrier, whilst humectant glycerin seals in hydration. The plastic-free sunscreen is formulated with non-comedogenic sunflower oil as well as breakout-busting lavender oil, making it a great sunscreen for those with acne-prone skin.

Why SPF 25? There is only 1% difference in UV ray protection between SPF 25 and SPF 30 and another 1% difference between SPF 30 and SPF 50. This means that our SPF 25 blocks 96% of UV rays whereas a SPF 30 blocks 97% - reapplying any SPF regularly is the best way to ensure your skin stays protected!

Inspiring, upcycling, uplifting: We've upcycled raspberry seeds from the juicing industry to protect and hydrate your delicate skin. It’s high in antioxidants Vitamin A and E that not only boost collagen production for plumper looking skin, but also shield skin from environmental pollution by protecting against free radical damage.


This is genius. It absorbs fast, smells faintly but beautifully of lavender, holds makeup expertly and is also refillable." - Get The Gloss

The UpCircle Promise
100 per cent vegan, certified cruelty-free, plastic negative and UK-made. Housed in a glass jar with an aluminium lid – fully recyclable packaging. Good for you, good for the world.

 

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