CLEAN SKINCARE. LESS COMPROMISES. MORE PURPOSE.
Clean skincare made from 100% natural, biodegradable ingredients with packaging made from recycled post-consumer materials in minimalist Scandinavian design. Circulove's bioactive and biotic products nourish your skin in a natural way - vegan, free from animal testing and FI-Natura certified.
Circulove is supported by a group of lifestyle professionals, beauticians, Scandinavian designers and natural cosmetics chemists for whom sustainable thinking and responsible action are paramount. Founder Päivi Paltola, has worked in the beauty, fashion and design industry for more than 20 years and is a CIDESCO cosmetician herself. Increasingly concerned about greenwashing, the high percentage of ineffective, untraceable ingredients and expired products stuck in superfluous packaging, she decided to start her own beauty label.
Päivi Paltola (second from right), the founder of Circulove and her team
She knew that more than 80% of a product's environmental footprint is decided at the design stage and this knowledge led her to explore how to apply the principles of circular design in skincare
“I wanted to create a true circular lifestyle, with clean skincare and no compromises. Sustainability, circular economy, well-being and doing good sit at the heart of everything we do."
Circulove products combine clean, fresh natural cosmetics with social responsibility and circular design thinking. The Clean Beauty promise: Vegan + bioactive, fresh + traceable, with circular effectiveness. All oils used are food-grade, 99.8% pure and largely made from by-products of the organic food industry. Vegan probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics support the skin's microbiome and barrier, providing natural skin wellness after daily exposure to pollution, wind and sun, blue light from digital screens and the friction of wearing masks. All products are vegan, animal cruelty free, FI-Natura certified and made from 100% natural, biodegradable ingredients. About 85% of the ingredients come from Finland - the cleanest country in the world. Of course, all free from mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, silicones, chemical sunscreen, nano zinc oxide, dyes, added fragrances or GMOs.
To preserve maximum efficacy and freshness, the creams are labelled with the best-before date and a batch number. The bottles are designed to be filled without air to keep the contents germ-free and ensure that only the right amount is used and therefore nothing is wasted. The bottles are 100% recyclable, 30% of which is plastic waste from the sea. The first production batch removed 49,286 plastic bags from in the Java Sea collected by local fishermen. The packaging has been designed by Ilkka Kärkkäinen @soHelsinki.
"We are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For me, true luxury is about making smart choices, both from a social and ecological perspective and in terms of well-being. It is about taking care of yourself, your community and our planet. This luxury is what I call a circular lifestyle."
At Circulove, "clean" actually means more than just clean ingredients.