Utu Outdoor Skincare Enters The Market with Plastic-Free Packaging

May 24, 2023

Advanced SPF30 and SPF50 To Protect, Nourish & Rejuvenate The Skin & Planet


Utu’s Mission To Protect, Nourish & Rejuvenate The Skin & Planet Begins With Mountain-Ready and Ocean-Friendly SPF30 and SPF50 in Sleek Plastic-Free Packaging

Los Angeles, CA (May 24, 2023)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Utu is thrilled to announce the launch of its new line of premium skincare, formulated for outdoor lovers, and designed to protect, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin, while respecting the planet through responsible sourcing and eliminating single-use plastic with the use of 100% recyclable aluminum packaging.

Utu’s debut range of advanced outdoor skincare offers clean, efficacious sun protection and skin nourishment engineered for a range of outdoor pursuits and includes a broad spectrum SPF30 Moisturizing Sunscreen, as well as a performance-ready broad spectrum refillable SPF50 Tinted Sunscreen-Stiq. The Utu product array, now available online and forthcoming at select U.S. stockists, is completely non-toxic, chemical-free, water-resistant, reef-safe, cruelty-free, aquatic-friendly, and USDA Biobased.

Utu is an extension of founder Richard Welch, an LGBTQ+ business owner and member of Founded Outdoors, an active community of entrepreneurs dedicated to breaking down barriers to access in the outdoors industry. Welch’s passion and love of the outdoors shaped Utu’s mission to protect, nourish, and rejuvenate the skin and planet, and to nurture people’s connection to the natural world.

“As outdoor lovers first, we strive to ensure our ingredients and packaging take into account our health and the natural environment we love so much,” said Welch. “This is why we created Utu – so that we can all spend countless hours outdoors doing what we love, while feeling confident that we’re protecting our skin, our bodies, and our planet all at the same time. In addition to clean SPF formulations, we have made great strides towards being a zero-plastic brand, and are committed to designing, innovating, and creating packaging that is functional, beautiful, and genuinely recyclable,” said Welch.

Utu’s UVA/UVB protection comes from mineral-based non-nano zinc oxide, which delivers safe, effective, broad spectrum sun protection that’s reef-safe and aquatic-friendly, ensuring the use of ingredients that respect the integrity of reef, ocean, river, lake, and stream health. Additional hero ingredients include Hyaluronic acid, squalane, sea buckthorn, sesame seed oil, vitamin C & E, and astaxanthin, which brighten, soothe, hydrate, balance, and nourish the skin, with zero white cast that has proven effective on all skin tones.

Utu Broad Spectrum SPF30 Moisturizing Sunscreen

$44 USD (75ml) / $42 USD (3 x 20ml)

Utu’s ultimate daily base layer: a non-nano zinc oxide moisturizing sunscreen formulated to protect, nourish, and rejuvenate. Utu engineered its SPF30 moisturizing sunscreen with Hyaluronic acid, squalane and sea buckthorn for advanced hydration and astaxanthin and aloe to soothe and brighten all skin.

  • Non-toxic, Chemical-free, Reef-Safe, Cruelty-Free, Aquatic-Friendly, USDA Biobased
  • 100% Recyclable Packaging: Aluminum Tube, Cap and Squeeze Key, Recycled Paper Box
  • Mineral Zinc Oxide (20%) / Water Resistant 40 mins

Utu Broad Spectrum SPF50 Tinted Sunscreen-Stiq

$38 USD (1oz/28g) / $35 USD (refill)

Utu’s Sunscreen-Stiq is performance-ready and the ultimate outdoor ally. With broad-spectrum SPF50 and 80 mins of water resistance, the Stiq can take you from alpine trail to surf break. Formulated with hydrating organic jojoba and coconut oils and soothing vitamin E and sesame seed oil for a healthy skin glow on all skin tones + lightly tinted to deliver a radiant even finish. Available in a refillable and recyclable aluminum twist-up-and-down Stiq.

  • Non-toxic, Chemical-free, Reef-Safe, Cruelty-Free, Aquatic-Friendly, USDA Biobased
  • 100% Recyclable Packaging: Aluminum Tube, and Refills
  • Mineral Zinc Oxide 24% / Water Resistant 80 mins

For more visit utu-sun.com and @utuskincare

About Utu:

Utu is on a journey to protect, nourish and rejuvenate people, products and planet with a totally safe, non-toxic plastic-free range of advanced outdoor skincare products for outdoor lovers. Sunshine looks great on you.