Not many brands can claim to have saved literally hundreds of tonnes of ingredients from being discarded. UpCircle have collected more than 350 tonnes of coffee for use in their signature body scrubs! The other ingredients that they’ve rescued for their body care products vary from date seeds to chai spices!
From their glass jars and aluminium tubes to their use of upcycled ingredients, sustainability is at the core of what UpCircle stand for. Having learned that whilst almost 90% of people in the UK claim to regularly recycle from the kitchen, only 52% say they regularly recycle from the bathroom, UpCircle also created a range of zero-waste bathroom accessories.
UpCircle products are natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil-free, sustainable, handmade in the UK and housed in 100% recyclable packaging. Their gentle formulations are suitable for all ages and all skin types – check out this shortlist of their best products for sensitive skin.
From their multi award winning serum to their mandarin water face toner, the UpCircle range boasts plenty of products perfectly suited to combating dry skin. Say good-bye to tight, itchy or flaking skin with this collection of nourishing products for skin that’s in need of some extra hydration.
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UpCircle’s social channels and blog are flooded with incredible skin before and after transformations. The brand aims to show the world there's no compromise on performance when elevating leftover natural ingredients. Check out these products specifically formulated for acne and blemish prone skin.
About the Brand
UpCircle are doing things differently and are now known in the industry as the pioneers of "circular skincare". Five years back, they decided to start collecting coffee from cafes across London and transforming them into skincare products. They also repurpose more than ten other by-product ingredients from varied industries, including the argan, tea, juice, date, olive and wood industries. The brand has seen staggering growth in the last five years, selling hundreds of thousands of products per year worldwide.
Rather than bombarding people with doom and gloom headlines they focus on positive change. For example, each of their face scrubs rescues the equivalent of four espresso shots from being discarded. It’s tangible, it’s uplifting, it makes you feel good, it’s something to be proud to support.They really have taken the beauty world by storm. Their press coverage is constant and extensive, with features by press giants like Vogue, Refinery 29, Cosmo and Grazia.