Introducing Eco Friendly Brand - UpCircle
Eco Friendly Beauty Brand - UpCircle
Eco friendly skin care brand, UpCircle is a firm favourite with our customers (and us) for eco beauty and it's easy to see why.
Suddenly realising that if they were throwing away one cafetière of coffee grounds a day, coffee shops must be disposing of tonnes, siblings Will and Anna decided to do something about it.
Beginning with collecting just from one coffee shop but quickly progressing to 100's of coffee houses across London, they had the genius idea of taking those coffee grounds and repurposing them, giving them a new life and so UpCircle was born.
Using these coffee grounds, they now produce some of the best eco friendly skincare products on the market including face scrubs, body scrubs, soaps, moisturisers and much more, we'll get to that.
What started as coffee grounds soon became other 'waste' items otherwise destined for landfill such as chai spices and fruit stones. All of these repurposed components are combined with other natural ingredients and essential oils to create skincare that is as good for us as it is for the environment.
Take upcycling and the circular economy and you get UpCircle, these guys are pioneering the way when it comes to repurposing and leaving the world a better place than we found it.
The beauty industry is traditionally a pretty wasteful industry and UpCircle is one of the brands doing all they can to remedy this. From the ingredients to the packaging UpCircle are a true eco friendly beauty brand.
Their packaging is 99% plastic free (with the 1% being recyclable or offering refill options) recyclable and they only use paper tape which is made from recycled fibres.
There's some serious eco values behind this brand:
- Cruelty Free
- Palm Oil Free
- Made in the UK
- Fighting Waste
- Ocean Friendly
- 100% Recyclable Packaging
As for their products, here's just a few of the awesome eco friendly beauty products we love most.
Buffs away dry skin cells to leave you feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. Blended with shea butter to moisturise the skin post-scrub. Cover yourself in indulgent coffee and chocolate deliciousness. Made with top-quality Arabica coffee grounds sourced from artisan coffee shops.
Eye Cream with Maple & Coffee
Reused, repurposed, reloved. This eye cream is made with coffee oil extracted from repurposed grounds and anti-inflammatory maple bark extract, a by-product of the wood industry. Made with skin-soothing repurposed maple bark extract. Brightens the skin with coffee oil from repurposed grounds and helps to plump around the eye area with hyaluronic acid.
This face mask is made with the finely-ground powder of discarded olive stones, a natural by-product of the olive oil industry and a powerful anti-inflammatory. This clarifying face mask is suitable for all skin types. The olive powder is combined with rejuvenating white kaolin clay, coconut powder and baobab oil. Minimises pores and prevents breakouts.
Orange oil acts as both an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory - perfect for soothing redness and irritation, whilst uplifting lemon verbena helps to tone the skin. With strong antiseptic properties, it can help treat acne and spots for a clear complexion. Buffs away dry, dead cells to leave you feeling soft, smooth and glowy. Blended with shea butter to nourish the skin post-scrub.
Reused, repurposed, reloved. This scrub is made with top-quality Arabica coffee grounds sourced from artisan coffee shops.
Pink clay reduces redness and irritation, whilst organic cinnamon and ginger oils give skin a reviving energy boost. Perfect for use on both body and face.
Gently exfoliating natural bar soap to purify and cleanse. Pink clay reduces redness, irritation and spots whilst organic cinnamon & ginger oils give skin a reviving boost. Made with residual chai spices used to create chai syrup.
Have you tried UpCircle products yet? Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.