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Browse the highlights of some of our favourite press features!
ABSOLUTELY LONDON - FEB 2020
"Want to make your beauty routine more eco-friendly but not sure where to start? Here are easy sustainable beauty swaps to make, so you can ditch the plastic.
Say goodbye to plastic pump bottles of soap and try Up Circle Beauty’s Chai Soap Bar Trio for that squeaky-clean feeling, minus the landfill. It comes in three varieties, Fennel & Cardamom, Chocolate Charcoal and Cinnamon & Ginger."
GRAZIA - FEB 2020
"We have rounded up 10 ski (and just plain cold weather) saviours, from SPFs to skin-saving balms, that we just can’t live without, and shouldn't live without it would seem...
After a long day's skiing, you'll be tired, and so will your skin. Try UpCircle's soothing and nourishing cleansing balm that breaks down make-up, SPF and any oils (sebum, sweat) on the surface of the skin. Then proceed with your normal night skincare routine."
GRAZIA - FEB 2020
"UpCircle has saved tonnes of waste from landfill for its skincare products, by harnessing ingredients such as coffee grounds from London cafes and argan shells left over from the argan oil industry. The brand's packaging is predominantly glass, aluminium and cardboard - the serums and scrubs do come with plastic caps but you can buy refills to minimise waste."
COSSMA - FEB 2020
"Discarded food products such as coffee grounds, powdered fruit stones, chai spices and flower petals can have powerful effects on the skin, as siblings Anna and William from UpCircle Beauty explain.
Their continuous hunt for ingredients that need rescuing is the essence of by-product beauty."
Health & Wellbeing - Feb 2020
"Removing dead skin cells doesn't just make our skin feel soft, it gives it a brighter appearance. One of the most popular body exfoliator ingredients is coffee. Ground coffee can treat cellulite as it contains caffeine and targets redness, acting as a natural anti-inflammatory when used on your face and body. H&W Loves the UpCircle Coffee Body Scrub with Cacao."
SIMPLY VEGAN - FEB 2020
"Looking for beauty products that do more than just care for your skin? Say hello to UpCircle, our favourite new brand that uses waste, such as coffee grounds and brewed chai tea spices, from London's coffee shops to create a whole range of beauty products."
BALANCE - JAN 2020
"Shaking up a grooming routine means rejigging the whole ensemble of washing, cleansing and moisturising. We can heartily recommend UpCircle's Face Moisturiser for this. Inspired by its three founding pillars of "Reused, Repurposed, Reloved", this brand uses skin-loving ingredients such as coffee grounds, chai tea spices and discarded argan shells (rich in Vitamin E) and their products are suitable for all skin types."
BEAUTY BAY - JAN 2020
"In 2020 I’m going to work towards creating less waste that will be sent to landfill and put more thought into the products I’m buying. One of my favourite sustainable brands is UpCircle Beauty. They repurpose coffee beans left over from cafes in London to make their products, which smell amazing and make my skin feel super fresh."
VEGGIE - JAN 2020
"Hydrating Skincare Heroes: UpCircle Face Moisturiser. Saving valuable skin-loving ingredients from going to waste, UpCircle has created a new range which includes this deeply hydrating, fast absorbing face cream. Made with the fine powder of discarded argan shells (a rich source of Vitamin E), as well as cocoa butter, aloe vera and blood orange, the moisturiser helps to soothe, nourish and brighten skin."
NEW - JAN 2020
"The UpCircle Moisturiser is perfect for soothing dry, winter skin, and if your resolution is to be less wasteful this year, you'll love the entire range. The brand repurposes ingredients such as coffee grounds and argan shells to create eco-conscious products incuding face masks, scrubs and creams."
GLAMOUR - DEC 2019
"It turns out that coffee grounds and fruit stones contain a plethora of skin-loving nutrients – far too potent to simply rot away in landfill. Luckily, the industry is catching on. Back in 2015, William and Anna Brightman launched UpCircle – a brand that turns food waste into natural beauty products."