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Browse the highlights of some of our favourite press features!
NATURAL HEALTH - JUL 2020
"While we’re not suggesting that potato peelings become part of your skincare routine, it’s worth looking in your cupboard for beauty ingredients. UpCircle sources coffee grounds from London’s coffee shops for their body scrubs."
NATURAL HEALTH - JUL 2020
"Pioneeringly, UpCircle base products around natural ingredients that would otherwise go to waste. As part of the coronavirus relief effort, UpCircle offered care packages to NHS workers – but the product I most want for self-care, is the wonderfully hydrating, vegan and organic Face Serum with Coffee Oil, featuring coffee oil from repurposed grounds, alongside rosehip and seabuckthorn oil."
BARRONS - JUN 2020
" In the U.K. alone, coffee consumption leads to 500,000 tons of waste annually. Since starting UpCircle, the Brightmans say that they have prevented 250 tons of coffee from that fate. Based on their current growth rate, the company is looking to save an additional 1,000 tons through 2025. It’s now collecting from hundreds of coffee-making businesses all over London and have expanded the production to include products that feature discarded olive and stone fruit waste in their list of ingredients—the rest of which are vegan and all-natural."
INDEPENDENT- JUN 2020
"We’ve gone full circle when it comes to what you use to wash in the shower, so bring out your soap dish and stop buying shower gel in single use plastic bottles. UpCircle is all about reusing, repurposing and re-loving. In short it uses natural ingredients that would otherwise end up in the landfill in its products: think coffee grounds and chai tea spices. Everything is 100 per cent natural, free of palm oil and vegan, obviously."
GET THE GLOSS - JUN 2020
"Coffee and peppermint make for one hell of a zingy combination in this body scrub that leaves the skin soft, smooth and revitalised. It's made from repurposed coffee grounds from London cafes and the packaging is 99 per cent plastic-free, with the tube created from aluminium with no plastic lining and sealed with a fold rather than glue."
HYPE - JUN 2020
"In a generation where we're becoming more conscious about waste, recyclable packing and caring for animals, this company is everything that I stand for and more with the added bonus that everything is made in the UK. The products are a luxury and are very reasonable priced."
GLASS- JUN 2020
"This award-winning sustainable brand repurposes leftover natural ingredients (keeping them out of landfill) like coffee grounds to make lovely skincare products such as exfoliants, serums and this face oil."
EVENING STANDARD - JUN 2020
"Vegan London brand UpCircle's coffee scrubs are the conscious way to slough off dead skin cells, leaving skin glowing and fresh."
HEALTHY - JUN / JUL 2020
"Not only will a coffee scrub stimulate lymphatic drainage, but the caffeine content can temporarily tighten and plump skin. By dilating blood vessels, skin dimples can appear reduced, and the stimulating effects of caffeine improve blood flow and eliminate excess water. Use the UpCircle Peppermint scrub to buff away dead skin cells."
TOP SANTE - JUN 2020
"Disinfectants, liquids, wipes, gels and creams containing alcohol are useful for getting rid of viruses but they are not as good as regular soap. Keep your hands super clean with natural, gentle hand washes that will help protect delicate skin. Check out the UpCircle Cinnamon + Ginger soap bar."
THE VENT MACHINE - JUN 2020
"UpCircle Beauty created a whole “by-product beauty movement.” They collect used coffee grounds from cafes and restaurants to create their entire skincare range. It is 100% natural. This is a great way to reduce food waste and simultaneously cut back on the beauty industry’s carbon footprint."
SOCIAL SUPERMARKET - JUN 2020
"The theme for World Environment Day, 5 June 2020 is biodiversity — a call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world.
Why not help support the amazing brands who are doing great things to minimise their impact on the environment… like UpCircle Beauty, who elevate leftover natural ingredients as beauty products your skin will love."