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Our Ingredients

The UpCircle story started with the idea of giving used coffee grounds a new lease of life. We’ve now transformed more than 250 tonnes of the stuff into our sustainable skincare. But why stop there? Our soaps give brewed chai tea spices a new beginning whilst our latest arrivals are made with discarded fruit stones. Nothing is safe from being UpCircled!

We believe all life is sacred. That’s why we use only the finest plant-based ingredients, and never test on animals.


We believe in asking the same questions of our beauty products that we would our food products – what is inside, how is it made, who is making it and why are they making it?

1/3 of all food produced is wasted. It’s one of the most wasteful industries in the world meaning that it gives companies like us a huge number of ingredients from which to do better things. Food ingredients can have powerful effects on the body - inside and out – so there’s an opportunity for us to create beauty products from food ingredients that’re being discarded yet still have much to offer our skin.

  • CoffeeWe collect coffee grounds from an ever-growing portfolio of artisan cafes. The antioxidants in coffee increase as it’s brewed!
  • Fruit Stones: The production of fruit oils leaves behind all the goodness in the stones. The fruit stone powders are rich in Vitamins A, C and E.
  • Chai Spices: Ten aromatic chai spices are used to make chai syrup. We resurrect these spices to give our soaps their seductively intoxicating aroma.