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SPY - SEP 2021

UpCircle takes its environmental responsibility seriously and uses residual chai spices to create its natural Fennel + Cardamom Chai Soap Bar. Safe for use on the face and body, the essential oil-fragranced bar contains green clay, which helps pull out dirt and oil from pores.

REVIEWED - SEP 2021

The brand, which upcycles food products like coffee grounds and the stones from fruits like apricots, got its start by turning unused, thrown-out coffee grounds from London cafes into premium skincare products.

THE GOOD TRADE - SEP 2021

UpCircle Beauty is a UK brand leveraging leftover ingredients for skincare—like chai syrup for its chai soap bars. These upcycled leftovers are then blended with naturally found ingredients for a moisturizing, hydrating formula.

THE GOOD TRADE - SEP 2021

This organic face serum, specifically, uses coffee oil and vitamin C found in sea buckthorn plus rosehip for clean skin. (You can use it as hair or beard oil, too!)

SKINCARE.COM - SEP 2021

This gentle eye cream is made with antioxidant-rich coffee and anti-inflammatory maple bark extract to help reduce puffiness, brighten dark circles and moisturize the delicate eye area. Not only have my eyes looked more awake since using it, but I’ve felt good knowing that the product is crafted using repurposed coffee grounds that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

ADDITION - SEP 2021

“I have a personal target to speak about female-focussed issues once a week. We need to share knowledge and inspire the next generation of women entrepreneurs.”

WHO WHAT WEAR - AUG 2021

“Coffee oil is fantastic for brightening the complexion, giving the skin a dewy and well-rested appearance,” says Brightman. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that the coffee oil was sourced from brewed coffee that otherwise would have been sent to a landfill.

OXYGEN - AUG 2021

UpCircle is one of Ulta Beauty’s conscious beauty certified brands, which means it’s cruelty-free and vegan, it uses sustainable packaging and clean ingredients, and it gives back. UpCircle also uses 100 percent recyclable packaging.

THRIVE GLOBAL - AUG 2021

Since launching, UpCircle has saved over 350 tons of coffee. The brand also rescues and reuses ingredients from the argan, tea, juice, date, olive and wood industries. UpCircle has seen staggering growth in the last five years, selling hundreds of thousands of products per year worldwide.

CNN UNDERSCORED - AUG 2021

One of my favorites so far has been the Soothing Body Cream that’s formulated with date seeds, shea butter, linseed and olive oil...  I reach for this as soon as I get out of the shower or if I need lotion touch-ups throughout the day

INSTYLE - AUG 2021

According to UpCircle, customers purchase a tube of its Coffee Face Scrub, available in multiple herbal blends, every three minutes. Yep, by the time you finish reading this article, it's likely that someone has already added this "amazing" scrub to their cart.

AUTHORITY MAGAZINE - JUL 2021

Do not feel obliged to take onboard everyone’s advice. No one knows your business idea, your personality or your life like you do, so trust your instinct. There’s no harm in listening, but you don’t have to take everyone’s advice and run with it!

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