The Sustainable Series: My UpCircle Skincare Duo


๐–๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ..


๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ˆ’๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ! ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐›๐ฅ๐จ๐  ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐š ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ˆ’๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐๐š๐ฒ-๐ญ๐จ-๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž , ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ญ’๐ฌ #๐‚๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ซ #๐’๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐…๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐จ๐ง! ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ฆ๐ž!

This post is in collaboration with a natural and ethical beauty and skincare brand called..

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Working with UpCircle is an absolute dream come true! I love what the company stands for and how transparent they’ve been about how they obtain their coffee grounds from coffee shops all across London so that they can be repurposed into skincare and beauty products! I was kindly *gifted* the Coffee & Herbal Blend Face Scrub (ยฃ12.99) and the Hydrating Coffee Oil Face Serumย (ยฃ14.99) by UpCircle, and I found it to be such a great duo that I’ve added into my weekly skincare routine!


“Back in 2015, we had a thought: if weโ€™re throwing away a cafetiรจre full of coffee grounds every morning, how much is going to waste from coffee shops all over London? A lot, as it turns out. So we decided to do something about it. We needed a way to give those coffee grounds a new lease of life. And UpCircle was born. We began our journey collecting coffee grounds from one coffee shop, we now collect from hundreds of coffee houses across London โ€“ our list is always growing!”


The UpCircle story started with the idea of giving used coffee grounds a new lease of life. They have now transformed more than 250 tonnes of the stuff into their sustainable skincare. But why stop there? Their 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!


120 billion units of packaging are produced every year by the global cosmetics industry, bulked out by the use of complex lids, multi-layered boxes and cellophane, much of which is superfluous, non-recyclable and ends up in our landfills and oceans! The packaging across UpCircle’s range is 99% plastic-free and they offer plastic-free refill options for the 1%. Aside from their actual products, their marketing materials are made from paper thatโ€™s made from recycled coffee cups and they only use paper tape which has been made from recycled fibres!

You can find out more about the brand here!


Now although the scent is INCREDIBLYย  intense, this Coffee & Herbal Blend Face Scrub has honestly got to be one of my favourite face scrubs ever! I’ve only ever used body scrubs before, never a face scrub so this was actually really new to me. I’ve never thought about using a face scrub and I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on! I’m always really cautious about what I put on my skin as although I do have combination skin, I also have really sensitive skin. I’ve had this from a young age, and I was really surprised that this exfoliator didn’t react with my skin!!

You can really see the difference when you buff away your dead skin cells with this scrub, it leaves your skin really glowy and soft! Only after using it ONCE, I was absolutely shocked at how smooth and moisturised my skin felt, I usually use a facial brush when cleansing my face, but this exfoliator did exactly that, but with my hands! When I first tried this product, it was during lockdown,ย  and the first thing I noticed was how strong the coffee in it is, and although it’s great for when I was at home, I wouldn’t recommend using this in the morning before work as the scent doesn’t leave your skin unless it’sย  T H O R O U G H L Yย  washed! So the only thing I do find a bit annoying is how strong the scent it, but I really can’t complain as the results of this scrub might just actually be worth smelling like coffee all day haha!

I was so happy with this product and the results on my skincare that I even got my mum to try it! My mum has also struggled with skin products due to how sensitive her skin is too, and she was absolutely WOWED at how well this scrub left her skin feeling and looking!



Again, this Hydrating Coffee Oil Face Serum has a really heavy scent, and although this serum works wonders for my skin, I can’t bare the scent for more than 10 minutes! However, after reading on the website the description of the product, I was able to find that you can actually use this serum on your hair!! The Jojoba oil in the product softens your hair whilst the Rosehip keeps the skin beneath healthy and reduces irritation! So I mix and match between using it on my face to brighten it up and then applying onto my hair for a soft finish after washing it out!

I am really amazed at how well this serum hydrates my skin, and the two *gifted* products together provide my skin with the best hydration and brightness I could ask for! I usually use both products once a week because of how long-lasting their effects are, and because I can’t imagine turning up to work smelling like coffee haha!

Thank you so much UpCircle for *gifting* me these lovely skincare products that have now become a staple in my weekly self-care and skincare routine! The glow on your skin after using these products are something I’ve dreamed of for so long and I am so grateful of receiving such lovely products!

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UpCircle is so much more than you think, it is…

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The WHOLE entire range is recyclable, from the cardboard outers, to the glass bottles, to the aluminium lids and tubes, to the plastic caps and finally to the pipette/dropper – every single thing you receive from UpCircle is recyclable!ย 

You can view all of UpCircle’s beauty and skincare range on their website here!





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Have you tried out any products from UpCircle? Have you used a face scrub before? Talk to me in the comments below! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Huge thanks to UpCircle for working with me and sponsoring this blog post. As always, all opinions are my own.



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