Pioneering Skincare From UpCircle Beauty.

Love using beauty products but are worried about the effect its having on our planet because of the ingredients sourced and the packaging it is presented in? In walks UpCircle Beauty who save leftover natural ingredients from landfill to then turn them into must-have beauty products your skin will love to use whilst all the packaging is 100% recyclable. The environmentally-friendly beauty brand presents a range of pioneering skincare products that utilises nature's own power to help you with your own skin concerns. Disclaimer: The links in black are not affiliated and are there for you to discover the products.
Cleansing balms are a great product to use to dissolve and breakdown products you have applied to the face such as sunscreens and makeup whilst they can also contribute to delivering benefits to the skin depending on the ingredients used. The UpCircle cleansing face balm hosts a cocktail of skin nourishing and calming ingredients in its Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax base whilst the reused, repurposed, and reloved finely-ground powder of discarded apricot stones is featured to aid in healthier skin thanks to its antioxidant vitamin E content. Presented in a glass jar with a screw-off aluminium lid, the balm has a rich yellow colour whilst the welcoming natural fragrance is heavenly and really influences your wellbeing. Applying a coin-sized amount to dry skin all over the face and neck using upward circular motions will help warm the skin and balm to allow the oils to interact and get to work. Removing using a warm muslin cloth or flannel that provides a light exfoliation, the balm provides a thorough cleanse without overstripping to leave the skin feeling softer, smoother, and looking brighter. You can then follow on with your water-based cleanser to perform a double cleanse method that helps your water-based cleanser perform better to remove pore impurities because its not having to work through layers of products, if you use a lot of them. I love how effective but gentle this balm performs each time i have applied it because of its skin-calming blackcurrant seed, blue tansy and sea buckthorn oils and can even be used around the delicate eye area.
Buy It Now - UpCircle Cleansing Face Balm.
Facial oils are the perfect product to apply to protect the skin from environmental pollutants whilst also delivering their specific ingredients (depending on what they contain) to help balance and nurture. The sometimes overlooked skincare product can be used for all skin types (yes even oily) to awaken dull complexions with a natural glow whilst tackling some skin issues you may be facing. The UpCircle organic face serum utilises coffee oil that has been extracted from repurposed grounds to allow this ingredient to be reused and reloved with antioxidant benefits for the skin because of the essential fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E content. The other antioxidant beneficial oils featured are as follows:
  • Emollient sunflower seed oil that helps to replenish the skin's barrier.
  • Safflower seed oil that has moisturising effects to help skin become smooth and less dry.
  • Anti-inflammatory jojoba seed oil helps soothe dry skin and assists in repairing damage.
  • Sensitive skin welcomer sea buckthorn seed oil helps hydrate, promote elasticity, and is anti-inflammatory which is ideal for spot and acne prone skin.
  • Anti-aging rosehip fruit oil that is able to penetrate the skin to boost elasticity and hydration whilst helping to improve the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Antioxidant raspberry seed oil that supports the skins regeneration process whilst aiding in protection of the skin when applied under your sunscreen protection.
  • Oil balancer bergamot fruit oil that soothes skin irritations and helps balance sebum levels.
  • Skin tightening geranium flower oil helps firm the skin without compromising moisture and helps the skin naturally glow with its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Astringent lemon peel oil helps to tighten the skin whilst having some antioxidant benefits.
  • Hydrating palmarosa oil that supports in prevention of dehydration whilst having anti-inflammatory benefits and balancing oil to help with spot or acne prone skin. 
  • Multitaster anti-aging vetiver root oil helps tighten and firm the skin whilst hydrating and protecting.
  • Deeply nourishing rose flower oil helps nourish and regenerate the skin to help restore a natural glow to the complexion.
  • Skin rescuer calendula flower extract soothes and promotes healing whilst also helping to firm and hydrate the skin.
  • Natural constituent of essential oils listed are - Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Citral, Farnesol.
Presented in a recyclable glass bottle with a pipette for easy dispensing, you only need one/two drops to apply to the face and neck. I was impressed on how quickly this absorbs and leaves skin feeling comforted and nourished that awakens the complexion with a natural glow without any residue leftover because it is texturally lightweight. Applying to a cleansed skin followed by your moisturiser and sunscreen, you can also enjoy this oil if you still want to use your water-based serum and moisturiser, just apply after to seal over these products followed by your chosen spf for a boost of pioneering skincare from UpCircle Beauty.
Buy It Now - UpCircle Organic Face Serum With Coffee Oil x Neil.