Beauty

Building A Solid Skincare Routine With UpCircle

UpCircle is the UK’s #1 upcycled beauty brand that ticks all the boxes when it comes to sustainability, product formulation and ingredients.

Our Brand Showcase featuring UpCircle includes a full-size selection of high performing skincare products, from cleansing and exfoliating products to treatments, that you can incorporate to build a solid skincare routine for both morning and night. Each product is also formulated with upcycled and by-product ingredients that UpCircle repurposed.

Keep reading for a full guide on how to use each UpCircle product in your morning and night skincare routine.

UpCircle routine

Cleansing Face Balm with Apricot Powder

Upcycled ingredient: Finely-ground powder of discarded apricot stones, a natural by-product of the apricot oil industry

When to use: Day or night

Depending on your skin type, use the Cleansing Face Balm as your first cleanse to get rid of all traces of makeup, sunscreen, pollution and impurities. This face balm leaves the skin feeling deeply cleansed yet soothed and hydrated.

Coffee Face Scrub Citrus Blend

Upcycled ingredient: Arabica coffee grounds from specially-selected coffee shops and restaurants

When to use: Day or night, at least once a week

After cleansing, use the Coffee Face Scrub to gently exfoliate skin and buff away dead skin cells to reveal a more radiant complexion. This scrub is suitable for all skin types and gentle enough for dry, sensitive skin. It also  soothes irritation and redness, and treats acne, making it ideal for those with blemish-prone skin.

Face Toner with Mandarin and Chamomile

Upcycled ingredient: Anti-inflammatory residual water of green mandarin fruit, a by-product of the juicing industry, and skin-soothing chamomile stem extract, a by-product of the tea industry

When to use: Day or night

Use a toner like UpCircle’s Face Toner to boost your skin’s hydration and prep it well before the next steps of your routine. This toner doesn’t just hydrate your skin, but it also brightens and soothes your complexion.

Eye Cream with Maple and Coffee

Upcycled ingredient: Coffee oil extracted from repurposed grounds and anti-inflammatory maple bark extract, a by-product of the wood industry

When to use: Day or night

Whether you’re doing your morning or evening routine, don’t forget to treat your eyes. Our eye area is thin and delicate, which is why it’s one of the first areas that show signs of ageing. Use the Eye Cream day and night to nourish your under eye area and improve the appearance of dark circles as well as fine lines.  

Face Moisturiser with Argan Powder

Upcycled ingredient: Finely-ground powder of discarded argan shells, a natural by-product of the argan oil industry

When to use: Day routine 

No routine is complete without a moisturiser. The Face Moisturiser is best used in your morning routine as it features a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly yet provides just enough nourishment for your complexion. You could also incorporate it into your nighttime routine if you prefer a fast-absorbing and deeply hydrating moisturiser.

Night Cream with Blueberry Extract

Upcycled ingredient: Extract of repurposed blueberries, a by-product of the juicing industry

When to use: Night routine

Add the Night Cream as the last step of your evening routine to lock in moisture. The skin loses water overnight, which can cause your skin to feel dry and dull in the morning. To prevent this from happening, reaching for a deeply nourishing night cream can prevent moisture loss while also promoting overnight skin regeneration.

Organic Face Serum with Coffee Extract

Upcycled ingredient: Coffee oil extracted from used coffee grounds sourced from cafes and restaurants

When to use: Day or night

The Organic Face Serum is an oil-based serum so it should be applied last in your routine. This serum can help make your skin look radiant so if your skin is looking dull or uneven, add this serum to either your morning or evening regimen. Make sure to apply it after your moisturiser as oils like this oil-based serum can penetrate moisturisers, but not the other way around. 

Brand Showcase UpCircle

Click here to shop the full routine in our first ever Brand Showcase with UpCircle.

Written by: Romy Rose Reyes