Circla delivers Independent brands straight to your door and collects the packaging when you are finished ~ refill today, reimagine tomorrow. Here are a few Circla sustainable beauty picks from the founder, Claudia Gwinnutt.
Every year, UK manufacturers produce 2.1 million tonnes of plastic waste. Despite what we’ve been told, it’s a mess that won’t be solved by recycling. As one of many consumers disillusioned with the UK’s plastic-heavy, recycling-focused way of doing things, Claudia Gwinnutt wanted a change. So, she founded Circla, a space to discover, explore and seamlessly integrate planet positive choices.
All of these products are from brands and businesses we love, and some of these are sponsored. We vetted all of these businesses and products ourselves, so you are in good hands.
Malako Body & Hand Lotion
This moisture-rich and skin-soothing body & hand lotion is formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E and other skin-nourishing ingredients, designed to deeply nourish normal, dry, working hands, and soothe eczema-prone, irritated skin. Delicately scented with a blend of the purest, feel-good aromatherapeutic oils, including mandarin, nourishing rose extract and rejuvenating frankincense to ease those stresses, awaken the senses and re-energise you.
“I love the scent of it, and I love a lotion like theirs that isn’t too clammy-feeling but is still really moisturising.”
Upcircle Coffee Face Scrub Floral Blend
This coffee face scrub is formulated for sensitive skin and gently buffs away dry, dead cells to leave you feeling soft, smooth and glowy. Blended with shea butter to nourish the skin post-scrub. Antioxidant-rich rosehip hydrates dry skin whilst calming chamomile oil soothes sensitive skin. The coffee is repurposed top-quality Arabica coffee grounds sourced from artisan coffee shops.
“From a skincare perspective, my absolute hero product is the UpCircle face scrub. I use it once or twice a week. Most scrubs tend to be really drying, but I love this one because it’s super hydrating and you can use it often. I love the smell, too. I know coffee can be a little bit contentious, but I’m obsessed.”
Bao Skincare Recovery Face Cream
A light and creamy moisturiser that provides nourishing hydration and relief to even the most delicate and sensitive skin conditions. Calming organic ingredients like chamomile to help soothe, hydrate and improve skin’s elasticity, tone and radiance. With the bonus of hyaluronic acid (1.5%) that helps plump and keep the skin fresh and clear.
“Perfect for morning and night and contains hyaluronic acid which hydrates your skin.”
Evolve Beauty Superfood Shine Natural Shampoo
Natural, organic shampoo to boost shine, strengthen and protect hair. Formulated with natural cleansers from sugar and coconut to gently cleanse scalp and hair without stripping natural oils. Baobab proteins have been shown to boost shine, strengthen, protect, reduce frizz and tangles as well as boosting softness and smoothness. Organic pomegranate extract rehydrates and protects hair.
“I tried various shampoo bars which unfortunately didn’t work with my hair, and when I landed on Evolve I fell in love. From their production methods to the fact that it’s all made locally by a group of artisans, their whole ethos is just great. It’s thoughtful, well-made, and it actually works. It smells good, too, which is important because I’m really fussy on scents. I absolutely love it, and I’ve got my whole family hooked on it.”