Personal care and cosmetic brands are now joining the fight against food waste by creating repurposed beauty products with industry by-products that would otherwise go to waste. UpCircle's entire eco-friendly beauty brand supports a circular economy with products like face and body scrubs, serums and soaps that reuse everything from coffee grounds to spent chai spices.
A number of beauty brands are now finding uses for by-products from the beverage industry, including Dr. Craft using the skins of blackcurrants from the making of Ribena to Clean as Kale, which uses food waste from its sister brand Origin Almond's cold-pressed almond juice.
For years, The Body Shop's Almond Milk & Honey range has used broken almond nuts that aren't deemed fit for sale and now, it is introducing new products that feature "wonky" carrots.
From Upcycled Berry Oils to Fruit Waste Lip Balms
Naturally Purple Hair Serums
Dr. Craft's Berry Brightening Serum Reuses Beverage Industry Waste
Fruit-Based Lip Balms
FRUU's Sustainable Lip Balms are Made from Discarded Fruit
Upcycled Produce Care Products
The Body Shop's Carrot Cleanser & Moisturizer Use "Ugly" Produce
Plant Pigment Lip Tints
Dr. Lipp's 'Moisturizing Colour Tints' Feature Radish, Elderberry & Potato
Upcycled Berry Oils
The Berry British Sustainable Beauty Oil Features Upcycled Fruit Seed Oils
Repurposed Coffee Scrubs
MontaMonta's Sage + Coffee Body Scrub Uses Spent Cafe Coffee Grounds
Protective Blueberry Skincare
BYBI's Blueberry Booster Uses a By-Product from the Juicing Industry
Repurposed Beauty Scrubs
UpCircle's Eco Beauty Range Highlights the Circular Economy
Upcycled Coffee-Based Scrubs
This Environmentally Friendly Brand Optiat Offers Scented Body Scrubs
Plant-Powered Clean Skincare
'Clean as Kale' Makes 100% Plant-Based Skincare Without Fillers