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Soap Brows

Posted by Hannah Gough on

What are Soap Brows? An instant cult classic since its launch 2016, soap brows is an essential beauty product. Tame and style your brows with ease to get the laminated brows look. Soap brows is very user friendly, and suited to achieve a natural and feathery brow look. With a vegan friendly formula that’s handmade in the UK and plastic free packaging, soap brows really hits the mark when it comes to sustainability. What’s in the box? Each soap brows package contains a 25g tin of product, and a bamboo spoolie. Both the tin and the box are 100% recyclable....

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Sustainable hand washing tips

Posted by Hannah Gough on

Now more than ever we wash our hands countless times a day. Keeping your hands clean and sanitised presents another opportunity to reduce the amount of single use plastic that you use. Bars of soap are a great alternative to plastic bottles of hand soap, and also help to cut down on the amount of waste in your daily routine.  Palm Free Soaps are handmade locally in Killaloe, County Clare. These soaps are vegan friendly, palm oil free and they are made with fresh filtered rain water. Fragranced with essential oils like lavender, lemongrass, and rose, they are a lovely...

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Why choose a safety razor?

Posted by Hannah Gough on

Why choose to use a safety razor? There are many benefits to using a safety razor with replaceable blades. These razors are made of stainless steel only, including the blade. Safety razors have much less of an impact on the environment as they are made of a recyclable material. By comparison, plastic disposable razors are made from metal, rubber, plastic and lubrication strips. Even the packaging that the safety razor comes in is more sustainable, the razor comes in a cardboard box, as do the replacement blades.   The lifetime of a safety razor is much longer than its plastic...

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Easy Body Care Plastic Free Swaps

Posted by Paul Ryan on

Looking to make some plastic free swaps? Our advice on going plastic free is take it step by step, don't set yourself up to fail by changing everything straight away. Going plastic free is a journey and you need to find what works for you. Take it room by room, start with products that you use everyday as this will make the biggest changes to your day-today. Here's are some of our favourite plastic free body care products to help you make the swap. Upcircle Body Scrub Buff away dry, dead cells to leave you feeling soft, smooth and refreshed....

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Our top 5 skincare products to help fight "maskne".

Posted by Paul Ryan on

What is “Maskne” and how do we get rid of it? The term has recently come about since face masks have become the new norm, and with that comes a new issue for wearer. Wearing a face mask has left many with breakouts and clogged pores from prolonged wearing. Here are some of our favourite skincare product we have available that we’ve been using to keep our skin calm. UpCircle coffee face scrub: Made from reused coffee ground, and full of natural oils including rosehip, sweet orange and lemon verbena essential oils. Buff away dry, dead skin cells to leave your...

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