Relieve Tension. Reduce Puffiness. If you have puffy eyes, a tense jaw and neck muscles, or just want the good feeling that comes from a gentle massage, read on. “Gua sha” is a traditional Chinese medical technique where a smooth stone is gently swept across the skin to release tension from the face. Unlike most Gua Sha stones, this heart-shaped stone is made from stainless steel so it won't break if you drop it in the shower. Actually, that's how we came across this piece of love. Jennifer's jade stone broke in half when she dropped it in the shower. We went on a hunt for something better. Voila. Its unique wing or fin shape allows you to contour your face and aids lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness and boost circulation for a healthy glow. Massaged on the face and neck, you can determine the pressure, from gentle strokes to deeper pressure, or you can use the edge to gently sweep the skin, helping the rejuvenation process. WHAT'S GOOD
Aids lymphatic drainage
Certified B-Corp. and Plastic Negative Certified business
Made in the UK
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE? Plastic or stone gua tools.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF 50 g/1.75 oz
How to use: Gently place the heart over each eye for five to ten seconds and let the cool temperature soothe puffy, morning eyes. Sweep the tool from your chin to jawline, moving towards the earlobe and down the neck, from the earlobe to your shoulder. Use daily in the shower, bath, or whenever you wash your face.
TIPS: Keep on cool tile in your bath or in your freezer/fridge for extra cooling effect. Use with our face cleansers, facial serum, or moisturizer for a smoother glide.
CERTIFICATIONS Cruelty Free International and Plastic Negative.
SOURCING Made in the UK.
ABOUT THE COMPANY UpCircle was founded in 2016 by brother and sister duo Will and Anna. As a beauty brand, they strive to encourages and inspire people to make the right choices for themselves and the planet. They believe that providing competitively priced, high performing products from upcycled ingredients demonstrates that the beauty industry CAN be less wasteful. UpCircle products are all inclusive—they're body positive, gender neutral, representing all ages, and they encourage diversity.
At the heart of their business is a circular economy model of reuse, recycling, upcycling, and waste reduction. Their products come from ingredients that would otherwise be discarded by repurposing and upcycling bio materials such as coffee grounds, spices, wood byproduct, and flowers.
Giving back is also at the company's core. UpCircle supports charities including Refuge, a domestic abuse charity, following the deeply concerning increase in domestic violence during lockdown; Save Elephant Foundation, helping captive elephants at risk from the lack of income for their owners; and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, who tackle inequality in all forms.