The Ideas Factory

We're restlessly determined to make products that leave the planet better than we found it. We do things differently – and love sharing our ideas for making things better. Each week we add to our blog, posting everything from DIY beauty recipes, waste-fighting tips, UpCircle guides and interviews with people and brands who inspire us.

Welcome to the UpCircle blog, we hope you enjoy reading…

DIY At-Home "Beauty" Recipes for Children


Looking for easy lockdown activities with kids? We've got the best surplus food DIY at-home beauty recipes for you to enjoy. Time to get messy!

How to practice mindfulness in your skincare routine


Here's our straightforward guide to practicing mindfulness in your daily skincare routine. With five simple tips you can easily try out using any skincare products. 

How much product to apply: A step-by-step guide


Using too much, or too little, of a product can be a reason for not seeing the results that you’re hoping for. So, when it comes to skincare you have to act like a bit of a Goldilocks to get it ‘just right’. To help you on your merry way we’ve made a handy guide.