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…

What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is when a spot or acne breakout leaves behind dark marks or blemishes. We explain how to prevent and get rid of it.

Does chemical-free skincare exist?

Chemical-free skincare is a bit of a myth. To help you understand the realities of chemical-free skincare, we explain all about the chemicals used in skincare products.

All The Nasties: Toxic Skincare Ingredients To Avoid

What we put on our skin is important. But do you know what ingredients you should be avoiding in your skincare? Here are the toxic ingredients you don't want in your beauty routine.

Does makeup make acne worse?

For those who struggle with spots, makeup can be an amazing tool for boosting self-confidence. But does makeup cause acne or make acne worse? We explain all.

Top Tips For Looking After Teenage Skin & Acne

 

Teenage acne is incredibly common but can feel difficult to tackle. We advise on the best skincare routine for oily teenage skin and how to minimise acne.

MORE UPCIRCLER SKIN TRANSFORMATIONS!



It's all well and good us telling you how great our by-product beauty products are... but of course we're biased - so let's hand over to our customers to do the work for us.
Have a look and a read through some of our latest UpCircler skin transformations!

NEW UPCIRCLER TRANSFORMATIONS!


We use the highest quality ingredients, for the best possible results. You'll feel, and SEE, the difference!

But of course, this is all very easy to say... The proof is in the before and afters of our very own UpCirclers.

The UpCircle guide to skincare for men

 

In our UpCircle guide to male grooming and skincare, we explain all the basics of a good men’s skincare routine – from washing and shaving to moisturisation.

Tips for looking after skin during and after the menopause

 

Skin changes during the menopause are perfectly normal. We share our tips on the best skincare for menopausal skin – both during and after the menopause.

LATEST BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

 

We use the highest quality ingredients, for the best possible results. You'll feel, and SEE, the difference!

But of course, this is all very easy to say... The proof is in the before and afters of our very own UpCirclers.

Why fragrance-free skincare is best

 

We explain why synthetic fragrances are problematic for skin, and why alcohol and fragrance-free skincare is kinder to both your skin and the environment.

Skincare for oily skin – why your oily skin still needs oil

 

Here we share our best tips for oily skin. From characteristics and what causes it, to the best products to use and whether it’s okay to use oil on oily skin.

Why eye cream should be part of your skin routine

 

Eye creams are becoming increasingly popular – and for good reason. We explain the benefits of eye cream and why you should consider using it.

Is your skin dry or dehydrated?

 

Did you know that dry skin and dehydrated skin are different things? We explain how to tell whether your skin is dry or dehydrated and how to combat both.

How to tackle pregnancy acne

 

If you’re dealing with acne during pregnancy, you’re far from alone. We share our best pregnancy skincare advice and tips on how to tackle pregnancy acne.

UPCIRCLE GLOW UPS

 

We use the highest quality ingredients, for the best possible results. You'll feel, and SEE, the difference!

But of course, this is all very easy to say... The proof is in the before and afters of our very own UpCirclers.

Fruit waters and their benefits in skincare

 

Fruit water for skin brings a range of fabulous benefits. We use bergamot, kiwi and mandarin fruit waters in our skincare – here we explain why.

SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: UPCIRCLE SKIN TRANSFORMATIONS

 

We use the highest quality ingredients, for the best possible results. You'll feel, and SEE, the difference! The proof is in the before and afters of our very own UpCirclers.

Did you know these popular skincare ingredients come from animals?


Did you know these popular skincare ingredients come from animals? Here are all the non vegan skincare ingredients to be aware of and their vegan alternatives.

7 benefits of using face serum


Should you be using a face serum? We share 7 amazing benefits of using face serum, what face serum is, and how to choose one for your skin type and routine.

Hyaluronic acid – what’s all the fuss about?

 

It may sound like something out of a chemistry set, but hyaluronic acid for skin and eyes is big news in the beauty industry. We explain what it is and the benefits.