UpCircle

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…

Simple skin care routines for morning and evening

 

Are you looking for a simple skin care routine for morning and night that’s natural, straightforward, and absolutely not convoluted? Then this guide is for you.

A celebration of natural skin texture

 

We believe that everyone should celebrate their natural skin texture. But we also know that considering your skin texture is vital when choosing your skincare.

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.

New Year, new skincare resolutions


New Year, new skincare resolutions.

2020 is here, and we've got plenty of suggestions for easy-to-implement skincare regime upgrades!

2021 skincare and beauty trend predictions

 

2020 is, thankfully, nearly behind us. As we look to the future, it’s time to consider the skincare and beauty trends for 2021 – here are our predictions.

The UpCircle guide to hand sanitiser

 

In our guide to hand sanitiser we explain everything you need to know to look after your hands – from ingredients to the best hand sanitiser for dry hands.

Tips for dealing with maskne

 

If you’re suddenly getting more spots around your nose and chin from wearing a face mask, you’re not alone. We explain how you can prevent and treat maskne.

HOW TO WIN AT WINTER SKIN

Winter is well and truly on its way, and whilst we swap our sandals for boots and Aperol in the park for mulled wine by the fire, we also need to adjust our skincare routines to keep us glowing! We're here to make sure the strong bitter winds and central heating don’t cause havoc for you and your skin.

Skin and stress: top tips for managing stress

 

If your skin is sensitive or reactive, then stress will show on your skin. Here we share our best stress management tips to help your skin and wellbeing.

Caring for mature skin – our top tips

 

We share our top tips for taking care of mature skin care, along with our best recommendations of natural skincare products for mature skin.

Ingredient Highlight: Apricot stone powder

 

Apricot kernel powder has an incredible range of benefits for both skin and overall health. We explain everything you need to know about this wonder ingredient.

Skincare benefits of chamomile

 

The chamomile benefits for skin are numerous – in this post, we explain what chamomile is, its benefits in skincare, and how to add it to your skin 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.

What are toners and why should you use one?

 

What is toner? Many of us use it, but what does toner do for your skin and why should you use it? We explain the benefits in our guide to skin toners.

UPCIRCLE RESULTS IN PICTURES

 

We believe you shouldn’t have to choose between doing the right thing and getting the best results. With UpCircle, you get to enjoy the uplifting benefits of nature’s own skin rejuvenators – and do the planet some good, too

More skin transformations here!!

The return of the solid soap bar

 

We are championing the return of the solid soap bar. Here we share its history and explain the benefits of using bar soap for both you and the planet.

UPCIRCLE TESTIMONIALS - WITH PICS!

 

We want show the world there's no compromise on performance when elevating leftover natural ingredients. In fact, the results are usually much better than the conventional, mass-produced skincare options out there! Have a look, and a read, of some of our latest UpCircler feedback:

Back and chest acne: what you can do

 

If you’re reading this then you’re no doubt keen to know how to get rid of back acne, as well as acne breakouts on your chest. In this post, we’re going to help you find some solutions.

From the inside out: 8 foods for clear, healthy skin


While we know the importance of good skincare, we also know that healthy skin comes from within. So here are the best foods for clear skin.

Argan and skincare – a journey from tree to moisturiser

 

We use the finely ground powder of discarded argan shells in our moisturiser – here we share the story of argan and the benefits of argan oil for skin.

Skin Care Tips For Sensitive Skin – We Answer Your FAQs

 

We get asked a lot of questions around sensitive skin – from causes to the ingredients to avoid. Here we share our skin care tips for sensitive skin.

The ultimate summer-ready skincare routine

 

With the summer months fast approaching, we share our recommendations for the ultimate summer-ready skincare routine – whether you have dry or oily skin.

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!

How to calm facial redness and inflammation


We explain the causes of facial redness and share our top tips for how to calm red skin on face, from soothing inflammation to combating rosacea.

UpCircle: Real People, Real Results!

We believe you shouldn’t have to choose between doing the right thing and getting the best results. With UpCircle, you get to enjoy the uplifting benefits of nature’s own skin rejuvenators – and do the planet some good, too

More skin transformations here!!

 

Urban dwellers: what is skin pollution?


What is skin pollution and what are the effects of it on skin? In this post, we explain how to protect skin from sun and pollution naturally.

UpCircle Before and Afters


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.

What is my skin type?

 
What is my skin type? The answer to this common question isn’t always clear-cut. We explain how to identify your skin type and choose products accordingly.

What are parabens and why are they so bad?

 
It’s likely that you’ve heard of parabens and their bad reputation. But what exactly are parabens and why are they so bad? In this post, we explain all.

Our top tips for acne-free skin

 
We share our top tips to clear up acne and keep those blemishes at bay. From keeping your skincare regime simple to making some healthy lifestyle changes.

Best skin care routine for acne-prone skin

We bring you the best skincare routine for acne and oily skin, as well as anyone looking to achieve a brighter, clearer complexion. Fall in love with your skin again.

UPCIRCLER TESTIMONY

It's easy for us to tell you how amazing our products are... but we're biased!

Have a listen to some vlogger reviews - because you don't need to take our word for it!

Blackheads, Whiteheads and the Grey in Between

Watch the TV for a while and, sure enough, you’ll likely be treated to an advert for some kind of acne skincare - normally involving a 20-something-year-old actor pretending to be a teen with a pimple. 

One question though. What actually is a pimple, and how do you get rid of them?

Double cleansing – what is it and how do I do it?

Cleansing your skin is absolutely vital! Most of us are city-dwellers, constantly bombarded by airborne bacteria and pollution.

If we don’t properly clean our skin, these toxins and dirt accumulate, contributing to aging, spots and pigmentation.

Healthy-looking skin is clean skin!

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY: OUR FAVE COFFEE SKINCARE RECIPES

International Coffee Day. A global celebration of our favourite beverage... and our favourite skincare ingredient!

So what better way to celebrate than by sharing our top skincare recipes that all feature (you've guessed it) COFFEE!

Did Someone Say Chocolate?

ICYMI: We just dropped our brand new Cacao and Coffee Body Scrub and unsurprisingly the orders went flying out the door. Why unsurprisingly? Can you name one better pairing than chocolate and coffee? We'll wait.

These two are the GOAT. The MVPs. The OGs. So, in celebration of all things chocolate, we've gone into more detail about why it is that we're all so obsessed, and why its not just the taste that's drawing us in.

The harmful chemicals hiding in your house

We are often told "BEWARE: There are hidden toxic ingredients in the products you use everyday". It's certainly not comforting... particularly when you've got little to no knowledge on what those nasty ingredients may be.. or how to decipher them. 

Well, here to unpack it all for us is Natasha (AKA Forage Botanicals) with a guest blog just for us.

Let's get stuck in!