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…

HYPEBAE - APR 2021

https://hypebae.com/2021/4/new-sustainable-beauty-brands-makeup-skincare-haircare-millennial-gen-z-dieux-skin-bread-youth-to-the-people

FORBES - APR 2021

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes-personal-shopper/2021/04/12/20-great-gift-ideas-for-mothers-day-2021/?sh=14cb0bb6d2b0

MARIE CLAIRE- APR 2021

https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/beauty-news/earth-day-2021-beauty-changes-734998

TODAY- APR 2021

https://www.today.com/shop/upcycled-skin-care-products-t215080

PEOPLE - APR 2021

https://people.com/style/earth-friendly-tweaks-for-a-cleaner-beauty-routine/?slide=f18a4f98-8a4c-466b-ba6f-ad098daa883e#f18a4f98-8a4c-466b-ba6f-ad098daa883e

THE BEAUTY SHORTLIST- APR 2021

https://www.thebeautyshortlist.com/2021/04/19/keep-it-clean-the-almost-naked-heroes-flying-the-flag-for-plastic-free/

MINDBODYGREEN - APR 2021

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-environmentally-friendly-beauty-products

ELLE INDIA - APR 2021

https://elle.in/article/beauty-industry-is-finally-moving-towards-recycled-ingredients/

Mamabella - MAR 2021

https://www.mamabella.uk/best-cleanser-for-acne-which-acne-cleanser-actually-gets-rid-of-or-reduces-spots/

FROW Magazine - MAR 2021

https://www.frowmagazine.com/6-face-masks-that-will-improve-replenish-and-boost-your-skin/

Popsugar. - MAR 2021

https://www.popsugar.co.uk/beauty/photo-gallery/48215068/image/48215065/Upcircle-Face-Cleansing-Balm

Evening Standard - MAR 2021

https://www.standard.co.uk/insider/beauty-bars-block-products-plastic-free-no-packaging-b925114.html

Marie Claire - MAR 2021

https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/best-sustainable-beauty-for-earth-day-695114

ELLE UK - MAR 2021

https://www.elle.com/uk/beauty/a35595318/female-entrepreneurs-beauty-industry/

Harper's Bazaar - FEB 2021

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/beauty/skincare/a33414076/what-is-carbon-neutrality-beauty/

PureWow- FEB 2021

https://www.purewow.com/beauty/best-natural-soap

DAILY MAIL- JAN 2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9193949/In-vital-series-experts-share-foolproof-ways-stay-polished-toe.html

BEAUTY BAY- JAN 2021

https://www.beautybay.com/edited/at-home-facial/

INDEPENDENT- DEC 2020

https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/christmasgifts/food/christmas-dinner-ideas-food-menu-b1768564.html

WHO WHAT WEAR - DEC 2020

https://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/best-british-beauty-brands/slide18

INDEPENDENT - DEC 2020

https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/home-fragrances/best-winter-candle-white-company-b1766261.html

ABOUT TIME - DEC 2020

https://www.abouttimemagazine.co.uk/london/christmas-2020-20-gift-ideas-for-men/

INDEPENDENT- DEC 2020

https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/christmasgifts/stocking-fillers/best-beauty-stocking-fillers-christmas-makeup-skincare-b1722349.html

NEWSCHAIN - DEC 2020

https://www.newschain.uk/lifestyle/fashion-and-beauty/15-feel-good-festive-gifts-beauty-buffs-53188

THE C WORD MAG- DEC 2020

https://www.thecwordmag.co.uk/consume/everything-you-need-to-know-about-upcircle-from-co-founder-anna-brightman

VEGAN LIFE- DEC 2020

https://www.veganlifemag.com/the-best-sustainable-beauty-brands-of-2020/

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING- DEC 2020

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/fashion-beauty/skincare-advice/g29953010/skincare-gift-set/

BEAUTY-NOT-CRUELTY- DEC 2020

https://www.beauty-not-cruelty.com/blog/beauty-not-crueltys-top-products-of-2020

VIRGIN- NOV 2020

https://virgin.com/about-virgin/latest/five-vegan-brands-you-need-to-know-about

ESQUIRE- NOV 2020

https://www.esquire.com/uk/style/g34710269/mens-grooming-gifts/

GET THE GLOSS- NOV 2020

https://www.getthegloss.com/news/revealed-the-get-the-gloss-beauty-and-wellness-awards-2020-winners

COSMOPOLITAN- NOV 2020

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/beauty-hair/g4729/cheap-christmas-beauty-gifts/

GET THE GLOSS- NOV 2020

https://www.getthegloss.com/news/revealed-the-get-the-gloss-beauty-and-wellness-awards-2020-finalists

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING - NOV 2020

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/fashion-beauty/g33248803/sustainable-beauty-brands/?slide=2

ELLE- NOV 2020

https://www.elle.com/uk/beauty/skin/a34518016/by-product-beauty-zero-waste-eco-skincare/

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING - OCT 2020

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/fashion-beauty/g25930244/latest-in-beauty/?slide=2

GET THE GLOSS- SEP 2020

https://www.getthegloss.com/news/glossy-picks-all-the-new-beauty-buys-our-editors-took-home-this-week

REFINERY 29- SEP 2020

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/natural-skincare-environmental-impact-climate-change

GLAMOUR - SEP 2020

https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/gallery/support-small-british-beauty-brands-businesses

DATING NEWS - SEP 2020

https://www.datingnews.com/daters-pulse/upcircle-beauty-offers-upcycled-skincare-products-for-date-nights/

WHITNEY PORT - JUL '20

https://whitneyport.com/2020/07/24/celeste-thomas-registered-nurse-holistic-skincare-expert-must-have-skincare-products/

BEAUTY PACKAGING - JUL '20

https://www.beautypackaging.com/issues/2020-07-01/view_columns/indies-adopting-a-circular-approach/

BARRON'S - JUN '20

https://www.barrons.com/articles/good-company-upcircles-natural-skincare-made-from-recycled-coffee-grounds-01592504182

PHOTOBOOK - JUN '20

https://www.photobookmagazine.com/features/skincare-products-made-from-collecting-coffee-ground-waste-from-artisanal-coffee-shops-in-london-check-out-upcircle-beauty

APE TO GENTLEMAN - JUN '20

https://www.apetogentleman.com/best-face-scrubs-men/

EL MUMS - JUN '20

https://elmums.com/beauty/five-ways-to-banish-the-plastic-from-your-bathroom-cabinet/

LIVE KINDLY - JUN '20

https://www.livekindly.co/cruelty-free-vegan-bath-products/

THE CHIC - JUN '20

https://www.thechic.us/safe-and-clean-beauty-product-recommendations-for-pregnancy/

VIRGIN - MAY '20

https://www.virgin.com/richard/holly-sam-0/business-unusual-virgin-startup-and-upcircle-beauty

MSN - MAY '20

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/small-brands-are-shaping-the-future-of-sustainability-in-beauty/ar-BB139SRp