It’s a fact of life: Acne affects the young… and the not-so-young.
Typically associated with oily skin, acne can also be affected by hormones, diet, stress and anxiety and even genetics. This is why you get spotty even when you’re well past your teens and 20s!
Regardless, the top cause of breakouts is oil and bacteria. And without proper care, anyone can wake up to congested skin.
Your body produces oil – better known as sebum – through glands that are connected to your hair follicles. When your body produces an excess of this sebum, the oil and dead skin cells build up in the follicle, creating a unique environment where bacteria can grow.
What results are inflamed and infected hair follicles from this bacteria, which we know as acne. Characteristics of acne usually include pimples, blackheads and whiteheads that irritate the skin and cause redness and inflammation.
To combat acne, many turn first to topical treatments to help control the skin’s overproduction of sebum, cleanse the follicles of buildup, calm inflammation and kill acne-causing bacteria. Circcell offers three gentle yet potent formulas for a healthier, more balanced complexion — without dryness, damage or irritation.
Dew pH Perfector
The Dew pH Perfector is a richly hydrating serum which works to balance the skin’s acid mantle, a thin, protective layer rich in natural oils, fatty acids and natural moisture. By balancing the skin, Dew calms and soothes the skin to help combat inflammation caused by acne and blemishes. Lactic Acid helps remove cellular debris in the skin’s pores, while ingredients like Camphor and Amino Acids eliminate acne-causing bacteria and provide a dose of much-needed hydration to the skin. The Dew pH Perfector can be used after cleansing the skin and, when used regularly, can help perfect your skin’s natural pH levels – an essential factor to healthy skin.
Red Algae Clarifying Masque
The Red Algae Clarifying Masque gently exfoliates the skin and detoxifies your pores to help remove the buildup of bacteria causing blemishes and breakouts. Red Algae is effective in soothing irritated skin due to its main component, Usnic Acid, whilst the clarifying blend of rich botanical extracts brightens and refines the skin. Oils like Tea Tree, Grapeseed, Thyme, Lavender and Grapefruit work to promote a clear complexion by combating blemish-causing bacteria and reducing the appearance and severity of pores. Apply the Red Algae Clarifying Masque after cleansing or as a spot treatment to effectively clear the skin for a brighter, more rejuvenated complexion.
Extraordinary Face Oil for Oily/Problematic Skin (Wooshie’s Blend)
This Extraordinary Face Oil is perfect for oily, problem-prone skin due to its myriad of effective yet gentle botanical extracts. The unique fermentation process of this oil increases the production of free fatty acids – acids that retain vitamins, nutrients and moisture in the skin – which encourages healthy, more youthful-looking skin. These fatty acids ensure cellular turnover, which helps rid your complexion of bacteria and dead skin cells – precursors for the formation of blemishes and acne. Tea Tree oil acts as a powerful antiseptic agent, killing acne-causing bacteria at the same time that essential oils like Neroli, White Grapefruit and Vetiver clarify the skin. This Extraordinary Facial Oil balances and regulates over-oily skin to ensure a calm complexion visibly improved by the reduction of blemishes and irritation.