You’ve been hearing about Vitamin C since kindergarten–probably even before that. And truth is, Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. Taken as a supplement, it’s a strong antioxidant that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, battle high blood pressure, fight heart disease risk factors, and even help prevent gout attacks.
But why does your SKIN need Vitamin C?
To understand the concept of skin health as it relates to Vitamin C, let’s start with the free radical.
A free radical is a molecule that has at least one unpaired electron. Stay with us, this is important! The unpaired free radical, in a mad search for a partner, often attaches itself to the cell membrane (skin) causing cells to die. Outwardly, that looks like premature aging, dullness, discoloration, and some other signs of unhealthy skin.
Here’s the really important part: Vitamin C is credited with protecting skin from free radicals.
But where do free radicals come from?
These lonely, unpaired electrons are caused by a variety of factors–UV ray exposure, poor diet, stress, smoking, pollution–even (some) skincare. Those are all things you can control and protect against. There are some things you can’t control–like genetics. The good news is, Vitamin C can help neutralize the damage caused by free radicals–in addition to some amazing other benefits.
The bonus benefits of Vitamin C.
In addition to cleaning up behind the free radicals, Vitamin C also:
- Promotes collagen production to help skin look more youthful (diminishes the appearance of wrinkles)
- Reduces redness/inflammation by helping to repair the tissue and soothe irritated skin
- Helps brighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots (also helps with dark circles!)
- Helps strengthen the skin to guard against UV exposure (TIP: Vitamin C can also help boost your sunscreen’s effectiveness)
- Helps even skin tone, significantly improve hydration, and shield skin from the visible impact of pollution (those free radicals again!)
When to use Vitamin C.
Daily. And here’s how.
Vitamin C destabilizes when it comes into contact with the air. That means packaging is key. Circcell Vitamin C Ampoules are single-use capsules that contain a high-performance blend of Vitamin C. The single-dose capsule protects the potency and efficacy of the active ingredients, so you get maximum potency from a small–but powerful–amount of product.
Use the Vitamin C ampoules after cleansing and before moisturizer or use them has a brightening primer before foundation. Either way gives you the daily dose that benefits your skin the most.
This extraordinary oil features a cutting-edge oil fermentation technology designed to increase product of the free fatty acids in the oil. The combination of this technology and pure botanical oils help fight the signs of aging, helping to preserve your skin’s elasticity and suppleness while improving the appearance of discoloration.
Use Jacqueline’s Blend in the evening–after moisturizing. We also recommend keeping it close by for air travel (before you take off and once an hour!) or whenever your skin is exposed to any harsh weather conditions.
This treasure, with its anti-inflammatory, brightening, and antioxidant properties, was originally formulated exclusively for aestheticians. Featuring essential oils of mandarin, grapefruit, and lemon–as well as Vitamin C and Aloe Vera–this cleanser helps remove the most stubborn makeup for a perfectly balanced, soft, refreshed complexion. The Vitamin C also infuses antioxidant protection into your cleansing ritual, helping to fade age spots and undereye circles, rebalance the skin, and protect from environmental stress.
Use Mandarin Cleansing Milk up to twice daily, morning and evening.
Mechanical engineer and Wharton MBA, Maya Crothers, began her career in corporate America where she worked in consulting and operations for a variety of Fortune 100 companies. After leaving the corporate world and moving to Jackson Hole, WY she found the need for high performance, clean skincare that could stand up to extreme environments. This led to her founding Circcell Skincare. She lives in Jackson Hole with her husband, two children and a menagerie of animals.