Oils are one of the beauty world’s most complex conundrums. Hundreds of products flood the market designed to target excess oil production with the words “oil-free” smattered on the packaging, painting the picture that oils should be avoided, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin. But more and more, science and skincare are both embracing facial oils as a solution to target a wide variety of skin issues — and for all-around revitalization — even for acne-prone skin types.But not all oils are created equal. In order for your skin to drink up the high concentration of botanical actives and reap the benefits of their potent nutrients, facial oils must be expertly crafted, formulated with superior-quality sources and blended together harmoniously to penetrate skin. Essential oils in particular are what grace the most high-performance facial oils. Natural and highly beneficial, essential oils are typically extracted from different parts of a plant, whether it's the leaf, stem, root, bark, or flower. (Sometimes, products will have “fragrance oils” or “perfume oils” -- don't confuse those with an essential oil.) Essential oils harness great power and can help with dozens of skin concerns and conditions, notably the signs of aging, excessively dry skin, inflammation and even acne. For example: Lavender Oil. It’s not just used in aromatherapy for relaxation; it poses extraordinary benefits for your skin and works exceptionally well at helping to regenerate skin cells, so stressed skin and scarring will have a faster heal time for a stress-free, radiant complexion. Tea Tree Oil works to regulate oil production, making it ideal for those with frequent breakouts. This oil has antibacterial properties and works to help block acne-causing bacteria from being an unwelcome guest in your pores. The Circcell Difference: Facial oils that effect real change in skin Circcell takes facial oils several steps further. Traditionally, facial oils rest on top of skin. At Circcell we use a cutting-edge oil fermentation technology that decreases the molecular size of the oil so that the oils can penetrate and take the actives with them. The fermentation process also helps increase the production of free fatty acids that are necessary for cellular membrane health. The cellular membrane is the gatekeeper of the cell. It decides which nutrients to allow in and which toxins to purge. Each oil base comprises lipids sourced from the highest-quality botanicals to create the skin lipid profile of a healthy 22-year-old along with a potent bouquet of antioxidants such as vitamins A, B, C & E blended with Moringa Oil (the most oxidatively stable oil available). In Jacqueline’s Blend for Anti-Aging, we added to our extraordinary base the purest essential Rose and Jasmine oils. Rose Oil has lifting and toning power, while Jasmine Oil helps to boost skin elasticity to give your skin that toned, firm, smooth appearance. In our Nancy’s Blend for Healing/Sensitive Skin, we utilized the power of Sunflower Seed Oil’s anti-inflammatory properties to help calm and soothe the skin. In Wooshie's Blend for Oily/Problematic Skin, we harness the powers of nature's anti-bacterial and calming oils, such as pumpkin seed oil and white grapefruit oil, to provide gorgeous clarity. Oils & Winter Skin: Many of us feel the need for extra hydration and skin protection during the winter months. The feel of an oil is like comfort food for our skin under these conditions. But the lingering, greasy residue that results from the oils resting on top of the skin inhibits us from indulging ourselves. Thanks to our fermentation process this problem has been solved. Our oil blends will penetrate and feel like pure luxury for your skin. We highly recommend using oils as the final step of your evening skincare routine. The oils will penetrate through the products you have applied underneath them, so your skin will receive their benefits AND they will seal in your other products creating a sleeping mask that works through the night. For extra intense hydration use our Creme ER3 and top it off with one of our oil blends. You will wake up with dewy, fresh skin. If essential oils are not yet part of your balanced lifestyle, now is the time to incorporate them for their amazing aromas and transformative skin benefits. Nature has provided us with its best solutions for graceful aging and a glowing complexion, and its abundant resources can be at your fingertips.