Blood serum? Microneedling? The pop culture vampire craze has acclimated us to many chilling turns of phrase, but these terms did not originate in Transylvania. Hardly the stuff of horror, these words are actually on the cutting edge of beauty. Yes, beauty - the human kind, the fleeting kind, the kind that becomes tougher to maintain as time flies, for us mere mortals. Enter Circ•Cell Skincare. Headed by CEO Christopher Hausman, the Dallas-based company specializes in improving the skin through scientifically formulated products and procedures. Fronting the Circ Cell lineup is the brand’s signature ABO +|- Blood Serum, an at-home product with some serious science in its corner. The Advanced Infusion Therapy Facial, another high-tech offering from Circ•Cell, is where the aforementioned microneedling comes in. We experienced it for ourselves, in fact, and so remarkable was the process, we pressed on to learn more about Circ•Cell from Hausman himself. Touted by New Beauty Magazine, The Today Show, and People Style Watch, just to name a few, Circ•Cell has yet to become a household name here in Big D. Surely, it’s not because we’re afraid of a little needling? Read on for our exclusive – and surprising - Q&A with Chris Hausman. SkinCeuticals as a skin care giant now, but at that time, I was hired to answer phones and pack boxes for five dollars an hour in a small Deep Ellum loft. Somehow I was lucky enough to be SkinCeuticals’ first employee, actually. “I quickly became passionate about the industry, because properly developed products really do improve the health and appearance of the skin. So, they truly help improve people’s lives. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction knowing that the products I have brought to market help people not only look and feel better, but have healthier skin as well.” Also unexpected, and perhaps a bit Gothic, is the name of Circ•Cell’s signature product: ABO +|- Blood Serum. Let’s set the record straight. Does the product contain any - dare we ask? – actual blood? “No. The product doesn’t contain any blood or blood products.” So why the spooky name, Chris? “It certainly grabs one’s attention, doesn’t it? I think we are going to be hearing more and more about the function of blood in premature aging. Unbeknownst to most people, blood plays an extremely important role in skin’s appearance. As we age, and our micro-vascular network starts to break down, key components of the skin don’t receive critical nutrients and oxygen. They also lose their ability to purge metabolic waste, all of which can erode the structural elements of the skin. ABO +|- Blood Serum uses oxygen-rich technologies to supplement some of these functions topically, and help counteract the resulting visible signs of aging.” Circ•Cell’s Transdermal Delivery System (utilized in the Advanced Infusion Therapy Facial). It simultaneously creates microchannels while infusing with powerful active ingredients.” Editor's Note: The Circ•Cell Skincare Advanced Infusion Therapy Facial is available in Dallas exclusively at Renew Beauty Med Spa at NorthPark Center. For whom would you recommend the Advanced Infusion Therapy Facial? “The facial is ideal for anyone with sagging, prematurely wrinkled, dry, or pigmented skin. It really revitalizes and invigorates the skin, so it’s perfect pre-party or special event. Women are increasingly looking to achieve real results without the invasive, painful procedures of the past, and the newest technologies are finally making that possible.” Geothermal Clay Cleanser, for example, and has her teenage daughter hooked on it as well.” What do you think is the biggest or most common mistake women make in their skincare regimens? “Overdoing it - and not just with exfoliation, but with anything. Just because a little worked doesn’t mean a lot will net better results. Usually it’s the other way around. And don’t forget to wear your sunscreen.” Finally, when you’re not traveling or developing new Circ•Cell Skincare products (or sitting through interviews with nosy writers), what do you like to do in your spare time? “This is going to sound cliché, but I’m really just an aesthetic. It goes beyond the enjoyment of good food, wine, art, music, travel, and architecture. It’s about finding the beauty and sensuality in any experience. What else is there?” All images via Circ•Cell Skincare. For more information, visit CircCell.com.