I’m really excited to be an authorised Environ Skin Care Professional. This fantastic range is unique because it has been scientifically developed around one main cornerstone ingredient: vitamin A.
Environ is the brainchild of Dr Des Fernandes, a plastic surgeon and skincare specialist, who introduced the first Environ® skin care products back in 1990. Dr Fernandes was one of the first aesthetic specialists to see the potential of vitamin A. He and his team have been working on developing and extending the range since then.
What’s so special about vitamin A?
Vitamin A, and its derivative, retinol, have been clinically proven to play an essential role in skin health.
In fact, vitamin A is found naturally in the skin, but it breaks down when exposed to sunlight. Whilst a healthy, balanced diet can help to boost levels of vitamin A, applying it topically has also been found to produce many beneficial effects, including:
- Helping to normalise oil production, improving conditions such as acne
- Helping to address excess pigmentation by acting on one of the enzymes responsible for the production of melanin
- Stimulating the cells that produce collagen in the dermis, leaving the skin looking firmer
- Speeding up the healing process by supporting the skin’s immune system
- So as you can see, it’s a bit of a wonder ingredient in skin care!
Alongside vitamin A, the Environ® products also contain other essential nutrients, including antioxidants (such as vitamin C) and peptides. The range works to enhance and fortify the skin. The products strengthen and protect the skin, achieving noticeable, long-term results.
One of the other unique features of the Environ range is the very clever Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™. which gradually increases the concentrations of vitamin A. This is important, because vitamin A can cause adverse reactions. Gently increasing the dose allows the skin to adapt, and makes these reactions less likely – whilst still achieving the benefits.
Will Environ suit me?
With more than 140 products in the Environ range, there is something to suit everyone! And this means I can tailor a skincare routine to suit your individual needs.
The Skin EssentiA range contains antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E, the B-Active range is formulated to improve the appearance of blemish-prone skin, while the Evenescence range contains a form of vitamin C and works to improve uneven skin tone.
I really like the Ionzyme Focus Hydrating Serum, which helps to plump and hydrate targeted areas of the skin. Containing hyaluronic acid, you apply just a few drops at a time to help improve the appearance of fine lines.
If you’d like to find out more about the range, and if it could be right for you, just get in touch to arrange a full consultation. At your consultation we can talk in detail about your skin’s needs and your desired outcomes.
You can also take a look at the Environ website to find out more about the specific products in the range.