Environ is a globally recognised and loved Professional Skin Care brand that is built on science, beauty and care.
We believe that skin has a life and that vitamin A is the “oxygen” it needs to look beautiful and healthy for life.
The introduction of vitamin A into skin care formulations was a ground-breaking development. Dr Des Fernandes, rated amongst the top five plastic surgeons in the world, was a pioneer in this field in the 1980s, and was the the first to successfully use vitamin A and antioxidants in a cosmetic product.
Environ’s Group Chairman and CEO Val Carstens, believed in her brother, and commenced selling these creams to friends and family prior to the formation of the company. She has built Environ Skin Care from a dream to the global success that it is today with over 140 products available in more than 70 countries.
Since Dr Des Fernandes founded Environ in 1990, vitamin A has become the cornerstone ingredient in the Environ Skin Care philosophy. It is an essential skin nutrient that has to be replenished every day for skin to appear healthier and more resilient.
Combined with other essential nutrients, like antioxidants and peptides, the long-term enhancement of the appearance of the skin becomes clearly visible. Backed by constant research, new and even more effective products are continually being introduced to the Environ range.
As a brand, we are proud enough to recommend our products to the people who matter most in our lives. If we weren’t, we wouldn’t create them.
Environ uses the power of beautiful science to create products that make a real difference to people’s lives. The 100+ international awards continue to recognise the brand for outstanding products which is why Environ is favoured by international skin care therapists, the medical fraternity, beauty editors, aestheticians and film stars.
Why vitamin A scores an ‘A’ Grade
Dr Des Fernandes, founder and scientific director of Environ, says: “Aging skin is a direct result of sun-induced vitamin A deficiency. Correct the deficiency and you’ll have more radiant-looking skin.”
Everything that defines healthy-looking, beautiful skin is a direct result of vitamin A. It is the only known molecule that helps keep the skin healthy and helps to provide anti-aging benefits.
A vitamin A deficiency could lead to skin abnormalities such as pigmentation irregularities, sun damage, aging, and skin cancer. The most common skin care problem in both men and women is sun-damage, and the long-term effects of sun exposure are sinister. In order for us to help combat this sun-induced vitamin-A deficiency, we must replenish vitamin A in our cells every day and for this process to be effective, we need to help restore the effects of our vitamin A receptors within the skin.
Dr Des knew that vitamin A was essential for life which is why it is the cornerstone ingredient in the Environ skin care philosophy. It must be replaced daily for skin to appear healthier and more resilient and resulted in the creation of the world’s first Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™.
Vitamin A is the only scientifically known element that keeps skin healthy and combats the effects of aging. It has been proven that sufficient vitamin A:
- Promoting the effects of the skin’s natural moisturising factor and gives it a radiant glow
- Strengthening the effects of the skin’s outer layer to keep it looking firm
- Stimulates the production of natural protein to keep skin looking healthy
- Supporting the effects of skin’s immune system and helps prevent the appearance of breakouts
- Assists in reducing the likelihood of the development of potential skin cancers, giving you greater peace of mind
With these five star benefits and Environ’s industry leading Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™, skin can be reborn and look healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.
Our Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™
The core Environ skin care products in the Essential Care segment are based on Environ’s own Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™. Created to help skin become more comfortable with increased levels of vitamin A and other ingredients from one level to the next so that skin can be reborn and look healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.
How Step-Up Works
Our skin needs to become accustomed to extra vitamins being applied to it, particularly vitamin A which is vital for its health, radiance and youthfulness. Environ’s range of moisturisers in the Essential Skin Care segment contain a series of products with increasing amounts of vitamin A as well as other vitamins and antioxidants.
- After pre-cleansing, cleansing and toning with Environ products, start with the moisturiser containing the lowest amounts of vitamin A and other ingredients. Use 2 or 3 containers until skin is completely comfortable with a low level of vitamin A and other ingredients.
- Then move on to the second level moisturiser with the next highest amount of vitamin A and other ingredients. Again use 2 or 3 containers until your skin is comfortable before moving on to the third Step-Up level.
- Continue this process until you reach the top level of the STEP-UP SYSTEM™, with the highest amount of vitamin A and other healthy skin essential nutrients.
- On this exciting journey you will notice your skin becoming progressively smoother, younger and more radiant. Once you achieve the top level, your skin should look and feel the best it can be.
- Maintain it by continuing with the Environ skin care regime. If you allow it to lapse you will simply need to restart your routine at a lower level. If you have lapsed for longer than a year, we recommend you start again at the lowest level.
Start low and go slow with the Environ Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ and consult your Skin Care Professional before progressing from one Step-Up level to the next.
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