How do we get beautiful skin for a lifetime – I always get asked what I use on my skin? For the last 8 years I have been using Environ Skincare products and being the grand old age of 51 years young – these days wouldn’t use anything else!! So who are they?
Environ is the brain child of Dr Des Fernades and unlike other doctors he hasn’t just sold his name he is actively involved in the brand today and still a practicing plastic surgeon, he became interested in physiology of the skin following the deaths of two young patients due to melanoma (skin cancer), Through his research he discovered the essential role of Vitamin A in skin health especially in relation to sun damaged skin. The Environ philosophy is to provide proven, cutting edge technology and sound skin science principles, creating skincare for men and women from youth to maturity. The messages is spread amongst advanced skincare therapist, beauty therapists, and beauty journalists, not by taking out huge advertorials in high class magazines as this cost is passed onto YOU the customer.
Buying skincare, we have 3 types of products:-
- Over the counter purchases.
- Cosmeceutical products using pharmaceutical grade ingredients, salon purchase.
- Prescription products, prescribed by a Doctor.
Environ is a cosmeceutical product using pharmaceutical grade ingredients, but they don’t stop there, you start off on AVST 1 and move up the ladder to AVST 5 on the advice of your esthetician, so as your skin acclimatizes you step up to the next strength. Vitamin A is not new to the skin but it depletes as we age and put our skin through environmental and lifestyle issues so it is important to get the skin used to a level before moving up.
The Science Bit- extensive scientific research and trials have shown that vitamin a has a corrective effect on skin, smoothing it and softening, protecting it from free radicals. However its most important activity is to normalize the function of the skin, it promotes the production of healthy collagen and elastin and improves the skins natural moisture leading to healthy younger looking skin. Dr Des Fernandes says “The most important thing to remember is that vitamin A (either in supplements or topically) is irreplaceable for the skin. There is simply no alternative for healthy skin at a cellular level. Many other expensive products will make your skin “feel better” but nothing else will actually give you better skin. After many years of research and tests I am convinced of the truth of this”.
Having moved up many of the steps I wholeheartedly agree with Dr Des – I am passionate that everyone can have great skin but there is some homework involved!!! So for me I don’t care that is doesn’t smell of roses, or looks good in my bathroom – but I do want it to do what is says on the tin!!!!