The introduction of vitamin A into the formulation of skin care products heralded a new era in the treatment of sun-damaged skin. Although some cosmetic companies were using very low doses of vitamin A in their skin care products in the 1980s, Dr Des Fernandes, a prominent Cape Town plastic surgeon, was the first person in the world to introduce vitamin A in high effective doses. This range established Environ® as a leader in skin care.
The Environ skin care range was first formulated as a result of Dr Fernandes' misfortune when he attempted to treat the melanoma of two young, charismatic patients, who both died before they were twenty-three years old. Such a horrifying experience left an indelible scar on his life as a doctor. For this reason, he started to study the mechanism of skin cancer and the skin - and thus Environ was born.
The real beauty of Environ is that you do not need to alter the original regime you began with, except to add specific intensive products as and when needed; the concept of replacing lost vitamins in the skin is always adhered to. The skin does not change the way it works merely because a person ages. This means that regimes are similar for all, except that at different ages the levels of vitamins and certain intensive products will be utilised for specific concerns. Environ's philosophy is to maintain a beautiful skin for a life time, no matter what your age, skin tone or gender may be.
We all age from birth onwards and our skin follows the same pattern. Thankfully there is a great deal you can do to maintain the appearance of a beautiful skin!
According to Dr. Desmond Fernandes, starting at a very early age and learning to maintain and nurture one of the greatest assets every person has, makes perfect scientific sense. Choosing the correct skin care routine for your age is crucial to maintaining beautiful skin throughout your life and well into your mature years
The home range moisturisers contain vitamin A and antioxidants including vitamin E, vitamin C, Green Tea Extract, Honeybush and Rooibos Tea Extracts, Resveratrol and Beta-Carotene. The concentration of vitamins A and C increase in the step-up system of the moisturisers. Therefore, you are advised to follow the step-up system.
There are 4 other ranges that are designed to work at treating specific skin concerns such as acne, pigmentation, aging and a range of body products.
Environ treatments use The Ionzyme® DF ll Machine. This machine is specifically designed for use in Active Environ facials and was the first machine of its kind to combine Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis.
Iontophoresis is an electrical current that is passed through the skin and facilitates greater penetration of vitamins into the skin. Sonophoresis involves the use of sound waves to transport vitamin molecules through the skin and produces better penetration through the skin than conventional ultrasound. When both methods are combined the product penetration is increased by 4400%. This means that the skin is treated from the deeper layers repairing your skin cells as they come to the surface, this gives long lasting results.
Environ's unique tiered system means that we are able to continually step-up the levels to customise your facials. Prior to your first treatment a thorough consultation is carried out to determine which treatment is most suitable. We will also give you a personalised skincare routine for you to use at home to continue to get the best results possible.