The introduction of vitamin A into skin care formulations was a ground-breaking development in skin care. Dr Des Fernandes, rated amongst the top five plastic surgeons in the world, was a pioneer in this field in the 1980s. He was the first to use vitamin A in high enough doses that help counteract the harmful effects of the environment, pollution and stress, and create the appearance of radiant, visibly improved skin.

Environ® is a globally recognized and loved professional skincare brand that is built on science, beauty and care. Environ believes that skin has a life and that vitamin A is the “oxygen” it needs to look beautiful and healthy for life.

Cornerstone Ingredient

Dr Des Fernandes; Among world's top 10 plastic surgeons

Why vitamin A?

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.

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:

  • Helps to repair living skin cells
  • Naturally exfoliates the skin
  • Compacts your horny layer - protects your skin
  • Thickens your epidermis, stimulates your blood circulation - feeds and detoxify your skin
  • Normalises sebaceous glands - balances oil content on the skin surface
  • Stimulates fibroblasts which produce more collagen and elastin
  • Stimulates glycosaminoglycans - produces and locks in more moisture in to your skin
  • Protects Langerhan cells which protect your skin cell immunity
  • Normalises pigmentation by repairing the Melanacyte cell which balances and reduces pigmentation

What does Vitamin C Do?

  • Antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals (sunlight, stress, pollution and junk food)
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin
  • Strengthens the capillary walls, reduces redness
  • Anti-inflammatory - reduces swelling, inflammation and redness
  • Lightens and brightens the skin
  • Creates a natural SPF (sun protection factor)
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Enhances and recycles Vitamin A & E (makes them work harder)
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Heals the skin

What does Vitamin E Do?

  • Heals the skin
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Anti-oxidants - protects the skin against free radicals
  • Rejects UV rays

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

Environ’s unique, beautiful science comprises:

  • A+ Complex
  • Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM
  • Technologically advanced facial treatments (DF Machine)
  • Cool Peel® Technology
  • Cosmetic Skin Needling
  • Supplements

Environ’s powerhouse ingredient combinations:

  • Vitamins A, C & E
  • Antioxidants
  • Peptides
  • Sunscreens
  • Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids
  • Other key ingredients:
    • Hyaluronic Acid
    • Growth Factors
    • Pro-vitamin B5
    • Vitamin B3

Highest Manufacturing Standards

Environ is one of the very few skin care ranges in the world with its own sterile manufacturing facilities with dedicated chemists and state of the art technology. Environ skin care products are intended for use on all skin types, on people of all ages including babies and for both genders.

To ensure that our products can be used by people with allergies, we make most of the Environ range without adding any preservatives or perfumes. It is one of the few ranges in the world to do that. Environ Skin Care (Pty) Ltd is an ISO 9001 and ISO 22716 accredited company. All products are manufactured according to cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices).

All products are manufactured and filled under red light to protect light sensitive ingredients. They are also manufactured under a vacuum to prevent exposure to air. The facilities use filtered air throughout and maintain the highest manufacturing practices at all times. 

The moisturisers in the Environ Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM ranges have been awarded the Swiss Vitamin Institute logo which verifies that the products tested contain the vitamin strength declared. This guarantees the active effectiveness specified by Environ. The consumer gets a quality product with the stated active vitamin content which fulfils the promise of real results. The products are tested annually to enable them to carry this prestigious certificate of endorsement and therefore ensure that the highest standards are maintained.

Specialised Packaging

Because of the inclusion of effective active ingredients, and the minimal use of preservatives, Environ skin care products are specially packaged to protect them from light and air. Environ has introduced the very latest in packaging technology to ensure maximum hygiene and efficiency in the filling and packaging of its creams.

All Environ packaging adheres to South African (CTFA) and International (COLIPA) coding and labelling standards.

Clinical Trials

Environ skin care products are tested only on human volunteers. Clinical trials are conducted on more than 100 people over an 18-month period.

The global medical skin care brand, was certified by Swiss vitamin institution for premium vitamins. Moreover, it was approved by FDA for matchless skin improvement effects.