The Science Behind Environ
What we do:Environ creates scientifically researched and developed skin care products that make a real difference to skin so that consumers everywhere can have a beautiful skin for a lifetime.
In our world, healthy and beautiful skin is the norm and not the exception.
It is for everyone – regardless of age, gender and race. Our world is one where the power of beautiful science – and a little patience – can assist in restoring, reviving and rehabilitating skin.
It’s a world where anyone can live life to the full, without their skin knowing it or showing it.
We will keep making skin beautiful for generations to come, because we exist to keep skin beautiful for life.
How we do it:We combine the best of what science and cutting-edge technology has to offer with sound skin care principles to provide superior scientific skin care for everyone.
Dr Des Fernandes designed Environ to correct the chronic deficiency of vitamin A that everyone suffers from in the exposed areas of their skin. Few people understand that this deficiency leads to major skin problems we develop and attribute to ageing and sun damage.
The formulae of Environ are entirely based on the need to replenish all the essential skin nutrients lost by exposure to the sun and environmental factors, and at the same time moisturise the skin. Environ skin care products have been formulated to combat and relieve the harmful effects of today’s harsh environmental changes, specifically pollution and ever-increasing doses of radiation from the sun due to the thinning of the protective ozone layer. Added to these are the modern-day effects of social and work stresses and poor diet.
Every day our skin loses vitamins due to exposure to these elements, which exacerbates the visible signs of ageing. The only way to effectively replenish these lost skin vitamins is through topical applications and supplements.
Environ’s unique, beautiful science comprises:
- A+ Complex
- Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™
- Technologically advanced facial treatments (DF Machine)
- Cool Peel® Technology
- Skin Needling
- Vitamins A, C & E
- Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids
- Other key ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Growth Factors
- Pro-vitamin B5
- Vitamin B3
Highest Manufacturing StandardsEnviron skin care products are intended for use on all skin types, on people of all ages and for both genders. The products are only manufactured from the highest quality ingredients and fresh, active vitamins.
As all vitamins decay, it is important to make sure that our customers receive and use the freshest products possible to get the best results. 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 this. 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).
State of the Art
Environ is also 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. The products are manufactured and marketed only after exhaustive testing.
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.
Each batch is scientifically tested by internationally accredited independent laboratories to check the chemical content and sterility of the product. Our in-house laboratory constantly works with universities, suppliers and institutes around the world to keep our finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving cosmetic industry.
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.
Clinical TrialsEnviron skin care products are tested only on human volunteers. Clinical trials are conducted on more than 100 people over an 18-month period.
The results of using Environ products are verified by a cross-section of consumers and reviewed by being presented at numerous international plastic surgery congresses.
At our Skin Care Institutes, Environ has created the world’s most effective skin care system. Clinical studies are conducted and training is held for Professional skin care specialists, sales consultants and stockists.
Specialised PackagingBecause 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.
It is Environ’s ethos to always use effective packaging to protect the integrity of its carefully selected ingredients as a priority. Environ cares about the consumer’s safety. All Environ packaging adheres to South African (CTFA) and International (COLIPA) coding and labelling standards.