Why We Use Environ

Q: Is your skin care line broad enough for effective use on all skin types, on people of all ages, and for both genders?
A: A one-size-fits-all or lowest common denominator approach is implicit in 'narrow' skin care ranges with some so-called "miracle" ingredient – these simply cannot be highly effective yet still safe for everybody as is so often claimed. Environ has appropriately designed products for all skin types.
Q: Does your skin care line use Acid (retinoic acid, ascorbic acid) or Alcohol (retinol) forms of Vitamins A and C?
A: Why use harsh forms of vitamin A and C that are poorly absorbed and largely removed in the blood stream? Fat soluble forms in high concentrations offer the same benefits as the highest strengths of retinoic acid, but with no, or only a very mild, retinoid reaction when applied in graduated concentrations.
Q: What makes Environ vitamin A and C so special?
A: It is no secret that vitamin A and C are essential for the skin; that is why many lines now use them. Environ founder, Dr Des Fernandes was the first to use fat soluble vitamins in efficacious doses. Environ products are known for their freshness and the formulation and concentration are key elements to what makes Environ unique. Environ products have become internationally renowned earning numerous awards, Swiss Vitamin Institute certification, and of course superior results. Environ’s step-up system of vitamin A and C ensures a gentle yet effective way to treat any skin type from ultra-sensitive to ultra-tolerant. Whether you wish to preserve a youthful appearance or require the most advanced regimen, we have a product for you! For these reasons, Environ has become the first choice skin care of thousands of professionals around the world.
Q: Why does Environ use the ester form of Vitamin A?
A: Retinyl Palmitate & Retinyl Acetate are the skin friendly form of Vitamin A, so they are easier for the skin to tolerate. Being fat soluble allows for greater penetration into the skin. These storage forms of Vitamin A are safely stored in the liver. Retinyl Palmitate & Retinyl Acetate actually makes the skin photo protected. They are converted to Retinoic Acid in the skin cells. You get all the benefits of the Retinoic acid without the side effects and you can use it during the day to protect your skin.
Q: Why does Environ have an expiration date?
A: Des wants the Vitamins to be the freshest available for the skin. WE ARE ONE OF THESE VERY VERY FEW COMPANY THAT HAS THE INTEGRITY TO SHARE EXPIRATION DATES. We are as fresh as milk for the most effective skin care available.
Q: Is your skin care line mass marketed over the counter or online?
A: Environ products are only available through physicians' offices, and certain medispas (and only once their staff have been accredited through intense professional training courses). Environ is not, never has been, and never will be distributed at beauty supply stores, retail stores or via the web. This is to ensure the efficacious use of these high potency products and the best advice possible for you.
Q: I found Environ products for sale on the internet. Has this policy changed?
A: No, we still do not permit internet sales. Selling Environ online has never been authorized. We make every effort to control this fraudulent activity and we ask that Environ stockists sign an internet policy agreement if their practice has a web based store. Like anything popular, counterfeits will surface.
Q: Is your skin care range produced by contract manufacturers?
A: Environ is one of the very few skin care ranges in the world with its own sterile manufacturing facilities, dedicated chemists and labs with state of the art technology. All products are manufactured and marketed only after thorough and exhaustive testing.
Q: Why does Environ have an expiration date?
A: Des wants the Vitamins to be the freshest available for the skin. WE ARE ONE OF THESE VERY VERY FEW COMPANY THAT HAS THE INTEGRITY TO SHARE EXPIRATION DATES. We are as fresh as milk for the most effective skin care available.
Q: Does your skin care line contain preservatives?
A: Environ products are only manufactured from the highest quality ingredients and fresh, active vitamins. They are hypo-allergenic and free from colorants. All vitamins decay. It is therefore important to try and make sure that your patients use the freshest products possible to get the best results. In order to achieve this and ensure that our products remain hypoallergenic, some of our products are made to order and shipped fresh, and most of the range have no preservatives or perfumes added during manufacture. This is one of the few ranges in the world to do so.
Q: Does your skin care line come in a glass jar?
A: Exposure to UV light, air, heat and ionizing radiation (X-Rays) will denature most active ingredients. Are your products filled under red light to protect light sensitive ingredients; manufactured under vacuum conditions to prevent exposure to air; and shipped in temperature-controlled environments without being X-Rayed? Is their packaging specialized to protect them from light and air? Environ meets all of these requirements admirably, with packaging technology that includes metal lined collapsible tubes, UV protective windows and hidden rising inner bases.
Q: Is the chemical content and sterility of each product in your skin care range validated by internationally accredited independent laboratories?
A: Environ has every batch validated against very stringent criteria and by multiple laboratories. Batch samples are also stored through the batch's expiry date for comparison to any individual product on the off chance that it come into question.
Q: Is the chemical content and sterility of each product in your skin care range validated by internationally accredited independent laboratories?
A: Environ has every batch validated against very stringent criteria and by multiple laboratories. Batch samples are also stored through the batch's expiry date for comparison to any individual product on the off chance that it come into question.