We hope you had the opportunity to review the valuable information we shared in our previous newsletter regarding the significance of gentle exfoliation in your homecare routine. Based on recent orders, it seems that many of you have recognised the importance of this crucial step and have started incorporating it into your skincare regimen. However, it appears that some of you may not be using exfoliants as frequently as recommended, and I must admit, I am occasionally guilty of this as well. To recap, it is highly recommended to exfoliate 2-3 times a week for optimal results.
I would like to discuss the significance of hydration and its importance. As the arrival of Winter brings forth blazing fires, the cold winds intensify and temperatures drop, our skin begins to experience sensations of extreme dryness, roughness, tightness, and occasional irritation. Allow me to enlighten you on the effects of dehydration on the skin and present you with a range of Environ products that can effectively address these concerns. Furthermore, I will guide you on how to incorporate these products into your skincare regimen.
When our skin undergoes dehydration, the protective waterproofing barrier situated on its outermost layer becomes impaired, leading to a loss of moisture. Consequently, the skin’s ability to retain moisture is compromised, resulting in dryness, flakiness, fine cracks, rough texture, tightness, and overall discomfort. Moreover, the skin tends to thicken, becoming rougher and uneven, while oil secretion levels decrease and overall skin moisture diminishes. It is crucial to prioritise the repair of this protective barrier.
The most commonly affected areas of dehydration on the face are the forehead, nose, and cheek regions. Various factors exacerbate this condition, including our lifestyle choices, environmental factors, and the natural aging process. Additionally, seasonal changes, particularly during winter, significantly impact the skin due to atmospheric conditions. In light of these challenges, what steps can we take to address this issue effectively?
Environ offers a variety of products that are specifically designed to tackle these concerns and promote nourished, hydrated, and smooth skin.
One noteworthy range is the Focus Care Moisture+ Range , which comprises 4 essential and highly effective products to combat dehydration. It is essential to mention that we recommend integrating these products into your skincare routine alongside your preferred AVST moisturisers or CQ moisturisers.
This approach ensures that we first normalise the skin and then address the specific issue of dehydration.
1. Focus Care Moisture+ Super Moisturiser – highly sought-after and extremely popular product. While Environ’s Vitamin A moisturisers are lightweight creams, some clients desire a richer, more nourishing option to effectively seal in moisture, shield the skin from harsh environmental factors, and enhance hydration levels. If you find yourself in this category, then this product is tailor-made for you!
The combination of Shea Butter and Pro-vitamin B5 in this moisturiser not only locks in moisture but also imparts a soothing effect on the skin. Its rich and nourishing texture allows the skin to breathe while providing instant and long-lasting hydration, extending up to 72 hours. Moreover, this super moisturiser is infused with potent antioxidants, which combat inflammation, further calming and protecting the skin.
To maximize the benefits of barrier repair and hydration, it is recommended to apply this product over your Vitamin A moisturiser, both in the morning and evening, for a continuous period of 28 days. This regimen will ensure optimal results for your skin. Click here for the product link…
2. Focus Care Moisture +Hydrating Oil Capsules, a luxurious and nutrient-packed oil treatment designed to envelop your entire face and neck in a silky, divine experience. These capsules are specifically formulated to revitalize and moisturize dehydrated skin, offering a much-needed boost.
It is recommended to incorporate these capsules into your evening skincare routine. Each capsule contains an introductory level of retinol, as well as the powerful combination of vitamin C and E. However, the star ingredient that truly sets these capsules apart is Beta-Sitosterol. This ingredient is rich in essential fatty acids, which play a pivotal role in correcting dehydration. The fatty acids work to repair the skin’s outer layer, enabling it to retain more moisture effectively. Additionally, they possess anti-inflammatory properties, promoting a calmer and more balanced complexion.
By incorporating the Hydrating Oil Capsules into your skincare regimen, you can indulge in a revitalising and deeply nourishing experience, allowing your skin to regain its natural hydration and radiance. Click here for the product link…
3. Focus Care Moisture +Hydrating HA Serum, featuring one of the most hydrating molecules known to mankind: hyaluronic acid. This product utilizes a low-weight molecule of hyaluronic acid, ensuring easy absorption into the skin.
For optimal results, we recommend applying 1-2 drops of this serum in both your morning and nighttime skincare routine. When used at night, it is especially beneficial to combine the serum with a cosmetic roller. This technique creates a pathway for the serum to penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers, enhancing its effectiveness. The serum’s hydrating properties work to plump the skin, leaving it supple and well-nourished.
By incorporating the Hydrating HA Serum into your skincare regimen, you can harness the power of hyaluronic acid to achieve a deeply hydrated and rejuvenated complexion. Click here for the product link…
4. Focus Care Moisture+ Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream, designed to revitalize and refine the look of dehydrated skin. This luxurious cream is formulated with carefully balanced levels of Glycolic and Lactic acid, effectively exfoliating the skin to remove unwanted dead cells without causing excessive exfoliation.
By gently eliminating dead skin cells, this cream helps to retexture and smooth the complexion, revealing a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Additionally, it plays a vital role in repairing the skin’s protective barrier, enabling it to retain moisture more effectively.
With the Focus Care Moisture+ Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream, you can indulge in a nourishing and transformative experience, promoting a healthier, more hydrated, and beautifully radiant complexion. Click here for the product link…
5.Experience the indulgence of the Skin Essentia Hydrating Clay Masque, a creamy and luxurious mask renowned for its superb hydrating properties. This mask can be left on the skin overnight, serving as an intensive treatment to replenish moisture.
Formulated with kaolin clay and a specially extracted medical-grade mineral oil, it effectively absorbs excess oils while creating a protective barrier on the skin. This barrier prevents moisture loss and preserves the skin’s natural protective layer, ultimately promoting hydration, nourishment, and repair.
For a comprehensive treatment, the Hydrating Clay Masque can be applied over the entire eye area, providing targeted hydration and helping to address fine lines caused by dehydration. Incorporate this mask into your nighttime skincare routine, applying it just before bed, and allowing it to work its magic overnight. For optimal results, use 2-3 times a week, ensuring a restful sleep and awakening to a rejuvenated and hydrated complexion. Click here for the product link…
6. Body EssentiA Derma-Lac – product link…
7. Body EssentiA Body Oil – product link…
These two remarkable products work together to effectively address dehydration not only for the entire body but also for the face. They go beyond hydration and target the underlying cause of unhealthy-looking skin, restoring the natural levels of vitamin A and promoting a radiant and healthy complexion. Suitable for all ages, genders, skin types, and conditions, these versatile “Hero Products” are essential additions to the Environ range and should be incorporated into every Environ user’s routine.
Key benefits of Derma-lac and ACE Oil include:
- Promoting a healthy cell turnover for a brighter complexion.
- Killing bacteria to prevent and heal breakouts on both the body and face.
- Brightening pigmentation, making them suitable for use on underarms, bikini lines, and to lighten hormonal pigmentation and sun damage on the face.
- Encouraging overall healthy skin, preventing ingrown hairs, smoothing keratosis pilaris, and preventing the formation of blackheads.
- Creating a smooth and highly hydrated skin by restoring, repairing, and healing.
Derma-lac: This product effectively softens and smoothes even the roughest and driest skin. It contains lactic acid and urea, which encourage cell turnover, resulting in lightened, brightened, softened, healed, and hydrated skin. When used on the face 2-3 times a week, it acts as both a hydrating agent and exfoliator. It is recommended to mix it with the Body Oil to enhance the effects of lactic acid with the vitamins A, C, and E. Use 2-3 drops on the face and 5 drops per limb on the body.
Body Oil/Forte: Although called a body oil, it is highly encouraged to use it on the face as well. The vitamins in this product are suspended in Jojoba oil, which contains fatty acids that repair and protect the skin’s barrier layer, preventing dehydration and reducing dryness. The vitamin A level in this product is equivalent to what Environ uses in AVST4, making it very powerful. Apply 2 drops on the face and 2 drops per limb on the body. For best results, mix the products together and emulsify before applying to the desired area. Layering the products or using them individually is also an option, but combining them amplifies the results. Cosmetic needling can further enhance the effectiveness of these products. They are safe to use during pregnancy, particularly on the belly to help prevent and heal stretch marks while keeping the skin soft and supple. Consistent use of these products will significantly boost hydration levels for the entire body, providing nourishment for both the face and body. It is suggested to use them on the face as a treatment at least twice a week.
8. Micro Needling
Unlock the path to extraordinary results with at-home micro needling, increasing penetration by up to 100 times. – The route to the best result in the world
Let’s briefly discuss the benefits of incorporating cosmetic needling techniques, specifically using the Cosmetic roller, into your skincare routine. By integrating this home needling device into your daily regimen, you can enhance the performance of your existing skincare products and increase the absorption of vitamin A deeper into the skin.
Environ has been at the forefront of micro-needling techniques, with Dr Des Fernandes introducing the world’s first cosmetic roller 23 years ago in 2000. This roller creates temporary micro punctures in the outer layer of the skin, allowing larger molecules like peptides to easily penetrate the skin barrier and reach the living cells underneath. This method can potentially enhance penetration up to 100 times more effectively than simply applying products onto the skin.
Cosmetic needling is a non-invasive, gentle, safe, and effective technique that delivers quicker results. It maximizes the benefits of your skincare routine by facilitating better absorption and utilisation of active ingredients.
The key point to remember is that the effectiveness of micro needling lies in the number of holes created by the device, rather than the depth of the needle. Creating more holes yields better results. With needle lengths ranging from 0.1mm to 0.2mm, you can achieve intensive, painless micro needling.
Using a roller that is uncomfortable on the skin will lead to rolling less, which means fewer holes and reduced effectiveness. It can also potentially damage the underlying layers of the skin, including causing broken capillaries and exacerbating skin concerns.
For individuals using active ingredients, it is crucial to prepare the skin with micro needling. This technique allows for higher dosages of Environ’s powerful and intelligent ingredient combinations to be delivered precisely where the skin needs them the most.
Environ Mirco Needling Devices
Gold Cosmetic Roll-Cit – click here for product link…
14ct Gold plated – naturally antibacterial
260 High-quality surgical grad stainless steel 0.2mm sharpened needles- safe, painless, can be used on the entire body
3 -5 minutes to effectively roll, face and neck
Cosmetic Roll-Cit – click here for product link…
Medical grade biocompatible plastic- safe on skin does not cause irritation
108 high-quality surgical grade stainless steel 0.1mm sharpened needles- safe, painless
Cosmetic Focus-Cit – click here for product link…
specifically hard to reach areas, such as the upper lip, eye area, ear fold or
Excellent with clients for pigmentation as you can stamp on the skin in particular areas following with the Mela -Fade system products
Medical grade biocompatible plastic
14 high quality surgical grade stainless steel 0.1 mm needles- safe, painless
Stamp on the skin – 3-5 minutes
Demonstration video on how to use and care for your micro needling instruments.
How to Roll-CIT® – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdpyDAlHEKE
Micro-Needling Features & Benefits – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqC8a1rIM6U
In addition, I have included a couple of home treatments that you can incorporate into your routine to combat dehydration during this winter season.
Power Boost Hydration Treatment – Overnight Duo:
- Begin by pre-cleansing, cleansing, and toning your skin with your preferred Environ cleanser and toner.
- Apply your chosen Vitamin A moisturizer and allow it to absorb for 2-3 minutes.
- Follow up with the Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream, gently applying it to your face and leaving it on for another 2-3 minutes.
- Complete the treatment by applying the Hydrating Oil Capsule. This will create a protective barrier that locks in moisture, providing intense hydration throughout the night. As you sleep, the capsules will also aid in gently sloughing off dead skin cells, leaving you with incredibly soft and hydrated skin by morning. This treatment is especially beneficial for individuals who work in harsh environments, such as nurses, flight attendants, or anyone with severely dehydrated skin. Use it a couple of times a week or whenever your skin requires an extra dose of hydration.
Overnight Hand Treatment:
- Apply the Dermalac and Body Oil to your hands and massage them thoroughly.
- Follow up by applying the HOC Capsules and massaging them into your hands.
- Allow the products to absorb into your skin overnight. Initially, you may feel a silky sensation, but as time passes, the treatment will penetrate your skin, leaving your hands beautifully soft and smooth by morning.
- Indulge in these overnight treatments to provide your skin and hands with deep hydration, nourishment, and a rejuvenated feel.