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 leaves an indelible scar on one’s life as a doctor. For this reason, he started to study the mechanism of skin cancer and the skin – and thus Environ was born. Skin has a life and that vitamin A is the “oxygen” it needs to look beautiful and healthy for life.
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 houses were using very low doses of vitamin A in their skin care products in the 1980s, Dr Fernandes 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. Today Environ® is a globally recognised professional skincare brand with decades of proven science behind it.
“Environ is the natural evolution from intensive research into the physiology of the skin. It is simply based on concrete science. Our knowledge is constantly growing and we will continue to learn a great deal more about how to protect and restore our skin’s health and beauty.”
Dr. Des Fernandes M.B. BCh. F.R.C.S (Edin)
Founder of Environ®
Vitamin A deficiency is a condition which starts in early childhood, but usually only manifests itself in the second or third decades of life and thereafter. Skin becomes thin because of a general lack of vitamin A, sun damage, loss of sex hormones, general ageing and excess exposure to cortisone. Continuous exfoliation by mechanical or chemical means, will eventually also lead to thinner and more vulnerable skin. If the skin is not assisted by proper nutrition of all elements which contribute to healthy cell behaviour, the end result will be malnutrition. Just as humans become very thin when they are starving and undernourished, so too does the skin, when it lacks essential vitamins and nutrients.
Vitamin A needs to be supplied in the correct quantities to prevent the vitamin A deficiencies in skin caused as a direct result of exposure to the sun, pollutants and environmental elements. Environ moisturisers contain essential vitamins and antioxidants to assist the skin for a healthier appearance.
For active vitamins to work optimally, they first need to penetrate through all the upper skin layers. The Environ Ionzyme DF Machine is a cutting-edge patented system which uses a combination of low-frequency sound waves (Sonophoresis) and a pulsed form of galvanic current (Iontophoresis) to do just that. Environ products containing key active ingredients (high doses of Vitamin A & C, Antioxidants, Growth Factors & Hyaluronic Acid) are pushed deep into the skin enabling the Therapist to take your treatment to the next level. The treatments are totally painless, relaxing, comfortable whilst the results last long after you have left the salon.
Designed by Dr Fernades, this machine with its pulsed electrical current and effective combination of Sonophoresis and Iontophoresis remains in comparison with other conventional continuous current machines used in beauty therapy for the past 100 years.
Environ recommend a course of 6/8 treatment sessions. These sessions can be taken one a week or until you are happy with the results followed by monthly maintenance sessions. The key to ensuring the efficacy of these treatments and maintaining the results long terms is a healthy hydrated skin using the recommended Environ products.