Environ’s Vitamin A Step-Up System
Replenishing Vitamin A (aka retinol, retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate) and other essential skin nutrients is best done slowly. Environ’s Vitamin A step-up system helps skin become accustomed to increasing levels of Vitamin A by starting with a low concentration and gradually increasing the concentration over time. The goal is to reach the highest level of Vitamin A for maximum correction, which may be different for each person.
To better understand why Environ created their Vitamin A step-up system, let’s dive into its cornerstone ingredient, Vitamin A. Long known as the “skin vitamin,” Vitamin A helps “normalize” the effects of all skin functions and is an indispensable factor in the maintenance of a healthy-looking, resilient skin. Clinical research has shown that Vitamin A:
- Minimizes the effects of UV damage
- Increases the benefits of cellular turnover
- Helps support healthy collagen & elastin
- Helps support skin immunity
- Helps support smoother-looking skin
- Visibly evens skin tone
- Helps support natural moisturizing factors
- Helps improve the visible effects of breakouts
VITAMINS + ANTIOXIDANTS =
HEALTHY SKIN DEFENDERS
“Environ’s vitamin-rich formulas fortify the skin with everything it needs for optimal healthy-looking skin.”
- Rhea Souhleris Grous, La Suite Founder
Why does your skin need vitamins?
Skin aging is a chronic condition that needs daily treatment and prevention. This is achieved by protecting and nourishing the skin with essential vitamins, as well as other nutrients, antioxidants and, of course, SPF. Environ’s vitamin-rich formulas use a multi-pronged approach to help nourish, protect and maintain a healthy-looking skin with Vitamins A, C, E, antioxidants and peptides.
Sun exposure is the number one cause of skin aging. In addition to wearing SPF, it’s essential to replace the skin-defending vitamins that are damaged by sunlight.
Vitamin A molecules in the skin are continuously depleted by light and air each day. The daily replenishment of Vitamin A, and other essential nutrients like antioxidants and peptides, is vital for skin to look healthy and radiant for life. By gradually introducing increasing levels of Vitamin A in the form of retinol, retinyl acetate, retinyl palmitate or retinyl proprionate to the skin, Environ products deliver the benefits of Vitamin A without the potential side effects of stronger forms like prescription retinoic acid.
AVOIDING RETINOID REACTIONS
A retinoid reaction occurs when too much Vitamin A is introduced into the skin at once. Potential reactions include flaking, redness, inflammation and mild breakouts. Each person will react to Vitamin A differently depending on their tolerance as well as the number of Vitamin A receptors their cells have. Retinoid receptors are developed by exposure to Vitamin A, so skin may need to build more receptors in order to accept Vitamin A into the skin without an adverse reaction. Environ created their Vitamin A step-up system to gradually increase Vitamin A dosages over time.
HOW IT WORKS:
START LOW AND GO SLOW
Replenishing Vitamin A and other essential nutrients is best done slowly. Environ’s Vitamin A step-up system helps skin become accustomed to increasing levels of Vitamin A.
If you’re new to using Vitamin A, start on number 1 of your chosen moisturizer or serum. Number 1 contains the lowest concentration of Vitamin A. Experienced users may start on number 2 or 3. After finishing a bottle of each number, skin will be comfortable with this level of Vitamin A and will be ready to STEP-UP to the next number.
If your skin is particularly sensitive, remain on your current level until your skin is comfortable enough to progress to the next level. Always consult your skin care professional.
HOW TO STEP-UP
VITA-ANTIOXIDANT AVST MOISTURISER
VITAMINS + ANTIOXIDANTS
Skin EssentiA AVST Moisturisers help repair, protect and maintain a healthy-looking skin by restoring optimal levels of skin essential vitamins and antioxidants in your skin. “Vitaminize” your skin with increasing strengths of Vitamin A.
AVST Moisturisers are ideal for those under 28, with sensitive skin or are skincare beginners.
HOW TO STEP-UP
VITA-PEPTIDE C-QUENCE SERUM
VITAMINS + ANTIOXIDANTS + PEPTIDES
Youth EssentiA C-Quence Serums help improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, uneven skin tone and wrinkles by restoring optimal levels of skin essential vitamins and antioxidants in your skin, plus peptides that minimize the visible signs of aging by firming and smoothing the look of skin. “Vitaminize” your skin with increasing strengths of Vitamin A and target anti-aging benefits with advanced peptides.
Youth EssentiA® serums are specifically designed to work together with the Defence Crèmes. This “dynamic product duo” targets the visible signs of aging and assists in improving and maintaining a more youthful, even and radiant-looking complexion.
PRO TIP: Dry skin types may benefit from the addition of Vita-Complex Super Moisturiser for extra barrier protection.
HOW TO STEP-UP
CONCENTRATED RETINOL SERUM
Retinol Serum boosters improve the look of photo-aging, skin smoothness, uneven skin tone, blemish-prone skin conditions and overall healthy-looking skin. Start on level 1 and Step-Up after each bottle.
With anti-inflammatory colostrum, Retinol Serum delivers Vitamin A results with minimal side effects.
Add Retinol Serum to your PM routine by layering or cocktailing Retinol Serum with C-Quence Serum and /or your Environ Moisturizer.