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Environ: A South African Brand

Updated: Jan 15, 2021

About 4 years ago, I was sitting in on a lecture, eager to learn new techniques for my facial treatments.

The presenter showed an image of a client with severe melasma, hormone-induced hyperpigmentation. As the room filled with awe in response to the image, I overheard one woman whisper to another about products she saw work miracles in a spa she worked at in New York City.

Miracles? That’s high praise for products targeting an increasingly common skin condition that seemed impossible to fix. The amazing find: Environ - a South African skincare brand.

Founded by Cape Town-based plastic surgeon Dr. Des Fernandes in 1990, the award-winning line features potent skin-revitalizing formulas designed to replace essential skin nutrients depleted by exposure to sun and environmental factors.

The range’s star ingredient is vitamin A, combined with antioxidants and peptides.

While vitamin A-related retinoids are often associated with redness and irritation, Dr. Fernandes’ innovative “step-up system” allows the user to become accustomed to a low dose of the vitamin, before ramping up and graduating to progressively higher potencies.

For example, the Skin EssentiA range and Youth EssentiA range features Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturizers and Vita-Peptide C-Quence serums in five consecutive levels.

I am so happy and honored to work with Environ where I can bring life-changing results and skin transformations to face and body!

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