Environ Skincare

Advanced mineral skincare range

There's no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to achieving healthy, beautiful skin.

Since ancient times, people have used cosmetics to try to improve their skins and to hide the effects of ageing. While offering the hopeful user the promise of being a 'miracle in a jar', until recently, most creams remained simple, old-fashioned moisturisers in progressively more modern and expensive packaging.

Environ Alpha Hydroxy Range
Environ B-Active Range
Environ Original Range
Environ Interactive Range
Environ Intensive Range
Environ Ionzyme Range
Environ Professional Range
Environ Sun Care Range

The introduction of Vitamin A into skincare formulations was a groundbreaking moment, because it offered benefits to sun-damaged skin. Prominent Cape Town plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandes was a pioneer in this field. In the 1980's, he was one of the first to use Vitamin A in high enough doses for a genuine, measurable effect on the quality of the skin.

Dr Des Fernandes became interested in the mechanics of skin cancer and the skin following the untimely deaths of two young patients due to melanoma. Through his research, he discovered the essential role of Vitamin A in skin health and he became determined to create treatments that would maintain healthy skins, especially as the incidence of sun-related skin disorders grows worldwide. Out of this, the Environ® range and company were born. He owns the business jointly with his sister, Val Carstens, who brings a wealth of business experience to the company in the role of CEO. Over the past 12 years, it has developed an extensive distribution network in South Africa and over fifty countries around the world, the efficacy of its products making it one of the cult favourites among those in the know; Environ® is acclaimed by international beauty editors, skincare therapists and dermatologists.

At it's heart, Environ's® mission is to provide proven, cutting-edge technology and sound skin science principles in creating skincare for women and men from youth to maturity, as well as children, all skin types and ethnicities. It's never too early to start caring for your skin, so invest in it now for great future returns.

Environ® Ionzyme® DF Machine

This machine provides facial treatments that are at the forefront of scientific skincare. The machine is the first to combine the use of active Sonophoresis and intensified Iontophoresis, and is therefore possibly the most advanced machine of its kind in the world.

Operated only by trained skincare therapists (Shahla), the specific Environ® products used in these treatments contain the optimum strengths of vitamin A and C, plus additional growth factors, to make the skin more resilient, radiant and to help treat blemishes such as patchy pigmentation, scarring and pimples.

"..the most advanced machine of its kind in the world.."

The Ionzyme® DF machine enhances the penetration of these products through the skin, a crucial step because skin has a natural, waterproof barrier that hinders the penetration of vitamins. It overcomes this resistance with two tried and tested methods:

  • IONTOPHORESIS: - an electrical current facilitates greater penetration of vitamins into the skin. It is used for larger surface areas such as the face and neck. With conventional iontophoresis, changes are very much slower, wheras with the Ionzyme® DF machine, the skin looks and feels younger within two or three treatments.

  • SONOPHORESIS: - involves the use of sound waves to transport vitamin molecules through the skin. The sound used is the same made by dolphins, which produces better penetration through the skin than conventional ultrasound. It is used on limited areas such as the upper lip and character lines around the eyes, on scar tissue and on pigmentation marks.

Both methods can be combined, where necessary, for intensive treatments.

"..Environ, a beautiful skin for a lifetime.."

Enrivon® Alpha Hydroxy Range

The Alpha-Hydroxy range is based on gentle, non-toxic Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) that assist in softening and smoothing the skin. The range also assists the natural exfoliating function, leading to a smoother skin with greater resilience and finer texture, whilst replenishing the skin's natural acidity. Skin becomes accustomed to AHAs by gradually adapting from milder to higher concentrations. The Alpha Hydroxy Toners are an essential step in promoting the natural acid mantle of the skin and assisting the penetration of the Environ Original, Ionzyme or Alpha preparations. They remove residual cleanser and help to firm and refine the appearance of the skin. The Alpha Hydroxy Creams and Gel are specifically designed for congested, and mature, photo-aged skin. Not recommended for young healthy skin. Other than the Alpha Toners and the Alpha Day Lotion SPF15, all Alpha Hydroxy products should be used at night only. AHAs also help to replenish the skin's natural acidity, preventing a build-up of bacteria which can cause blemishes. They support cell regeneration. When using Alpha Hydroxy Acid products, even when the product is used at night only, use a sunscreen of at least SPF15 every day.

  • Alpha Toner Mild: Contains mild levels of AHAs, indicated for normal or combination skin. Available in either a 100ml size or a 200ml size PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

  • Alpha Toner Forte: A concentrated toner recommended for oily and congested skin and when maximum levels of AHAs are required. Available in either a 100ml size or a 200ml size PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

  • Alpha Cream Mild: Contains medium levels of AHAs for sun damaged skin. May also be used on sensitive skin. Packaged in a 50ml plastic tube.

  • Alpha Cream Forte: Contains maximum levels of AHAs and is specifically recommended for mature, rough and sun-damaged skin. Use only once the skin has become accustomed to the Alpha Cream Mild. Packaged in a 50ml plastic tube.

  • Alpha Gel: A gel-based preparation containing maximum levels of AHAs for congested skin. Use only once the skin has become accustomed to the Alpha Cream Mild. Packaged in a 50ml plastic tube.

  • Alpha Day Lotion: Intended for hyper-pigmented skin. Contains medium levels of AHAs and a sun protection factor (SPF15). Packaged in a 100ml plastic tube.

  • Derma-Lac Lotion: Excellent for smoothing body skin and treating rough, dry skin on areas such as feet, elbows and knees. It can also be used for sun-damaged or congested skin on all areas of the body. Use in conjunction with Environ Original Body Cream or EssentiA Oil for optimal results. Packaged in a 200ml PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

Environ® B-Active Range

The ß-Active (B-Active) range is specifically intended for problem skin. Each product contains Australian tea tree oil for its antiseptic properties to help control bacteria and inflammation and most contain salicylic acid for its mild exfoliant properties.

Sebutone: A medium strength toner containing tea tree oil and natural lactic acid, which lowers the pH of the skin and also improves hydration. A low dose of alcohol helps to de-grease the skin, thereby enhancing the penetration of Sebugel-A. Packaged in a 100ml PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

Sebuwash: A mild gel cleanser with a low foaming activity. Contains tea tree oil, salicylic acid and a special ingredient that absorbs the oil. Packaged in a 100ml plastic tube. Shelf life - Twenty-four (24) months unopened. Should be used within 6-8 weeks after opening.

Sebitrol Sebutrol: A deep, specific pre-cleanser that is the most important step in the control of breakouts. It helps to retain the natural oils of the skin while minimising excessive secretion of oils from the sebaceous glands, thereby removing the cause of breakouts. Contains mineral oil, tea tree oil and salicylic acid. The mineral oil reduces both blackheads and whiteheads. Packaged in a 100ml PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

Sebumask: is a clay-based (Kaolin) mask specifically formulated to help balance the skin, clear impurities and fight blemishes. The mask provides an ultra mild exfoliation to refine and hydrate the skin and simultaneously aids in removing excess oils from the skin to help alleviate congestion. It also aids in soothing irritation and reducing redness, thereby assisting in achieving a clear, problem-free complexion. Contains Mineral Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Salicylic Acid, Panthenol and vitamin E. Indicated for use by those who have problem or oily skin.

Sebugel-A: A gel formula containing a low dose of vitamin A in combination with tea tree oil, colostrum and Panthenol. It helps to reduce sebum production while moisturising and soothing the problem skin. Packaged in a 30ml Amber glass dropper bottle that protects the active ingredients from light.

Sebuspot: This new formulation SEBUSPOT is the answer to individual breakouts. It is a mild, effective gel designed particularly for use on inflamed areas of the skin as it helps diminish redness, relieve congestion and dry up the skin blemish. Its effectiveness can be attributed to the combination of four key ingredients: Australian Tea Tree Oil which is renowned for its antibacterial and soothing properties; Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) which assists in breaking down skin oils and helping to soothe irritated skin; Acnacidol which is a breakthrough active ingredient with remarkable sebum regulating properties and Niacinamide which has proven topical anti-inflammatory properties and improves blood circulation to the skin's surface, supplying it with oxygen and nutrients. Packaged in a 10ml tube with tapered applicator to facilitate easy application onto specific areas.

Environ® Interactive Range

The Interactive range of products can "interact", or be used in conjunction with, any of the other Environ product ranges. The function of the Interactive range is to prepare the skin for the application of the important active products, or to boost their effects.

Eye Make-Up Remover: An oil-free, non-irritating eye make-up remover that gently removes eye make-up without drying or irritating the skin around the eye. Contains Honeybush Tea extract for its powerful antioxidant and soothing properties. It is mildly fragranced. Recommended for all skin types. Packaged in a 100ml PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

  • Aquatrol: A mild pre-cleanser that gently and effectively removes excess oils and make-up. Assists in hydrating and unclogging congested skin. Contains a cocktail of botanical oils and extracts as well as vitamin E. Recommended for normal to dry or sensitive skin. Packaged in a 100ml PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

  • Cleansing Cream: A light, non-sensitising, water soluble, soap-free cleanser, suitable for all skin types. Packaged in a 100ml plastic tube.

  • Cleansing Gel: A mild foaming face and body wash, particularly recommended for oily and problematic skin. Packaged in a 100ml plastic tube.

  • Super Moisturiser: A special moisturising cream formulated to boost the natural waterproofing barrier of the skin and to soothe the skin by enriching its natural surface oils. Indicated for dry climatic conditions and dehydrated skin as a skin comforter. Does not contain a sunscreen. Packaged in a 50ml plastic tube.

  • Claytech Masque: A masque specifically designed to improve hydration and simultaneously remove excess oils from the surface of the skin. Made from the safest hydrating materials, including vitamin E and mineral oil, the latter acting as a decongestant. Incorporates the finest clays to absorb excess skin oils and act as an ultra-fine granular exfoliant. It forms a translucent film over the surface of the skin and can be safely left on overnight without leaving the "crusty" effect common to most clay masks. Suitable for all skin types. Packaged in a 50ml plastic tube.

Environ® Intensive Range

The Intensive range is designed to provide the skin with specialised intense treatments. The products are intended for use by those who wish to obtain maximum benefit from vitamins and nutrients for specific problem areas. Each product has special active ingredients that increase the rejuvenating effect on the skin, providing faster results. The range should be regarded as a supplement to the Original and Ionzyme ranges.

  • C-Boost: A clarifying cream that contains a powerful and effective form of vitamin C in a light and non-greasy formula. Intended for pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines and fine capillaries and for the maintenance of a healthy skin. Assists in hydrating the skin and producing improved collagen. The skin will become noticeably smoother and will take on a translucent glow. Packaged in a 25ml Aluminium laminated tube that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • Intensive Anti-Oxidant Gel: A combination of high antioxidant vitamins C and E, Beta-Carotene and provitamin B5, in a non-greasy, non-sticky formula. Contains Australian tea tree oil for its anti-bacterial properties. Recommended for skins that are too sensitive to use Environ's Original creams and topical vitamin A products. It reduces free radical damage to the skin, as well as soothing and moisturising it and leaving it with a radiant glow. Packaged in a 50ml Aluminium laminated tube that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • Colostrum Gel: Contains bovine colostrum in a non-greasy gel formula. Contains a natural fragrance (lavender oil) which has a soothing effect on the skin. It supports the production of healthy collagen, elastin and growth factors, which minimise the appearance of fine lines, leaving the skin feeling smoother and firmer. Indicated for more mature, sun-damaged skin. The revised formula now contains a phyto (plant) ingredient from a robust herbaceous plant "Cimicifuga Racemosa" - used in Chinese medicine for its rejuvenating and curative properties and is rich in anti-ageing molecules. This new formula is packaged in an attractive 30 ml airless pump.

  • Hydrating Oil Capsules: An easily absorbable oil formula containing a powerful mixture of Retinol, vitamins C and E. It energises and hydrates the skin and promotes the production of healthy collagen and elastin. Intended for all skin types, especially dry or delicate skin. The new formula has been improved with the introduction of two powerful ingredients - "Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract" - GREEN TEA EXTRACT - probably one of the most powerful antioxidants available and LIPOCHROMALIN - A form of vitamin E with powerful antioxidant properties and a scavenger of Nitrogen free radicals. It is a great inhibitor of lipid peroxidation and assists to prevent skin cell damage. Packaged in an attractive new jar containing 30 capsules.

  • Retinol 1, 2 & 3: These products contain high doses of vitamin A in the form of Retinol combined with bovine colostrum in non-greasy formulae. Only to be used by those who have already become accustomed to Environ's Original Ultra Day and Night Creams or Ionzyme C-Quence 3 or other Environ products containing high doses of vitamin A. The use of Retinol 1, 2 & 3 is progressive and their long-term use assists in the improvement of various skin conditions as well as maintaining a healthy, younger-looking skin. Intended for photo-aged skin, pigmentation marks and other resistant skin problems. Supports the production of healthy collagen and elastin, improves the natural moisturising factors of the skin and maximises skin rejuvenation. Not suitable for sensitive skin types. Packaged in a 30ml Amber glass dropper bottle that protects the active ingredients from light.

  • ForteEssentiA Forte: A concentrated nourishing oil containing high levels of vitamins A, C and E as well as Rosemary extract. It is a stronger formulation than the current Original EssentiA. Because of the increased strength of the ingredients, however, it must only be used by clients who are acclimatised to the Original EssentiA. It is highly recommended for mature, sun-damaged areas of the body, including scarring, stretch marks and lax skin. Recommended treatment prior to and after Medical needling. Packaged in a 100ml PET plastic bottle that helps to protect the active ingredients from light.

  • Body Profile: Environ's Intensive Body Profile is a Body Toning Gel formulated to smoothen, tighten and condition the skin. It assists with improving the appearance of uneven skin surface on areas such as the legs, buttocks, stomach and upper arms. It contains a number of active ingredients such as Myriceline, which is involved in 3 metabolic processes relating to fat strorage - Adipongenesis, Lipolysis and Lipogenesis. These processes serve to decrease the development of mature fat cells, increase the destruction of accumulated fat and avoid the creation of new fat deposits. Pronalen Modeling assists with body remodelling, smoothing and refirming and contains Guarana (Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract) which activates blood circulation. These ingredients help eliminate excess fluids and strengthen the moisture barrier properties of the skin boosting the skins elasticity. Body Profile assists in the reduction of the "orange peel effect" or uneven skin surface often associated with cellulite and helps to remodel the skin while firming it and leaving it healthier and smoother. Suitable for home and professional use, this product is easily absorbed and fragrance free.

Environ® Ionzyme Range

Environ first launched the Ionzyme C-Quence skin care products in 1997. With the aid of advanced technology and the inclusion of more effective, chirally correct ingredients, Environ has now formulated an improved Ionzyme C-Quence range. It enriches the skin with an exciting combination of powerful antioxidants and vitamins, thereby introducing a new dimension to advanced skin care. This improved range is the most luxurious Environ home treatment available. It will help speed up the restoration of the skin cells resulting in a more youthful and healthy complexion. Ionzyme C-Quence products are manufactured each week with gentle loving care under the most sterile conditions to ensure that the client receives the freshest products possible. C-Quence Gels and the C-Quence Creme are available fragranced or non-fragranced. C-Quence 4 is only available non-fragranced. No preservatives or sunscreens are included in this range. No expense has been spared in the research and production of these improved C-Quence Gels. Each of these unique formulae is enriched with vitamin A in the form of Retinyl Acetate, a very active, oil soluble form of vitamin C and chirally correct vitamin E. They also contain a cocktail of Matrixyl and Dermaxyl as well as three extremely powerful antioxidants, Lycopene (a tomato derivative), Green Tea and Rosemary extracts. The C-Quence Gels are made from the finest, purest ingredients and are produced in four varying strengths. For the best, long-term benefits, follow the sequence of these strengths. This will enable your skin to acclimatise to the formulae to gain maximum long-term benefits and to avoid any potential skin reactions. The C-Quence Gels are not recommended for use on problematic skins.

  • C-Quence Eye Gel - Specifically formulated for use on the delicate and sensitive eye area, particularly where the crow's feet and deep lines are visible. An effective topical alternative to Botulinum Toxin that is safer, milder and injection-free. Contains three peptides, Argireline, Matrixyl and Dermaxyl, which have been scientifically proven to be effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. They work in synergy with vitamins A, C, and E to give firmer, smoother and healthier skin. It also contains Soybean and Rosemary extracts to complete the full brigade of powerful antioxidants. Packaged in a 10ml special airless dispenser, with side window for easy level identification that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • C-Quence Creme - Environ's Ionzyme' C-Quence Creme completes the full Ionzyme treatment by providing the ideal nourishment for your skin when used in combination with the C-Quence Gels. It is suitable for all skin types and may be used with other Environ ranges as an added moisturiser. It hydrates the skin, leaving the skin with a velvety texture. This Creme is rich in highly effective antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, as well as pro-vitamin B5, Jojoba, Green Tea and Rosemary extracts. It also contains Vitamin B12 (an essential co-enzyme), Lutein (a plant carotenoid) and Squalane (a plant-derived emollient). Packaged in a 35ml special airless dispenser, with side windows for easy level identification that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • C-Quence 1 - is an ideal way to start your Environ Ionzyme series programme. The lower concentration of vitamin A combined with vitamin C in medium doses is intended for sensitive skin and people who have never used vitamin A creams. Packaged in a 35ml special airless dispenser, with side windows for easy level identification that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • C-Quence 2 - contains medium levels of vitamin A and significantly higher levels of vitamin C. It is suitable for sun-damaged skin and people who are already using high dose Environ creams. Packaged in a 35ml special airless dispenser, with side windows for easy level identification that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • C-Quence 3 - represents the target product for most people with skin photo-damage and discolouration marks. It contains high levels of vitamins A and C and should only be used by those who have already acclimatised to the Environ Ionzyme C-Quence 1 & 2. Packaged in a 35ml special airless dispenser, with side windows for easy level identification that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • C-Quence 4 - contains vitamins A and C in ultra-high concentrations. It is specifically intended for people with severe photo-damaged skin and who wish to achieve even better results. It should only be used by those who have already acclimatised to the Environ Ionzyme C-Quence 1, 2 and 3, or the Environ Retinol series. Packaged in a 35ml special airless dispenser, with side windows for easy level identification that protects the active vitamins from light and air.

  • Masque Citrique - is a unique and gentle exfoliating system, containing natural vitamin C and salicylic acid. It can be used on all skin types but is particularly suited for rough, sun-damaged skin. It is packaged as two separate components that are mixed immediately prior to application to ensure freshness and maximum benefit. The combined components form a gel that, when applied to skin, cause a mild tingling sensation. Packaged in a box holding 4 x 5.5ml Amber glass bottles of 'Catalysts' and 4 x 2g sachets of 'Actives'. The bottle has a volume indicator which shows how much product is left in the bottle.

  • C-Quence Toner - is an easily absorbed fragrance and preservative free toner formulated to add further active ingredients into the total Ionzyme C-Quence treatment range of products. The main ingredients include:

    • Witchhazel for its astringent and antioxidant properties
    • Matrixyl enhances the production of collagen, and elastin
    • Niacinamide assists in the control of uneven skin tone and blemishes, increases hydration, and promotes skin growth and cell renewal resulting in the softening of fine lines.
    • Ethoxydiglycol and Transcutol act as powerful penetrant enhancers
  • C-Quence Lip Balm - nourishes and cares for your lips, leaving them naturally soft and supple. The formula contains UVA and UVB filters that provide an SPF 25, protecting against premature ageing, UV damage and wind-burn. Environ's vitamin-rich, enhancing lip treatment softens & hydrates. This innovative formula contains antioxidants such as Lutein (Vitamin E) and Vitamin C which reduce the appearance of fine lines and ward off free radicals, leaving lips with a healthy glow. The hydrating formula soothes dry, chapped lips and may stimulate collagen production for fuller, more lustrous lips while assisting in the control of uneven skin tone. Ingredients such as Shea Butter and Bees Wax deeply hydrate and moisturise while Rosemary Extract provides anti-bacterial qualities and Squalane, a plant derivative, improves skin elasticity to ensure smooth, supple lips! Moisturise, soften & protect your lips with Environ C-Quence Lip Balm, the ultimate in lip therapy! Ideal for outdoor sports. 100% fragrance free. SPF 25.

We also offer all the other Environ skincare ranges including: Original Range, Sun Care Range, Professional Range, AVST Range, Evenescence Range and body products.