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More than two decades ago, Environ Skin Care was created by world renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr Des Fernandes of South Africa. His dream was to develop a skincare range that would strengthen the skin to help repair damage caused by harsh Ultraviolet Rays and to further prevent the formation of skin cancers.

Environ products, pioneered the daily use of potent Vitamin A levels, to normalise and strengthen the skin and includes Vitamin's, C and E to optimise its effectiveness. The AVST (Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy) range offers a unique step-up system that allows the skin to gradually become comfortable to the increased levels of Vitamin A. Environ's key ingredients include, antioxidants to fight off free radicals caused by exposure to UV rays and the environment, peptides to deliver instructions to cells and Growth Factors to assist in producing healthy cells. Dr Des Fernandes is continually researching, developing and clinically testing new ingredients and products to prove their effectiveness and results.

After trialling numerous cosmeceutical product ranges, Kirsi Säde chose Environ skincare for its active ingredients and next generation 'treatment machine'. With continued research into cosmeceuticals, Kirsi is yet to find another brand that can deliver more superior results.


Every skin that is exposed to ultraviolet light, needs to replenish its Vitamin A. Yes, that is you, and everyone else living on planet earth.

So why is Vitamin A so essential for the health of everyone's skin? No matter if you are male or female, live in a third world country or in the most advanced city in the world, are young or old, the fundamental physiology of the skin is the same in every human. Occurring naturally within your skin, Vitamin A supplies are continually being depleted by constant exposure to ultraviolet light. The consequences of low Vitamin A levels can be; sun damage leading to the formation of skin cancers (solar keratosis, basel cell carcinomas), premature ageing (photo ageing), chronic skin conditions and sensitivities, severe acne and pigmentation. Environ's founder Dr Des Fernandes (plastic surgeon) sadly lost two patients under the age of 23 to malignant melanomas. He felt he needed to discover a way to strengthen the skin to prevent the nasty effects of sun damage. Vitamin A was the answer! Since 1987, Dr Des Fernandes has been the pioneer of topically applied Vitamin A cosmetics.

Quintessential, Vitamin A is a skin normaliser... It is essential for preventing, minimising and possibly reversing damage caused to the skin by ultraviolet light and environmental factors. Vitamin A needs to be topically applied to the skin daily. For optimal skin health, your skin needs to be rich in Vitamin A to function efficiently. The use of topical Vitamin A is recommended to start in children as young as two years old. We need to protect young skin from the irreparable damage their skin faces on a daily basis. Just remember prevention is much better than a cure!
There are many forms of Vitamin A; Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Esters, Retinol (Retinyl Alcohol), Retinal (Retinyl Aldehyde), RetinoicnAcid. If your cosmetic product does not contain the correct form or dosage it can either be ineffective or irritating on your skin. The Environ theory works on a 'Step-up' system, where you begin on the minimum dose of Retinyl Palmitate and step your way up to level 5 which contains a combination of Retinyl Palmitate and Retinyl Acetate. This allows your skin to become accustomed while it is reintroduced to Vitamin A. Dr Des Fernandes believes that Vitamin A needs to be used in combination with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta-carotene and antioxidants. These extra ingredients help combat free-radical damage caused by sun exposure. All Environ Skin Care products contain an adequate dose of all vitamins and anti-oxidants.

A strong, healthy, radiant, glowing, youthful skin is the result of topically applied Vitamin A! Personal Skin chooses to use Environ, a scientific skin care range.


What is the Environ Ionzyme DF Machine and why does Personal Skin use it?

For professional products to work to their full potential, they need to penetrate through the stratum corneum (top layer of skin) and be delivered deep into the layers of the epidermis. The Environ Ionzyme DF Machine has the ability to transport the active ingredients down into the layers of the skin, where they are most effective. Dr Des Fernandes spent many hours researching the most effective methods of product penetration. His research had confirmed that the combination of Pulsed Iontophoresis and Low Level Sonophoresis, used two highly sophisiticated scientific methods. This delivery technique allows new skin cells to absorb the nutrients and active ingredients to produce glowing skin. The science behind this machine makes it one of the most successful, powerful and beneficial treatments in the world today. Personal Skin incorporates the Environ Ionzyme DF Machine into all skin treatments.


Ask yourself, why remove something that is meant to be there?

Your skin is designed to be strong and healthy, it is your body's first line of defence from the environment. Constant strong, invasive peeling and microdermabrasion is not healthy and will often cause long term permanent damage to the structure and integrity of the skin. On going peeling and stripping destroys the essential layers of the epidermis (upper layers) and can effect the dermis (deeper layers). The results of this can lead to an unnatural appearance, sun sensitivity for life and irreversable damage. Personal Skin's philosophy is to strengthen and boost the integrity of skin. Our skin technicians strive to improve and encourage your skin to be in optimal health and condition. So, we follow the safe peeling protocols of Dr Des Fernandes. His research reveals, slowly and gently peeling the skin offers a far safer, more effective and beautiful long term result.

Just remember, deeper peeling only causes deeper damage that does not necessarily improve the appearance or health of the skin, but rather causes destructive, often permanent damage to your largest living organ.


Daily home care versus clinic treatment... Which is superior?

Home care! It is the first line of defence for your skin. Whether you also receive regular clinic treatments, your skin must be cared for daily to remain strong and healthy. Cosmeceutical grade skin care is absolutely vital if you wish to improve the function and appearance of your skin. The skin needs to be constantly fed active ingredients to repair, rebuild, reform and reconstruct the years of damage caused by exposure to harmful UV rays, harsh skin products and lifestyle choices. Your skin routine can be as simple as an Environ cleanser, toner, moisturiser and daily use of an SPF. Of course, Personal Skin advises the incorporation of extra Environ booster products. Personal Skin's biggest skin care tip is: a daily skin care routine.


It's all about penetration... Discover a world class instrument pioneered by Dr Des Fernades to aid in the penetration of your topically applied Environ Skin Care.

Cosmetic Skin Needling enhances the penetration of active ingredients through the Stratum Corneum (upper layer of skin) by creating micro channels that transport active molecules to the deeper skin cells. Environ's Ionzyme Gold Roll-CIT and Body Roll-CIT are designed for use with Environ Skin Care to maximise the effectiveness of the vitamins, antioxidants, peptides and growth factors. These instruments are safe, comfortable, and recommend to be incorporated into your daily skin care routine. With frequent use, increased product penetration may assist with tightening and smoothing the skin's appearance, reduction of fine lines and uneven skin tone. A key step for those who want to achieve ultimate results.

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