Environ® is a globally loved and recognized professional skin care brand that is built on beauty, care, and science.
Environ® believes that 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 skin care formulations was a groundbreaking development. Dr. Des Fernandes, rated among the top five plastic surgeons in the world, was a pioneer in this field in the 1980s and was the first to successfully use antioxidants and vitamin A in a cosmetic product.
Environ®’s CEO and Group Chairman, Val Carstens, believed in her brother, and commenced selling these creams to family and friends prior to the formation of the company. She has built Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. from a dream to the global success that it is today with over 140 products available in more than 70 countries.
Since Dr. Des Fernandes founded Environ® in 1990, vitamin A has become the cornerstone ingredient in the Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. philosophy. It is an essential skin nutrient that has to be replenished every day for skin to appear healthier and more resilient.
Combined with other essential nutrients, like antioxidants and peptides, the long-term enhancement of the appearance of the skin becomes clearly visible. Backed by constant research, new and still more effective products are continually being introduced to the Environ® range.
As a brand, Environ® is proud enough to recommend their products to the people who matter most in their lives. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t create them.
Environ® uses the power of beautiful science to create products that make a real difference to people’s lives. The 100+ international awards continue to recognize the brand for outstanding products which is why Environ® is favored by international aestheticians, beauty editors, film stars, skin care therapists, and the medical fraternity.
An authorized and trained skin care professional, Dr. Andreas Grossgold has developed a partnership with Environ® for the success of their brand. It is for this reason that the Grossgold Clinic functions as a qualified stockist for Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. products.
Environ® creates scientifically developed and researched skin care products that make a real lasting difference to the appearance of the skin so that consumers everywhere can have a beautiful skin for a lifetime.
In Environ®’s world, beautiful, healthy-looking skin is not the exception, but the norm.
It is for everyone – regardless of age, gender, and race. Environ®’s world is one where a little patience – and the power of beautiful science – can assist in rehabilitating, restoring, and reviving the skin’s overall health and well-being.
It’s a world where anyone can live life to the fullest, without their skin knowing it or showing it.
Environ® will keep making skin beautiful for generations to come, because they exist to keep skin beautiful for life.
Environ® combines sound skin care principles with the best of what cutting-edge technology and science has to offer to provide scientific-based, superior skin care for everyone.
Dr. Des Fernandes designed Environ® to help correct the visible effects of the chronic deficiency of vitamin A that everyone suffers from in the exposed areas of their skin. Few people understand that this deficiency leads to the appearance of major skin problems we attribute and develop due to aging and sun damage.
The formulae of Environ® are entirely based on the need to help replenish all the essential skin nutrients lost by environmental factors and exposure to the sun, and at the same time moisturize the skin’s appearance. Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. products have been formulated to combat and relieve the harmful effects of today’s harsh environmental changes, specifically pollution and the ever-increasing doses of radiation from the sun due to the thinning of the protective ozone layer. Added to these are the modern-day effects of poor diet and social and work stresses.
Every day, our skin loses vitamins due to exposure to these elements, which exacerbates the visible signs of aging. The only way to effectively help replenish these lost skin vitamins is through supplements and topical applications.
Environ®’s beautiful, unique science comprises:
Environ®’s powerhouse ingredient combinations include:
Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. products are intended for both genders, for use on all skin types, and on people of all ages. The products are only manufactured from active, fresh vitamins and the highest-quality ingredients.
As all vitamins decay, it is important to make sure that Environ®’s customers receive and use the freshest products possible to get the best results. To ensure that their products can be used by people with allergies, they make most of the Environ® range without adding any perfumes or preservatives. It is one of the few ranges in the world to do this. Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. is an ISO 22716 and ISO 9001 accredited company. All products are manufactured according to cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices).
Environ® is also one of the very few skin care ranges in the world with its own sterile manufacturing facilities with dedicated chemists and state-of-the-art technology. The products are manufactured and marketed only after exhaustive testing.
All products are filled and manufactured under red light to protect light-sensitive ingredients. They are also manufactured under a vacuum to prevent exposure to air. The facilities maintain the highest manufacturing practices at all times and use filtered air throughout.
Each batch is scientifically tested by internationally accredited independent laboratories to check the chemical content and sterility of the product. Environ®’s in-house laboratory constantly works with institutes, suppliers, and universities around the world to keep our finger on the pulse of the ever-evolving cosmetic industry.
The moisturizers in the Environ® Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ ranges have been awarded the Swiss Vitamin Institute logo, which verifies that the products tested contain the vitamin strength declared. This guarantees the active effectiveness specified by Environ®. The consumer gets a quality product with the stated active vitamin content which fulfils the promise of real results. The products are tested annually to enable them to carry this prestigious certificate of endorsement, and therefore, ensure that the highest standards are maintained.
Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. products are tested only on human volunteers. Clinical trials are conducted on more than 100 people over an 18-month period.
The results of using Environ® products are reviewed by being presented at numerous international plastic surgery congresses and verified by a cross-section of consumers.
At Environ®’s skin care institutes, they have created the world’s most effective skin care system. Clinical studies are conducted, and training is held for professional skin care sales consultants, specialists, and stockists.
Because of the inclusion of effective active ingredients and the minimal use of preservatives, Environ® Skin Care (Pty) ㋏. products are specially packaged to protect them from air and light. Environ® has introduced the very latest in packaging technology to ensure maximum efficiency and hygiene in the filling and packaging of its creams.
It is Environ®’s ethos to always use effective packaging to protect the integrity of its carefully selected ingredients as a priority. Environ® cares about the consumer’s safety. All Environ® packaging adheres to International (COLIPA) and South African (CTFA) coding and labelling standards.