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ENVIRON Vitamin Moisturiser | Vitamin A for repairing and regenerating healthy skin

April 27th, 2020

Environ products contain vitamin A as their main active ingredient in order to repair and improve the skin function.

Let’s talk in more detail about the Vitamin Moisturiser cream!

Environ Cream

If you are considering Environ treatments at Rikyu, this cream would be the initial product we recommend.


10 Benefits of Vitamin A 


Vitamin A is known to be an essential vitamin for the skin, and has the function of improving the production of skin cells in the stratum corneum, which becomes thinner with age.

Here are the 10 benefits of Vitamin A

  1. Helps produce healthy skin by repairing Keratinocyte cells 
  2. Improves natural exfoliation by stimulating cell turnover 
  3. Improves protection and smooths the skin’s surface by compacting the ‘tougher’ layers
  4. Plumps the skin and keeps moisture within by thickening the epidermis
  5. Delivers nutrients to the skin by promoting blood circulation 
  6. Normalizes oil production in the skin by activating the sebaceous glands
  7. Stimulates collagen and elastin production by energising fibroblasts
  8. Locks and binds moisture in the skin by stimulating Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS)
  9. Helps improve the skin’s immunity by protecting and potentating the langerhan cells
  10. Improve pigmentation by repairing melanocyte cells

In this way, Vitamin A is not an effective ingredient for specific skin problems, but one that works to improve the skin overall and make it more and more beautiful.

According to Environ’s founder, Dr. Fernandez, it can take about a week for Vitamin A taken orally from food to reach the skin effectively. However, it can take only around three hours for topically-applied vitamins to penetrate into the skin.

The most effective way to improve the skin is to take Vitamin A from the inside and outside. However, the topical application of vitamin A can accelerate the effect.


10 Benefits of Vitamin C


Although it is a cream that features vitamin A, the Vitamin Moisturiser is also a nutritional moisturizing cream that contains plenty of vitamins C and E, peptides, and antioxidants, that all act to reduce free radicals and support the skin.

Here are the 10 benefits of Vitamin C

  1. Fights free radicals by anti-oxidant activity
  2. Promotes collagen and elastin by stimulating fibroblasts
  3. Reduces redness by strengthening the capillary walls
  4. Reduces skin inflammation with an anti-inflammatory function 
  5. Lightens pigmentation by clarifying and brightening the skin
  6. Increases natural SPF against UV rays through a photo-protective action 
  7. Improves pigmentation by inhibiting Tyrosinase activity 
  8. Enhances Vitamin A and E
  9. Hydrates
  10. Helps heal scar tissue, such as post-acne scars, with skin healing properties

Although Vitamin C works to improve the skin function as does Vitamin A,  it is especially an essential vitamin for pigmentation problems.

Environ contains Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, which is a fat-soluble form of vitamin C. Unlike water-soluble vitamin C (ascorbic acid), it is hard to oxidize, and has a stable structure to act effectively on the skin.


4 Benefits of Vitamin E


Here are 4 characteristics of vitamin E, which is known as an antioxidant along with vitamin C.

  1. Fights free radicals via anti-oxidant activity
  2. Protects the skin cells from environmental attack, and reflects UV
  3. Hydrates
  4. Helps heal scar tissue, such as post-acne scars, with skin healing properties

Vitamin does not exert its effect by itself, but by working together with other vitamins it enhances each effect to act on the skin.


Antioxidant removes free radicals


The cause of skin aging is only around 10% from genetic reasons. The remaining 90% is due to free radicals caused by external stimulation factors (80% of which is due to photo-damage).
Other causes of free radicals include smoking, air pollution, stress and lack of sleep.
Environ contains the following antioxidant components, in addition to vitamins C and E, to support aging skin care:

  • Green Tea (Green tea is known as a very effective antioxidant!)
  • Beta carotene
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Lycopene
  • Rosemary leaf extract
  • Lutein (which is said to absorb blue light)
  • Honey bush tea
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

Working together with 3 active vitamins and antioxidants, Envrion aims to repair and regenerate the skin while reducing the free radicals that can cause skin aging.

Use it every morning and evening – one bottle can last for about 2 to 3 months.


Form of Vitamin A


Environ has 5 different levels of cream in their range. The concentration and type of vitamin A varies in each bottle.

The types of Vitamin A contained are Retinyl Palmitate and Retinyl Acetate.

Retinyl Palmitate is the mildest form of Vitamin A. Over 80% of this vitamin naturally occurring in the skin is in this form, and it is the most familiar Vitamin A to the skin. It is converted into retinol by being taken into the skin, and exerts the action of vitamin A as retinol acid.

Retinyl Acetate is a form of vitamin A that is abundantly present in the liver, and has a stronger action than Retinyl Palmitate. It is proven to be particularly effective for improving the appearance of fine wrinkles on the skin.

Environ doesn’t include Retinol in this cream.

Retinol is the most potent form of Vitamin A, but it is very delicate and needs special care in cosmetic production to act effectively on the skin.
Environ offers separate bottles with 3 levels of Retinol concentration serum as a booster, which can be added to a cream for those who need more Vitamin A.


Retinol Serum has 3 levels

The main principle of Environ creams is to increase vitamin A step by step from each bottle. Your level should be adjusted according to your skin condition and concerns.

You can start from the lowest concentration, and gradually add more vitamin A to the skin to give you constant Vitamin A activity.

In terms of your home skin care routine, changing skin products occasionally rather than continuing to use the same cosmetics works more effectively for the skin. Environ can improve the skin’s condition by adding more vitamins! 


Environ has 2 different ranges


There are two types of Environ cream to discuss here – Skin EssentiA and Youth EssentiA (in 2020).


Skin EssentiA : AVST moisturiser has 5 levels

Both of them include the step-up system, and the main component is vitamin A.


Youth EssentiA Use 2 bottles C-Quence serum and C-Quence cream


The main difference between the two is that the Skin EssentiA series is a basic vitamin cream that can support all skin types, whereas the Youth EssentiA series is specialized for those who want immediate anti-aging effects. Youth EssentiA contains higher concentrations of vitamin A and more active ingredients, and can also provide more fresh vitamins by using two separate bottles.
Most importantly, the prices are also different! So please contact us and let us know your concerns first.
We will recommend the products to meet your demands!

※Please let us know in advance if you are using Roaccutane, Retin A Cream, or are pregnant.

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