There was a recent documentary on BBC (The Truth About Looking Good), which investigated cosmetics and how much they really do for our skin. During the documentary they touched on retinols, the effect they have on our skin and the differences that have been seen and proven to work.
So, what is Retinol?
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A.
Why should I be using Vitamin A?
There are many benefits to applying Vitamin A topically:
- acts as a natural exfoliator, increasing cell turnover
- detoxifies the skin by stimulating blood flow
- stimulates collagen and elastin
- thickens and plumps the skin
- protects your skin's immunity
- regenerates cell health
- helps the appearance of pigmentation
- locks in moisture
Which products to use?
It has to be ...Environ.
A scientifically developed brand designed by Dr. Des Fernandes. Rated amongst the top 5 plastic surgeons in the world, he was the first to use Vitamin A in high enough doses that help counteract the harmful effects of the environment, pollution and stress and create the appearance of radiant, visibly improved skin. Through intensive research he discovered the essential role Vitamin A plays in skin health. So he created a skin care range with Vitamin A as the main ingredient that would help and maintain healthy skin.
Environ uses a vitamin step up programme to help skin become more comfortable with increased levels of Vitamin A and other ingredients as you build from one level to the next.
We can also boost the levels of Vitamin A again by having an Environ facial as a monthly maintenance and the facial pushes the products deeper into the dermis of the skin by upto 400%