Environ AVST Moisturiser 1 Review

4 November 2020

I’ve been really enjoying this style of blogging. When I show up out of the blue moon and tell you all about a skincare product or two that have been rocking my boat. It’s a complete opposite to how it was a few years ago when I had so much skincare, I hardly had the time to finish it all up and make up my mind on it. There was always another one lined up before I finished one.

However, this relaxed pace of the last couple of years has meant that I have fewer products on my shelf. Like my life, wardrobe and home, my makeup and skincare have gone minimalist ways too. I finish a product until it gives up on me and I have the time to pour my thoughts on it (if it was exceptional).

Like this Environ Moisturiser, which was a chance find pre-Covid. I visited the brand’s HQ for another shoot and got compensated in Environ Skincare products. What a game-changer!

Environ was founded in 1990 by Dr. Des Fernandes, a world renowned plastic surgeon. I've just learnt that this skincare line has been voted Top Medical Skin Care Line 2020 in the prestigious global Aesthetic Everything Awards for the third year running. A prestigious and pioneer skincare brand indeed.

Since using Environ AVST Moisturiser 1, my skin has really been the best it’s ever been. Dare I say, no zits, lightened sunspots, even skin tone. It’s not the transformation I was expecting one bit. There are not many skincare products that have made such a remarkable difference to my skin. This is one of them!

I decided to research more about its ingredients and formulation when I noticed it working for me. The magic is courtesy Vitamin A. Vitamin A is the cornerstone ingredient in Environ's skincare philosophy. Environ believes Vitamin A is the antidote to sun damage on skin. It has the power to treat skin issues such as pigmentation, sun damage, aging and skin cancer. Hence they’ve developed a Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM, whereby a customer starts with a daily low dose of vitamin A in their skincare products, gradually building up the skin tolerance of this vitamin. Apparently, they recommend you use the same concentration for 2-4 bottles before moving up. I’m on my second one of this AVST Moisturiser 1, the one with lowest concentration of Vitamin A. The range goes up to Level 5. This Vitamin Step-Up System has been created to give skin a chance to be comfortable with the concentration of Vitamin A and other antioxidants.

I've used this moisturiser both day and night. I like that it is very light, non-greasy, fast absorbing, unscented and yet very moisturising.

I’ve recently paired AVST 1 with a Moisturising Toner and Mela- C Cream (Vitamin C cream from their Radiance+ range) from the same brand. My skin is loving the effects. The toner definitely hydrates my skin like nobody’s business.

I’m now looking to include cleansers from this range in my skincare routine. Since I have lots of sunspots from years of shying away from sunscreen, I’m also quite keen on moving up with vitamin A concentration once I’m through the third bottle as recommended.

I am thoroughly enjoying these products because I can definitely see results on my skin. Goes to show what a well researched and scientifically backed product can do for actual skin concerns.

Availability: Environ Skincare products are salon-exclusive. Thus they are available only through their stockists all over NZ. Here is the list of their stockists if you are keen to find one near you. These stockists are also well trained skin professionals that can advise you products from Environ's range based on your skin concerns. Environ really has products for every skin issue.

What is your current favourite moisturiser? Any that’s doing the hard yards for you? Share with me in the comments below or catch me on my socials.



Disclaimer: These products were gifted, however, my review is honest as always.

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