As we age, we become more deficient in the essential nutrients that our skin so easily supplied for us in your youth. Vitamin A is one of the most important molecules for healthy-looking skin.

Dr. Des Fernandes has created amazing products with vitamin A is the cornerstone ingredient in the Environ Skin Care philosophy. Vitamin A must be replaced daily for skin to appear healthier and more resilient. Combined with other essential nutrients like antioxidants and peptides, the long-term enhancement of the skin’s appearance becomes clearly visible.

What is Vitamin A?

Vitamin A belongs to a family of organic chemical called Retinoids. Retinoids occur naturally in the human body.

Everybody, everywhere, is exposed to UV light. This exposure damages the vitamin A naturally found in the skin.

By absorbing energy from UV light, certain forms of vitamin A act as a natural sunscreen.

The more vitamin A the skin has, the more protected the skin will be against sun damage.

While taking vitamin A supplements (at least 5,000 IU per day) may help to replenish the vitamin A skin has lost, it is not nearly as effective as topical application straight onto the areas that are depleted of vitamin A.

This essential nutrient need to be replaced on a daily basis to promote healthy-looking skin and minimize the signs of photoaging.

“Vitamin A is the greatest deficiency in the world. Most people are unaware that they suffer from chronic, localized deficiency of vitamin A. As vitamin A is light sensitive it is destroyed every day in our skin and that is the main reason why we develop photoaging. You could say that the skin is constantly in need of vitamin A.”

– Dr. Des Fernandes

Skin EssentiA Range with Vitamin A which has been scientifically proven to help rehabilitate, regenerate and restore the appearance of unhealthy skin. These Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM(™) moisturizers gradually introduce skin to increased levels of vitamin A, helping to replenish the effect of your skin’s natural vitamin A levels.

The STEP-UP SYSTEM(™) helps skin gradually feel more comfortable with increased levels of vitamin A and other ingredients that keep it looking healthy and beautiful.

Some of the benefits:

1. Restores: It is the solution to beautiful, healthy-looking skin; it restores the benefits of what the skin has lost.

2. Vitamin A deficiency: It counteracts the effects of vitamin A deficiency that every person suffers from, which is the root cause of unhealthy-looking skin.

3. Normalize: It is designed to help normalize the appearance of skin abnormalities, regardless of skin condition or skin concern.

4. Bring it back: It contains essential key ingredients that work with the skin to bring it back to beautiful.

5. Full brigade: It contains a full brigade of antioxidants which are known to combat the effects of free radical activities that are known to damage the skin.

6. Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM(™): The Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser form part of Environ’s unique and industry-leading Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM(™), which was created to help your skin become gradually more comfortable with increased levels of vitamin A and other ingredients that keep it looking healthy and beautiful.

Most skin conditions are caused by a vitamin A deficiency, so when the deficiency is restored, the skin will be brought back to its most healthy-looking, beautiful state. If you would like to have your skin analyzed for the best treatment for your skin condition, contact Christy Mitchell, Skin Care and Waxing by Christy (340) 690-5233 or