A couple of months ago I was asked to review a beauty product line I had never heard of before, Environ Skin Care. The reason for my ignorance became apparent once it arrived in the mail; Environ is only sold through a dermatologist’s office. It’s also rather expensive. Because of the price tag and exclusivity of the line my expectations were higher than usual. I mean, this stuff must be really great, right? I was intrigued.
I sampled only two items from a line that includes six collections and dozens of different products which is why I’m calling it a mini review. I received both the hydrating serum and the hand cream free of charge but my thoughts on the product are my own.
Environ Skin Care Review
Environ Ionzyme Focus Hydrating Serum
I am a big fan of anti-ageing serums and, due to my combination skin, I actually like them more than most moisturizers which can be too greasy and cause break outs, so I was very excited to try out the stuff in this little glass bottle. The bottle includes a dropper, which probably assists in keeping the serum free of bacteria while the dark glass helps to keep the antioxidants inside stable. The Focus Hydrating Serum is part of Environ’s premier Ionzyme Range. According to their website the collection is designed to provide a complete skin care program containing essential vitamins, antioxidants and peptides. Sounds good. The serum is supposed to assist in “hydrating and adding volume to targeted skin areas, which may help improve the appearance of fine lines.” The key ingredient is Sodium Hyaluronate, a skin identical ingredient rated as “best” on Beautypedia. So there’s some background, but how did it work?
A Good Anti-Aging Serum
I would rate this serum as very good. Did I wake up one day looking like a 20 year old? Sadly, no. It is not a miracle product, but it definitely did hydrate my skin and kept the fine lines around my eyes in remission. The serum feels wet and kind of gooey when applied, and then dries to a what feels like a thin masque. After a few minutes the sensation goes away. There’s no perfume, which I like. Even though the bottle is small, only about one ounce, I’m still using it after over a month of twice daily applications. I think this would be a great serum for someone, like me, who needs an anti-aging moisturizer but struggles with oily or combination skin and occasional pimples. The only draw back is the price. At $98 for a one fluid ounce bottle I would hesitate to go back for more. I’m not sure my pocketbook could handle it, but if you have the money you might want to try it out.
I wish I could have tried the serum in combination with one of their moisturizers. The Environ Ionzyme Range includes several vitamin A potions, a cleanser, toner, face cream, eye cream and masque. The whole Environ product line includes dozens of other moisturizers that look intriguing as well. I’d like to have seen if the products made a bigger difference to my complexion when used in combination.
Environ Body Range: Hand and Nail Cream
Environ also offers a line of body lotions to improve the appearance of aging on one’s arms, legs and body. Like most women I tend to focus on my face, but the rest of me needs moisturizer and anti-aging support too. Thankfully it looks like Environ’s body line is much less expensive than the Ionzyme Range. This small (1.6 fluid ounce) tube of hand cream retails for $19, making it more of an affordable luxury. The lotion includes Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamen B5 and Mineral Oil, all rated as good or best ingredients on Beautypedia.
After using the lotion on my hands about once a day for several weeks I cannot say that the skin on my hands looks any different or that my cuticles have turned to buttery perfection, but the lotion smells amazing. I don’t like using products with fragrance on my face, but I love body lotions with a pretty smell.
You can see all of Environ’s different collections of premiere skin care and read more about the company at Dermaconcepts.com.
So over to you, have you tried any of Environ’s skin care products?