It was so good to be back to the Environ Institute. My last experience at the Institute was so incredible, I was really excited to go in for my second treatment. Being that I am Joburg based, I made an appointment to go in to the Institute situated in Hyde Park. I really didn’t think my experience could get any better…honestly, going to the Environ Institute is like one of those gifts that just keep on giving. I know I’ve said this before; but everyone, particularly my Therapist Marlize, is incredibly kind and down right the sweetest person I’ve ever met. I can go on and on about how amazing Marlize is, but I know you’re here to read about my experience and how my skin is doing thus far. So, lets get back to business!The Ultimate Vitamin Therapy Facial:
My therapist helped me by providing me with a complete break down of the treatment that was administered on me, so that I could give you a clear understanding of which products were used and how they benefit the skin.
It is an oil base pre cleanser that helps to dissolve excess surface oil and in removing environmental pollutants from the skin. The Botanical oils and extracts contained in this product help to Hydrate the skin.
The masque assists in absorbing excess oil and micro exfoliating the skin. Skin feels smoother and more radiant.
Cleanses thoroughly and promotes radiant appearance
Alpha toner forte:
A Concentrated Alpha Hydroxy toner, that helps to enhance Environ products by supporting natural skin pH and desquamation of dead skin cells.
Spot spots with ACM 1:
This was applied only on the spots to help kill the bacteria
Sonophoresis with Sono DF & Colostrumgel:
Sono DF 312 – This is a serum that contains Advanced combination of high performance peptides to help support skin regeneration. For smoother plumper skin.
Colostrumgel – Assist and improving appearance of breakout prone and sensitive skin.
A & C serum 1:
This is part of the step up treatment in salon, to help build up your skins Vitamin A.
The Alginate mask is applied afterwards together with Iontophoresis to help cool and refresh the skin. It physically obstructs trans epidermal water loss thus promoting hydration of the skin.
Hydrating oil capsule:
This pampers the skin with Antioxidants and Retinol to energise and indulge the skins sensory pleasure. Assist in softening and moisturizing the skin.
RAD spf 15:
Provides Sun protection and supplies the skin with essential Antioxidants. Broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.
The Ionzyme® DF Machine:
(Just a little background information on the machine that was used during my treatment)
The Ionzyme® DF Machine was specifically designed for Environ skin care treatments and was the first machine to combine Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis with this potency.
The aim for professional use of the Environ Ionzyme® DFII Machine is to further assist topical application by penetrating greater amounts of active ingredients into the skin so that clients will notice results within a shorter space of time.
The technique offered through this machine is crucial because skin has a natural, waterproof barrier that hinders the penetration of chemicals. The Ionzyme DFll Machine manages to overcome this resistance with two tried and tested methods:
Involves the use of sound waves to transport vitamin molecules through the skin. Constant frequency of sound (cannot be altered).
This was the method used during my treatment.
Just to summarise my treatment. We have not stepped me up as yet, with the moisturiser, it usually takes 2 to 3 tubes depending on the skin before you step up. With my next tube of moisturiser Marlize will step me up, because by then she’ll have a better understanding of my skin. She did step up my Vitamin A in the facial treatment, using A & C serum #1 which is a step up from Moisturegel.
I’ve started using the Colostrumgel with my Debut moisturiser as an add on product to assist more with the skin; boosting immunity, to help reduce fine lines and soothe the skin. She treated my odd spots with with ACM, and used the Colostrumgel to assist in boosting my skins immunity to help keep it calm. Marlize’s main focus in the facial treatment was mainly to build up Vitamin A levels and of course antiaging.
Current condition of my Skin:
-The texture of my skin is smooth and radiant
-At the time of my facial I had minimum De-Hydration on my skin(which in Marlize’s words, is good for Johannesburg as our air here is dry.)
-My skin is not excessively oily, the oil on my skin is healthy oil (meaning it does not create problems on my skin like blackheads)
-My skin is increasingly brighter and my skin tone is much more even
I’ve added the colostrum gel and firming eye gel to my beauty regime.