Which Environ products contain Vitamin A, C, B3?

During a few interviews, Environ's founder Dr. Desmond Fernandes reveals the importance of specific vitamins for skin health, defense against damaging environmental factors, and aging prevention. One of the most intensive factors is sun exposure, especially the UV spectrum of sunlight that damages skin cells and structures, including changes in DNA. On the other hand, Dr. Fernandes warns that we can't completely avoid sun exposure. The skin naturally produces vitamin D from cholesterol thanks to sunlight, essential for health. So, it's crucial to get vitamin A and other more potent antioxidants like vitamins C, E, and B3 and provitamins like carotenoids daily to maintain the skin's optimal defense and health.

Following that philosophy, Environ made skincare products whose formulas also contain board concentrations of essential vitamins, which topical application will help recover the skin cells and structures and protect from damaging factors. For example, according to Dr. Fernandes, retinol (one of the forms of vitamin A) leaves multiple beneficial effects, including the reversal of photoaging, skin thickening, improving elasticity, etc. There is a myth that retinol thins the skin; that is not the truth. It has anti-keratinizing action, but it primarily refers to skin normalization, not thinning.

Which Environ products contain Vitamin A?

“Vitamin A is the dominant vitamin of the skin because it has a fundamental role in controlling normal activities of skin cells,” Dr. Fernandes explains. “It is of great importance in controlling normal activities of the DNA of the cell's nucleus and the mitochondria.”

Retinol has irritating potential, so a better technique is to raise concentrations for an extended period to allow the skin to adapt to higher concentrations. Environ developed a Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ that allows controlling retinol concentrations from 1 (the lowest) up to 5 (the highest concentration).

Environ products with retinol

Environ Concentrated Retinol Serum 1
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However, retinol has its weak points, and the most problematic in the cosmetic industry is its instability. Therefore, other forms of vitamin A like retinyl palmitate with better stability and penetration ability are more suitable for skincare formulations. The retinyl palmitate is a derivative of retinol and palmitic acid (obtained by palm oil) that can be converted into active retinoic acid (a form of vitamin A) thanks to enzymes in the skin, leaving targeted action.

Environ products with Retinyl Palmitate

Environ Antioxidant & Peptide Eye Gel
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Environ Vita-Antioxidant AVST Gel
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Environ Vita-Peptide Eye Gel
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Another vitamin A derivative, retinyl propionate, is very close to retinyl palmitate, but in this case, instead of palmitic acid, retinol is esterified with propionic acid. Scientific studies showed that retinyl propionate has better relative bioactivity than retinyl palmitate or pure retinol.

Environ products with Retinyl Propionate

Environ Vita-Peptide C-Quence Serum 2
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Which Environ products contain Vitamin C?

Vitamin C or L-Ascorbic Acid is one of the superstars of skincare ingredients that has a lot of beneficial effects on the skin. It is a perfect antioxidant, collagen booster, an inhibitor of melanin production, etc. Unfortunately, like retinol, the pure form of vitamin C is also not stable, and its usage in formulas is limited.

Environ products with pure Vitamin C

Environ Vita-Antioxidant AVST Gel
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Environ Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel
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Like retinyl palmitate, vitamin C has one stable form called ascorbyl palmitate. It exhibits identical - antioxidant, skin brightening, and collagen-boosting effects with better penetration ability.

Environ products with Ascorbyl Palmitate

Environ Vita-Antioxidant AVST Gel
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Environ Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel
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Another vitamin C derivative, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, has four isopalmitic conjugates that make it completely oil-soluble (lipophile), which can quickly penetrate the skin's lipid barrier. This modification allows converting the water-soluble molecule of Ascorbic Acid into oil-soluble, available for oily moisturizers and creams, enhancing delivery and effectiveness.

Environ products with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

Environ Vita-Peptide C-Quence Serum 2
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Environ Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel
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Finally, the famous ingredient MAP (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) is one of the most powerful antioxidants that shield skin against photoaging, immunosuppression, and even cancer formation. Similarly to other forms of vitamin C also boosts collagen production and reduces fibers destruction.

Environ products with MAP

Environ Concentrated Retinol Serum 1
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Environ Vita-Enriched Colostrum Gel
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Which Environ products contain Vitamin B3?

The most helpful form of multi-talented Vitamin B3 in the cosmetics industry is Niacinamide or Nicotinamide. This antiaging ingredient helps repair DNA, boosts metabolism and energy production, and maintains skin moisture balance, smoothing expression lines. Niacinamide also blocks melanin pigment transfer into keratocytes, fighting against hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and even skin tone.

Environ products with Niacinamide

Environ Complete Anti-Pollution Spritz
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Environ Vita-Peptide Toner
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