What is the vitamin A step-up system?
Environ’s unique Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™ is one that allows skin to become comfortable with increased levels of vitamin A and other essential vitamins and antioxidants. It guides the skin on its journey to a soft glowing appearance.
Dr Fernandes realised there had to be a better way to replenish the skin’s levels of vitamin A without any harsh side effects. By learning that the fat-soluble vitamin A form, retinyl palmitate, breaks down into retinoic acid in the body, he pioneered a step-up vitamin A system that can, and should, be used by people of all ages to prevent and reverse the signs and appearance of photo damage. It is based on varying intensities and levels of ingredients such as vitamin A, C, & E, peptides, growth factors as well as alpha-hydroxy acids, to ensure safe clinical treatments and at-home treatments to meet any persons skin concern. By gradually increasing the strength of this form of Vitamin A we can treat all skin types, all ages, all skin colours and all skin issues.
As the skin requires a high dose of retinyl palmitate to produce visible results, retinyl palmitate is initially introduced topically in low doses (levels 1-2). Your skin has then built up a tolerance and acceptance of the fat-soluble vitamin A and can move up to the next level dosage (levels 3-5). The more skin is exposed to sunlight; you need to ensure you apply it day and night, 7 days a week to ensure results.
Once you have progressed up the ladder, to higher and higher doses of this safe form of vitamin A, you will be able to use prescription strength vitamin A in its gentle form (retinyl palmitate) in a much more tolerable, less abusive way than the acid form. A great advantage to the step-up systems is that you run very little risk of a retinoid reaction and you don’t have hypersensitivity to the sun. This is the art of creating beautiful skin for a lifetime.