Everything You Need To Know About Environ AVST

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The AVST moisturisers by Environ are some of our best selling products, and for good reason. This industry-favourite range is a total powerhouse for introducing vitamin A into your skincare regime. But with their different levels, AVST can cause a bit of confusion, leading to a ton of questions about the most effective way to use them. Read on to discover our definitive guide on everything you need to know about the Environ Skin Essentia AVST range...

Firstly, what is AVST?

Endorsed by the Swiss Vitamin Institute, AVST stands for Advanced Vitamin Skin Therapy. It contains a blend of active ingredients, in particular vitamin A, a crucial ingredient to include in your regime if you want to maintain healthy and youthful looking skin. Vitamin A increases cellular turnover, which will improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Dr Des Fernandes, founder of Environ, believes that our skin needs Vitamin A just like we need oxygen to breathe; it is a fundamental chemical not just for our skin but our body too. 

So, why all the numbers?

Environ AVST moisturisers run from AVST 1 up to AVST 5, with each level containing larger amounts of vitamin A. It’s important to introduce vitamin A to the skin slowly, as going straight in with a high dose can be hard for the skin to tolerate and may cause excessive dryness and peeling.

Which level is right for me?

Although it may be tempting to jump straight in at a higher level to give your skin a bigger vitamin A boost, don’t! The levels are there for a reason, so go through the stages and your skin will see the benefits.

When it comes to moving up a level, the best way to decide if you’re ready is to listen to your skin. If you have made it through a level with no irritation to the skin, you will probably be prepared to take a higher dose. A great way of slowly introducing a higher level to mix a little of your current level in with the one above until eventually your skin can move on up. Most people can make it to AVST 3, but levels 4 and 5 contain much higher amounts of actives, so not everyone can make it. Don’t push your skin further than it can take, you’ll notice a difference no what level you are at.


"Absolutely love the environ products, I saw such amazing results within the first week of using these. This cream has helped even out my skin, made it look healthy with no pimples. The AVST 1 moisturiser is one of the key products I use along with their cleanser and the gel which helps with redness. I have spent so much money in the past on other creams which never made any difference, I will always now use these. I am even confident not wearing any makeup up just wearing mineral foundation which is unheard of for me ! Highly recommended, I dread Environ ever discontinuing there products!!"

- Face the Future Customer.


Are there any side effects?

Due to the increased cellular turnover, the skin can sometimes get a little dry. Since I’ve been using this product I haven’t had any dryness, but it all varies from skin to skin. If you do get some flaky patches, using a hyaluronic should restore your hydration levels. If the dryness is more of an irritation, it could be that you are on too high of a level, so speak to one of our advisers and it may mean you have to drop back down.

Amber's Journey with Environ

Face the Future team member Amber has suffered with her skin since the age of 11. After joining Face The Future in April last year, she has embarked on a journey using the power of Environ's expert formulations to help treat her acne.⁠

environ avst before and after


"We have so many loyal Environ customers so I was curious to see what the fuss was all about, I have never looked back and don’t think I ever will. Believe me I have tried everything, from every product for acne on the market, to multiple trips to the doctors with no success until now!"⁠

The products she swears by:⁠

  • Environ Sebu Wash⁠
  • Environ AVST 1-3⁠
  • Environ Pre-Cleansing Oil⁠
  • Environ Moisturising Toner

  • How to get started with AVST?

    We're here to support you on your skin journey. Our customer service team and skin advisors are all Environ trained and well versed in all their ranges. To place an order for AVST, or to discuss these products with one of our skincare experts, call us on 0113 282 7744. If you are a new Environ customer, you will need to complete this form before ordering. 


    For a truly bespoke skincare service or advice on the best Environ products for your skin, talk to one of our skincare experts via phone or email, or complete our online real-time skin test.

    If you would like a free personalised skincare consultation with one of our skincare experts, simply take this quiz and we’ll get back to you within 3 working days with our expert recommendations.

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