Environ Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser 1 (50ml)


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The Environ AVST 1 Moisturiser is Step 1 in the Swiss Vitamin Institute-approved Step-Up System, cleverly designed to deliver optimal concentrations of Vitamin A to your skin whilst soothing and nourishing the skin. The collection of five AVST Moisturisers allows you to build up your skin’s tolerance without causing irritation.

This first product is a moisturiser and serum in one, containing the lowest concentration of Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) so you can begin introducing it to your skin gradually. With extra Vitamins C and E and additional antioxidants, this Skin EssentiA Moisturiser nourishes and repairs your skin.

With essential nutrients to rejuvenate your skin, you should soon experience an improvement in skin tone and texture with frequent use. AVST 1 can help to reduce the signs of sun damage, including wrinkles and pigmentation, leaving you with younger-looking skin that gives off a healthy glow.

What are the benefits of AVST 1 Moisturiser?

As an advanced moisturiser, Environ AVST 1 helps to balance the natural moisture levels in your skin to provide a conditioning effect. The combination of vitamins and antioxidants work to hydrate and heal damaged skin, protecting it against further damage from free radicals and UV radiation.

These restorative and protective qualities promote healthier and clearer skin, minimising fine lines and wrinkles and reducing discolouration. After using this AVST Moisturiser regularly as part of your daily routine, you should notice a significant improvement in the way that your skin looks and feels.

How do the levels of Environ Skin EssentiA AVST Moisturiser work?

The unique benefit of AVST 1 Moisturiser is that it’s the preliminary product for the AVST Step-Up System, making it suitable for first-time Vitamin A users of all ages and skin types. It prepares your skin for the second level and is mild enough to use in conjunction with many other products.

Once you’ve used a full bottle of AVST 1 Moisturiser within 12 weeks, you can choose to step up to the AVST 2 Moisturiser and continue through the levels to achieve maximum benefits.

How does Environ Skin EssentiA AVST 1 work?

The Vita-Antioxidant AVST 1 Moisturiser is packed with excellent active ingredients that encourage hydration and healing, including a variety of vitamins and natural plant extracts. The form of Vitamin A at this level is retinyl palmitate of the retinoid family, which combines retinol and palmitic acid.

In addition to this anti-ageing ingredient, it also contains panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) as an anti-inflammatory and humectant (healing and moisturising). There’s Vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) to protect against UVB radiation as well, and Vitamin C (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) to defend against both UVA and UVB rays whilst also boosting collagen production and brightening the skin.

The moisturiser-serum includes beta-carotenes, too, which your body converts to retinol (Vitamin A). This boosts the power of the retinyl palmitate, encouraging cell growth and fending off free radicals. As if this bonus antioxidant wasn’t enough, Environ has included FIVE more plant extracts.

Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract) is both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, and it works as a toner, too. Green tea (epigallocatechin gallate/EGCG) is a soothing polyphenol that protects the skin against irritants. Rooibos tea (aspalathus linearis leaf extract) also contains polyphenols that defend your skin cells against free radicals, including anti-ageing aspalathin.

Not to be outdone, honeybush (cyclopia genistoides leaf extract) also contains phenolic compounds that reduce inflammation. It’s a cousin of rooibos tea and is good at reducing acne, pigmentation, and wrinkles. Meanwhile, Japanese knotweed (polygonum cuspidatum) may seem like an invasive scourge, but this abundant plant is actually great for your skin. It contains plumping and clarifying resveratrol, which enhances cell regeneration and limits exposure to collagen-damaging sugars.

The final ingredient of note is the quiet heavyweight glycerin, which is a humectant that already occurs naturally in our skin, meaning that it doesn’t cause sensitivity and is absorbed without a problem. This superstar molecule attracts moisture and keeps lipids between skin cells in a liquid crystal state, restoring and maintaining a healthy skin barrier and protecting against irritation.

The Environ Skin EssentiA range

Environ AVST 1 Moisturiser is probably the most renowned product in the Environ Skin EssentiA range.

Environ Skin EssentiA is an unparalleled everyday range of face and body products that use years of scientific research to give skin exactly what it needs.

The powerful combination of vitamins A, C and E, along with strong antioxidants such as rooibos tea and honeybush extract, protect and balance the skin while promoting collagen production.

More information about Skin EssentiA Environ AVST 1

Formerly just Environ AVST 1, the new and improved Skin EssentiA Vita-Antioxidant AVST 1 is suitable for all skin types. It’s ideal for those newer to skincare, especially Vitamin A, who want to reduce issues such as dryness, sun damage, pigmentation, scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Each AVST Moisturiser comes in a 50ml bottle with an airless pump dispenser for easy application. It has a shelf life of 18 months while still sealed, but must be used within 10-12 weeks after opening. The active ingredients will only retain their optimal strengths during this period before degrading.

If your skin is sensitive, it might be better for you to use Vita-Antioxidant AVST Gel during the day and apply the AVST 1 Moisturiser at night. For those looking to build a starter skincare routine, the Environ Starter Kit is ideal – it contains AVST 1 and Vita-Peptide Eye Gel, plus two sample products.

Because the Vitamin A concentration is higher in each new level of the Step-Up System, before you can step up to AVST 2, you must use at least one whole bottle of AVST 1 within 12 weeks.


How to Apply

The AVST 1 Moisturiser is intended for application twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. It’s suitable to wear under makeup, and can be used along with the Focus Care Moisture+ Super Moisturiser if you have especially dry skin. Use this product as follows:

1) Cleanse and tone your skin using your preferred Environ skincare products.

2) Apply two full pumps of the moisturiser either on your hand or directly to the face and neck.

3) Pat the product into the skin using gentle upward movements, being careful around the eyes.

4) When applying in the morning, follow with a sunscreen or SPF lotion; proceed with night creams and serums instead when applying in the evening.

This AVST 1 Moisturiser is the first step in the Environ Step-Up System, which consists of five moisturisers containing increasing concentrations of Vitamin A. The purpose of the system is to introduce higher levels of Vitamin A to your skin gradually, in the following time frame:

  • AVST 1 – Use 1-2 bottles completely
  • AVST 2 – Use 2 full bottles
  • AVST 3 – Use 2-3 complete bottles
  • AVST 4 – Use 3-4 bottles in full
  • AVST 5 – Maintain (continued use)

At Step 2, you may benefit from using the Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream in the mornings as well as your AVST Moisturiser. Once you reach Step 5, you can layer your moisturiser with a Vita-Peptide C-Quence Serum in the mornings and a Concentrated Retinol Serum in the evenings.


Aqua (Water)
Hydrogenated Polydecene
Tocopheryl Acetate
Glyceryl Stearate
PEG-100 Stearate
Cetearyl Alcohol
Caprylic/Capic Triglyceride
Sorbitan Stearate
Polysorbate 60
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
Ascorbic Acid
Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary Leaf Extract)
Epigallocatechin Gallate
Retinyl Palmitate
Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract (Rooibos Leaf Extract)
Cyclopia Genistoides Leaf Extrat (Honeybush Leaf Extract)
Polygonum Cuspidatum Extract (Resveratrol)
Ascorbyl Palmitate
Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
Helianthis Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower Seed Oil)
Sodium Hydroxide
Xanthan Gum
Zea Mays Oil (Corn Oil)
Zea Mays Starch (Corn Starch)
Disodium EDTA


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