*Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. The products were provided by the brand Environ, though the review thereof is based on the author’s experience and opinion. The published reviews are intended to be for information purposes only and should not be regarded as a replacement for sound medical advice. Always speak to your doctor or skincare therapist if you have any concerns*
Over the past few months, I have been reviewing the Environ C-Quence Serum 1, C-Quence Crème, and Hydrating Oil Capsules. Here’s a look into my experience with these gems, beautifully crafted for those who cherish radiant, youthful skin.
My regimen began with the Ionzyme® C-Quence Serum 1, applied diligently twice daily after cleansing. Remember, a double cleanse in the evening is your skin’s best friend – it helps to ensure you’ve removed all the dirt and sunscreen from the day that could often lead to skin problems such as acne if not removed properly.
This serum is the entry point to Environ’s Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™, boasting a gentle yet effective blend of vitamins A, C, and E, alongside potent antioxidants and peptides. Designed for those at the start of their vitamin A journey or seasoned users like myself, the serum aims to minimise the signs of ageing, promoting a firmer, smoother complexion. Within just a week of use, I noticed a significant improvement in my skin’s texture, tone, and plumpness, a testament to the serum’s efficacy.
Serum 1 has the lowest concentration of vitamins A, C, and E. As you build up your skin’s resilience, you can consider advancing to Serums 2, 3, and finally 4, which has the highest concentration. Of course, consult with your skincare specialist on this.
Following the serum, the C-Quence Crème serves as a perfect partner, enriching the skin with hydration without the greasiness often feared. Its formula is a powerhouse of antioxidants, including vitamins C, E, Panthenol, jojoba oil, and extracts from green tea and rosemary, all working in harmony to nourish and protect. Whether applied under sunscreen and BB cream in the morning or after Serum 1 in the evening routine, it seamlessly integrates into any skincare regimen without the worry of pilling or streaking.
The crowning jewel of my evening routine, these oil capsules were a luxurious treat. Used post-serum and crème application, each capsule is a dose of pure, hydrating bliss for the face, neck, and décolletage. Despite the temptation to indulge nightly, spacing them out to every other evening can extend the pleasure without compromising results. The capsules were a standout, leaving my skin irresistibly soft and hydrated, with a noticeable improvement in overall skin quality after consistent use.
These capsules provide a concentrated dose of vitamins that deeply moisturise the skin, blended with a mixture of Retinol and Antioxidants, they can help guard the skin from the harmful impacts of free radicals. Side note – Environ doesn’t provide the percentage of Retinol in the capsules, but it’s believed to be low and shouldn’t cause any retinol-like side effects.
It must be made clear that these capsules are not ingestible. They are for topical application only.
Pricing and Availability
- Ionzyme® C-Quence Serum 1: R950.00
- Ionzyme® C-Quence Crème: R805.00
- Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules: R875.00
For those in South Africa, pinpointing a stockist is straightforward via Environ’s Stockist Locator.
The Environ C-Quence lineup and Hydrating Oil Capsules are nothing short of spectacular, earning my recommendation and plans for repurchase. Each product not only stands on its own but also complements the others, culminating in a skincare symphony that harmonises to reveal the best version of your skin.
A word to the wise: the active ingredients in Environ’s formulations underscore the importance of a personalised skincare consultation, ensuring you embark on a regimen tailored just for you.
Rochelle is the founder and driving force behind Aesthetic Appointment. With a passion for the aesthetics and pro-ageing industry in South Africa, she has been in the aesthetic publishing industry since 2012, dedicated to creating a valuable platform for insights and knowledge, bridging the gap between patients and doctors - delivering reliable, medical-based information. Rochelle firmly believes in the power of a good skincare regimen, especially when started at home, and is committed to educating consumers about the myriad of treatments, procedures, and products available to them.