The average adult human body is more than 50 per cent water and it’s a vital component for keeping skin looking smooth and plump. The perfect antidote to dry, lacklustre skin, the HydraBoost Treatment facial from Environ is an intensive treatment which deeply hydrates while plumping and firming the skin.
The treatment features the application of hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000 times its own weight in water. This helps to reduce fine lines caused by dehydration and increases the plumpness of the lower levels of the skin, resulting in a moisturised, glowing complexion. Natural hyaluronic acid levels, and the ability to hold on to water in our cells, decline as we age, so boosting levels topically helps restore normality.
The therapist uses Environ’s advanced Ionzyme machine technology, which applies electrical pulses and a special low frequency sound wave to increase penetration of active ingredients. Results are evident within a week of the first treatment: the skin will be noticeably more hydrated and feel plumped up.
The Hydraboost Treatment involves thorough cleansing and toning followed by application of a conductive gel and the Focus Hydrating Serum, together with a vitamin A and C serum or other Environ product specially selected to suit the client’s skin. The therapist uses a ceramic probe to work on every part of the face for a total of 30 minutes. The system increases the penetration of the hyaluronic acid and other skin rejuvenating ingredients applied by up to forty-fold.
A deliciously cool, hydrating alginate masque is then painted over the same area and electrodes attached which deliver a pulsed current to further increase penetration of the serums and maximise the moisturising effect.
Training director Tracy Tamaris recommends this as the best Environ facial treatment for those with either dry skin or who want anti-ageing effects because the ingredients and technology address both concerns:
“When skin is well hydrated it looks smoother, healthier and more youthful. A course of treatments will enhance the longevity of effects, especially when used in conjunction with Environ home care products.”
The Environ HydraBoost Treatment takes approximately one hour.
*Environ’s Focus Hydrating Serum contains a penetrant enhancer, Transcutol CG which enhances absorption of the plant-based, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid solution, which is in a very high concentration for a topical preparation. It is part of a comprehensive range of skincare products available from beauty salons, spas and aesthetic clinics.