MT Reviews: Environ AVST 1 moisturiser

Skin feeling tired after a long day in the office? MT puts Environ's AVST 1 moisturiser through its paces.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Jan 2013

Environ’s AVST 1 is a handy product to have in your office drawer. Don’t let the packaging fool you; inside a basic-looking white and orange bottle is a moisturiser which is light and refreshing.

 After a day in the office under the full blast of air conditioning, skin can feel dry – the last thing you need when re-applying make-up before heading to an evening event. I found the AVST 1 to be pleasantly surprising. The cream absorbs quickly, and doesn’t leave your skin looking greasy. It is definitely a moisturiser for the day time.

In terms of packaging, the moisturiser comes in a mid-sized bottle. It might not be the most convenient size for your make-up bag, but it is light to carry if you do have a bit more space.  The AVST creams are produced using vitamin A and antioxidants including vitamins E, vitamin C, Green Tea Extract, Honeybush and Rooibos Tea Extracts, Resveratrol and Beta-Carotene. I started on the level one cream, the introductory moisturiser, but the range goes up to level five. The vitamin concentrations of A and C get stronger as you move up the range.

The only downside with this product is that it’s difficult to find. Due to the high levels of active ingredients in the product, stockists are vetted individually by the manufacturer. You can buy it online but you have to apply for the product - and none of the sites feature an RRP, alas. I have also yet to find it in a high street store. The price isn’t cheap - MT found it for around £20 on eBay – but as don’t need to use much each time, you’ll get plenty of use out of it.  

You can find Environ’s products online here  or through a number of beauty websites in the UK. Overall, MT gives AVST 1 a hearty thumbs up.


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