76 reviews for Skin EssentiA AVST 5

  1. Tanya Magee (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using this for sometime alongside super moisturiser – my skin has never felt so good!

  2. Ri Cur (verified purchase)

    I only started to SPF in my 30s, even on sunny days, as I result I had quote sun damaged skin with broken veins around my nose and cheeks. I started the step-up programme a few years ago and have seen a noticeable improvement in the condition of my skin. I don’t know of other product would have a similar, or perhaps better, effect; but I know this product works and so I’ll stick with it.

  3. Tanya Magee (verified purchase)

    I have worked my way through the AVST moisturisers and reached level 5. I’ve never had any reaction to the cream. It leaves the skin very soft and has massively improved hydration levels of my skin.

  4. Kirsty Kernohan (verified purchase)

    Have been using this product for several years. Feel that it has really made a difference to the clarity and tone of my skin.

  5. Jane Knott (verified purchase)

    I have been using AVST 5 for over 30 years and it has worked wonders for my skin – almost wrinkle free! I am now going to combine it with C-Quence 1, as advised by Katherine, to enhance my skin care programme

  6. Pinky Chahal (verified purchase)

    Amazing been using it daily and seen a huge improvement on my skin.

  7. Amy Swift (verified purchase)

    Love this product, have been using no.5 for over 2 years (after working through 1,2,3&4) and would never look back. After having my skin completely change when I fell pregnant, this has kept my skin fresh and blemish free since I made the switch.

  8. Joyti Taylor (verified purchase)

    Since starting my Environ journey my skin has changed dramatically. I am now on AVST 5 and have been for a couple of years however it’s not clear what the step to follow after this is. I am starting to feel like my skin needs something additional as I am getting older and losing my collagen. This has gone up a lot in price as well.

  9. Noelle Sloan (verified purchase)

    I love the way this smooths my skin it looks so healthy

  10. Sally Daft (verified purchase)

    It is worth the patience of working your way up the AVST range. No 5 is a game changer. Softer, smoother, less textured skin. Love it!

  11. Karen Kennedy (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using moisturiser for years it’s made a huge difference to my skin I wouldn’t use anything else.

  12. Lynsey Hutchinson (verified purchase)

    Love this product, since using environ and progressing to avst 5 my skin has never been better. Looks healthy and glowing!

  13. Ann Sakamoto

    Brilliant product with amazing visible results.

  14. Nicky Parker (verified purchase)

    I have been using this moisturiser for a number of years and I really love it. It leaves my skin glowing and well hydrated, and I am often complemented on my skin.

    I am always happy to recommend Environ.

  15. Chrissy Goodall

    Really loved how this made my skin feels , it just keeps getting better , I’m now using the c-quence and my skin has never been so good ,

    I’m 43

  16. Chrissy Goodall

    Love this product I have now started using the c-quence range as I was using 5 for a while brilliant product

  17. paula rafferty (verified purchase)

    This is a repeat purchase for me. The difference in my skin from I started Environ is amazing. A must buy

  18. Karen Liddle (verified purchase)

    I love this product, regularly get comments about how my skin looks. The service from Katherine and her team is excellent too, would highly recommend

  19. Danielle Spear (verified purchase)

    Beautiful product! Environ is such a great brand

  20. Noelle Sloan (verified purchase)

    Great cream and has helped with scars

  21. Tina Eastwood (verified purchase)

    Wouldn’t be without this amazing product. The best there is!

  22. NOELEEN DORAN (verified purchase)

    This is my first purchase of the AVST 5 and im delighted with the results so far.

  23. Suzanne Atkinson

    Brilliant moisturiser, used as my daily routine for over a year now 😊

  24. Liz Buckland (verified purchase)

    Have used Environ step up system for years now and love this

  25. Oonagh Hinds (verified purchase)

    I have been using AVST 5 for a while now and recently purchased the youth essentia Christmas gift set. I am now cocktailing with serum 4 plus, retinol 1 and defence cream plus. Loving the results!

  26. Patricia Mann (verified purchase)

    Environ AVST5 is a wonderful product. I’ve been using it for over 7 years having worked my way up the range. People always ask me how I keep my skin looking so good and I’m happy to tell them my secret!

  27. Sophie Pride (verified purchase)

    I have been using Environ AVST 5 now for quite a few years and I always get a lot of compliments for my skin, it also feels lovely and sinks straight into my dry skin plumping it and nourishing it straight away, always recommend my girlfriends to give it a go starting with AVST 1 and working your way up.

  28. Jameala Muchaela (verified purchase)

    This is a fantastic product, I’ve been using environ cream’s for the past 20+ years and I get so many compliments on my skin and youthful look!

  29. paula rafferty (verified purchase)

    I have been using this product for many many years! It is my must have product, amazing!

  30. Sharon Mather (verified purchase)

    Great moisturiser. Wouldn’t use anything else.

  31. Fiona Huddleston (verified purchase)

    This is a fantastic moisturiser, I combine it with other environ products also purchased from Skin Gym & my skin has never been so healthy, I highly recommend this moisturiser 😊

  32. Ganimete Shabani (verified purchase)

    I only started using this product a year ago but I can see the difference. Highly recommend it!

  33. paula rafferty (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using this product for many years and cannot live without it!

    It’s great at keeping my skin hydrated.

  34. Oonagh Hinds (verified purchase)

    I started the AVST step us system 3 years ago. Results were visible very quickly. After 3 years I am loving my skin. I am now on AVST 5, rolling, and using additional environ products and beauty tools. A game changer!

  35. Zoe mcguinness (verified purchase)

    Never had any reactions as I moved up safely using at least 4 bottles before I moved up. I now add in serums and retinol 1 & 2 bottles for a boost. Looking forward to trying the new filler serum .
    People always comment how lovely my skin is I am in my 50’s. I have been using Environ for 9 years.
    Wish I had been using this skin care sooner.
    The results speak for themselves

  36. Lorna Morrow (verified purchase)

    Upgraded my regimen under Katherine’s guidance and didn’t experience any negative response. Thank you for your advice.
    This product is light weight and I have noticed improved texture of my skin.

  37. Lucinda Daniels (verified purchase)

    I moved up from AVST 4 to 5 and noticed for the first time ever my skin reacted. Katherine was amazing and talked me through what to do next and now I’m using it with no sensitivities. Love these products

  38. Jameala Muchaela (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using this product for many years and cannot live without it! It’s amazing at keeping my skin hydrated and keeping the fine lines at bay!

  39. Eleanor mitchell (verified purchase)

    A sense of achievement when you reach Level 5 and my skin is definitely better for it. Using with the retinol which seems to make the bottle last slightly longer. Wouldn’t change for another brand now!

  40. Gail Osborne (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using environ moisturiser for years it’s made a significant difference to my skin I wouldn’t use anything else

  41. Karen Liddle (verified purchase)

    I love this product, wouldn’t be without it!

  42. Irina Green (verified purchase)

    I have been using this product for 2 years! It is my must product, amazing!

  43. Zoe mcguinness (verified purchase)

    I have been using AVST 5 for years I always get compliments I would never change. Once you have moved up to this level you can then introduce more serums and retinol to keep adding to your skin regimen. The ladder for improvement with Environ never stops Dr Des Fernandes is a hero of the skin care world
    Fighting aging and cancer of the skin it’s more than a moisturiser it’s an everyday medicine for your skin to stay healthy

  44. Rashmi Agarwal (verified purchase)

    I love the smoothness on my skin achieved by applying AVST5.
    A brilliant moisturiser ??

  45. Gail Osborne (verified purchase)

    I love this face cream I love even more that I can order it online at the best price

  46. Joan bruce (verified purchase)

    The best moisturiser I have experienced for my very dry skin.

  47. Michelle Buxton (verified purchase)

    Over two years I reached AVST 5. My skin is supple, smooth and looks lovely and healthy. Redness and fine lines are reduced on my face and my neck looks great. Love it!

  48. Pinky Chahal (verified purchase)

    The best moisturiser combined with Coloustrum or Elixir. Me and my mum used it and we love it.

  49. Zoe mcguinness (verified purchase)

    I have been using Environ for over 8 years I have mature skin so was concerned with aging spots and wrinkles. I have the DF machine treatments and medical needling which definitely speeds up your results of younger looking skin. But these treatments will not work on their own you need to feed your skin with vitamins vitamin A is essential but you need to start slow. That’s why the Environ step up system is amazing I have been on AVST 5 for a long time so I can now add in other serums to up my game. The amazing thing about Environ you can just keep going and adding more into your skin regimen. Just need to budget but your skin will thank you later in life. I don’t look my age so lucky I started using Environ in my 40’s only regret didn’t find Environ sooner. God bless Dr Des Fernandes he is a saint

  50. Connie Bres (verified purchase)

    AVST 5 is extremely absorbant and leaves the skin fresh but not oily. It works really well to give a radiant look and no matter how old you are, it makes you look at your best. And that’s without makeup!
    First time buying from SkinGym, but I’ve been using it for the last 10 years!

  51. MARIANNE EVANS (verified purchase)

    I just love the texture of this moisturiser, just feels like silk and so nourishing for the skin. The improvements in the appearance of my skin is amazing.

  52. Karen Liddle (verified purchase)

    I have been using this product for over 3 years now and it really works for me. I only order via Katherine @ SkinGym now as the service is excellent and her prices are good.

  53. Emily Hutley (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using AVST for years now and definitely the best.

  54. Pinky Chahal (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using Environ for 8 years now and started AVST 1 when I had really bad acne. Over the years my skin improved and I’ve been using AVST 5 for last 4-5 years and it’s the best. I will always add Colostrum or Avance Elixir to it. Nothing else has worked for my acne prone skin. I honestly cannot live without these products. So glad for SkinGym because my beauty supplier has been closed during lockdown last year.

  55. Laura Mullan (verified purchase)

    I have been using AVST now for about 2 years now and the different in my skin is amazing. I wouldn’t be without this product now

  56. rebecca o’connor-read (verified purchase)

    I have been using AVST for about 3 years now. It’s the only moisturiser I have kept with consistently because it really seems to suit my skin. I used to have dry flaky patches but this is no longer the case and it has all the ingredients in to keep skin healthy but without the unnecessary stuff such as perfumes.

  57. Rashmi Agarwal (verified purchase)

    I have used Avst 5 for the last 18 months and have seen amazing results on my skin. My skin feels much smoother and even.

  58. Karen Askew (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using this cream for years now and wouldn’t use anything else. Absolutely love it! The AVST range is the only thing that sorted out my acne.

  59. Irina Ermakova (verified purchase)

    This moisturiser is made such to my skin. It looks plump and fresh, skin tone is more even. Few friends asked me about the product that I use. You have to start with level 1 and build it up to 5.

  60. paula rafferty (verified purchase)

    I’ve being using Environ and the magic product AVST for about 4 years now and love it. Fantastic product. The difference in my skin since starting using it people generally think I’m 10 years younger than I am.

  61. Nicola codling (verified purchase)

    I have used this for about 6 years now and wouldn’t be without sometimes if I forget to order in time before I run out I can tell my skin is so different without it.

  62. Sharon Freeman (verified purchase)

    I have used this cream for about 5 years and can definitely see a difference, it is absolutely wonderful to use. My only problem is I cannot buy a larger bottle. I find two pumps enough and always have a spare one ready!.
    This product would be on my desert island list, can’t do without it.?

  63. Laura Button

    An essential skincare product! ALWAYS have a back-up in my drawer for when I’m running low 🙂

  64. Eisher Kaur (verified purchase)

    Having used Environ for around 7 years now, I’ve worked my way up to AVST5 and can honestly say I love it- nothing else has worked on my sensitive skin (and I’ve tried a lot of products!).

  65. Charlotte Gallagher (verified purchase)

    This product is the best! I’ve worked my way up to AVST 5 carefully with the help and advice from Catherine. I couldn’t live without this now. My skin is clear and this helps to build up a strong skin barrier to protect you from everyday pollution!

  66. Naomi Spalding (verified purchase)

    Fantastic product. The difference in my skin since starting using has been unreal. Will never use anything else now.

  67. Elaine Turner (verified purchase)

    Only moisturiser that I like to use. Love environ products and have been using this for many years. No other moisturiser feels like this.

  68. karen mckenna (verified purchase)

    Have now gone through steps 1-5. Use once a day not twice but have noticed the difference. Has reduced capillaries on my cheeks and haven’t had a rosacea outbreak the whole time. Ready to try the Retinol 1 now, but unfortunately it’s all out of stock.

  69. Robina Fortune (verified purchase)

    Having gone through the steps advised I love these moisturers. You only need one pump and that is perfectly adequate. I have tried two pumps but that really is too much in my view and not necessary.

  70. zineb nouhi (verified purchase)

    This such a light consistency dialy moisturizer that makes sure a huge difference

  71. SHANE CASEY (verified purchase)

    Great product and highly recommend to anyone

  72. Dawn Anderson (verified purchase)

    I’ve been using the AVST/Skin essentia range for over three years now and can’t see myself changing to anything else anytime soon – I wish I’d known about this stuff in my thirties!

  73. Alison Dibb (verified purchase)

    The best cream I’ve ever used! Makes such a difference to my skin especially when used with the retinol serum

  74. Sue Kiberd (verified purchase)

    I’ve used AVST for about 5 years now and love it. It’s definitely made a difference to my skin, people generally think I’m younger than I am. My local beautician (who stocks Dermalogica) always tells me to carry on what I’m doing as my skin’s so good!

  75. nicola grevatt (verified purchase)

    The only cream I’ve ever used that works!

  76. April Clarke (verified purchase)

    Beautiful product! Could not live without my avst and other environ products,made such a difference to my skin,highly recommend

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SkinGym Environ Skin Essentia AVST Moisturiser 5
4.92 out of 5 based on 76 customer ratings
(76 customer reviews)

Skin EssentiA AVST 5

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  • Details

    The last vitamin moisturiser in the STEP-UP SYSTEM, Skin EssentiA AVST 5 from Environ contains the highest levels of vitamins A, C, and antioxidants in this range. This effective vitamin moisturiser also contains botanicals and peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines, combat free radicals and give you a youthful glow.

    Environ’s unique step up system means that your skin can become acclimatised to the active ingredients within these powerful moisturisers. Once acclimatised to AVST 5, you can progress to using C-Quence Moisturisers or Retinol serums, but always consult with your skin specialist first.


    Please note due to the nature of the active ingredients Environ is a consultation only product, therefore if you would like to purchase products please register and fill out our online consultation form or call 01274 288 801 9am-5pm Monday to Friday for advice and to order products.

  • Benefits & Skin Types

    The Skin EssentiA range of AVST moisturisers have many benefits, including:

    • Increases your skin’s moisture levels
    • Evens discolouration in skin tone
    • Minimises the signs of ageing, including fine lines, and sun damage
    • Supports healthy skin


    This range is ideal for all skin types, but works well to combat:

    • Pigmentation
    • Lines & wrinkles
    • Scarring
    • Dry skins
    • Dull skins
    • Photo damage
  • How to Use

    Apply morning and evening after cleansing and toning.

    Apply 2-3 pumps across the face down to the chest (can be cocktailed with your other Environ boosters)

    Follow with Rad SPF15 in the morning

    Once acclimatised to AVST 5 you can then combine with C-Quence 1 or Retinol 1

    Recommended Step Up Process for AVST Moisturiser

    • AVST 1 – Use 1-2 Bottles
    • AVST 2 – Use 1-2 Bottles
    • AVST 3 – Use 1-2 Bottles
    • AVST 4 – Use for 6-12 Months
    • AVST 5 – Can progress to C-Quence Moisturisers or Retinol serums
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight0.13 kg