Starting the #100DayReset Programme with iiaa
IIAA - Institute for Anti-Ageing 100 Day Reset Challenge
If you read my previous post ‘Environ Facial’ you would know that I received an amazing facial at Harvey Nichols in Birmingham last week. The facial was called the ‘Active Vitamin’ facial by Environ a South African skincare brand. The brand is part of the company iiaa (Institute for Anti-Ageing). After receiving a skin analysis and a facial that uses state of the art technology and scientifically proven skincare products, I was really impressed and accepted their challenge to start their 100 Day Reset programme.
The 100 day reset programme by iiaa is where you use their brands skincare products for 100 days. Firstly, to start the programme I received an in-depth skin analysis from a facial scanner that evaluates the underlying layers of skin. The image shows you, areas of skin damage such as spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, UV spots, brown spots, red areas and porphyrins along with a percentage for each that can be used to measure the results over time.
After the skin analysis, I received a unique facial that uses sound waves to penetrate a cocktail of active vitamins 40% deeper into the layers of skin. It can take 70 hours for a facial to reach those deep skin layers by hand – making an Environ facial far more effective. After the facial I then received this beautifully presented box full of iiaa branded products to use for the next 30 days.
The challenge has three phases:
DAY 0 - 30: The first phase is having a skin consultation and Environ facial, and then using the box of products for 30 days.
DAY 30 – 60: After 30 days, I will then receive another facial and discuss my experience so far and the therapist will make any necessary adjustments to my tailor-made skincare regime.
DAY 60 – 100: The final stage is comparing the photos from the first skin analysis to the final skin analysis to visibly see how the products have worked on the underlying layers of skin.
I received the first facial and consultation on the 25th July and started the programme on the 28th. So, I will update you with my skin journey in a post at the second and final stage. But for now, I will show you the products I have started using.
The Environ Skin EssentiaA AVST Moisturiser 1 is the main product I will be using twice a day for the next 30 days after cleansing and moisturising with my usual products. The key ingredient in Environ skincare is vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful ingredient also known as retinal, retinol or retinoic acid and it works by encouraging skin cell production, protecting the skin from sun damage and slowing down the ageing process as well as reducing acne prone skin among many other benefits.
“The lightweight moisturising cream is the first level in the Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM and contains vitamins A, C and E as well as antioxidants and botanical extracts that work in synergy to help you maintain a moisturised, softened and smoothed skin while promoting the appearance of a natural fresh radiance.”
The Environ body profile gel works in a similar way and contains high levels of vitamins A, C and E, as well as Rosemary extracts to assist in providing nourishment and relieving dry and sun damaged skin.
Advanced Nutrition Programme Supplements
Another brand under the IIAA is the ‘Advanced Nutrition Programme’. The combination of Environ Skincare and ANP supplements will ensure the skin benefits from Vitamin A inside and out. The pack contains 28 days of supplements. There is a powerful combination of five capsules that should be taken daily, to provide nutrients to help support hair and skin from within. They come in these handy pods and I've wrote on the back of each one the date to ensure I don't forget to take them - my last pod will be on the 24th August.
The five supplements consist of:
Vitamin A + D
Antioxidants, a combination of botanicals including bilberry, turmeric, green tea and grape seed extracts
Omegas 3 + 6 fatty acids
Biotin + Astaxanthin
QOQ10 + Pine bark extract
Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup
To complete my new skin care regime, the programme also contains ‘skin care makeup’ from Jane Iredale. What I love about this makeup is that it’s all natural and benefits the skin, it’s also free from chemicals, synthetics and dyes and has no toxins or questionable ingredients. It’s also a brand loved by celebrities and has been recommended highly in many beauty awards. I’ve enjoyed reading the about Jane Iredale page, to find out why Jane created the vegan, gluten and cruelty free eco brand.
In the pack, I received the ‘Naturally Matte Eye Shadow Kit’, ‘PureMoist’ lipstick in shade cindy and the ‘Mystikol’ powdered eyeliner in onyx. They all look like beautiful shades and I can’t wait to use them this week for a few fancy events I have in Birmingham.
The full Jane Iredale makeup range looks impressive, from mineral foundation, highlighters and face tanners. The ‘Smooth Affair for Oily Skin facial primer’ sounds amazing it helps fight blemishes and controls shine while minimising pores, evening out skin tone and enhancing facial features and the ‘Purepressed base mineral foundation’ comes in shades to suit everyone’s skin type.
Don't forget I'll be sharing my 100 day reset skin journey at each phase of the challenge, (read my day 30 update). If you want to start the #100DayReset programme, visit your nearest Harvey Nichols store and chat to an Environ expert.
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Disclaimer: Complimentary package from iiaa for review purposes. All photos and words are my own.