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Home Skin Treatment Boosts Product Penetration by 10,000-fold

Cosmetic Roll-CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) "home microneedling" increases the level of vitamins applied to the skin.  Research has shown that home skin needling increases the amount product penetration through the skin up to 10,000-fold.   

The invisible tiny holes that are made in the upper layer of the skin allow molecules to pass through into the deeper layers of the skin.  Why is the important?  The higher levels of vitamin A and vitamin C we can get into the lower layers of the epidermis, the more efficiently collagen can be made. 

Watch Elizabeth rolling at home


Cosmetic Skin Needling May Help To:

  • Restore skin tightness in the early stages of aging
  • Speed up the reduction of pigmented marks
  • Thicken the skin 
  • Smooth fine lines
  • Soften scars


Advantages of Cosmetic Skin Needling at Home:

  • It is not painful
  • Cost effective, roller if cared for properly can last 12 months
  • Can be used to boost the effects of in-office medical microneedling
  • The skin becomes thicker after 10-12 weeks of regular use
  • A very gratifying change occurs in dilated blood vessels, which may disappear


Disadvantages of Cosmetic Skin Needling at Home:

  • It has to be daily to be effective
  • The results may not be seen for 10-12 weeks.  However, they continue to improve after this.
  • There is a possibility of irritation, due to the increase of product penetration in to the lower levels of skin.  This will disappear in a few days.  


Skin 365 Recommends The Following:

Dr Des Fernandes, the pioneer of Environ skin care range of products and microneedling, designed three home skin needling rollers. 


We will help you choose on the following based on a personal skin assessment: Cosmetic Roll-CIT® Standard and Gold-Plated, Cosmetic Body Roll-CIT®,  Cosmetic Focus-CIT®.   All Environ rollers are designed with durable stainless steel needles and housed in a specifically designed box that is important to keep for disinfecting every week.  


It's important to never place your roller down on a hard surface as this can dull the needles and damage your skin if used.  Always place your needling device back in the special housing box.  


Cleaning Your Roller

Once per week drop half of one denture antibacterial cleaning tablet into enough very warm water (not hot) in the special housing box to cover the roller device. After 10 minutes, remove and rinse with water.  Empty the solution from roller housing box and place cleaned roller back into the dry housing box.  Read instructions on the denture cleaning box if different than above follow direction on the box you are using.



Your skin must be prepped with adequate doses of topical vitamin A, C, E and beta-carotene both morning and night. You can do this by using ACE Oil, AVST Gel, AVST 1 or C-Quence 1 for eight to twelve weeks before starting home skin needling.  Why? Vitamin A is an important DNA stimulant for collagen production. 


Vitamin A C & E Oil

A light, nourishing oil containing vitamins A, C and E to assist in relieving the appearance of dry and sun damaged skin. Use on the face and body.



Vita-Antioxidant AVST Gel is a moisture infusing gel containing the lowest concentration of vitamin A and Vitamin C as well as antioxidants in a water-based formulation. 



Vita-Antioxidant AVST Moisturiser 1 contains a low concentration of vitamin A and Vitamin C as well as antioxidants and botanicals, enhancing the overall appearance of the skin.


C-Quence Serum 1

The introductory serum in the Youth EssentiA Range contains the lowest concentration of vitamin A and C. The technologically in this serum contain a powerful combination of ingredients that work in synergy to assist in: combating the visible signs of aging; creating the appearance of even, smoother and healthier looking skin; supporting and maintaining a radiantly youthful appearance.


Do Not Use The Cosmetic Skin Roller On The Following Skin Conditions:

  • Active Acne
  • Eczema
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Severe Solar Keratosis
  • Raised Moles or Warts


The Treatment -- How To Properly Perform Home Skin Needling

When using the Roll-CIT®, divide the treatment area on the skin into sub-divisions e.g. the forehead, the nose, the cheeks, the mouth area and the right and left sides of the neck.  Do not forget the decollete (chest) region.  Start on the forehead and roll horizontally.  Roll over the eyebrows so that the treatment is as thorough as possible.  Do not force the roller into the skin but simply use mild pressure and gradually move across the skin until the forehead has been totally rolled for about four to five minutes.  Then roll vertically at the same density, from one side to the other.  Finally roll obliquely.



First Pre-Cleanse, then cleanse and then tone. Now the skin is ready for the home skin needling treatment. 


Pre-Cleansing Oil

 This pre-cleansing oil helps to lift and remove excess surface oil, sunscreen, make-up and environmental pollutants.


Mild Cleansing Lotion

This luxurious, moisturizing cleanser gently lifts surface impurities while assisting in maintaining the effects of the skin's natural moisture balance.

Low Foam Cleansing Gel

This low foaming gel cleanser gently removes excess surface oil, make-up and impurities while assisting in maintaining the benefits of skin's natural moisture balance.


Hydra-Intense Cleansing Lotion

This luxurious conditioning cream cleanser is formulated to help remove make-up and surface impurities while the effects of the natural  pH balance levels of the skin.


Moisturising Toner

This toner was formulated to moisturize and improve skin's overall appearance. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated, perfectly refreshed and primed for the application of you skin care product. 

Vita-Peptide Toner

This toner is formulated to work in collaboration with the Youth EssentiA range of skin care products to create beautifully youthful looking skin. A concentrated toner containing a combination of peptides that are known to act in synergy to help promote the appearance of wrinkle smoothing and improve the look of skin tone and elasticity.


The Roller technique is basically a star pattern: UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT and DIAGONAL. Prep your skin with at least level 2 of an Environ Vitamin A step up system moisturizer or serum. Start rolling once or twice a week; build up slowly (over a month) to daily use.

  1. Cleanse & Tone your skin. 
  2. Divide your face into sections. E.G. your forehead
  3. Roll vertically (up & down) at least 8 times
  4. Lift the roller and then roll horizontally (side to side) 8 times
  5. Lift the roller and roll diagonally 8 times
  6. Lift the roller and roll diagonally in the opposite direction 8 times.
  7. Use mild but firm pressure
  8. Follow this with your Environ products.
  9. Rinse your roller; cleanse roller in instrument cleaner solution once a week



The treatment should be repeated daily.  The more frequent the treatment, the better the result.  Do not worry about over-using the instrument, because the needles will remain sharp for a prolonged time.  If the skin feels sensitive after a treatment, do not repeat the treatment until the skin feels comfortable.  The tiny holes in the horny layer are sealed within a few hours.

We recommend that cosmetic needling treatments are included into the evening regime to prevent organic sunscreens used in the morning from penetrating into the lower levels of the skin. 


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