Environ Skincare – the introduction of vitamin A into skincare formulations was a ground-breaking moment, because it offered benefits to sun–damaged skin. Prominent Cape Town plastic surgeon Dr Des Fernandes was a pioneer in this field. In the 1980’s he was one of the first to use vitamin A in high enough doses for a genuine, measurable effect on the quality of the skin.
“Dr Fernandes became interested in the mechanics of skin cancer and the skin following the untimely deaths of two young patients due to melanoma. Through his research, he discovered the essential role of vitamin A in skin health and he became determined to create treatments that would maintain healthy skins, especially as the incidence of sun-related skin disorders grows worldwide. Out of this, the Environ range and company were born.”
Environ’s skincare range has expanded considerably since that time, but their Original line of mild to moderate strength vitamin A creams is, in our opinion, still one of the best and safest method of introducing vitamin A to extremely sensitive, inflamed and eczematic skin.