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The Environ range of face and body products, for homecare and professional use, has been developed by Dr. Des Fernandes, a respected South African plastic surgeon. His concern about the depletion of the ozone layer and the increasing incidence of skin cancer led him to research the most effective ingredients to protect healthy skin at an early age and to manage the increasing problems associated with photo-damaged skin.

Since 1987, Dr Fernandes has stressed the need for daily replacement of a "brigade" of vitamins and antioxidants in the skin that are destroyed by exposure to light. He has been one of the pioneers in the use of vitamin A and the antioxidant vitamins C, E and beta-carotene - as a means to normalise and protect the skin. Dr Fernandes was the first person in the world to introduce vitamin A in high doses in cosmetic creams.