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Pioneer – Dr Des Fernandes

" We are always running short of vitamin A in our skin because it is destroyed by light. In ideal circumstances we should use topical vitamin A as long as we want lovely healthy skin."

Dr Des Fernandes, rated amongst the top five plastic surgeons in the world, was the first person to introduce effective doses of vitamin A into a skin care product that helped counteract the harmful effects of the environment, pollution, and stress. Dr Des, as he is fondly known, found that vitamin A was essential for life, so it became the cornerstone ingredient in Environ Skin Care products.

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Vitamin A

Since Environ was founded in 1990, vitamin A has become the cornerstone ingredient of the Environ philosophy. Vitamin A is an essential skin nutrient that must be replaced daily for skin to appear healthier and more resilient, which resulted in the creation of the world’s first vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™.

Combining vitamin A with other essential nutrients such as peptides and antioxidants helps the enhancement of the skin become clearer over time. Backed by constant scientific research, Environ is continually improving with new additions and updates to the range.

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World Acclaim

Environ products are recommended around the globe, with 140 products (and rising) in over 70 countries due to the direct result of the proven effectiveness of the product range. Environ is a firm favourite of skin experts – therapists, dermatologists, beauty editors, top film stars and supermodels alike. 

6 Reasons why Skin Care Professionals love Environ


Environ pioneered the use of highly effective doses of vitamin A and antioxidants to support healthy-looking skin and combat the visible signs of ageing.


Each formulation has been clinically tested by Dr Des Fernandes and his team and by independent collaborators to be effective and safe.


Environ's scientific formulas are designed to replenish the essential skin nutrients lost due to exposure to the sun and environmental factors while moisturising the skin's appearance. 


Products are manufactured from the highest quality ingredients and fresh, active vitamins. Preventing exposure to light, heat, air, and irradiation during manufacturing maintains the formulations' maximum effectiveness.


Environ Skin Care products are packaged in specific containers, which prevent light, air, and bacteria from degrading formulations and ensure that all ingredients retain their efficacy.


Environ's product range offers formulations that are suitable for all skin types, ages, and genders.

Environ creates scientifically researched and developed skincare products that make a real, lasting difference in the appearance of the skin. Our goal is to make beautiful, healthy-looking skin the norm rather than the exception. These award winning products have been recognised by prestigious press and beauty associations worldwide for their powerful performance.

Environ has spent over 30 years creating beautiful skin and created four specialised innovations:

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Environ's key to success is the unique Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™, which enables the skin to acclimatise to the highest, effective dose of topical vitamin A.

Dr Des formulated Environ to help correct the effects of the chronic deficiency of vitamin A and antioxidants that everyone in the world is subjected to and suffers from in the exposed areas of skin.

The formulae of Environ are entirely based on the need to help replenish all the nutrients lost by the effects of exposure to the sun and other harmful environmental influences and, at the same time, to moisturise the skin. 

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The Environ DF Machine Facials

The Environ Ionzyme® DF Machine provides advanced facial treatments that are based on scientific skin care. It utilises two sophisticated technologies: low-frequency sonophoresis and pulsed iontophoresis, which work together to significantly improve the appearance of your skin.

Dr Des Fernandes, a leading South African Plastic Surgeon, developed this dual electro-sonic technology. It uses low-frequency sonophoresis with specific sound waves and pulsed iontophoresis with electrical current to stimulate the skin and deliver essential nutrients to where they are needed most.

This technology can target large and small areas as well as specific skin concerns such as fine lines, scar tissue, uneven skin tone, and photodamaged skin, resulting in a noticeably improved complexion, texture, and radiance.

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Cool Peel® Technology

Environ Cool Peel Technology is a revolutionary approach to the concept of skin peeling. Traditional treatments are based on the destruction of the skin cells. Environ's technology, however, does not put a strain on the skin but rather supports the effects of the natural processes of healthy skin. Environ achieves its effects by prolonged application to the skin of low-percentage acid-based gels and creams. A series of light peels produce the appearance of healthier and smoother-looking skin.

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Environ Cosmetic Needling Technology

The ultimate in skin micro perfusion technology, The Environ Cosmetic Roll-CIT®, Cosmetic Gold Roll-CIT®, Focus-CIT®, and Body Roll-CIT® are designed to help enhance the overall look and feel of the skin. They have ultra-fine stainless steel needles varying between 0.1 and 0.2mm in length. They are simple to use and designed to treat all areas of the face and body. Regular use of these instruments assists in increasing the effects of the topically applied Environ products.