Dr Des Fernandes is the founder of Environ Skincare and was initially a cardiac surgeon working in the first heart transplant team in his home country South Africa. His passion was plastic surgery and he returned to this and enjoyed helping children with cleft palate problems, subsequently specialising in reconstructive work. He has written numerous scientific papers for plastic surgery making him internationally known.
How Vitamin A Works
Vitamin A manages and often reverses many signs of sun damaged skin by activating DNA to normalise skin cell activity. It also inhibits the action of enzymes that destroy collagen, supports the immune system of the skin. The dispersion of melanin through the skin is controlled and it helps restore the blood vessels that feed the skin.
Vitamin A has never had a great following because it was either used in high concentrations, especially in over the counter products and caused retinoid reactions. Alternatively other low concentrations did not make any changes. Most people thought that only retinoic acid was the topical version that worked. Environ uses other forms of Vitamin A.
Why Its Different
Environ is different to other aesthetic skincare companies, it does not boast about concentrations of Vitamin A, which are meaningless unless we know their relative activity. That’s the reason they use international units of Vitamin A. This means they can reach the potential of retinoic acid products.
Environ also were pioneers in the introduction of the most active version of Vitamin C, still acknowledged as such. Environ has many active ingredients in its products, whereas most other companies concentrate on only one or two.
Vitamin A and antioxidants will always be part of the future of cosmeceuticals due to their prove effects. Dr Des says ‘Without them I believe you cannot call a product ‘Skin CARE’. I believe peptides are going to be a major player in skin thickening, pigment control, increased elasticity, etc. I personally believe that more and more active peptides offer us more than the pursuit of individual or combinations of growth factors.
Content taken from https://aestheticmedicalpractitioner.com.au/
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