Cape Town, South Africa, May 2016 – Environ’s Dr Des Fernandes wins an international award for innovation
Environ founder Dr Des Fernandes has been announced as the winner of the INNOCOS 2016 Innovation Leader of the Year in the Product category.
INNOCOS events are the organisers of the World Beauty Innovation Summit, set to take place in Vienna on June 9-10th, where Dr Fernandes will be officially honoured with the award for making his mark.
Selected from an extensive pool of candidates by a team of four judges and the organisers, Dr Fernandes has been recognized for his impressive performance, leadership potential and the impact he is making on his company and the industry in innovation.
The judges released a joint statement explaining their decision: “As a practicing cosmetic surgeon, Dr Des Fernandes clearly has an in-depth knowledge of human skin and associated cosmetic challenges. His Step Up approach used in salons by skin care experts shows great innovation combining medical knowledge with cosmetic formulation and close customer input. His broadened activities with other vitamins and their derivatives will bring further benefits to the consumer.”
Dr Des’ pride and honour in receiving the reward extends to his team: “Since 1990, the amazing Environ team and I have made every effort to make the best cosmetic products in the world.”
CEO Val Carstens says the award is a highlight for both Environ and South Africa: “We are honoured that our Scientific Director, Dr Des Fernandes, has won such a prestigious award and for a South African Company to be recognised for delivering world class skin care products out of Africa.”
Carstens further emphasized Environ’s vision: “This means so much to the team as we strive to keep our promise to our clients by offering them exceptional skin care products and a beautiful skin for a lifetime... Reborn Beautiful.”
Environ’s vision has always been to make the most effective skin care products in the world that science permits, through a philosophy of using scientifically researched ingredients.