Dr Des Fernandes to release skincare book

Dr Des Fernandes, founder of cosmeceutical brand Environ, is to launch a book about the science of skincare in September.

Written in conjunction with freelance writer Jennifer Munro, Your Skin Factory is aimed at beauty consumers, and attempts to banish the marketing hype and give accurate insight into cosmetic claims about skincare.

Fernandes said, “I’m outraged sometimes by how much hype surrounds normal cosmetic creams and how little they actually do for the skin.”

The book will cover issues such as vitamin A’s fundamental role in skincare, or preventing and reversing the effects of sun damage, and improving scarring.

Come September, the book will be available from Environ's UK distributor, the International Institute of Anti-Ageing (iiaa).