Altruist was created by Andrew and David; 2 friends who met in Africa. They met many years ago whilst working in Durban, South Africa and became good friends whilst sitting in the morning sun on surfboards in the Indian Ocean.
Dr Andrew Birnie is a Consultant Dermatologist based in Canterbury, Kent who specializes in skin cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery. David Westerbeek van Eerten is an economist who has worked in skincare his whole life.
They set out with a vision: to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by enabling more people to use more sunscreen. Together with the help of the best scientists in Europe and BASF they created an exceptionally high quality sunscreen at the lowest possible price.