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Advanced Nutrition Programme™

Our Story

We are the Advanced Nutrition Programme™. An award-winning,  premium range of innovative supplements formulated to support healthy skin and wellbeing, while also protecting our planet. 

Founded in 2006, the Advanced Nutrition Programme was inspired by ground-breaking research demonstrating the benefits that vitamins and nutrients can have to feed the skin from within*. Since launch, the company has embarked on a pioneering journey to develop evidence-based oral skincare supplements that not only encourage healthy skin but help support a sustainable future. 

We pride ourselves on our unique approach to supplementation – exemplified by excellence and innovation in four core pillars: Production, Purity, Potency and Packaging.

Our managing director and co-founder, David Alpert has over 30 years’ experience in the professional skincare industry and is a passionate advocate for sustainability in business.  

A passion for the environment has been central to the Advanced Nutrition Programme story from the beginning. We invest heavily in sustainable practices and our sustainable packaging became 100% environmentally friendly in 2017. Additionally, Alpert works with the UK government to raise awareness and promote change in our industry.  

Based at our state-of-the-art Skin Research Centre in London, our team of nutritional and skin experts formulate supplements backed by innovative science and rigorous research. Using industry leading skin analysis equipment and meticulous testing, we develop supplements to deliver results – maintaining skin health and targeting skin concerns.  

In all our scientifically formulated supplements, we focus on potent, premium and sustainably sourced ingredients to deliver results for all skin.  

Our iconic, award-winning formulations include: Skin Accumax™ – launched in 2012, our patented supplement for problem skin, Skin Ultimate – a 28-day system combating skin ageing, and Skin Omegas+ –  for daily skin health and hydration.  

Our experts continue to expand our range, innovating with the latest supplement technologies. In 2019 The launch of Skin Youth Biome™ broke new ground, harnessing microbiome science to support skin health. 

Since launch, our relentless focus on efficacy and quality has secured international acclaim. Our products are available in over 20 countries worldwide, via an exclusive network of over 3,500 skin care professionals, salons, clinics and select, premium retailers.  

*Richelle, Myriam et al. “Skin bioavailability of dietary vitamin E, carotenoids, polyphenols, vitamin C, zinc and selenium.” The British journal of nutrition vol. 96,2 (2006): 227-38. 


Production

The Advanced Nutrition Programme™  process from science to skin involves a rigorous process that involves research, formulation, internal trials and manufacturing facility certification.

All Advanced Nutrition Programme™ products are fully traceable and made in the UK at GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified facilities to pharmaceutical standards. Our sophisticated climate-controlled packing plant is also registered with the USA FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and Health Canada organisations. 

Advanced Nutrition Programme™ exceeds industry requirements and expectations regarding food supplements.

Purity

Advanced Nutrition Programme™ exceed industry expectations for food supplements by employing a pharmaceutical style approach by triple testing before, during and after production. Our ingredients are scrupulously checked and screened for contaminants, heavy metals and pathogens with over 400 tests per batch. Additionally, our Research & Development team work arduously to ensure that these are ethically and sustainably sourced.  Working with specific suppliers, our team commit to the best quality and authentic sourcing of ingredients.  Skin Omegas+ eloequently exemplifies this commitment. These supplements are made with premium, scientifically researched omega 3 from EPAX, a world leading supplier known for its purity, quality and innovation. They hold a Friend of the Sea certificate, so you can be sure the omega 3 is sourced using methods that conserve marine habitats and resources. EPAX products are guaranteed to meet or exceed all known global purity standards.

Potency

Working with a team of nutritional and pharmaceutical experts, Advanced Nutrition Programme™ produce supplements that work in effective, safe and legal dosages that deliver results.  We only produce supplements that our validated by science and actually work. Not only are our supplements backed by evidence-based research, they undergo a rigorous testing process by our Research & Development team at our Skin Health Centre. We analyse effectiveness on skin integrity and an array of additional parameters using Courage + Khazak equipment.

Packaging 

Working with a team of nutritional and pharmaceutical experts, Advanced Nutrition Programme™ produce supplements that work in effective, safe and legal dosages that deliver results.  We only produce supplements that our validated by science and actually work. Not only are our supplements backed by evidence-based research, they undergo a rigorous testing process by our Research & Development team at our Skin Health Centre. We analyse effectiveness on skin integrity and an array of additional parameters using Courage + Khazak equipment.


Our Sustainable Story

Advanced Nutrition Programme™ is committed to the environment and on a continuous journey to clean label.

Our Managing Director, David Alpert, is a passionate marine photographer who, appalled by the evidential damage to the marine ecosystem, took the decision to re-brand the Advanced Nutrition Programme™ range and introduce 100% environmentally friendly, recycled and recyclable paper-based packaging in 2017.


In addition, David insists on:

  • plant-based ingredients where ever possible
  • full traceability of ingredients
  • purified fish oils
  • a sophisticated climate-controlled packaging environment to ensure highest quality control of products within the range.

Our brand ‘paper sculpture’ illustration demonstrates the key elements of the Advanced Nutrition Programme™ story. It features components representing science, sustainability and ingredients, three core cornerstones of our brand. The illustration is depicted on our packaging, our communications and brings our sustainable brand story to life. 


Skin Research

 

The skin is one of the largest organs in the body in surface area and weight. An understanding of skin biology and structure helps showcase how nutrition plays a pivotal role in skin health. 

Human skin consists of two main layers: the epidermis and the dermis. Beneath the dermis lies the hypodermis and subcutaneous fatty tissue.

  • The epidermis is the relatively thin, tough and outer layer of the skin. The epidermis (along with other layers of the skin) protects the internal organs, muscles, blood vessels and nerves against trauma.
  • In contrast, the dermis is a thick layer of fibrous and elastic tissue (made mostly of collagen, with a small but important component of elastin) which gives the skin its flexibility and strength. The dermis contains nerve endings, sweat glands and oil (sebaceous) glands, hair follicles and blood vessels.
  • Below the dermis lies a layer of fat that helps insulate the body from heat and cold, provides protective padding and serves as an energy storage area. The fat is contained in living cells, called fat cells, help together by fibrous tissue.

The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation and sensation.

  • The primary function of the skin is to act as a  protective barrier. The skin keeps vital chemical and nutrients in the body while providing a barrier against dangerous substances from entering the body. It also provides a shield from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun.
  • The skin is an organ of regulation. The skin regulates several aspects of physiology including: body temperature via sweat and hair, and changes in peripheral circulation and fluid balance via sweat. It also acts as a reservoir for the synthesis called vitamin D.
  • The skin is an organ of sensation. The skin contains an extensive network of nerve cells that detect and relay changes in the environment. There are separate receptors for heat, cold, touch and pain.

Why Skin Supplements?

Every hour, our body is making 200 million skin cells and it is important that we are feeding our skin with a healthy diet packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Our body is intelligent and priorities these nutrients to our key organs such as our brain, liver, kidney, immune system, endocrine system before delivering to its largest organ – our skin.

A revolutionary study in 2006 by the British Journal of Nutrition captured the benefits that vitamins and nutrients can have to feed the skin from within*. Along with other research, this study inspired Advanced Nutrition Programme™  to embark on a pioneering journey of using evidence-based oral skincare and supplements  to help support skin health and challenges.

For over 15 years, Advanced Nutrition Programme™ has been developed supplements which are designed to support a healthy diet** and combined specific synergies of vitamins, minerals and nutrients for optimal results. Click here to discover more about our unique approach to supplementation.

Supplements feed the skin over the entire body so yield benefits beyond face, neck and eye contours.

*Myriam, M. et al. (2006) ‘Skin bioavailability of dietary vitamin E, carotenoids, polyphenols, vitamin C, zinc and selenium’, British Journal of Nutrition, 96(2), p. 227.doi: 10.1079/BJN20061817.

**This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle

 

Why Our Skin Supplements?

With combined experience of over 100 years in the professional skincare and nutrition industries, the experts at Advanced Nutrition Programme™  have developed and formulated supplements to ensure we achieve the best absorption possible by using evidence-based ingredients with the power of synergy.   

Some nutrients will compete with one another for absorption in the body, therefore employing synergy may be key to the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Instead of using one ingredient in our supplements, our Nutritional Experts synergise vitamins and minerals together. By fusing together, each supplement is specialised for skin health and specific skin care concern e.g.: our Skin Omegas+ combine omega-3, omega-6 and vitamin A together.      

Each innovative supplement from Advanced Nutrition Programme™ is scrupulously screened and tested at our state-of-the-art Skin Health Research Centre. Discover more about our skin research centre and case studies.

Our Skin Research Centre

Our state-of-the-art Research Centre is located in our headquarters in London. It is equipped with the gold standard in skin analysis equipment, used in R&D departments of cosmetic and pharmaceutical organisations, independent testing laboratories and in fundamental dermatological research centres worldwide.

This technology allows our Experts to measure factors such as skin hydration, elasticity and TEWL (Trans-Epidermal Water Loss) as well as other indispensable parameters for the evaluation of the skin. Each innovative formulation from Advanced Nutrition Programme™ is based on scientific research into the effects our ingredients have on various skin parameters. Discover these compelling results by clicking here

 

“Our specialist skin research centre is further evidence of our commitment to being a leading authority on skin. Our brand is based on values of efficacy and integrity and these facilities support our expansion into new ingredient research to strengthen skin health outcome.”
David Alpert, Managing Director of Advanced Nutrition Programme™

 

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