Late last year, Australia welcomed the arrival of a new skin health supplement range, and we’re here to bring you all the details. Introducing Advanced Nutrition Programme, distributed by Margifox Distributors. Launched in London in 2006, Advanced Nutrition Programme is currently stocked and recommended by dermatologists and skin experts around the globe, with the brand’s arrival in Australia officially giving it a presence in 20 countries.
With growing consumer awareness and education around skincare, supplements and our internal health’s role in skin management, Advanced Nutrition Programme has been designed for the ‘Skintellectual’ consumer – those who are savvy about their health, skin needs, and the vitamins and nutrients required to support optimal skin function. David Alpert, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Advanced Nutrition Programme says he is proud to be working with MargiFox Distributors as ‘Margi and the team embody passion, dedication, and hard work, but also more than anything else, I know she runs a business with integrity’,
The brand’s ethos when it comes to skin health is that internal vitamins and nutrients should be used in conjunction with topical skincare in order to complement and maximise the effect of one’s routine. David says what sets the brand apart from other supplements is their specific focus on skin. “We have made it our business to look at, understand, and find out how it is that we can help skin through oral skincare. As many of you skincare professionals know, it’s extremely hard to get molecules to penetrate the skin from the outside – skin is designed to keep the world out, so getting something at efficacious levels through the skin is challenging. When you feed the skin from the inside, the way nature designed it, it’s much easier to feed all of the cells all over the body and you can feed it for 24 hours a day and bathe them in nutrients.”
Another core value proudly shared by Advanced Nutrition Programme is their commitment to the environment. David is a passionate marine photographer who decided in 2017 to re-brand the range and introduce 100% environmentally friendly, recycled and recyclable paper-based packaging, after becoming increasingly appalled by the evidential damage he was witnessing to the marine ecosystem. He also insists on plant-based ingredients where possible, full traceability of ingredients, purified fish oils and heavily invested in building a sophisticated climate-controlled packaging environment to ensure the highest quality control of products within the range.
According to David, Advanced Nutrition Programme products go through years of rigorous testing and trials before they hit the market, with each undergoing over 400 independent external tests to ensure efficacy. This means a new launch can take up to four years, however as David tells us, this means when a new product hits the shelves, the team is irrefutably confident about every ingredient’s benefits and assured results.
So, how does Advanced Nutrition Programme work synergistically with a clients homecare routine? David shares; ‘the reality of it is that we know the (skins) receptors need to be activated in order to stimulate collagen and stimulate elastin to repair DNA, and so on. You can put all sorts of fancy things like chocolate and caviar on the skin, but sadly, they’re not going to stimulate those receptors. So basically we encourage lots of vitamin A and vitamin D to enter the skin, which will govern or guide a lot of skincare processes like proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis’, which as we know, many clients aren’t honouring these natural skincare growth phases through their current lifestyle habits, therefore introducing them orally alongside their topical skincare routine boosts the effects of ingredient absorption.
The range of nutritional options include those to maintain general skin health, as well as products more targeted concerns such as ageing, dryness, photoageing, redness and/or rosacea. They include:
Skin Antioxidant – Just as plants need antioxidants to protect them from damaging UV rays, so does your skin. Any source of light, even artificial, creates free radicals which can cause premature ageing. Skin Antioxidant helps to safeguard your skin from the inside out and keep it looking younger for longer. Key ingredients include Beta Carotene, Bilberry Fruit, Turmeric Root, Grapeseed Extract, Green tea, Lutein and Lycopene.
Skin Vit A+ – Vitamin A is one of the most important nutrients for the skin. Skin Vit A+ is a staple skincare supplement suitable for all skin types. Vitamin A helps with skin cell renewal and promotes skin rejuvenation. Vitamin D has been added to Skin Vit A+ to help support bone, muscle and immune health.
Omegas+ – Skin Omegas+ help to nourish dry skin. Formulated with vitamin A, a key ingredient for skin health, as well as omegas 3 and 6 which are important for skin integrity, a healthy lipid layer and a smooth, luminous complexion.
Skin Complete – Skin Complete is a duo containing two supplements – Skin Vit A+ and Skin Antioxidant, and is the first step in any good skincare routine. Crammed with a multitude of nutrients including vitamins A, D and antioxidant botanicals, which help to safeguard the skin for a healthy-looking complexion.
Skin Ultimate – Skin Ultimate contains five top-of-the-range beauty supplements for a bright, even complexion; healthy, shiny hair as well as nourished nails. Each pod features a daily dose of following: Skin Antioxidant, Skin Vit A+, Skin Omegas+, Skin Asta-boost and Skin Co-Q10+. This all-in-one beauty supplement pack, “facial in a daily pod” contains: 3 capsules and 2 soft gel.
Though the 2020 global pandemic put quite the spanner in the works and is still currently present in the UK, home of Advanced Nutrition Programme, David and the team are excited to be introducing further experts into the research and development team, are looking forward to opening up bigger conversations around supplementation and sustainability partnerships, as well as continuing their loyal and ever-growing relationships with therapists and clients alike in order to continually target client concerns around the globe.
From what we have seen so far, targeting your clients’ concerns from a number of different approaches including coupling complimentary products and treatments, and introducing new progressive ways of thinking to your protocols really is the way of the future. Learn more about the range or enquire about becoming a stockist by visiting margifox.com.au/meet-our-brands/advanced-nutrition-programme – be sure to let them know we sent you!