All Wellness by Oriflame products are the result of many years of research and development, involving highly competent, experienced and specialised experts, and produced under the highest safety and quality standards possible..
Home of Wellness
Igelosa Life Science Community is a company with strong ties to Lund University that conducts nutrition and lifestyle research. Located on the open plains of Skåne in southern Sweden, it employs doctors, dieticians, chefs, food technicians and nurses. It also has a registered clinic, laboratory, research kitchen and guest rooms for in-house patients. Igelosa Nutrition Science is a branch that conducts research and development of nutritional products based on the research of the Life Science Community. All research is led by Professor Stig Steen and focuses on developing effective programs and products for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
The History Of The Natural balance shake
The composition of the Natural Balance Shake was originally developed to give complete nutrition with protein, fat and slow carbohydrates to severely ill lung patients, but it turned out to also improve weight loss and weight maintenance.Story behind the Natural Balance Shake below.
Wellness by Oriflame’s scientific and medical advisors are internationally known authorities within their practices and research fields. They all have years of experience in health and wellness. They review the latest scientific literature and provide the most recent evidence about how our bodies work and what is needed for us to stay healthy and look our best.
Professor Stig Steen
Stig Steen is a Professor of cardiothoracic surgery and one of the world’s leading authorities in resuscitation and heart and lung transplantation. Stig Steen is the founder of Igelosa Life Science Community, and one of his key interests is nutrition and its impact on health. The patented Wellness by Oriflame Natural Balance Shake formula was developed by Stig Steen and his team after more than 8 years of intensive research and studies, including clinical trials of the product's safety and effects.
Burcak Ulmer - MSc
Senior Nutritionist and Global Product Developer, Wellness by Oriflame
Burcak is a published nutritionist from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet. Her clinical work has been in the areas of anti-ageing, preventive medicine and integrative cancer therapy. Burcak believes in a holistic view on health where nutrition, exercise, emotional health, sleep, and being connected to nature all play a role.
Alain Mavon - MSc, PhD
Skin Research Director, Skin Research Institute, Oriflame, Sweden
Alain is an expert in skin barrier function, photo ageing and in developing new concepts and formulations for hydration and anti ageing. Alain collaborates with Wellness in formulation development and efficacy testing.
Anke Klack - MSc, PhD
Wellness, Skin Care Quality and Wellness Technical Manager, Oriflame, Sweden
Anke is a certified pharmacist with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Hamburg in Germany, and an expert in antioxidant chemistry and natural cosmetic ingredients. Previous to joining the Wellness team Anke worked with developing active ingredient technologies for Oriflame and evaluating methods to measure the effect of dietary supplements and nutrition on the skin.
Claude Marcus - MD, PhD
Claude is Professor of Pediatrics at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
He specialized in pediatric endocrinology and scientific leader of the Swedish National Childhood Obesity Centre. His main focus in the public health area is prevention of cardiovascular diseases primarily through obesity prevention and treatment
Elisabet Nordström - MSc, PhD
Nutritionist, Wellness by Oriflame
Elisabet is a nutritionist and has a PhD degree in endocrinology and metabolism from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Before leaving the university to pursue a career outside of academia, Elisabet published articles within the fields of fat cell physiology, weight loss and gene regulation.
Åke Lignell - BSc, PhD
Developer and manager of astaxanthin production, Stockholm, Sweden
Åke developed the cultivation method for the astaxanthin-producing algae Haematococcus pluvialis within the biotechnology company AstaReal; a spin-off from Uppsala university. In close collaboration with leading scientists and clinics, he initiated and contributed to several studies demonstrating the benefits of natural astaxanthin in human and animal nutrition; a work that still is in progress.
High quality production
To ensure safety and quality, Wellness by Oriflame only works with manufacturing plants with internationally established and recognized quality certifications.
All of Wellness by Oriflame’s tablets, capsules and oils are produced at a GMP-certified plant in Sweden. GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice and is the strictest way to ensure that pharmaceutical products are manufactured under good circumstances and recognized quality standards. GMP guidelines outline the aspects of production and testing that can impact the quality of a product. This includes specifications for staff training, cleanliness, maintenance of equipment and record keeping. A GMP certificate is authorized after an inspection from an accredited certification company or an authority such as The Swedish Medical Product Agency.
Another way to make sure dietary supplements and food are being produced in a safe environment is to use manufacturing plants which adhere to a HACCP plan or are ISO and IFS certified. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and is a systematic preventive approach to food- and pharmaceutical safety that addresses physical, chemical, and biological hazards as a means of prevention. Our powder products are produced at a plant in Germany that is HACCP, ISO and IFS certified. The unique antioxidant Astaxanthin is produced at a plant in the Stockholm archipelago which also is ISO and HACCP certified.
At the production facility in Norrköping, Sweden, all products are manufactured under strict quality standards.
GMP is the strictest way to ensure that pharmaceutical products are manufactured under good circumstances and recognized quality standards.
Research & Innovation
Wellness by Oriflame products are researched, developed, and formulated in Sweden by experienced product developers in collaboration with world-renowned scientists. They combine cutting edge science with the latest evidence-based knowledge to develop and formulate unique and functional nutrition products. Complexes are formulated when synergistic effects of different ingredients are evident for the desired purpose, and the innovative formulas are based on natural effective ingredients.
All active ingredients are chosen after scrutinizing the published scientific literature for safety and efficacy. To keep up to date with new ingredients and innovations, new ideas and knowledge are shared and discussed through regular meetings with the Board of Scientific Advisors.
Extensive testing is carried out to determine that products are safe, well-documented and fulfill their claims. All development of new products guarantees the highest quality and functionality with measurable results.
The Natural Balance Products have been developed and formulated by Professor Stig Steen and his colleagues at Igelosa Life Science Community in Sweden.
Experienced quality experts test both raw materials and finished products through stability tests, sensory analysis, microbiology analyses and more.
The Swedish Health and Nutrition Research stamp certifies that the products follow the highest quality and safety standards to ensure Wellness by Oriflame’s strict policies.
Wellness by Oriflame is consciously striving to use sustainable raw materials and production methods:
- Products are safe, ethical and environmentally responsible
- Product packaging is made with recyclable materials where possible.
- Products do not contain trans- fatty acids, artificial flavours, preservatives, colours, or genetically modified organisms (non-GMO)
To ensure we never compromise on the quality of the ingredients we source, the manufacturing plants we use, and the products we develop, we only work with internationally established and recognized suppliers. Below you’ll find a selection of the international collection of certification stamps that our products, ingredients, manufacturers or suppliers bear.
SWEDISH NUTRITION AND HEALTH RESEARCH
THE KAZAKHSTAN NUTRITION ACADEMY (KAN)
THE VEGAN SOCIETY TRADEMARK
THE GERMAN SCHOOL OF SPORTS AND DOPING RESEARCH