Are Nerium Products Part of an International Scam?
The Nerium mlm opportunity seems to have more reports of being a Nerium International Scam than any other mlm that I have researched yet.
Clearly, because I am doing mlm reviews, the Nerium International Scam report is worth investigating and therefore I have decided to take a two report approach on the Nerium Brand Partner opportunity.
The first will be a review of the Nerium International Brand Partner information I have found and the other will be a report on the Nerium International Compensation Plan.
By the end of my two informative Nerium mlm reviews, I hope that you are able identify whether or not the Nerium Internation Scam reports are relevant to your decision to join the Nerium mlm or not.
First off, finding a valid Nerium International Review takes a bit of grunt work up front. When I would put “What is Nerium International” into google, rather than finding out what it was, I ran across pissedconsumer.com and the Nerium International itself.
On the Pissed Consumer site, I found a lot of reviews that looked to be by people who were both trying to support Nerium as Nerium Brand Partners and those who were former Nerium Brand Partners or people who bought Nerium Products.
It was very interesting because the site is called pissedconsumer.com so you would clearly expect to find only pissed consumers. I question why a Nerium Brand Partner would waste their time on such a negative site in the first place.
Furthermore, I would question why any person would take any reviews from pissedconsumer.com seriously to consider a product because it is set up from the first review to only open your mind to negative reviews of Nerium and Nerium scam reports.
I’m not an advocate of negative sites but I do see where it would peek someone’s curiosity to investigate sites like this.
I would much rather look for Nerium International Reviews on a less bias site. The closest thing to this was the Amazon Site where Nerium Products were actually being sold.
On Amazon, 42% of the reviews seemed to really enjoy the Nerium Products and then the ratings varied from there.
There was a very informative review from one woman who introduced the idea that your skin loses wrinkles from Nerium Products initially because of skin inflammation due to a mild allergic reaction. I do tend to believe this as she stated it was explained to her from her doctor and with my science background it made sense to me.
All that being said, that still does not clarify if Nerium International is a Scam or not. It is one opinion out of thousands and thousands of people.
The one thing about reviews is generally you find a lot of negative reviews because it is the most angered people that want to “shout out”.
I have no scientific research on the Nerium Product reviews to even start to make a claim as to what their products do and therefore, I want to focus back on the Nerium International company opportunity and explain what Nerium International is in the first place for the Nerium International novices out there.
What is Nerium International?
Nerium International is a mlm (multi-level marketing) company that specializes in using direct sales to promote beauty products. The Nerium Distributor, known as the Nerium Brand Partner, offers the products in a variety of ways in which many mlm companies offer their products.
In 2011 Nerium International launched with just one of the Nerium products on a mission (like many other mlm companies in my mlm reviews) to change people’s lives for the better with a health related product and an opportunity to make extra money by working at home.
The original Nerium International started out with just 13 in their corporate staff (The very first Nerium Brand Partners?) who offered the very popular Nerium Age Defying Night Cream.
Within a year after starting Nerium International, the company was awarded an award from Direct Selling News for growth.
In that same year, Nerium International grew to a corporate staff of 100 and made over $100 million.
In 2013, Nerium International growth did not stop there. The company expanded their vision and worked on achieving an award from Big Brother and Big Sisters achieving recognition for their efforts in raising over $500,000 for the charity.
Nerium International also started the “Live Happy” magazine, appeared on the hit TV show called The Doctors, doubled their corporate staff and made over $200 million in annual revenue.
Nerium International continues to be one of the fastest growing mlm companies today too!
For the year 2014, Nerium did not stop. They raised over a million for Big Brothers and Big Sisters and were awarded many accolades for being one of the best businesses that year from various different recognition companies.
In addition to doubling their staff yet again (400 in their corporate staff), they also cleared $400 million. Every year that Nerium International existed, they doubled in growth.
As the growth in the US continued for Nerium International, they introduced Nerium Canada and Nerium Mexico tot he world while at the same time introducing the Nerium Firming Body Contour Cream.
The 2015 reports are not out yet, but I would not be surprised to see them making over $800 million and having near 800 on their corporate staff.
The Nerium International website gets my award for the best mlm company motivation core values. Nothing in them promises an easy life by selling Nerium Products and they even state that it will take time to be successful.
The website itself is well organized and visually appealing and that is half the battle in the mlm sales world.
What are the Nerium Products and why do they sell so well?
The Nerium Products focus on “fountain of youth” type health and beauty items that are reported to help you turn back the hands of time (build self esteem by doing so) by ridding your body of the signs of wear and tear that come from living on Earth.
In my mind, I understand this youthful pursuit but I believe there to be a certain elegance and grace in accepting the aging process as it naturally is. I think some beauty, especially as someone ages, can not be replaced by contour gels and wrinkle creams.
Nerium products have research backed by Princeton University and other strong scientific data that supports the use of oleandar and aloe vera (much like Forever Living mlm) to fix and repair signs of aging.
So what are the Nerium Products and what do Nerium Products do? The list below is from the Nerium International Products page at: http://www.nerium.com/product-landing/productstory
- Nerium Age Defying Night Cream
- First of the Nerium Products
- Clinically tested
- Patented NAE-8 extract (Nerium’s special ingredient)
- Helps to address signs and causes of aging
- Antioxidant and free radical damage repellent
- Cell renewal booster
- Mask -like product to best adhesion to deliver product through skin
- Fights aging appearance caused by fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, discoloration and sagging skin.
- Suggested for Face, Neck, Low Neck line, Hands
- Non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested
- Research includes clinical trial that show improved skin moisture, skin texture and reduction of pore size
- Nerium Age-Defying Day Cream with the Nerium AD Formula
- Helps to address signs and causes of aging
- Cell renewal booster
- Antioxidant and free radical damage repellent
- Increased cell renewal
- Addresses causes of skin inflammation
- Includes CoQ10 and Vitamin E
- Helps protect from daytime environmental factors
- Fights fine lines, discoloration, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, reduces pores and sagging skin.
- Used for Face, Neck, Sagging Chin, Hands
- Non-comedogenic and Dermatologist tested
- Reported to show improved wrinkle appearance, improved skin radiance and decreased discoloration through independent clinical trials.
- Nerium Firming Body Contour Cream
- NAE-8 Extract
- Firming and toning help
- Smooth and tighten for more toned look
- Improves appearance of cellulite/dimples
- Soothing, Soft and Hydrating
- Used on upper arms, thighs, abdomen, saddle bags.
- Dermatologist Tested
- Reported improved thighs, hydration and appearance in smoothness in cellulite by participants.
- EHT Age Defying Supplement from Nerium International
- Helps to protect against mental decline using EHT extract (coffee molecules)
- Optimizes a protein in the bod that keeps neurons in the brain healthier
- EHT discovered in a Princeton University Lab
- Protects against memory loss, slow reaction and reduced alertness.
- Fortified with B6, B12, D3, Folic acid, Magnesium citrate, Huperzine A, Lipoic acid and folic acid which are known to help with neurological health.
What amazes me about Nerium Products is that there are only four. That’s amazing if you consider the insane amount of growth the company has experienced in the past four years. It’s amazing.
What is a Nerium Brand Partner?
The Nerium International Brand Partner opportunity is a way for others to join the Nerium mlm company as distributors and sell the Nerium Product.
Like other mlm companies, the only way you can get Nerium Products is through someone who has chosen to sell Nerium products as a Nerium Brand Partner.
There are several methods in which a Nerium Brand partner can sell whether it is via internet online network marketing, home parties or large events.
The Nerium Brand Partner Cost depends on the Starter Pack that you decide to buy and includes Nerium marketing materials to help you start out (kind of like what people who join the Paparazzi Jewelry Business Opportunity).
Nerium International Compensation Plan
The Nerium International Compensation Plan will be discussed in more depth in my next post, however, here is a quick run down of the Nerium Distributor opportunity:
- You can make money by selling the product.
- You can make extra income by recruiting others to be Nerium Brand Partners
- You can earn extra money by getting a performance bonus.
- 10-25% possible retail profit from Nerium Products
- Weekly bonuses
- Coaching Commissions
- Leadership Commissions
- Monthly Purchases required to remain active as a Nerium Rep.
- To remain active you must have 200 Personal Sales or have a sign up for 80 PQV.
- Compensation Plan based on points not dollars
- Reported expensive start up cost
- Work at Home Business not a get rich quick Scam
Is Nerium a Scam?
Nerium Scam or Real? Good Question!
Nerium is a legitimate work at home Business opportunity. It is not a work at home job because you would be hired by someone else.
Nerium mlm tends to get a bad rap just like other mlms because of the people who want to complain. The happy people generally don’t come out and leave a bunch of reviews because that is just the nature of people.
We tend to focus on the negative as a society and not believe anything “happy” to be automatically true. It’s not a bad attribute to have but it’s not necessarily good either.
In order to be successful Nerium Brand Partner and generate Nerium Leads you will need marketing skills and online mlm company skills to make a dent in your progress at any fast speed that you probably desire.
People who approach the Nerium International Brand Partner opportunity as a get rich quick scheme will more than likely end up unsuccessful and losing a lot of money because they simply are not willing to do whatever it takes to make their investment in Nerium International work out.
Working in any mlm company is hard if you don’t like to put time in. You likely find many Nerium International negative reviews from these disheartened people who were hoping for an unrealistic get rich quick scheme.
Sadly, the get rich quick or look young tomorrow schemes are not uncommon in the Nerium International mlm world because some Brand Partners get so desperate to make money from the product but they go about it in the wrong ways and therefore end up giving the mlm company a bad rap.
As far as I can tell, Nerium International reviews are no different than the Cindy Crawford Skin Care Reviews that I came across. There are people that love it and there are people who hate it and really it just comes down to preference just like when you choose which make up matches your skin tone best.
In mlm reviews and mlm companies, you have to pick the one that fits your “tone” the best. If you’re not into youthful moisturizers and age defying complexes yourself, why in the world would you try to sell them?
There are a lot of reports of allergic reactions to the Nerium Products but I don’t see these as valid complaints because each person biochemistry is unique and different and I dont’ ever believe that any one product will be usable for every person on this Earth equally because we are so different.
I don’t believe in the Nerium International Scam because the reviews appear to be to be very biased and with an agenda. I think Nerium International is just like any other mlm company out there.
You get what you put in.
I’m sure there are better mlm companies out there than Nerium International, but it really depends on each individual to make the decision.
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Thank you for reading part one of my Nerium International review and I hope you were able to get an idea of what nerium international is, what the nerium products are and brief explanation of the Nerium Comp Plan so that you can make a decision on becoming a Nerium Brand Partner or not.
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