Company: Nerium International
Founder: Jeff Olson
Welcome to my Nerium International (NI) 3rd party review!
This is a 3rd party review because I am not an affiliate nor have I ever been.
This is important because you are not going to hear any sales pitches about the products, nor is there any sugar coating involved.
I call it like I see it. To be honest, I shouldn’t have to tell you this but unfortunately, hundreds of affiliates of NI have made reviews on YouTube, Facebook or personal websites claiming some pretty crazy stuff.
The only purpose they serve is to lure you into the company so you can become part of their downline.
Now, this can be a good thing if you happen to get lucky with the team you are in, but 95% of MLMs fail and the vast majority of MLMers do as well.
This is because MLMs are based off hype and a “recruit or die” scheme.
As you can see, I am not a big fan of MLMs.
Here is a perfectly good reason why; check out this comment from a seasoned MLMer.
In this review you will see an overview of the company, kind of like a background story of the founder and the company.
Then I go over products and the compensation plan.
I will also do a Better Business Bureau sections which is always a good way of getting to know the way a company handles customer complaints.
Lastly, I do a section that recaps all the good things and the bad things about a company.
I will also have a final verdict which will not consist of a recommendation, but a way to improve your chances of becoming successful with an online business.
Make sure to stick around for the entire review because there is a lot to cover with this company. Let’s get started.
Nerium Overview – What Is The Company?
Nerium is headquartered out of Addison, Texas and founded in August of 2011 by a man named Jeff Olson.
One of the first things I noticed when browsing their website is that they have introduced 10 Core Values, which play a vital role throughout the business and this review.
Let’s take a look at the values first.
10 CORE VALUES
1. Be Real
2. Pursue Constant Development of Self
3. Create Positive Team and Family Atmosphere
4. Be Determined
5. Encourage an Entrepreneurial Spirit
6. Practice Servant Leadership
7. Embrace and Drive Change
8. Slow Down to Go Fast
9. Have Fun and Help Others to Have Fun
10. Dream Big and Act on it Daily
Look, there is a lot to go over with this company but here is a taste of what you are going to see with this company.
Look, I understand that NI cannot control all of their members but this is ridiculous.
In any business I have ever been a part of, the customer is always right.
What strikes me even more so is that you can find dozens of people complaining about the same reaction.
Ok so the BE REAL value can be debunked considering the products have a horrible track record and various reactions occur upon use.
There always seems to be an excuse as well.
If there were being real, they would say, “marginal results may occur for some customers.”
Products & Services
Ok, let’s get started
• Night Cream, Day Cream, Body Contour Cream, EHT (1 of Each) – Nerium AD Formula: $390/$290 auto delivery
• Night Cream, Day Cream, Eye Serum – $270/$200 auto deliver
• Night Cream, Day Cream, Body Contour Cream – Nerium AD Formula: $310/$230 auto delivery
• Age-Defying Night Cream – NeriumAD Formula: $120/$90 auto delivery
• Night & Day Combo Pack – NeriumAD Formula: $190/$140 auto delivery
• Age-Defying Eye Serum – $80/$60 auto delivery
• Eye Serum Single-Use Packets – $95/$70 auto delivery
• Firming Body Contour Cream – NeriumAD Formula: $120/$90 auto delivery
• EHT – Supplement: $80/$60 auto delivery
For the sake of objectivity, let’s take a look at a few customer comments to see if the products work.
This first customer is saying how great the product works for her and that the results are “amazing.”
She then goes on to call people “crazy” for saying the product worsened their stretch marks.
I’m wondering if the person making the first comment realizes that results might vary for whatever reason.
This second customer is really distraught because the products not only made her severe acne come back, but turn into “under the skin cysts.”
This is alarming and anyone reading this should understand that none of the products by any MLM are backed up by legitimate science.
People might shove “clinical tests” or “research” in your face, but they are all paid for by the company.
It is known as pseudoscience and is crazy to take seriously.
Here is what I want you to do. Reach into your pocket and pull out a coin.
Go ahead and flip it.
There is a 50/50 chance that it will land on heads or tails.
Just like there is a 50/50 chance you will break out in some sort of rash.
Hmmm, this is a bet I will never gamble on.
I want you to take a look at this Initial Order Option list from Nerium. In fact, it is a MUST SEE!
There are a few options to get access to the Nerium Compensation Plan.
Brand Partner Basic kit – $49.95
Includes: Personalized Website, Training materials, Online Business Center, The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, Success planner & access to compensation plan.
Starter Pack – $249.95
Includes: 3 Bottles of Night Cream & Basic Kit Materials.
Bronze Pack – $499.95
Includes: 4 Bottles of Night Cream, 1 Bonus Day Cream & Starter Pack
Silver Pack – $999.95
Includes: 14 Bottles of Night Cream, 2 Bonus Day Creams & Starter Pack
Gold Pack – $1749.95
Includes: 30 Bottles of Night Cream, 4 Bonus Day Creams & Starter Pack
OK first of all, when I saw these prices I almost fell out of my chair.
This is absolutely ridiculous because the only way to get started is buying an abundance of 1 product and spending a lot of cash.
Here is what Nerium will ever tell you.
The image below shows you the “retail value” of the products.
Good luck selling them at full retail price because a quick search on eBay will make it almost impossible to sell them anywhere close to retail value.
In fact, eBay prices shift rapidly so I’m sure you can get it for even cheaper if you look hard enough.
Here is a link to the Nerium Compensation Plan if you care to look at the entire thing.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Out of about 100 reviews that I have done, I have never seen “BBB Business Review on Nerium International is being updated by BBB.”
After doing some research as to why there is no information about Nerium on the BBB database, I came across this article that explains it all: Nerium Lawsuit Article
Nerium was recently sued by co-founder Dennis Windsor for $22 million dollars.
You can read what we think of Jeunesse here.
There is really no reason to go forward because there is nothing more I can do to convince you to run like hell.
The comment above says it all.
The company is will be done as soon as the lawsuits kick in and anything left over will be a shade of its former self.
The Final Verdict
I know that this review appears to be a doom and gloom article.
On the flip side, this is what you get when you want to hear the truth.
Most MLMs are complete rip-offs for similar reasons.
Some are legit but the recruiting is a big turnoff to many because it seems to always lead to failure for 95% of members.
Why waste your time with MLMs?
Why not take a look at your skill set and try to improve it.
There are plenty of training programs out there that teach you how to start your own online business that does not involve recruiting.
If you want an example, take a look at this review and see what I’m talking about.
The program has helped many people and it is a great way to get your feet wet with a FREE and helpful service.
I hope this review helped is some way, shape or form.
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