Owner: TAN SRI DATO’ SRI LAI TECK PENG
Welcome to my 3rd party review of PhytoScience!
The second I decided to review PhytoScience, I thought about a question that I would try and answer in my review.
Are any science based MLMs legit?
To be perfectly honest, I cannot think of one off the top of my head.
Before you provide me with an answer, I am not talking about a so called 3rd party scientific review that the company pays for.
Those are not legitimate means to answering this question.
I am talking about legitimate scientific studies and products approved by organizations like the World Health Organization.
I have done over 100 reviews and not one of the health or beauty MLMs has been backed by the science world.
Take a look at Phytoscience for example.
They claim to be providing “cutting edge, award-winning, scientifically proven & clinically researched” products.
The problem with those claims is that the same company, Mibelle Biochemistry Switzerland, that is doing all the research and findings is where their products are produced.
This is a huge conflict of interest and clearly, Mibelle Biochemistry Switzerland will make these claims, because there are massive amounts of money influencing their “findings.”
Anyway, at this point I would like to point out what you will find in my reviews.
I point out red flags that you should see before making a decision.
If you want videos or reviews that feed into the MLM hype-train, then you can find affiliate and member reviews online.
You can also go to the Phytoscience website and read their bogus testimonies.
You won’t get that garbage here. I only point out red flags and show you what to look out for.
The best way for me to prove my integrity to you is to point out that I am a 3rd party reviewer.
I am not affiliated with the companies I review in any way.
I really hope you stick around the end because I always point out some cool tips for you to use when you are evaluating MLMs.
The one thing you have going for you is the fact that you are already willing to do research because you found my review.
Let’s get started.
PhytoScience (PS) Overview – What’s Behind the Curtain?
The founder of PS is Tan Sri Dato’Sri Lai Teck Peng, in 2012.
His wife is also heavily involved in the company.
PS is considered a Health and Wellness MLM, which tend to base their products on pseudoscience.
This isn’t to say that some customers do not have improvements to their well being, I’m simply stating that no credible scientific evaluations have been made.
If the products were deemed scientifically viable, I am almost certain that the founder would make a multi-billion dollar sale to one of the pharmaceutical giants.
The reason the products are being used within an MLM should be a red flag by itself.
Keep that in mind when you are making your final decision.
Another red flag to watch out for is the fact that it is based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has only expanded into a few other Asian countries.
The products and compensation plan won’t even meet the standards of North America.
That is saying a lot considering those standards are so low to begin with.
I would like to end this section of the review by pointing out a cool thing about the company so I don’t come off as a negative Nancy.
• The founder is from humble beginnings, his father was a taxi driver and the rest of the family owned a small local store.
Let’s take a quick look at the products even though I have already said there is no real science involved.
Before we get to the list of products, you should check out the list from the PhytoScience Website, first.
I will warn you though, no matter what section you choose, there is an annoying recording that plays so you will have to pause in at the very bottom of the page.
Double Strength Callus
Triple Stemcell Skin Care
Snow White Cleanser
Simply Parfum Elixir
BPA free Water Tumbler
Double Snow Chocolate
As you can see, there are many products to choose from but you have to be worried about a few things, most importantly, all of the claims of PS being fake and taking ages to get approved in India.
There are a lot of Indian citizens already voicing their complaints because the company is already doing the following:
• Not providing sales invoices for purchases
• No tax deductions from commissions
• Cash only purchases
This is all before the company was approved in India.
What is also alarming is that the Malaysian DSA doesn’t even have PS in their database.
Here is a link that you have to read because it is important to get a broad perspective on the matter.
After reading these comments, I found one that asks all of the right questions and provides leadership with some things to reflect on.
Well, Ken_Judge, I have two things to say to you.
Although your comment is lacking a bit of tact in regards to name calling, you raise very important questions.
The answers to your questions of are simple.
The products cannot be approved by the FDA because stem cells of any kind have not been approved by the Western World.
This is why the products have not been approved in North America and most of Europe.
The approval is even questionable in Malaysia and India as well.
Why sell through an MLM?
There are several reasons, Ken.
The first one being hype.
MLM are famous for hyping a product through affiliates and “testimonies.”
Take a look at this forum you posted in.
You can point out the affiliates of the company from a mile away.
They claim to have tried the product and it cured all of their ailments so they had to provide others with the same benefits.
They also defend the company and try to discredit people for questioning PS.
Think of it this way.
These affiliates are paid to provide their testimonies, while the people pointing out their faults use anecdotal evidence.
The real question is, Who do you believe?
I’ll believe anecdotal evidence over anyone paid to make comments.
Why aren’t they selling worldwide through pharmacies?
This will never happen because the products are loaded with sugar, there is a lack of scientific evidence and PS will not provide basic information about our concerns.
If the products can barely meet Malaysian requirements, then it doesn’t stand a chance elsewhere.
Let’s take a look at the compensation plan now.
PhytoScience Compensation Plan
The image above is the plan for the Philippines so some prices may vary from other countries. HERE, is the link.
WAYS TO GET PAID
Direct Sales – 40-60% Discount
Referral Bonus – Get paid to recruit others
Roll Up Bonus
Unilevel Monthly Bonus
Unilevel Matching Bonus
As you can see, there are several ways of getting paid.
To be honest, there are MLMs with 15 ways of getting paid so this compensation plan is nothing special.
I will not go into great detail at this point but I strongly encourage you to take a look at the link I provided you.
The next section I do will provide you with all of the red flags you need to be aware of.
Things I Don’t Like About PhytoScience
The first thing that you need to look at is the Malaysian DSA list of Pyramid Scheme Warning Signs.
1. Start-Up fees for Legit MLMs are usually low: In this particular case, there are 3 packages SILVER, GOLD, MOBILE.
Each package costs more and provides you will more income potential.
So right off the bat, we have to think of this as a Pay-to-Play.
The more you pay, the more you can make.
The next indication is the simple fact that 5 out of 6 of the ways to make money are based on recruitment.
This is a clear indication of a pyramid scheme.
Then we have to take a look at the retail commission aspect of the plan.
The retail value of 1 pack in the Philippines is said to be P3,500.
Good luck with that, most Filipinos pay less than that for rent, and you want them to pay that much for one package.
What a joke.
2. Like most MLMs, you have to purchase some of the products on a monthly basis to stay active.
There is no clear indication of this because there is nothing about it on their website.
However, you do need to purchase products in order to upgrade from Silver to Gold to Mobile.
3. There is no indication of a money back guarantee on their website and the leadership of PS and their affiliates avoid this question like the plague.
This is a tell tale sign of a scam and for a self proclaimed business to act like this.
Why not be open about things like this?
4. PS claims to be a get rich quick scheme. We can take the evidence provided on the Philippines PS Page.
Look at #4, they claim that in just 5 months you can make thousands of dollars.
First of all, this is ridiculous.
You would have to recruit a few hundred people in order for you to make any kind of substantial income.
That can take some of the best recruiters in the world a year or more to recruit hundreds of people.
So, yes, this is promoted as a get rich quick scheme.
OK, I have gone over several of the pyramid talking points that the Malaysian DSA uses when determining if a MLM is a pyramid scheme or not and all of them are used by PS.
There are several more to go over if you take a few extra minutes to compare the two links I provided, the sales tactics used by PS are all indicators of a pyramid.
The Final Verdict
I have been really hard on PhytoScience and for good reason.
This company is thriving on the fear and desperation of people wanting to help their family members get healthy.
This is nothing less than deplorable and I am not able to recommend this company to anyone for so many reasons.
I will make a few predictions about PS.
• This company will never truly be international (Asia Only)
• The products will never be approved by FDA
• No North American sales
• The company will be forced to shut down in the next year
Ok, those are some pretty big predictions but this is what happens to so many other MLMs claiming the same thing.
I get so frustrated when companies and affiliates defend the scientific with “because its science.”
If any of this scientific conjecture was true, it would be bought for billions of dollars by a pharmaceutical company and sold worldwide.
There is a reason this has not happened yet, because all of the claims are based on pseudoscience and false.
Look, there are so many other ways to make money online.
You should search on YouTube for a free training program so you can make you own business online.
That way, you don’t have to focus on recruiting people and you can rely on selling real products or reliable services.
The recruitment traps are exactly what they sound like, TRAPS.
If you want an example of a great way to get started, take a look at this review.
It is FREE to try out and you can get some great advice from real professionals.
I hope this review helped you in some way. If you have any experience with PhytoScience, want to ask any questions or leave a comment, feel free to fill out the form below.