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A "friend" asked me to try this new machine she was marketing to doctors' offices. Then she told me which supplements I needed to take for deficiencies the machine had uncovered. She said that I could try these supplements for 30 days and if I wasn't pleased with the results, I would receive a full refund. The approximate price was $230. She took my debit card number down, not giving me a receipt. The next day, my bank account was debited for $476.86! I called my friend and told her to cancel the order. She said the supplements had already shipped, and that when the shipment is returned, I would receive a full refund. I never received a tracking number, so I left a note for FEDEX to refuse the delivery.
The following week, I texted my friend 3 days in a row asking about the refund. She never answered a single one. Finally, on Friday of the following week, a refund of $432.96 was posted to my account. Why wasn't I refunded the additional $43.90? I have contacted my bank and told them to block Nu Skin from making any transactions and to charge the back for the additional $43.90. If any approaches you regarding this company, PHARMANEX, RUN AWAY! They are running a TOTAL SCAM.
Two charges appeared on my bank account. One for 89.96 and one for 79.29. No company name but my bank have me a phone number. The man who answered was very rude, he said I ordered these products and he knew they were received at my address. He threatened me with a lawsuit. I had to ask 3 times what the name of the company was! I didn't order this stuff and was charged almost 200$ and never received anything except threats and lies from Mario #**. Because of these charges my mortgage payment bounced! All of the information they had was correct but I didn't order anything! Do not deal with this company. Deal with your wrinkles!
I saw a charge for $89.93 on my card. My bank gave me the info on charge and I called the number. I got the runaround and hung up on me. They say they can't help me if I don't have an order number or an email from them. How can I have an order number or receive an email from them if I didn't make the purchase?? I email them directly too and the same thing. They can charge my card but they have no info to cancel this subscription I never authorized.
I LOVE these products (Skin facial scrub and 2 step peel pads). I saw results from the very first use. After 3 days people at work were noticing that my face/skin looked younger and brighter without my telling them I was doing something new.
I bought a LumiSpa for 2 months, it has some problems. I called them for help, but they told me they can't help me, because that was my responsibility, not theirs! They let me buy a new one! It cost 200 CAD, and when it has some problems, you can't get a good service! What a suck company it is!
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Many (many!) of the reviews on this page are not at all relating to Nu Skin, they are referring to SkinNu (a scam company). Nu Skin does not offer trial periods, they do not steal money, they do not send unnecessary products, and they do not send packages without contact information or packing slips. They are a legitimate company with wonderful and effective products. Every experience is highly positive and they have live customer service agents willing to help in almost any unsatisfactory situation. Always, always do your research before deciding to send money to an ad/endorsement on a television.
I have had great results with each and every product, made a great amount of income with the business opportunity, and helped thousands of others do so as well. FOR FREE. Best products, best opportunity and best lifestyle choice anyone could make.
I started to try a sample then changed my mind. A few days later they called me and said if I wanted to try their sample they would send it for just shipping. I asked if there would be any other charge at all and was assured that no other money would be charged, no strings attached. A couple weeks later 89.95 was drafted from my account. I called and told them that I was lied to and did not authorize the draft. I ended up getting only 70% back. The product was not worth it by the way.
The ad caught my eye because it said Joanna Gaines from the home improvement show was selling this facial cream so I decided to check it out. It said it was a free trial, I just pay the postage. I've done that before so I thought OK I'll order it for the $4.95, no problem. I get to the end and there is something called Derma Eyes but I NEVER order stuff for my eyes but there was NOTHING there for you to opt out of that product but it gave me a weird feeling as I thought-I hope it didn't add that to my order, because I sure don't want that, too. Anyway, I placed the order through my Discover Card, and waited for it in the mail.
When I did get it, there was NO packing slip in the box, NO paperwork AT ALL... NOTHING except the little bottle of cream AND the stupid stuff that I didn't want for the eyes, that I never got the option of opting out of. So I'm looking for something with a name, address (to send the eye stuff back), phone number, ANYTHING that would identify these people but I find NOTHING either IN the box OR OUTSIDE the box. They covered themselves real good. I couldn't believe it. So I tried the cream and it was garbage. Same with the eye stuff. FINALLY I got my Discover bill and there were FIVE charges from this company: 2 charges for $4.95, 1 @ $1.99, 1 @ $104.97 and 1 @ $94.97 for the eye stuff for a total of $211.83. And there was a phone number on the bill. So I called the number and said I wanted to send the product back and they said NOPE I couldn't send it back because it was past the two week return limit time.
I told them I couldn't return anything earlier because I didn't have an address to return it to without anything in the package - no packing slip, etc. They said, too bad - they can't take it back - it's too late and it's my problem. Immediately I knew I've been scammed, a reputable company wouldn't be doing this. So I called Discover Card and told them I've been scammed. But they left the burden of proof on me. Although I disputed the charges, and explained in great detail what happened, they said I had to have better proof than just my explanation. I asked what I would need to provide as proof and they said a screenshot of their wording in their documentation at the end of the order. REALLY!!! For one thing - I don't know HOW to take a screenshot. Sorry. I'm not a techie. Don't know those things.
For another even more important thing-to get to that documentation I would have to go back to their website, go all the way through the sale and spend another two hundred dollars just to get the screenshot for Discover!!! NO WAY!!! Then I'm out $400.00!!! I don't think so. How can Discover ask me to do that??? I told them I printed out 10 pages of people telling that this company is a scam saying the same thing that I am explaining, that there are 77 people all saying the same thing and I am prepared to send this to Discover. But Discover says this is just opinion, not proof. I'm very disappointed with Discover, I've had my Discover Card for years and I've paid my bill in full except the $104.97, which I will pay and then close my Discover account because they don't deserve my business.
As a customer and distributor of Nu Skin products I can tell you that the negative reviews describing 14 day trials and hidden charges are not talking about Nu Skin. There seems to be a scam that people are unfortunately falling victim to. Nu Skin is an amazing company that sells equally amazing products! I started off using the whitening toothpaste and then wound up distributing as well, because I believe in the product that much.
Don't let these reviews that were falsely categorized under Nu Skin hinder your opinion of them. There are NEVER any recurring charges and Nu Skin doesn't offer trial periods for anything. Furthermore, the products they describe are not products sold by Nu Skin. Nu Skin is very careful to always be completely honest with their customers and distributors. I LOVE working with this company and I LOVE the products they sell. Don't believe everything you read without doing your research first!
Back on June 5, I ordered trial sizes of these two products, supposedly Joanna Gaines products. I did not sign up for any other products to be delivered. In checking my credit card today, I see that on July 10 I was charged $104.97 but for what I do not know. I thought it was a trustworthy deal, but now I see it was a scam. There was nothing in the order process that I could see that I was signing up for anything more than the two trial size products. I am disputing it with my credit card.
Was about to Login to my bank account and this Nu Skin Ad pops up, Advertising a Special Promotion for online Bank Users. Free product for the cost of shipping only. I looked on the Ad and nowhere did it disclose the product would be shipped to you automatically and a $94.99 charge would appear on your account. Called the Company to cancel any further shipments and wanted reimbursement. I was told I agreed to the terms and conditions. After 14 days I would receive the product and be charged in full. I would of never agreed to these terms. I usually am very careful in reading the fine print, It was not obviously clearly displayed on this AD... CONSUMER BEWARE!
Nowhere does it say that after the 14 day trial you will be charged. Much less the amount. No explanation or # to call, no info stating that you actually started a subscription. I ordered on 6/3/17. Why am I being charges $104.97 after 1 month and 11 days? Very dishonest and misrepresenting the free trial! Just another form of thieves!
Ordered a free trial. A week later I was billed $94.07 and $104.97 for a free trial. Got no results from calling, tried an email and that was returned. Figured it was ok with endorsement from Joanna Gaines but apparently she was duped also. Do NOT buy this. You will be out $200.00.
DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY! SCAM! I did NOT ever receive any information regarding the "14 day trial period" and was charged $90!! TWICE!! When I called to try and speak with them, I was on HOLD FOR OVER AN HOUR!!! The most frustrated I have ever been!! Unscrupulous company!! Buyer beware!!
If I could give this product and company something less than 1 star, I would! It has been less than 2 weeks ago I received the product and this morning at 4:00 am, they charged my bank account $104.40. I called to tell them I haven't even had it two weeks and the ** sounding representative said, "We do not refund" but he will cancel. Not only did I get ripped off for not having the time they promised, the product doesn't work worth squat! PLEASE!!! Don't order it, they will screw you.
Do not order this ever. Got sample and was charged 90 dollars. Called and was told I did not respond in 14 days which I did not know. They also said another one was in the mail. Would not let me send it back so another 90. I made sure no more would come. They offered me a discount of half. Should receive in four days. I have called for three months and they said I received my discount already. I never got it. They then wanted all my credit card printouts. Like I would trust them with that. Wow. I sure hope no one else orders this. Probably the maddest I have ever been. Their logo should be buyer beware.
Clearly people are confused on the products. I mean Christie Brinkley was the spokesperson for it, until she decided to branch into her "own" skincare line. These products will amaze anyone and make your skin soft and smooth and new feeling.
I just figured out what's going on here. Some people got scammed not by Nuskin but by Skin Nu from china. Just like a few years ago when I thought I got cheap iPhone, it was fake. The bite on the apple was on the wrong side. Now people are getting confused by similar thing but this time w/ Nuskin. I had stage 4A oral cancer that cause me to lose my tongue and I made it through all the challenges of chemotherapy and radiotherapy on Nuskin multiple supplement lines and celltrex CoQ10.
I still got pictures of my "crispy" neck (the part that was taped up) and my face and chin that was completely protected by celltrex CoQ10, enhancer and TriPhasic white day lotion. If I had listened to my oncologist, my face would be as black and crispy as my neck that was taped up. So watch out people for those Chinese imitators. They make everything look almost exactly the same except for when you compare it to the real deal, you can see the slight difference in packaging. If it's imitation, you can be sure that it's crappy products.
Anyone who knows absolutely anything about NuSkin will realize that several of these reviewers clearly have NuSkin confused with something else. Look at all of the reviews that say the same thing. If you don't believe me, go to the NuSkin website and try to find these products that were supposedly on Shark Tank. They won't be there. I am a former home distributor for the company, but now I am just a customer and only use the products. I've been a customer for five years. This company operates through distributors, and I've never known them to charge for a free sample if they even have a free sample. Then it wouldn't be free would it? Plus, many of their products, if ordered and used according to their guidelines, come with a money-back guarantee.
Just look at my before and after pictures from using the galvanic spa and a few lotions for just 2 1/2 months 2 to 3 times a week. I totally look like I had a facelift. I just think it's unfortunate that people are so uneducated that they can't even get the name of a company right. There are several companies with names that are similar. I would just say if you are reading this, please meet with the distributor or go through the website thoroughly, because clueless people are damaging the reputation of this company. All I know is that my experience with these products has been nothing short of amazing, and I've used them for over five years. They typically bend over backward at customer service to fix any errors, or accommodate unhappy customers. It pains me to see a company's reputation tarnished by uneducated people.
Very unhappy. I was tricked into believing this product Skinnu and Eye Nu was endorsed by Shark Tank. When I signed on for the free samples and they explained it was a 14 day trial period with. They did not explain if you did not like the product you had less than 14 days to notify them otherwise they were charging your bank account Full price for the items. When I called to complain it was then explained you had less than 14 days to notify them that you did not like the product. A lesson learned. However both products stink. Do not waste your money.
I has been using the products and signed up for Free as a Distributor since May 2013. I was in the success trip Maui. When reading some of your comments I WAS SHOCK. WITH THE INTERNET. Now why you do not call the company direct or ask the distributor whom referral you to them??? You must being buying from the wrong companies. Nu Skin do not have sample products. You have 30-90 days money back guaranteed with 100% cash back also 1 year refund of unopen products with 90 cash back. You need to call Nu Skin 1-800-487-1000. There are a lot of fake products said with NU SKIN name on it that why you guys buy at the wrong places or wrong person. If you need help contact me anytime.
As a consumer of these products I'm at a loss as to these negative reviews. Many of them don't even make sense talking about things I have never seen the company do. E.g. Free Trial??? They do however offer a 60 and 90 day money back guarantee of which I've never had to use because the products work. My experience has been nothing but positive, their products are amazing and the best that I've ever used. The company and staff are always helpful when I have questions. I also love their rewards program because I get to save up points to purchase products with them. It's the best subscription I've ever had because of its flexibility and rewards.
I was a reluctant started with the Nu Skin products. Because my skin had always been so allergic I did not have a skin care regimen. I used the Galvanic Spa twice weekly and Elements skin care system day and night and within 6 weeks people were accusing me of having a face lift. Absolutely incredible results. My skin is now dewy soft and wrinkle free. My double chin has all but disappeared and I have heaps more confidence. LOVE LOVE LOVE Nu Skin. Definitely recommend it to anyone with skin issues and 100% guaranteed by the company.
The Nu Skin Clear Action range for acne is amazing. Within two days of using this product, I noticed an improvement in my skin. Having been a cystic acne sufferer all my adult life, and I'm 51 now, I have tried everything, including Roaccutane, dermabrasion, the pill and I've even had cartilage taken from behind my ears to fill in my acne scars/pitting. Having used the Nu Skin products for 9 months, I am sold on their products. I also take Y-Span, which helps you age younger, from the inside, as well as using the Galvanic Spa, which has dramatically changed the surface of my skin. My skin is glowing now and it is so smooth. It's lovely when total strangers comment about my lovely skin, knowing what I have been through! No more acne spots for me. Thank you Nu Skin!
I'm having trouble understanding all the negative reviews on this site. It appears that a number of people were not introduced to the products properly, or shown how to use them correctly. My experience is completely different - having had an in-home demonstration of the Galvanic Spa and the ageLOC skin care, I could immediately experience an improvement in my skin tone and texture. I could ask as many questions as I liked from my helpful distributor, who recommended these and some internal products for my particular health and aging concerns.
Although I have only been using the products for three months, the difference in my skin and overall well-being is noticeable, not only to myself, but to friends and acquaintances who have remarked on my "glow" and vitality. I am impressed by the science behind these products and the ethics of the company as a whole. Their Nourish the Children program is exemplary and we would be living in a much kinder world if all large companies made a similar commitment to assist the less fortunate. I cannot recommend the products highly enough for anyone looking to age young and stay vital.
Do not order the trial. Their free trial is a scam, they charge $89 to your credit card 4:00 am while you are sleeping. I called 866-845-0112 and cancelled on time and got confirmation number of that from them. I spoke with Robert and the supervisor, Brant, and they told me the refund take 4 business days. They charge right away your card and take 4 business days. What a bs. They are playing with your money and your sleeping time. I'll going to call them every day until I get my money back. Don't do business with them, they are a crooks.
I just want people who come here to review the bad Nu Skin ratings to know that the products they're talking about are NOT Nu Skin. Nu Skin does NOT have 15 day trials of ANYTHING at all and if they were these people would be sent a product return # and form and money put back in bank. I've been with the company over 5 years and not once ever heard of anything like this for me or my hundreds of customers! They would never charge without permission and before you get off the phone you are given a reference # and also an email so you can give customer feedback if you choose. Do NOT believe the people who are writing these complaints. There is no 15 day trial of anything!
I am a walking EXAMPLE! LOOK 15 yrs younger. Real PROVEN science on products. Forerunners in epigenetics and anti-aging. Ck out Ageloc ME. AMAZING! Also facial spa, transformation system... wrinkles, pore size reduced. Elasticity, firmness, lightness of skin, luxurious feel and marked IMMEDIATE RESULTS!! LOVE IT. Has products that work 4 every budget.
I ordered the 'free' trial from the website (Cher promoted it). Paid 4.95 shipping. The first complaint I had is that they forced me to also purchase additional creams. I could not find a place to uncheck that option. It was only another 4.95 so I said - sure I will try that also. Product came quickly, but the 15 day trial period started the day I purchased and of course the product did not come on day 1 - day 3.
Midnight on day 15, I was immediately charged around $94 FOR EACH ONE ($196!). Since the trial period was so short, I did not think to immediately call and cancel. I called them the next day and was given the runaround. They kept trying to convince me to try it for 15 more days. Wouldn't refund me or anything unless I tried it for another 15 days. They promised me they would not send me anymore, but I had to call within 15 days. I tried calling again and speak with the supervisor, but they refused to transfer me and gave me the same spiel. THIS IS A SCAM. The product DOES NOT work. Maybe it would after months of using, but I don't have $196 a month. DO NOT DO THIS. SCAM.
Nu Skin expert review by ConsumerAffairs
Founded in 1984 in Provo, Utah, Nu Skin is an international personal care and dietary supplement company. Its products are sold by over 1.2 million independent distributors in 54 markets. The name Nu Skin highlights the company’s commitment to products that reduce the effects of aging on physical appearance.
Foundation options: Nu Skin offers liquid and powder finish foundation and tinted moisturizer in several skin tones. These products are designed to be part of an anti-aging skin care routine and include ingredients designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Color cosmetics: Nu Skin offers a range of lipsticks, glosses, blush and eyeshadows to enhance your natural beauty and add a bit of color. Many of these include anti-aging ingredients and skin benefits.
Face care and treatments: Nu Skin offers a whole line of facial products including creams, serums, masks, oils and more designed to enhance facial appearance and reduce signs of aging.
Makeup accessories: Nu Skin offers makeup accessories such as brushes, compacts, mirrors and sponges to hold and apply your Nu Skin makeup products.
Introductory packages: Customers who want to try more than one product at a time can benefit from the introductory packages, which combine popular products in themed packages such as anti-aging, weight loss, facial spa and more.
Pharmanex brand supplements: Nu Skin offers a large selection of vitamins and supplements meant to reduce the signs of aging. These include supplements designed to protect against cellular damage, ensure mood support, assist weight loss, increase energy and more.
Best for: those interested in anti-aging health care products and supplements.
Nu Skin questions and answers
- What problem is Nu Skin trying to solve?
- Our mission is to be a force for good throughout the world by empowering people to improve lives with rewarding business opportunities, innovative products, and an enriching, uplifting culture.
- What sets Nu Skin apart from the competition?
- Founded in 1984, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., is a direct selling company that distributes more than 200 premium-quality anti-aging products in both the personal care and nutritional supplements categories. Nu Skin operates in 53 international markets globally. The company’s global operations generated more than $2.57 billion in revenue during 2014. In 2014, the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation and our charitable partners contributed nearly $5.8 million to improve the lives of children throughout the world. Since 2002, Nu Skin distributors and employees have donated more than 400 million meals through its Nourish the Children® initiative to hungry and malnourished children around the world.
- What needs does Nu Skin fulfill, and how do you fulfill those needs better than your competition?
- Nu Skin sells more than 200 products in the anti-aging, personal care and nutritional supplements categories. Nu Skin key products feature the ageLOC® Transformation daily skin care system, ageLOC®, Facial Spa, Tru Face® Essence Ultra and the Epoch® line of ethnobotanical products. Pharmanex flagship products include ageLOC® R2, ageLOC TR90, LifePak® Nano, g3™ nutritional beverage and Tegreen 97®. The company employs scientists who regularly collaborate with world-class experts on the Nu Skin Anti-Aging Scientific Advisory Board. Nu Skin distributors demonstrate the difference of its products through a proprietary 6S Quality Process, clinical trials, product demonstrations and state-of-the-art tools such as the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner.
- How does Nu Skin measure success?
- Innovation is what fuels Nu Skin’s success and drives our business by leveraging the company’s investment in research and development and new technologies. The ability to continuously innovate is supported by a solid management team that partners with our sales force in developing advanced anti-aging products and an attractive business opportunity.
- What is something you wish every consumer knew about Nu Skin?
- Our vision is to become the world’s leading direct selling company by generating more income for sales leaders than any other company.
- Has Nu Skin received any awards or recognition your customers would like to know about?
- Nu Skin is included among the top five mid-cap companies on Forbes.com’s annual list of the “100 Most Trustworthy Companies.” Nu Skin had an accounting and governance risk (AGR) score of 96 out of 100 and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1986 and has an A+ rating, the highest available. Nu Skin is a dedicated member and advocate of the DSA and abides by the association’s code of ethics.The company is also a member of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), Nu Skin collaborates with other direct selling companies to improve the overall industry. Nu Skin President and CEO Truman Hunt is the previous chairman of the WFDSA (2005- 2008).
- How has Nu Skin grown or evolved?
- Blake Roney, Sandie Tillotson and Steve Lund decided to build a company that would combine innovative personal care products with ingredients that subscribed to the philosophy of "all of the good, none of the bad" and a generous business opportunity that would attract high-caliber salespeople. It didn't take long for people to discover the difference of Nu Skin's unique business opportunity and one-of-a-kind products. In fact, the first product order was so popular that it was gone in a matter of hours. People loved the products so much that many even brought their own bottles and jars for the founders to fill with the unique formulas using an ordinary spoon.
Since that time, Nu Skin has demonstrated a distinctively different approach to business. It began with an innovative concept of premium quality products and a uniquely compelling global business opportunity. Combined with the immovable commitment of the distributor leaders, this exceptional business model has shaped the company into a more than one billion dollar enterprise that still remains true to its core values. Today, Nu Skin is differentiated by its ability to demonstrate that they truly have the best people, product, culture and opportunity in the direct sales, skin care and wellness industries. As the premier anti-aging company, Nu Skin sets the standard.
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