“Eddy with a Y” has a question for y'all today. How many different Dieting and Beauty Products are on the market today? My answer is: TOO DAMN MANY TO COUNT! (see long list here) But I'm the guy that uses hand soap to wash his face and whatever lotion will help me avoid being ashy. So what do I know?
Companies producing and selling these products raking in insanely huge profits, which comes as no surprise, when you consider that people spending in excess of 100 billion dollars each year on beauty products world wide. Latest estimates predict that this amount will grow to over 200 billion dollars by 2020.
No wonder that companies like LifeVantage, Vfinity and It Works! Wraps, just to mention a few of them, all vie for a piece of this big cake. They all claim to have invented the “Fountain of Youth” with their all natural products that are supposed to slow down the aging process and/or reverse the effects thereof.
Jeunesse Global joins the long list of these companies and is the subject of my review today.
What is Jeunesse Global?
The company was founded in 2009 by Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis and headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. There are about 15 corporate offices around the globe. Jeunesse Global offers a variety of skin care products as well as dietary and nutrition supplements.
Their flagship product is Luminesce, and co-founder Randy Ray describes Jeunesse Global as follows:
“Jeunesse is not the same old story of skin care and supplements. We are not the same old network model. Jeunesse is a global business that helps people reach their full potential in youthful looks, in healthy living, in embracing life.
Jeunesse combines breakthrough sciences in a product system that enhances youth by working at the cellular level. By focusing on the health, longevity, and renewal of cells, we help people enjoy vibrant, youthful results that last.
WE ARE REDEFINING YOUTH”
WOW. This is a rather bold statement, indeed. Let's find out if the products and business opportunity can back it up, shall we?
What are the Jeunesse Global Products?
1) Luminesce Skincare consists of six Y.E.S. (Youth Enhancement System) components.
- Luminesce Cellular Rejuvination Serum
- Luminesce Daily Moisturizing Complex
- Luminesce Advanced Night Repair
- Luminesce Youth Restoring Cleanser
- Luminesce Essential Body Renewal
- Luminesce Ultimate Lifting Masque
Unlike all other comparable products on the market, Luminesce is NOT based on ‘all natural ingredients‘. Jeunesse claims that ………..
“Infused with a potent growth factor complex derived from natural adult stem cells, the LUMINESCE™ family of products rejuvenates skin cells at a molecular level”.
In order to understand what that really means, and how this miracle concoction was invented, one needs to read their explanation:
“Dr. Nathan Newman, a world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, began searching for a topical treatment to help patients recovering from burns and severe injuries. Knowing that stem cells drive cell growth and regeneration, he isolated the stem cell growth factors that serve as the “language” communicating cellular activity”.
Although other scientists were using plant-based growth factors, Dr. Newman derived his growth factors from the stem cells of healthy adults, theorizing that cell communication in the same “language” would be more effective”.
2) AM & PM Essentials: This nutrition supplement comes as caplets and contains powerful vitamins, nutrients, extracts, and antioxidants to help protect your cells from free radical damage
3) ZEN Bodi: Dietary supplements for weight loss. The usual mix of pills, drinks and meal shakes to curb your appetite.
How much do Jeunesse Global Products Cost?
- The skincare products cost from $50 to $135
- The AM&PM Essentials cost $140 for 120 caplets
- The dietary supplements cost you $50 each for a one month supply
- Finity supplement to maintain healthy stem cells cost $290 for 120 capsules
What is the Jeunesse Global Business Opportunity?
In short, it is a typical MLM network. Contrary to what Randy Ray says, Jeunesse is the good ol' network model. You buy the product from a distributor. Placing a standing monthly order gives you the status ‘Preferred Customer‘ and get the products at a discount.
In order to become a distributor yourself, you now need to recruit a minimum of 2 preferred customers that will do exactly what you did. Recruit and recruit and recruit. You get paid in 6 different ways.
- Retail Profit
- New First Order Bonus
- Team Commission
- Leadership Matching Bonus
- Customer Acquisition Incentive
- Leadership Bonus Pool
The more new people you bring into the organization, the higher you move up in the pyramid hierarchy. Randy Ray and the distributor minions will vehemently deny the fact that Jeunesse is a pyramid scheme.
I am sorry to say it bluntly, if it looks like a pyramid, it is a pyramid.
What are the Jeunesse Global Complaints
Adverse reactions to the product
There are the usual reports that people had adverse reactions to the product, like rashes and minor skin outbreaks. This is nothing of real concern, because not all people react to this kind of product in the same way. And remember, there will always be complaints, even with the best companies.
The product does not work!
A lot of people report that the wrinkle cream does not work and that does not surprise me. A former distributor of Jeunesse admitted on his website that the cr?me ‘simply fills in the space‘ but does not reverse the aging effects.
Jeunesse Global Products are too expensive!
What can I say? Everything has its price and if I compare Jeunesse products to similar stuff out there, I most likely would not spend $2.41 for a single pill of their Finity supplement. And $135 for 15 ml of Luminesce Cellular Rejuvenation Serum looks like highway robbery to me.
It is difficult to get a refund!
As hard as I looked, I could find only a dozen or so complaints from folks saying that Jeunesse Global makes it hard to get refunds. Again, there will always be these kinds of reports. In all fairness though, I need to tell you that the number is surprisingly low.
Luminesce uses human stem cells!
Jeunesse Global claims that it corrects the skin with a serum that contains adult stem cells that promote anti-aging. They also claim that a recent study confirms the validity of Luminesce.
However, there is no link to the study and all I could find was this short statement.
OK, it doesn't say much, actually nothing, about the use of human stem cells. It simply confirms what a lot of people complain about. Personally, I would like to know how human cell stems are being used and how the stuff was tested. Too bad, they can't provide this information.
Not many distributors making money
Well, my friends, that's the nature of the beast. It's a well known fact that only about 3% of distributors make it into the top levels of an MLM pyramid. And that's where the big bucks are made.
Obviously, one reason why so many distributors in MLMs fail is that many people simply lack what it takes to build and maintain a strong down line team. Jeunesse even makes it harder for their independent partners by severely restricting the ways how they can conduct their business.
For example, they are not allowed to advertise on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google +, or on their own website and are being forced to use pre-designed webpages on the Jeunesse network.
So, is Jeunesse Global a Scam
I cannot call it a scam. They sell over priced products which seem to be equal with those of their competition and seem to avoid most of the common ‘MLM BADS‘ that give network marketing its bad reputation. That most of their distributors make little or no money is normal and there is nothing anyone could do to change that.
Disturbing however is the fact that a great number of successful distributors quit. That makes it clear to me that not all is ‘peachy‘ with Jeunesse Global.
I hope you liked my Jeunesse Global Review and would love to hear your opinion. Please, chime in below and let us know what's on your mind.
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