Saturday, May 28, 2016

Jeunesse is blowing up the MLM industry, is it a scam?

Started in 2009 by an ambitious and driven Wendy Lewis, Jeunesse Global is an MLM that sells a wide array of products directed at youthfulness, health, and fitness.

They are in the top 20 of Direct Selling News DSN Global top 100 List for 2016. On the flip side, they have said they use controversial stem cell research for the development on their products.

The company is undoubtedly, producing popular products but at what cost?

Sign-up cost: $30
Global revenue: $419 million annually
The good: Low cost risk for interested distributors, along with diverse selling options and bonus structure.
The bad: Jeunesse Global defaulted on a massive loan from when they bought MonaVie and are in the middle of legal procedures to clear up the matter.
Also distributors have to pay an average of $85 dollars a month for program minimum requirements.

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Jeunesse Global has quite a wide array of products for consumers. Here are the skin care, nutrition, and energy products that are on the assembly line:

  • Instantly Ageless
  • Luminesce
  • AM & PM Essentials
  • Reserve
  • Finiti
  • Zen Project 8
  • Nevo

Instantly Ageless is a micro cream that is used as a line reducer and wrinkle filler. It’s for use on your forehead, eyebrows, eyes, and large pores. It claims to last 6-9 hours per application.

Luminesce is labeled as an anti-aging line. The six products in the line give you a regimen for your whole body not just your face. However, with incredibly high prices, you may age faster just trying to pay for it.

AM & PM Essentials are supplements with key nutrients from whole foods. The AM supplement has many vitamins and minerals and the PM supplement has a secret blend to replenish any deficiencies from your day. These are no more than an expensive multivitamin that you take in the morning and in the evening.

The next in the nutrient category of Jeunesse products is the Reserve drink. The juice is a blended concoctions of fruit juices, seed extracts, and Resveratrol. This juice has been tested and proven to protect live cells from oxidative damage..

Finiti is another nutrient product and is hailed as Jeunesse’s most advanced supplement to date. The capsule supplement has both fruits and vegetables and is free of most allergens. An insane, $289.95 per 120 capsules will take your breath away and potentially scare away potential buyers.

What would a supplement company be without a weight loss pill? Well Jeunesse is no different. The Zen Project 8 is an educational program for people to learn how to lose weight with coaching, diet, and exercise. There are three phases each with an individual food supplement. Phase one has a detox product, phase two offers a belly busting product, and phase three has supplements to keep you on the right track. The company makes claims about these products that are only applicable to a fully engaged, devoted training individual. None of these products alone will get rid of your belly fat or keep you skinny on its own.

Nevo is the final product Jeunesse offers. It is an energy drink whose claim to fame is 50 calories from a can of real fruit juice. There are four different flavors with no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors. The Green Tea ingredient is what gives consumers the energy boost along with B-Vitamins.


As with all MLM’s, there is always opportunity, the question is, is it worth your time? There is always risk in joining an MLM as a distributor. With a startup cost of just $30 initially and then $19.99 annually to renew, the risk is relatively low for distributors.

There can be a lucrative income achieved but it takes an incredible amount of time put in and time waiting to see the results.

If you are a person who wants to do it just for the free products and free new trials, then it might be worth it to become a distributor.
The incentive commission plan was ranked # 1 in April and May of 2015 in social media attention.

The Good

There are many perks to working for a popular MLM such as Jeunesse Global. Free product training, marketing strategies, business support, and much more are luring for newbies to the work.

The company strives to use the best ingredients found in their natural state for their products. Through research and development, they are continually improving the products for more effectiveness.

Dr. Nathan Newman is the mastermind behind some of the products and is quite renowned for his science and engineering. He has created a combination of stem cells and antioxidants that give visible results to a certain extent.

The Bad

The dirty part of the company is the controversial aspect of getting the stem cells. There will always be banter between the left and the right about stem cell research. The ethics of it all is questionable and perhaps the biggest stumbling block of some that choose not to use the products.

Another rough patch is the current financial issues with the company. There was a loan of $182 million given to the company to but MonaVie and that was defaulted on. Jeunesse Global is in the middle of settling that matter in the courts.

As far as bad news for distributors, an average of $85 every month is needed to maintain membership as a minimum purchase of goods. If this minimum isn’t met, you could lose your status as a distributor and have to start over again.

Jeunesse has a very low C rating with the BBB and does not have accreditation. There were 12 complaints across the past three years and all were closed within the past 12 months.

The company will not reimburse shipping and handling fees when/if products are returned.


Jeunesse Global has, undoubtedly, profited quite a bit over the last 6.5 years in business. This is in part because of the huge margin of profit on their extremely expensive products and in part because of the driven individuals who market the products with all their hearts.

Whether the products work is surely requires a personalized, individualized answer from every consumer since every one experiences something slightly different. However, the cost of having a youthful face from Jeunesse is mind blowing for the average working class individual who may want it.


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