Nu Skin Review - The Dermatology Review

Nu Skin Review



There are plenty of ways to buy your skincare and makeup products these days. Some of us still prefer to test products and browse at brick and mortar stores, while others prefer word of mouth tips from friends who also moonlight as brand “ambassadors.” Brands such as BeautyCounter, Mary Kay, Rodan + Fields and Nerium relies on their armies of consultants to spread the brand’s gospel and use social media to entice their friends to buy their products. Another major player in this field is Nu Skin, which sells a wide variety of skincare products and supplements but also says it has a higher mission. Here’s a closer look at Nu Skin, what it sells and is it right for you?

What are the Best Skin Care Products of 2021?

What Is Nu Skin?

Nu Skin debuted in 1984 and is a multilevel-marketing company selling skincare and nutritional products under two umbrella brands: Nu Skin and Pharmanex. Within these brands are products from AP24, AgeLOC, Epoch Essential Oils, Powerlips Fluid and nutritional supplements from LifePak and G3. Nu Skin also actively promotes its social responsibility side. The company says “Nu Skin Enterprises’ mission has been to improve people’s lives—through quality products, rewarding business opportunities and an uplifting and enriching culture.” It does this through Nourish the Children, which gives VitaMeal nutritional packs to children in need and its Force for Good program which supports humanitarian projects in 50 countries. The company states its goal is to become the world’s leading direct selling company.

What Does Nu Skin Sell?

Today Nu Skin sells more than 200 skincare products through its network of 1.2 million independent distributors, and has around 10 brands in its portfolio.

PowerLips Fluid: PowerLips is a lipstick collection formulated to help soothe and smooth lips while delivering color without drying out.

AgeLOC: This brand sells facial cleansing devices just as the new ageLOC LumiSpa, a dual-action skin care device that treats and cleanses the skin, along with anti-aging creams.TriPhasic White- Brighter looking skin is the goal of the TriPhasic White line, which includes a mask, day lotion and essence.

TruFace Targeted Treatments:TruFace is a collection of anti-aging products including TruFace Instant Line Corrector and ageLOC TruFace Essence Ultra capsules which claim to help firm skin. TruFace Ideal Eyes is meant to help reduce under eye puffiness.

Epoch Essential Oils: Two types of essential oils are offered- tea tree, and a cinnamon clove blend- along with diffusers.

Nu Skin 180: Another anti-aging line, this collection includes a face wash, serum, mist and night cream.

Ap24: AP24 is an oral care line that includes a whitening toothpaste, fluoride mouthwash, breath spray and toothbrushes. It also includes Smile Pop, a lip gloss infused with micropearls that bounce light to help make teeth look whiter.

LifePak: This line includes supplements for teens, women, anti-aging and children.

What Ingredients are in Nu Skin Products?

Nu Skin products are formulated with a mix of commonly used skincare products along with some proprietary items. The Tru Face Instant Line Corrector contains GABA, which Nu Skin says is a natural amino acid that fills and relaxes facial lines, while Nu Skin 180° Night Complex’s ingredient list includes macadamia ternifolia seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, and grape seed extract. ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra Uplifting Cream is formulated with ageLOC Proprietary Blend which the company says “targets the sources of aging to preserve the look of youth and reduce the appearance of aging” along with ethocyn, which is meant to help restore skin firmness, edelweiss extract and “a natural active biomimetic polymer” which the company says “mimics the properties of real skin by creating a flexible, breathable film in seconds.” TruFace Priming Solution contains premocin, a proprietary ingredient blend “that puts Tru Face ingredients where they can do the most good,” as well as an amino acid and the proprietary Tēagreen 97, an antioxidant. The Herbal Mineral Bath contains 21 herbal extracts including sage, ivy, black walnut and rosemary.

How Much Do Nu Skin Products Cost?

With such a wide range of products and brands, prices vary widely. The TriPhasic White system, which includes five products, sells for $192 and the ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra Uplifting Cream is $118. The Herbal Mineral Bath is $20.50, and a liter of Balancing Shampoo is $45. LifePak Nano, a supplement to help with anti-aging concerns, is $179 for 60 packets. The PowerLips Fluid sells for $25 while the ageLOC kit for acne prone skin is $348.

Is Nu Skin Cruelty Free?

According to the company, “Nu Skin advocates and subscribes to both the ethical and humane treatment of animals and the protection of human health and safety. Nu Skin does not test its cosmetic products on animals, nor do we request others to test on our behalf, except when mandated by law and regulatory agencies. We evaluate our products in clinical tests on human volunteer panels to ensure the efficacy and safety of our products.”

Where Can I Buy Nu Skin Products?

Nu Skin products are available on the company’s website as well as through its network of sales consultants. A handful of Nu Skin products are sold on Amazon.

Do Nu Skin Products Work?

When deciding if a brand is right for you, keep in mind that one person’s miracle product may do nothing for you, or may cause a breakout. Everyone’s skin is different, so a little trial and error along the way along with research is always a good idea.

Nu Skin products have received write ups in Glamour Hungary, Cosmopolitan UK, French Vogue and Stylecaster, but very few customer reviews of Nu Skin products are available online which makes it difficult to evaluate how well they work. Some products are sold on Amazon including Nu Skin’s AP24 Flouride Toothpaste which gets four stars from about 170 reviews. Positive reviews include “…It’s still rather steep for toothpaste but it DOES actually whiten” and “To be honest, I was really hesitant to buy this toothpaste because it was expensive, or more expensive than I would like to spend on tooth paste. However, the results from using it for a day, week, & month were amazing. I couldn’t believe how much it really did work and whitened my teeth.” Those who were not enamored with the product said that it didn’t do anything for them: “I really wanted it to work! After almost 2 months of brushing twice a day, I see no improvement. Teeth are no whiter or brighter.”

Amazon also sells the Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa Debut Kit which includes the face washing device, heads and a cleanser. It gets 3.7 stars out of five from 20 customer reviews. Reviews are mixed, ranging from “I was super excited to finally get this, NU SKIN has been pumping this up on Facebook so I was really interested in trying it. I’ve been using it nightly and honestly I’m not seeing any real difference in my skin” and “I was not sure whether to invest on a machine to clean my face. I’m so glad I did. Even though my oils work great for cleansing, this machine is a deep cleanser. I have dry and sensitive skin and this machine is very gentle but deep cleanses the areas where my oils don’t work as well.” A few people complained that their product is defective.

Reviewers on Consumer Affairs give Nu Skin a 3.5 star rating based on 58 reviews. Nu Skin fans wrote “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.” The most common complaints were about customer service issues and facial devices that stopped working.

What Are Some Alternatives to Nu Skin?

Nu Skin may not be the right choice for everyone, because it may not react well with your skin or the price tag isn’t right. You may find the huge selection of products overwhelming and confusing. If that’s the case, consider Formulyst and Advanced Dermatology.

Formulyst’s philosophy is long-term and effective skincare. The brand wants to help its customers achieve their best looking skin, rather than covering it up with makeup. The comprehensive line of products targets everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin.

For any eye concerns, consider Formulyst’s Complete Anti-Aging Eye Cream. The multi-tasking formula contains retinyl complex and peptide technology to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while hyaluronic acid and cucumber extract soothe and hydrate the delicate eye area.

If you like the feel of a lightweight moisturizer, try Formulyst Super Hyaluronic Water Moisturizer. Hyaluronic acid helps keep skin plumped, hydrated and dewy looking. This oil free formula is packed with multiple types of hyaluronic acid and it works as a moisture magnet by drawing water to the skin.

If you would rather not build your own skincare regimen, go for the simplicity of a skincare kit with Advanced Dermatology. This no nonsense brand offers a pared down approach to skincare. The packaging is simple and streamlined, and the products bring skincare back to the basics. The kit contains just six essential items including a daily cleanser; serum; anti-wrinkle firming treatment; night cream; day cream and an eye cream. In other words, everything you need to achieve your best possible looking skin.

There’s no need to compromise when it comes to finding skincare that is effective and safe. Carrot & Stick takes a tough love approach to skincare, perfectly balancing the power of plants with cutting edge science. Not only is Carrot & Stick good for your skin, it is also good for the environment as the formulas skip harmful chemicals as well as the preservatives, emulsifiers and thickeners commonly found in skincare products.




The philosophy of Formulyst is long-term and effective skincare, rather than covering up any imperfections. The comprehensive line of products tackles everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin. While some brands rely on unnecessary fillers and scents, Formulyst focuses on ingredients that help create results, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.Read More

Carrot & Stick

Carrot & Stick takes a tough love approach to skincare. What does this mean? It perfectly balances the power of plants with innovative science, offering the best of both worlds.Read More

Advanced Dermatology

The Advanced Dermatology skin care regimen addresses the most pressing aging concerns.Read More

Nu Skin Polishing Review

Nu Skin Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher is a clay- and cornstarch-based scrub that is said to resurface and polish for beautifully smooth, soft skin, and a healthy looking glow. A key ingredient in this scrub is bentonite, a natural clay that forms from weathering of volcanic ash. Bentonite has the ability to absorb excess oil, dead skin cells, and other impurities from the surface of skin, allowing them to be washed away. The cornstarch in Nu Skin Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher also helps to absorb excess oil and impurities.

Another key ingredient in the Nu Skin Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher is Cucurbita Pepo (pumpkin) extract. The proteolytic enzymes found in pumpkin pulp can break down keratin, a protein that acts as a “glue” to keep skin cells together. By dissolving keratin, the pumpkin enzymes helps to exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells, leaving skin looking brighter with a more even tone. In addition, pumpkin enzymes target the skin cell receptors that are responsible for stimulating cell turnover, which reveals a healthier, younger-looking complexion. Lastly, the Nu Skin Polishing Peel Skin Refinisher contains witch hazel, a type of astringent that can temporarily degrease skin, tighten and tone skin, and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.


Nu Skin Ageloc

Nu Skin Ageloc: Product Line Overview The Nu Skin Ageloc collection of skin care products is formulated to help fight the signs of aging, and includes products such as Nu Skin Ageloc Future Serum and Nu Skin Ageloc TR 90. Overall, the product line offers a relatively large selection of items, such as; gel cleansers, creams, and serums. The company was founded in 1984 and offer skin care products that include supplements, topical creams, and personal care items, such as the Nu Skin Ageloc Transformation skin care kit. The company’s products are mostly focused on treating the signs of aging, and are currently sold in over 53 countries worldwide.

Where to Buy Nu Skin Ageloc Products

The Nu Skin Ageloc product collection can be purchased on the company website, through several other skin care retailers online, and on auction and resale sites. The company’s products are not sold in stores, which can be a disadvantage to those who enjoy sampling products before they make a purchase.

  • stevennuskin Original review: Apr 06, 2021. Reply

    As a Brand Affiliate with Nu Skin , I love it. I was always struggling to keep up with what skin care to use, and creating a skin routine that works for me. When I joined Nu Skin I invested in their LumiSpa and I won’t use anything else now. My skin is glowing and I’m always getting compliments!

  • TDR Original review: Mar 01, 2021. Reply

    Nu Skin markets a range of skincare products including serums, moisturisers, eye creams and body lotions. They also sell vitamins and wellness products but for the purpose of this review we are focused on skincare. While we will touch on self tanner, we will not get into toothpastes, supplements and cellulite creams.

    Popular products include Sunlight, Dermatic Effects, Power Lips,Sole Solutions Ideal Eyes, Lumi Spa, Insta Glow, AgeLoc, 180 Face Wash and Polishing Bar. Nu Skin is an mlm seller and products available through consultants, not retailers . Nu Skin is not related to nuface, even though they both sell cosmetic devices.

    Here’s a list of Nu Skin skincare products:

    ageLOC Body Shaping Gel
    ageLOC Dermatic Effects Body Contouring Lotion
    ageLOC Elements
    ageLOC Future Serum
    ageLOC Gels
    ageLOC Gentle Cleanse & Tone
    ageLOC GS Facial Gels
    ageLOC PowerMask
    ageLOC Radiant Day
    ageLOC Rejuvenating Gel Mask
    ageLOC Transformation Premium
    ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra
    ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra Uplifting Cream
    ageLOC Eye Mask
    Celltrex Recovery Mask
    Clear Action Acne Medication Foaming Cleanser
    Clear Action Acne Medication Night Treatment
    Clear Action Acne Medication System
    Clear Action Acne Medication Toner
    Conductive Gel
    Creamy Hydrating Masque
    Enhancer Skin Conditioning Gel
    Exfoliant Scrub
    Face Lift Powder
    Face Lift with Activator
    Facial Scrub
    Glacial Marine Mud
    Intensive Eye Complex
    Moisture Restore Day Protective Mattefying Lotion
    NaPCA Moisture Mist
    NaPCA Moisturizer
    New Nu Skin Facial Spa
    Night Supply Nourishing Cream
    Nu Skin 180 AHA Facial Peel & Neutralizer
    Nu Skin 180 Anti-Aging Skin Therapy System
    Nu Skin 180 Cell Renewal Fluid
    Nu Skin 180 Face Wash
    Nu Skin 180 Night Complex
    Nu Skin 180 Skin Mist
    Nu Skin 180 UV Hydrator Block SPF 18
    Rejuvenating Cream
    Science of Youth ADR
    Sunright Lip Balm SPF 15
    Sunright SPF 35
    Tri-Phasic White Day Milk Lotion
    Tri-Phasic White Night Cream
    Tri-Phasic White Radiance Mask
    Tru Face Instant Line Corrector
    Tru Face Line Corrector
    Tru Face Priming Solution
    Tru Face Revealing Gel
    Ultimate Waterfull Mask

  • Chelsea Original review: Feb 23, 2021. Reply

    Back to the products. I am using the NuSkin Galvanic Spa, whatever that thing is called. I purchased from a relative who was selling these products. They are ok. Not amazing, like what they make it to seem like. The gel that it comes with feels tingly against the skin, but in all honesty, I don’t believe the machine to work at all. They claim that it has technology inside and it is working as it beeps, but there is no difference from using it. You are better off using a Clarisonic, or a Japanese ion facial machine.

    I have also used the Epoch mud mask. It’s okay. Not worth the money. It is not the best, but not the worst. Too basic for me to repurchase.

  • Robyn Worthington Original review: Oct 08, 2020. Reply

    As a brand affiliate for NuSkin I can not go without my toothpaste! Its amazing and leaves that fresh feeling for the whole day! Great with sensitive teeth too!!!

  • Robyn Worthington Original review: Oct 08, 2020. Reply

    As a brand affiliate for NuSkin I can not go without my toothpaste! Its amazing and has that fresh clean feeling for the whole day! Its great on sensitive teeth too!

  • Jessica Original review: Jan 15, 2020. Reply

    As a Brand Affiliate with Nu Skin, I love it. I was always struggling to keep up with what skin care to use, and creating a skin routine that works for me. When I joined Nu Skin I invested in their LumiSpa and I won’t use anything else now. My skin is glowing and I’m always getting compliments!

  • James Robinson Original review: Jan 09, 2020. Reply

    My opinion of Nu Skin has only increased since I first came in contact with them.
    My opinion of Nu Skin has only increased since I first came in contact with them.
    I have been using products from Nu Skin enterprises for a while now and I have seen amazing results. I have had fantastic results both for my skin and my hair. I haven’t had any allergic reactions like I typically have had with other products. I tell everyone to just try out Nu Skin’s products because they will make a difference

  • Barbara Millhollon Original review: Jan 31, 2018. Reply

    I have been using Nu-Skin Toothpaste now for the first time and I’m sold! I’m very interested in buying some from you at 30 percent off. Please contact me on r-mail.

  • Matt Original review: May 30, 2014. Reply

    As a Nu Skin distributor I can attest to a few truths. 1) you are your own “first agent”, it takes work. the plan they have is simple, but not easy. there are so many successful people, using the same plan and the same products, ergo the only difference is you. Your income will be as large as you are as an individual. 2) the products are not on trial, not only are they consistently in line with the company philosophy of “all of the good, with none of the bad”, but they have a 30 year history of success, and you don’t sustain that kind of success if you aren’t solid and providing a unique, consumable product, based on solid evidence. 3) while it is true that the products are more expensive than supermarket brands, that doesn’t take in to account that you don’t use as much, as the filler is never mineral oil (cheap muck that clogs your skin). There is also a wide range of products and an equally wide range of prices, some of the flagship products are a bit more expensive, but you are getting 30 years of research and development along with that.
    Feel free to buy cheap product from the supermarket, but they are no longer good enough for my family, now that I have seen a better option 🙂

  • Your Review
    User Rating: 4.5 (2 votes)

    Recommended Articles

    The Best Skincare Products of 2021

    Uncategorized read more

    Best Skin Care Routine

    Uncategorized read more