Nerium an anti-aging cream company is using the extract of the Nerium Oleander leaf has millions sold
on the results
Before and after pictures of NeriumAD users suggest they may have found the fountain of youth — and these users have signed on to sell it.
“I’m obsessed with it. I use it all over me. I love the product. I’m one of those people … if some is good, a lot is better,” Nerium International CEO Jeff Olson tells media sources.
Nerium executives say they have the only product on the market that uses a patented extract from the nerium oleander plant, which scientists searching for medicinal uses found had anti-aging properties.
“It does great things, whether it be with wrinkles, or tightening of the skin or improving the appearance of discoloration,” Amber Olson, vice president of marketing, said.
But search “nerium oleander” on the Internet and you’ll see this: “Poison: Toxic … if ingested.”
While noting allergic reactions are possible, as with any natural botanical product, dermatologist Gene Rubinstein says the extract is not harmful when used as a topical cosmetic product.
“With oleander there’s probably minimum absorption into the bloodstream, and so there’s probably no danger to the patient,” he said.
Nerium costs between $80 to $120 a month a lot cheaper than many other products that do not do as such a great job.
The company says it is up to $300 million in sales in two years and boasts almost rock star-like conferences coast to coast.
Still, some critics are wary of the science behind the product and the company’s multi-level marketing approach. Which in my opinion is one of the best models to follow it may not be perfect it is just better
“I think there’s a lot of hype associated with some health products, and in the long run many of them do not meet expectations,”In my opinion we will not have this problem with Nerium products but we will have to wait and see what happens.
But CEO Jeff Olson says he’s not in the business of pushing products on consumers who aren’t interested.
“We’re not trying to get people to buy a product they don’t want. We’ll buy it back,” he said.
CBS2′s two independent testers, who had no connection to Nerium or its salespeople, say they loved the product so much they may even turn to selling it.
“You wonder if it’s all in your mind or if it’s actually in the mirror, but I did see a big difference,” one of the participants said.
Olson said some of the people selling the product are supplementing their income. For others, it’s now a full-time job.