Nu Skin Ingredient PhilosophyFounded on the guiding principle, "All of the good,none of the bad," Nu Skin has distinguished itself fromother companies by finding the best ingredientspossible and avoiding harmful fillers. (We combinethe best of science and nature.)Since 1984, Nu Skin has produced the highest qualitypersonal care products with the winningcombination of natural ingredients andinnovative technology.
Combining Science and Nature Nature provides healthy and beneficial ingredients for Nu Skin formulas, and science opens the door of innovation.Our philosophy is backed by Nu Skins expert AdvisoryBoard composed of dermatologists and leadingscientists in many areas of expertise and a researchpartnership with Stanford University School of Medicine,Department of Dermatology.
All Natural vs. SyntheticSome companies market and position their products as"all natural." This can be misleading to consumersbecause some companies claim their products are 100%natural, misusing the power of "all natural" marketing,when their products actually contain synthetics.Also, it misinforms consumers by conveying thebias that any natural ingredient is good and andall synthetic ingredients are bad—even thoughmany synthetic ingredients can be moreeffective and safer than comparablebotanicals.
Natural vs. SyntheticSynthetic simply means that the ingredients are notderived directly from a plant but created in alaboratory and manufactured as a raw material.Whether natural or synthetic, ingredients in Nu Skinproducts are selected and then tested to ensure thebest benefits, efficacy, and safety.
Medical Claims If a caller asks if a certain product will cure or prevent a disease, remember we are not a medical company. Therefore, always let callers know that none of our products are meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any type of disease or condition.If the caller would like to talk about a condition, diseaseor using one of our products to help with a condition ordisease, you should always state the above and ifpossible, transfer them to Product Support.
Changes in Skin Physiology Leading to Evidence of AgingSkin aging results from the deterioration of structures in the skin and theslowing of healthy skin function in the following ways:• Dry skin• Improper skin care• Harsh weather conditions• UV radiation• Dull, rough complexion• Fine lines and deep wrinkles• Loss of firmness• Enlarged pores• Age spots
Basic NeedsThe four essential steps for basic skin care are cleanse, tone,protect, and hydrate.1. Cleanse: Cleansing should be performed twice daily.2. Tone: Toning fulfills a basic daily need by preparing the skin to receive the benefits from other products and should be performed twice daily, after cleansing.3. Protect: The protect step meets the skins basic need for a morning moisturizer with SPF to guard against harmful UV rays and environmental stressors.4. Hydrate: Nighttime hydration should be applied once daily in the evening.
Advanced NeedsIn addition to the basic daily needs, those with specific skinconcerns such as discoloration, acne, free radical damage, andaging may need to incorporate some of the following advancedsteps:1. Exfoliate: Exfoliation helps remove dead cell buildup for smoother, more youthful looking skin and can stimulate the cell renewal process.2. Mask: Masks deliver key ingredients to the skin, while others draw out impurities.3. Treat: The treat step meets an essential advanced need of the skin when key components, functions, or structures within the skin are compromised, leading to signs of premature aging.
Product Order of Use• Cleanse• Tone• Galvanic Spa• Treat• Moisturize/Protect
History of PharmanexDr. Michael Chang spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry.Working with drug companies often resulted in less effective products withmore side effects. In addition, pharmaceutical companies require thatnew products generate at least 100 million U.S. dollars in the first year tojustify the cost of development. He realized the tremendous benefit ofnatural products created, refined, and substantiated through a scientificpharmaceutical approach.Dr. Chang left the pharmaceutical industry and started Pharmanex in1994 to pursue his vision of delivering natural nutraceutical products thatcould be scientifically proven to change peoples lives. This attracted thebusiness expertise needed to build a successful company. On October18, 1998, Pharmanex was acquired by Nu Skin Enterprises, a leading directsales company.
Research Centers & LabsWe take pride in our state of the art laboratories and over 75 in-housescientists networked with over 150 world-class scientists representing worldclass institutions from across the globe. Pharmanex Research Centers andLabs include:• Nu Skin Enterprises Center for Anti-Aging Research (Provo, Utah)• Pharmanex Beijing Clinical and Pharmacology Center• Pharmanex Shanghai Research and Development Center
Pharmanex 6S Quality ProcessMany years of testing and development by leading researchers atPharmanex and major U.S. and international universities have led tobreakthroughs in every aspect of natural product development.Safety and health benefits are necessary characteristics for a healthsupplement that is of the highest quality. The 6S Process is astandard that defines these capabilities.
Pharmanex 6S Quality Process1. Selection: Each ingredient Pharmanex selects for use has met strict standards for efficacy, safety, and quality. After an ingredient has been identified for use, Pharmanex scientists conduct laboratory and clinical trials to confirm ingredient efficacy and safety.2. Sourcing: Once Pharmanex has selected a particular ingredient samples are gathered from various areas of the world for testing in our labs. Only quality ingredients that pass extensive Pharmanex criteria for authenticity, efficacy, and safety are considered. We test for density, moisture, heavy metals, pesticides, solvent residue, and microbiology such as bacteria, E. coli, and more. If there is a failure in any area, the entire shipment is rejected.
Pharmanex 6S Quality Process3. Structure: Some companies make supplements that are actually missing the beneficial ingredients. Just because a product contains a particular plant doesn’t mean it contains the active ingredients that offer real health benefits. We look for ingredients that contain the most beneficial portion of the source.4. Standardization: When creating any product it is important to be consistent in order to end up with the same product each time. Each capsule of a Pharmanex product consistently contains the same amount of each active ingredient. This is achieved through strict standardization processes that were developed through chemical fingerprinting. The end product is ensured to have consistent quality.
Pharmanex 6S Quality Process5. Safety: Through every step of development our scientists follow an involved regimen to ensure all ingredients are safe, and an ingredient can be rejected at any stage of the process. Safeguards during each step of the product creation process guarantee the safety of each Pharmanex product.6. Substantiation: Scientific testing at the highest level takes place for every product Pharmanex creates. Not only do we publish and conduct our own studies, we build on research conducted by our Scientific Advisory Board and other affiliates, including some of the most respected minds in science.
Animal TestingNu Skin advocates and subscribes to both the ethical and humanetreatment of animals and the protection of human health and safety.Nu Skin ProductsNu Skin does not test its cosmetic products on animals, nor do we requestothers to test on our behalf, except when mandated by law and regulatoryagencies. We evaluate our products in clinical tests on human volunteerpanels to ensure the efficacy and safety of our products.Pharmanex ProductsWhen it comes to the company’s nutritional products (Pharmanex), Nu Skinadheres to the same philosophy. Nu Skin nutritional and herbal products(Pharmanex) are consumed internally, and as a result some governmentregulatory agencies may require animal research to support human safetyand product efficacy. In cases when it is necessary to conduct animalstudies, we make every effort to do so in an ethical and humane mannerand adhere to applicable and approved government-treatment protocols.