Glossary of Terms


The Glossary is designed to familiarise you with company and product ingredient terms. To find a specific term, click on the letter that the word begins with. This will narrow the search and allow you to find the term more easily.



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Acacia — A natural gum derivative responsible for the tightening action of Face Lift Powder with Activator Sensitive Formula.

Active RequirementIn order to qualify for any bonus under the Sales Compensation Plan, obtain 100 PSV and make five retail sales per month.†
LOI and above also need to have a monthly ADR order.‡.


ADR — Automatic Delivery Rewards is a program that offers the convenience of monthly automatic delivery of Nu Skin, Pharmanex, and some Big Planet products with the opportunity to earn rewards points.

Adaptogen — A substance that enhances the body's non-specific resistance to external and internal stresses, there by aiding adaptation to environmental challenges.


Albumen — A protein derived from egg whites; contributes to the tightening action of Face Lift Powder with Activator Original Formula.

Allantoin — An ingredient known for its soothing properties.

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) — recognised for its soothing and moisturisng properties.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids — An acid that increases skin cell trunover, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote smoother clearer skin.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid) — a powerful antioxidant that is a both water and lipid soluble; helps improve the appearance of uneven texture and acne remnant marks.

Amino Acid — A building block of protein. More than 20 different amino acids are used by the body to manufacture different proteins in muscle, hair, skin, blood, and other tissues.

Antioxidant — A compound which neutralises free radicals or prevents free radical-initiated chemical reactions.

AP-24 — A patented oral care ingredient with dimethicone and surfactants that leaves a smooth, clean feeling on teeth.

Arabinogalactan — Arabinogalactan is a polysaccharide comprised chemically of a galactan backbone with side-chains of galactose and arabinose sugars. It possesses the ability to build a more responsive immune system through its adaptogenic properties.

Arginine — An amino acid involved in the relaxation of the skin. Facilitates recovery from stress on skin.

Artichoke Extract — Artichoke extract is clinically tested to promote healthy digestive functions and is effective against occasional digestive complaints, including feelings of fullness, fat intolerance, occasional heartburn, and nausea.


Ascorbic Acid — Pure, vitamin C provides powerful antioxidant protection, helps restore skin firmness and supports skin's natural defence mechanisms.

Ascorbyl Palmitate — A form of vitamin C displaying strong antioxidant properties.

Ava Puhi Extract (Zingiber Zerumbet) — Nectar from the bulb of the ava puhi plant; used for centuries by Polynesians to soften and condition hair.



B Vitamins — Water-soluble vitamins which provide dietary support for the normal metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein.

Babassu Oil (Orbignya Oleifera) — Extracted from the kernels of the babassu palm sand used for generations by indigenous South American cultures as a natural moisturiser.

Babassu Powder (Orbignya Phalerata) — Throughout the ages South Americans have ground babassu nuts into a fine, silk-like powder to use in food; used today to absorb wetness on the skin.

Benzophenone — See Sunscreen.

Beta-Carotene — An antioxidant phytonutrient that can be converted into vitamin A in the body as needed. Natural beta-carotene sources are Dunaleiella salina and Blakesla trispora, which help provide the natural dietary ratio of tras-and cis- beta-carotene forms.

Beta Sitosterol — One of several plant sterols found in most plants with immune enhancing and cortisol-balancing properties.

Betaine — Derived from sugar beets; a soothing and moisturising ingredient.

Bisabolol — A soothing agent derived from chamomile.

Bioavailabilty — The extent to which an ingested nutrient is absorbed, taken up by the body's tissues, and utilised for its specific functions.

Bioflavonoids — A family of antioxidant compounds found as pigments in numerous fruits and vegetables.

BioPhotonics — a field of study of using light to measure biomarkers in a living organism.

Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) — Used by various cultures throughout the Caribbean and China to soothe skin.

Body Defence Score (BDS) — This is the numeric number generated by the Pharmanex Bio Photonic Scanner. Your BDS is an immediate reading of your own skin carotenoid content and an important indicator of the overall strength of your body's antioxidant defence system.

Body Defence Index (BDI) — This is a summary of all participants that have been scanned with the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner. The BDI is categorised according to antioxidant protection levels-weak, marginal, average, or optimal.

Boron — a trace element found in many body tissues and may provide dietary support for bone structure.


Breakaway Executive — A Distributor who has completed Executive Qualification and “broken away” from their upline, meaning that the sales volume of the new Executive and their circle group no longer count toward their upline’s GSV. When this event occurs, the upline Executive can qualify to receive the Breakaway Bonus on the GSV of their new Breakaway Executive. If a downline Distributor submits their LOI before you do, you may reclaim them as a breakaway executive by passing your LOI in or before their last month of qualification.
Breakaway Executive Bonus — a bonus that offers up to 5% earnings on the sales volume of each generation level based on the total number of G1 Breakaway Executives (see chart on Step 3). To receive a 5% Breakaway Executive Bonus, an Executive must have at least 3,000 GSV. If the GSV falls between 2,000 and 2,999, then the Breakaway Executive Bonus will be paid at 2.5% on the G1 to G6 Breakaway Executives’ GSV for that month.≠

Burdock Root Extract (Arctium Lappa) — Historically used to help troubled complexions.



Calcium Carbonate — A mineral that helps lighten the skin and even skin tone.


Carbohydrate — A compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms; most are known as sugars, starches, and dietary fibres.
Carotenoids — A family of antioxidant phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein, alpha-carotene and lycopene
Carrot Extract (Daucus Carota Sativis) — Natural source of pro-vitamin A that helps promote healthy looking skin.

Catechins — A class of flavonoids found in green tea with powerful cell DNA protection properties. The primary catechin found in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg)*

Cetyl Esters Complex — An all natural ester form of fatty acids, including cetyl myristoleate. This complex has an important function in the building and maintenance of healthy cells and is used by the body as an emulsifier and lubricant.

Ceregen (Structured Wheat Hydrocolloid Complex) — A conditions wheat protein complex exclusive to Nu Skin Hair Care.


Chamomile Extract (Anthemis Noblilis and Chamomilla Recutita) — Well known for its soothing, conditioning, and softening effects.

Chelated Minerals — A well-tolerated, absorbable source of trace minerals. These minerals are covalently bonded to amino acids, unlike conventional salt forms of minerals.*

Chinese Lycium — A small red superfruit which contains powerful antioxidants like zeaxanthin, flavonoids, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.*

Cholorella Vulgaris Extract — See Sealastin.

Chromium —A tracemineral which provides dietary support fro the normal metabolism of glucose.*

Cili Known as the "King of Vitamin C", it is an orange-yellow superfruit which contains 60 times more Vitamin C than oranges.*

Citrisomes — Patented liposomes containing grapefruit seed extract, effective against odour-causing organisms.

Clematis Vitalba Leaves — Used for generations by Medieval Europeans to soothe flaky , dry skin.

Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) An antioxidant which provides cardiovascular and cellular benefits.*

Colourless Carotenoid (Dunaliella Salina Extract) — A unique antioxidant produced from algae grown in the waters of Israel. Helps protect skin from environmental hazards.

Colostrum MFT A standarised concentrate of bioactive proteins including broad-spectrum antibodies (immunoglobulins) processed from dairy cow colostrum. Using a patented microfiltration process, Colostrum MFT is standarised to a minimum of 50% immunoglobulin G (IgG), the highest level in the industry.*

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) — A fatty acid that occurs naturally in cheese, turkey, and other related foods.

Copper Gluconate (Blue Copper) — An element essential to like; shown to be effective for firming and tightening the skin.

Copper PCA — A copper salt of PCA, a skin conditioner and humectant.

Cordyceps Sinensis — An ancient mushroom prized in the Chinese culture for restoring vitality and stamina and promoting healthy lung function.

Cordyline Terminalis — Hawaiian Ti leaves treasured for hundreds of year by Polynesians for their skin-soothing properties.

Cortisol — A necessary compound for therestoration of depleted energy stores, cortisol is produced by yourbody in response to stressful events. The occasional release of thisfight-or-flight hormone is essential to our ability to respond toemergency situations. But too frequent release of cortisol in responseto the daily stresses of our increasingly hectic lives can havenegative health consequences.

CR-6 LipoNutrients — A proprietary formula that optimises carotenoid using nanotechnology along with a blend of omega-3 fatty acids and other fat-soluble nutrients for increased absorption.

Cucumber Extract (Cucumis Sativus) — An excellent skin-soother and skin conditioner.




D-Glucarate A compound that supports the liver's natural function of detoxifying the body. This unique ingredient binds to beta glucuronidase, and enzyme that can release bound toxins in the bile. D-glucarate is produced naturally in the body and is also found in many dietary sources like grapefruit, apples and Brussels sprouts.*
DBLG1 — Double G1 Bonus is a bonus that offers 10% earnings on the total GSV
of G1 Executives. To receive a 10% Double G1 Bonus, an Executive must have at least 3,000 GSV. This bonus is only paid in accordance with the Volume Maximizer calculation if it contributes to the higher payout of the two alternatives.
DEXEC — Demoting Executive is an Executive who has failed to maintain Executive requirements and is in the process of being demoted back to Distributor. This usually occurs at the conclusion of Provisional Executive (PEXEC) status.
Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline — A plant derived ingredient that provides firming action to the skin. Known for anti-wrinkle action, rejuvenation, and moisturisation.

Dipotasium Glycyrrihiznate — A water soluble skin calming, soothing agent, derived from the licorice plant.


Distributor — A person engaged in the general distribution of Nu Skin products or services. All product purchases are optional.

DNA Repair Enzymes — Derived from marine plankton, these enzymes promote skin recovery from the effects of harsh environments.

Dunaliella Salina Extract — See Colourless Carotenoids.



Epimedium Koreanum — The use of this medicinal herb dates back to 400 A.D. Epimedium is a genus of 21 related plant species and is more commonly known as horny goat weed. studies show that epimedium may function as an adaptogen providing either an energy-promotion effect or an anti-stress effect when needed.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate — See Sunscreen.

Evening Primorse Oil (Denothera Biennis) — A natural lipid and emollient, high in linoleic and linolenic acids.

Executive — A Distributor who has fulfilled the qualification requirements as set forth in this Sales Compensation Plan. Qualification periods are on a calendar-
month basis.

EB — Executive Bonus is a bonus earned monthly on your total GSV. Executive Bonuses range from 9% to 15% depending on total GSV, and the Extra Executive Bonus (see chart in Step 2). To qualify for Executive Bonus a qualifying ADR order is required.

Executive Circle Groupa circle group includes all Retail Customers, Privileged Members, Distributors and Qualifying Executives

EEB — Extra Executive Bonus is a bonus that offers an additional 5% earnings on your GSV. To receive this extra 5% Extra Executive Bonus, an Executive must have at least 3,000 GSV (see chart on Step 3). This bonus is only paid in accordance with the Volume Maximizer calculation if it contributes to the higher payout of the two alternatives.
Executive Maintenance Requirements — 100 PSV, 2,000 GSV.
Executive Re-entry — The process by which fallen Executives complete the qualification process again and regain Executive status. If an account who was once an Executive goes through qualification and passes to Executive within 6 months of falling to Distributor, they will recapture their former Breakaway organisation. While an account can go through qualification as many times as they like, the option to recapture one’s Breakaway organisation is only available during the six months after falling to Distributor. Executive Re-entry is only available once per Executiveship.



Fast-Start Payment — The Fast-Start Payment is earned by selling corporately approved Fast-Start Product Packages to newly sponsored Customers and Distributors. ≠
Fast-Start Product Packages — Is a package containing products which when purchased will generate a Fast-Start Payment to the referring sponsor
Flavonoids — A family of antioxidant phytonurtients found in plant-derived foods, such as citrus fruits (bioflavonoids), red grapes and red wine (anthocyanins), bilberries (anthocyanoisides), and grape seeds (proanthocyanins).


Flaxseed Lignans —Phytonutrients commonly found in whole flaxseeds. Flaxseed lignans act as antioxidants that work with the liver to eliminate undesirable metabolites.*

Folic Acid (Folate) — Provides dietary support for normal DNA synthesis, cell division, and development of red blood cells.

Free Radicals — Unstable molecules in the body that seek, attack, and damage neighboring molecules, making a continuing chain reaction of free radical formation and molecular damage. This chain reaction can lead to extensive damage of cell membranes, DNA, and tissue proteins.



G1 — Generation 1 refers to your first “generation” of Breakaway Executives.

Gac —A nutrient dense superfruit from Southeast Asia which contains high amounts of carotenoids. The concentration of Lycopene is about 70-fold higher than a tomato, and of beta-carotene is about 10-fold higher than a carrot.

Garcinia Cambogia —The fruit of the Garcinia indica tree: also known as Brindle berry.The peel provides and excellent source of hydroxy citric acid (HCA). Research suggests that HCA can reduce the activity of ATP citrate lyase, the enzyme responsible for the conversion of carbohydrates to fat.*


Genistein — A phytoestrogen naturally found in soybeans. Phytoestrogens are natural plant-based compounds that bind to the body's oestrogen receptors, assist in maintaining a healthy female balance, and strengthen  the body against the many effects of ageing.

Ginkgo Biloba — Extracts from the leaves of this ancient tree have been shown to promote circulation, concentration, and memory.

Ginseng — A group of plants that provides adaptogenic effects by promoting healthy energy levels and reducing mental fatigue and tiredness.

Glucosamine A naturally occurring dietary amino sugar which acts as a building block to support the formation and maintenance of joint cartilage and other connective tissues.*

Glucosol — Glucosol is an oil-based extract of corosolic acid from the leaves of medicinal plant Lagestroemia Speciosa L. the active marker compund of Glucosol, corosolic acid, has been shown to help maintain normal transport of blood glucose into the cells.

Glycerin — A humectant derived from soybean and corn oil; provides superior moisturisation.


Glycyrrhiza Glagra (Licorice) Root — See Licorice Extract.

Grape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera) — A powerful antioxidant; protects against the damaging effects of free radicals.

Green Tea — Contains polyphenol compounds known as catechins. Provides DNA and cell protection by combating free radicals that occur from pollution, stress, smoke, and toxins.

Green Tea Camellia (Olefiera and Camellia Sinensis) — An antioxidant that helps soothe troubled skin and even out skin tones

Gross Retail Profit (GRP) — isthe amount earned by purchasing products at wholesale price andre-selling at retail. It is earned by selling product to retail customers at the suggested retail price or at any price you choose to set for products

Group Sales Volume (GSV) —  represents the total PSV in your Circle Group, including your own PSV, for a given calendar month.





Hexapeptide — 2- Six amino acid peptide that helps reduce that appearance of dark spots.

Hibiscus Flower Extract (Hibiscus Rosasinesis) — Used throughout Polynesia, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America for creating an infusion to cleanse, soften, and soothe.

Honey Extract — A naturally fermented product of honey and a natural alpha hydroxy acid.

Hores Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) — An extract form a flowering tree that invigorates and energises the skin.

Hylauronic Acid — A moisturising compound found naturally in the skin; selected for its capacity to bind moisture to the skin's surface.

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein — Historically, a food staple in Asian diets; know to add strength and manageability to hair.

Hydroxytyrosol — A free radical-scavenging polyphenol found in extra virgin olive oil that promotes smooth, flawless skin.

Hypnea Musciformis — An extract of red algae that soothes and calms skin.



IBR-Dormin (Narcissus Tazetta Extract) — A natural compound in the carcissus bulb; scientifically shown to enhance cellular durability and improve the skin's natural defence against environmental aggressors.

Immunoglobulins — A general term for antibodies. In response to exposure to foreign substances, all mammals produce these specific immune proteins.

Inositol — Assists in the formation of phosphatidylinositol, a naturally occurring lipid found in cell membranes.

Insulin — A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates the uptake of glucose by body cells and stimulates the synthesis of glycogen and other macromolecules.



Job's Tears Extract (Coix Lacryma-Jobi) — Derived from seeds of an ornamental grass; historically used in Asia to soothe skin.

Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis) — A natural moisturser derived form the seeds of a desert shrub; helps hair and skin look and feel soft.



Kaolin — A natural clay that absorbs unwanted oils and other impurities from skin.


Krill Oil — A marine oil offering a unique and natural combination of Phospolipids high in essential fatty acids EPA and DHA.

Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites Moluccana) — A natural emollient rich in essential fatty acids; derived from the Hawaiian kukui nut.



L1 Level 1 includes personally sponsored accounts, regardless of title.

L1 BonusA 5% bonus paid based on the PSV of all personally sponsored accounts. L1 Bonus is paid only to Distributors that fulfil the Active Requirement

L-Arginine — A naturally occurring, semi-essential amino acid which is a precursor to nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator.

L-Cystenine — An amino acid naturally found in the body that is a nutritional building block for normal healthy hair and nails.

L-Methionine — an essential amino acid that is a nutritional building block for normal healthy hair and nails.

Lactic Acid — See Alpha Hydroxy Acid.

Lactobacillus Fermentum PCC — An exclusive (patented) strain of Lactobacillus, which was selected by Pharmanex because of its ability to remain stable, colonise, and remain in gastrointestinal tract longer than other strains of Lactobacillus.

Lauryl Isoquinolinium Bromide (LIB) — A shave minimising ingredient. Helps facial hair appear finer and softer Reduces the appearance of five o'clock shadow.

Lavender Extract (Lavandula Angutifolia) — Used since ancient times as a purifying ingredient.

Lichochalcone — A bright yellow extract from licorice; helps reduce sebum production while soothing skin.

Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root) — Helps soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of skin discolouration.


Lipocarotene —A matrix of carotenoids and fatty acids that enables efficient absorption and transport of these important nutrients.*

Liquid Crystals — Cholesteryl esters that are similar to the skin'' moisture barrier; help moisturise the skin.


LOI — Letter of Intent is a letter showing a Distributor’s intention to become an Executive. A Distributor will automatically be put in to Executive qualification once they meet the requirements for Month 1 (referred to as the LOI Month). During their first month of Executive Qualification, a Distributor is often referred to as an “LOI.” An LOI is not the same as a Qualifying Executive (QEXEC), although both are in qualification to become an Executive. If a Distributor has been a Qualifying Executive in the past and wishes to enter Executive Qualification again, the Distributor must submit a formal LOI to the Company.

Lutein — A carotenoid found in fruits and vegetables that is an excellent antioxidant.

Lycopene — A carotenoid found in tomatoes and watermelon that is an antioxidant.



Magnesium — A mineral that is a necessary component of the skin cell's energy cycle.

Magnolia Bark — Magnolia bark is a traditional Chinese medicine that's been used since 100 A.D. to treat digestive disturbances caused by emotional distress and emotional turmoil. Magnolia bark is rich in two biphelnol compounds (magnolol and honokiol), which are thought to contribute to the primary anti-stress and cortisol-loweing effects of the plant.

Malvaceae Extract (Hibiscus Abelmoschuus) — A plant lipid extract, similar to lipids found between skin cells, that helps inhibit the appearance of cellulite.

Marine Diatoms (Diatomsceous Earth) — Fine particle from planktonic algae used to gently exfoliate dead skin cells.

Meadow foam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba) — Natural emollient; moisturises and conditions skin.


Mega Performance Bonus Pool — Qualifying Executives and Executives may earn a share of the Americas, Europe, and South Pacific commissionable sales through the Mega  Performance Bonus Pool.†† The Mega Performance Bonus Pool incorporates monthly commissionable volume from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Israel, South Africa, Latin America and the South Pacific. This bonus pool is a temporary incentive and not considered a part of the Sales Compensation Plan, and may be modified or discontinued with 30 days notice from Nu Skin. Complete details are available online by going to any of our websites and logging into “My Office”

Melatonin — A naturally occurring hormone in the body, which when supplemented provides dietary support for the maintenance of normal restful sleep.

Mentha Arvensis — A natural wild mint that cools and revives the skin. Used by southwestern Native Americans tribes.

Menthol — Derived from peppermint oil; provides a cooling sensation.

Menthol PCA — An ingredient that provides skin cooling without the usual menthol odour.

Metabolism — Chemical reactions that occur in the body, enabling cells to release energy from foods, convert one substance into another, and prepare end products for excretion.

Micrococcus Lysate — See DNA Repair Enzymes.

Minerals — Essential micronutirents that are required in the diet. They function as cofactors in many reactions and help form intrinsic antioxidants in the human body.

Mother of Pearl Extract — Obtained from fresh water pearls; long used by people of the South Pacific to help reduce puffiness and promote healthy looking skin.

Mugwort Extract (Artemisia Vulgaris) — An ingredient that soothes and calms the skin.

Mulberry (Morus Alba) — A plant extract that helps suppress discolouration caused by sun exposure, melanin production, and the natural ageing process.

Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus) — A flowering plant indigenous to the American Southwest; used for its soothing effects by Native Americans.

Mushroom Extract (Fomes Officinalis) — A natural astringent shown to improve skin tightness and firmness as it diminishes the appearance of pores.



Nanotechnology —The manipulation of nutrients at the molecular level to enhance their benefits to the body.
NaPCA (Sodium PCA) — A humectant that attracts and binds moisture to the skin.

Narcissus Tazetta Extract — See IBR-Dormin.

Natural Killer (NK) Cells — A highly specialised group of immune cells that are acutely attracted to certain unwanted cells in the body.


NeOpuntia A patented extract of the Opuntia ficus indica cactus, which has been shown in laboratory studies to attract and bind fat.*

Nylon — 12- Specially engineered nylon powder. Tiny spherical particles allow it to glide smoothly on skin.

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine — Supports glutathione production. Glutathione helps maintain glutathione peroxidase, which is an important antioxidant enzyme found in the body.



Octinoxate — See Sunscreen.

Octyl Methoxycinnamate — See Sunscreen.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids — A class of fatty acids that supports normal cardiovascular health and immune function and provides an important natural counterbalance to the high dietary intakes of omega-6 fatty acids. The two primary fatty acids include doxosa-hexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

Oxybenzone — See Sunscreen.



Palmitoyl Pentapeptide — A unique peptide shown to enhance the synthesis of collagen.

Panthenol — Member of the vitamin B family; a revitalising moisturiser and conditioner for both skin and hair.

Papain — An enzyme from the tropical fruit papaya that helps eliminate build-up in pores.

Parsol 1789 — See Sunscreen.

Peppermint Oil (Mentha Piperita) — A natural plant oil that cools, invigorates, and stimulates the skin.

Persimmon Tannis (Diospyros Viginiana) — A fruit extract used by Native American tribes to help enhance the skin's elasticity and firmness.

Personal Sales Volume (PSV)is the monthly Point Value of the products and services you purchase from the Company primarily for retail sale or personal consumption.¥ PSV includes points from purchases made directly from the company by your personal retail customers.

Phosphatidylcholine — Derived from soy, helps protect cell membranes and maintain skin fluidity.


Phylox — A proprietary plant extract blend that maintains an appropriate balance of enzymes responsible for the production of cell mediators known to affect the inflammatory responses of the body.

Phytonutrients— Non-essential dietary compound found in plant foods that are known topossess beneficial qualities, such as antioxidant properties.

Pin Title Grace Month — If an Executive fails to meet Executive maintenance requirements, they may take a grace month and maintain their Executive status. Each Executive is entitled to one grace month per 12-month rolling calendar period. For example, if you use a grace month in May, the next time you can take one is May of the following year. Executive bonuses will not be paid during a grace month. An Executive may earn the L1 bonus during a grace month if they meet the minimum active requirements.

Pistachio Oil (Pistacia Vera) — A nut oil rich in fatty acids that moisturises and softens the skin.

Plankton Extract — See DNA Repair Enzymes.

Point Value (PV) — The point value assigned to the purchase of products and services upon which bonuses are calculated.

Polyphenols — Naturally occurring, potent antioxidants.

Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate — A super antioxidant formed by binding vitamins C and E into one compound, giving synergetic free radical squelching ability. Quinoa - A protein-rich grain grown high in the Andes that helps repair hair damage and keeps hair looking healthy.

Plicosanol — A natural product derived from the outer waxy coating of certain plants. It can be extracted form beeswax, sugar cane, and rice bran. Pharmanex uses proprietary delivery system (PoliSorb.) designed for optimal absorption of policosanol.

PolmerPlex — A unique fibre derived from the exoskeleton of shellfish. An extensive purification process (deacetylation) changes the structure of the shellfish extract (chitin), allowing it to work with the body's digestive system.

Polyphenol — An antioxidant compound of green tea, which, contains catechins, including EGCg, ECG, and EGC.

Privileged Member — A Privileged Member is a non-Distributor who qualifies for product purchases at wholesale prices. A Privileged member must complete the registration process to receive wholesale pricing and they are placed on the first level of the Distributor Sponsor. Distributors are paid the L1 Bonus on personally sponsored Privileged Member purchases.


Probiotic — Friendly, live bacteria found naturally in the human intestinal tract, which when taken orally can promote or restore a healthy balance of intestinal flora.

Protein — Compounds made of amino acids, containing carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and at times other atoms.

Proteolytic Enzymes —These enzymes, which include papain (from papaya) and bromelain (from pineapple), provide nutritional support for recovery frm physical strenous events. Both bromelain and papain have been shown to assist the body's normal process muscle and body  tissue maintenance after exercise.*

Provisional Executive (PEXEC) — is an Executive who has not met Executive maintenance requirements and has already used their grace month. A Provisional Executive keeps all of their own Breakaways in addition to counting as a Breakaway Executive to their upline. A PEXEC’s GSV is not included in their upline’s GSV. An account may be a PEXEC for up to three consecutive months. If a PEXEC meets Executive maintenance requirements, they will be immediately promoted to an Executive in the month that they meet Executive maintenance requirements. Provisional Executive is only available once per Executiveship. Those who fall from Executive to Distributor and qualify as an Executive again, at a later date, must wait at least 12 months since the completion of the most recent Provisional Executive cycle before using it again. If a fallen Executive uses the Executive Re-Entry option (see Executive Re-Entry for details) to retain their previous Executiveship, they are not eligible to reuse Provisional Executive status. For complete details regarding PEXEC usage please log into “My Office”.



QEXEC: Qualifying Executive is a Distributor who has successfully passed their first month of Executive qualification (called an LOI month) and is now fully on track to qualifying as an Executive distributor for Nu Skin.



Reishi Mushroom — This mushroom has been used in China for over 2000 years to support your body's own natural immune system by promoting the activity of your antibodies and Natural Killer cells.
Resveratrol — A polyphenol compound found in the skins of red grapes to which researches attribute the health benefits of red wine. Resveratrol supports healthy ageing in many body systems as an antioxidant, but beyond its antioxidant functions resveratrol has been studied for its effects on brain tissue as it relates to the normal ageing process.*
Retail Customer — A Retail Customer is a non-Distributor who purchases products at retail price from a Distributor or from the Company. Volume from product purchases made  through the company by retail customers assigned to a Distributor account are counted towards the sponsor’s PSV. †


Retail Profit — please refer to Gross Retail Profit (GRP) definition.

Retinol — A pure form of vitamin A that helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin clarity, and bring radiance to the complexion.

Retinyl Palmitate — A form of vitamin A, an antioxidant and conditioner that encourages skin elasticity and smoothness.

Rice Starch (Oryza Sativa) — Gives cosmetic powders fine, soft textures with blendability; also absorbs oil and helps diminish shine.

Roll-up Distributors and Privileged Members — This occurs when the original sponsor either terminates or becomes inactive. Roll-up Executive — An Executive that used to be on your second breakaway generation (G2), but because their upline Executive failed to maintain their Executive status, is now a first-generation Breakaway (G1) Executive to you.
Roll-up Breakaway Executive — A Breakaway Executive in your G1-G6 who, because their upline Executive fails to maintain their Executive status, rolls up to the next eligible upline Executive. To recapture a Breakaway Executive, the upline Executive qualification date must be on or before the roll-up Breakaway’s Executive’s dates.
Roll-up GSV — When a first-level (G1) Breakaway Executive falls to Distributor, the GSV of that fallen Breakaway Executive rolls-up in to their upline’s GSV. The portion of one’s GSV that comes from fallen Breakaway Executives is called “roll-up GSV.” This only applies to upline’s who have Breakaway Executives in markets that do not participate in the PEXEC program. Executives cannot count roll-up GSV towards Executive Maintenance. †

Royal Jelly — Food source for queen bees; contains emollient-rich proteins.

Ryboz — A combination of DNA chains that promotes nourishing and invigorating effects.



Sage Extract (Salvia Officinalis) — A member of the mint family used for its soothing properties.

Salicylic Acid — A beta hydozy acid that promotes skin exfoliation; used for both anti-ageing and anti-acne benefits.


SCS (Skin Carotenoid Score) —The numeric range generated by the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner. Your SCS is an immediate reading of your own skin carotenoid content, an important indicator of the overall strength of your body's antioxidant defence system.*

SeaLastin (Chlorella Vulgaris Extract) — Derived from algae grown off the coast of France; helps protect the support structures of skin.

Selenium — An essential trace mineral and cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme glutathinone peroxidase.

Shea Butter(Butyrospermum Parkii) — A rich emollient that enhances the skin's natural barrier function and increases moisture levels.

Siberian Pineapple — A small orange or yellow berry with an unsurpassed natural source of carotenoids, tocopherols, vitamin C and flavonoids. It is also rich in several other vitamins, including B1, B2 and vitamin K.*

Silica — A powder that absorbs excess oil and creates blendable makeup textures.

Silicon — A trace element, which provides dietary support for normal bone structure.

Sisku'pas (Tsuga Heterophylla) - Used by indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest for it's skin-soothing effects.

Soy Isoflavones — A group of phytonutrients isolated from soy beans. Isoflavones (phytoestrogens) are flavonoids with antioxidant properties.

Soy Lipids (Clycine Soja) — Protects the skin's delicate moisture barrier; helps skin stay soft and hydrated.


Sponsor— A Distributor who personally recruits another Distributor or Privileged Member to sign up on their L1.

Squalane — Derived from olive oil; chemically resembles sebum, making it highly effective skin conditioner.

Stearyl Clycyrrhetinate — A lipid-soluble skin calming, soothing agent. Derived from the licorice plant.

Strawberry Extract (Fragaria Vesca) — Helps soothe skin and reduce that appearance of pores.

Sunflower Seed Extract (Helianthus Annus) — Protects from environmental factors while adding shine to hair.

Sunscreen — An active ingredient that helps prevent sun damage by absorbing harmful UV radiation.



Tahitian Gardenia (Canaga Odorata) — Fragrant flowers used by Polynesian healers to hydrate, protect, and calm the skin.

Tegreen 97 (Camellia Sinensis) — A proprietary Pharmanex antioxidant that helps protect the skin from oxidising free radical damage.

Thea Sinesis Extract — See Green Tea.

Theanine — L-theanine is an amino acid that is found naturally in green tea laves. It is known to enhance the production of alpha brain waves, which helps calm the mind and improve mental clarity.

Thioctic Acid — See Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) — A fat-soluble vitamin that is one of the most important antioxidants and is essential for reproduction.

Tocopherol Acetate — A form of vitamin E; an excellent skin moisturiser and conditioner.

Tocopheryl Linoleate — A form of vitamin E that promotes soft, supple skin.

Tocotrienol — A member of the vitamin E family, displaying similar antioxidant properties as tocopherols.

Triclosan — An antibacterial agent that controls odour-causing bacteria.



Vanadium — An essential trace mineral, which provides dietary support for normal carbohydrate metabolism.

Vitamin A — See Retinol.

Vitamin C — See Ascorbic Acid .

Vitamin E — See Tocopherol.

Vitamins — Essential micronutrients that are required in the diet because they cannot be synthesized in the human body. Vitamins can function as antioxidants and coenzymes, compounds necessary for specific reactions in the body.




Walnut Shell Powder — Ground from the English walnut to create a mild abrasive for softer, smoother skin.


Wealth Maximizer— A bonus calculating component of the Sales Compensation Plan that will automatically pay the higher of two alternate bonus calculations: Volume Maximizer (including Extra Executive Bonus + Double G1 Bonus) OR Depth Maximizer (including Breakaway Executive Bonus).

White Tea Extract (Juglans Regia) — An antioxidant high in certain catechins; helps protect and restore the skin's natural resiliency.

Withch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) — A time-proven ingredient that refreshes skin and improves the appearance of pores.



Yarrow (Achillia Millefolium) — A plant extract that helps soothe the skin.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) — A plant used throughout Polynesia and Indo-Malaysia for its warming, moisturising massage benefits.



Zinc — A trace element important for normal reproduction and immune function. Cofactor of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD).

Zinc Oxide (Micronized) — A sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays while helping control excess oil and shine.

Zinc PCA — A sebum reducer.

Zinc Pyrithione — Controls flaking, scaling, and itching of the scalp associated with dandruff.


* These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


† Qualification for all bonuses requires retail sales to at least five individuals on a monthly basis. You must keep all records of retail sales for at least four years. Compliance with the retail sales requirements of the Company is randomly monitored. Each product purchased through ADR orders by non-Distributors or Customers is automatically counted on a monthly basis toward retail sales requirements. Bonuses are never paid for recruiting. The only way to earn bonuses is through the sale of products.

≠ All bonuses are calculated on a monthly basis, and mailed or deposited on or about the 24th of the following month.


†† In order to qualify for the Mega Performance Bonus Pool, a Qualifying Executive must meet the minimum bonus and sales criteria in effect at the end of each commission period as set forth by the Company and fulfil the other Active Requirements of the Sales Compensation Plan. Complete details are available online by visiting any of our websites ( and logging into “My Office” or contact the company by telephone at 02 9491 0900.


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