Marion Witte

December 9, 2018

The Facialist

Filed under: MLM Blogs — Marion Witte @ 9:05 pm

I have noticed that strange people and and odd events seem to come into my life with some frequency, and sometimes I wonder why.  I have learned not to overthink it (too much), and to go with my intuition as I sort out what “really happened.”

Recently I went to a local salon for a facial appointment, my second time at this particular location.  The first time I visited the shop, I told the facialist that I was a two-time breast cancer survivor, so I didn’t want her to use any products on me that were hormonal in nature (estrogen, etc). She said none of hers had anything like that in them.

I enjoy this type of down time, as it can be very relaxing, so I was mildly disturbed when she was asking me some questions about whether I knew a lot of people in the area, and if I had connections in the county. I thought it was an odd topic for idle chatter, but I let it go at the time.

When my facial was over, she began to tell me how she has just started selling a new product (in addition to all her other facial products), and that she thought I could benefit from it.  She was using it herself, and she loved it, as it was helping with her sleep, hot flashes and energy level. I asked what it was, and she said it was a gel that you applied on your skin – no pills to take – and it was all natural.  She asked if she could spread some on my forearm, and then I could see if I felt any difference in a couple of hours.  My bullshit detector was already going off, but I thought “what the hell.” 

Then she asked if she could send me the link to the website where the product was sold, and perhaps I could take a look at it.  I said I was probably not going to be interested in it, although I would check it out.

When I got home, she had already sent me the information, so I looked at the name on the product label, only to discover that it was a Human Growth Hormone (HGH) product.  I then also realized it was one of the internet’s multi-level marketing companies.

If you have been through any form of cancer, and have done your research, you will discover that there is a lot of controversy about all the bio-identical hormone replacement therapy the Baby Boomers are engaged in.  The long-term effects are not yet clear, so I personally think one has to proceed with caution when using them.

If you have had breast cancer, there are certain hormones that medical researchers strongly suggest you avoid adding to your system, as breast cancer is often a hormone-driven disease. One of them is estrogen and any photo-estrogen products (like soy and gluten), and another is human growth hormone (HGH).

Therefore, my mild irritation with this woman turned to mild anger, as I started this text exchange with her:

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To Facialist:

I think I mentioned to you that I previously had breast cancer, and I was concerned about what products were used on my skin.   Two of the oncologists I have worked with have advised me that no women who has breast cancer, had breast cancer, or is at risk for breast cancer should ever be taking HGH.  They sent me links to the medical research in this area.

I suggest you exercise more caution when you are trying to sell this product to someone, without understanding its potential harmful effects.

In case I am not clear, I will not be purchasing this product.

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To Marion:

Would you send me the link to the research your doctor sent you.  I would like to read it and have my uplink distributor read it.

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To Facialist:

Here are the links to the research being done by the National Institute of Health, Oxford University and the University of Queensland. 

They have all concluded the HGH is a contributing factor in the development of breast tumors.

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To Marion:

My uplink distributor says your research is more about injectable HGH and not the type of HGH we have in our product.

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To Facialist – (actually I decided not to send this one):

I don’t give a fuck what your uplink distributor thinks.

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To Facialst – (sent instead):

Let’s stop the texting war.

I offer the following advice to you, for free:

  1.  When someone is coming into you for a facial, don’t try and sell them any of your multi-level marketing products.
  2.  If you are going to sell these types of products, do your homework, so you do no harm.
  3.  From my past experience in running businesses, I discovered that when a customer has a disagreement with you, they are ALWAYS right.  Just say you are sorry for the confusion and that you meant no harm.

Finally, please cancel all my appointments at your salon, and have a nice life.

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And so, maybe this whole chain of events happened so I would investigate this product, and share my research with others.  This particular multi-level marketing company, NewULife Corporation, appears to be targeting and soliciting estheticians (facialists), nurses, naturopaths and chiropractors to become part of their distribution network. 

Good news – after research, I discovered the product they are selling has no HGH in it. 

Bad news – the are selling a HGH product that has no HGH in it. 

I have posted a separate blog about this product.

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