Nu Skin Sales Leaders and Management Meet with Members of U.S. Congress

to Advocate for the Direct Selling Industry



PROVO, Utah – Sept. 18, 2019 – Representatives of Nu Skin are meeting today with nearly 100 members of the United States Congress as part of the Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill hosted by the Direct Selling Association (DSA). They are joining more than 125 direct selling distributors and executives from approximately 20 companies to discuss laws for independent workers that reflect the evolving nature of labor.


“The direct selling industry provides supplemental income opportunities for more than six million entrepreneurs in the U.S.,” said Tyler Whitehead, president of Nu Skin’s West Region. “Today is part of an effort to help preserve the independent status for direct sellers who use this channel. In these conversations with congress, we are emphasizing the implications and importance of the law keeping pace with trends in society, the nature of the independent workforce and protecting this industry that contributes more than $35.4 billion to the U.S. economy.”


Today’s meetings are part of a broader effort to urge the passage of H.R. 3522. This legislation recognizes the different types of opportunities that exist within the gig economy to maintain the independence of direct sellers.


“As we see more people choosing independent work in today’s economy, it’s important that we recognize that all independent work is not the same,” said Joseph N. Mariano, president and chief executive officer for the Direct Selling Association. “Choice is a critical distinction to make, and H.R. 3522 preserves direct sellers’ ability to choose the products they want to sell, the customers they engage with, and the hours they will work – and make those decisions based on their own needs, responsibilities and aspirations.”


About Nu Skin

Founded 35 years ago, Nu Skin develops and distributes innovative consumer products, offering a comprehensive line of premium-quality beauty and wellness solutions. The company builds upon its scientific expertise in both skin care and nutrition to continually develop innovative product brands that include the Nu Skin® personal care brand, the Pharmanex® nutrition brand, and most recently, the ageLOC® anti-aging brand. The ageLOC brand has generated a loyal following for such products as the ageLOC LumiSpa skin cleansing and treatment device, ageLOC Youth nutritional supplement, the ageLOC Me® customized skin care system, as well as the ageLOC TR90® weight management and body shaping system. Nu Skin sells its products through a global network of sales leaders in Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. As a long-standing member of direct selling associations globally, Nu Skin is committed to the industry's consumer guidelines that protect and support those who sell and purchase its products through the direct selling channel. Nu Skin International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. More information is available at

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