Hot! Up Close with Dr Joseph Chang, Chief Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President of Product Development of Nu Skin Enterprises

CONTENT: Andrew Kho
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Backed by more than 35 years of scientific research, Nu Skin is a renowned global integrated beauty and wellness company which helps people look, feel and live their best with products that combine the best of science, technology and nature.

Nu Skin develops innovative products including Nu Skin personal care, Pharmanex nutrition and the ageLOC anti-aging brand which includes an award-winning line of beauty device systems.


We interviewed Dr. Joseph Chang, the person behind the success of the Nu Skin’s products as he shares with us more about the company’s vision for the next few years as well as their newest products the ageLOC Lumispa iO and Inner Focus Collagen Plus.

Luxe Society Asia: What are your primary duties at Nu Skin?

I’m Nu Skin’s Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President for Product Development. I always feel that I have the best job in the company as I have the privilege of working with some of the brightest minds in our scientific and engineering teams to develop meaningful products that help individual look and feel their best.

Luxe Society Asia: What is the company’s vision for the next 5- 10 years?

Nu Skin’s vision is to become the world’s leading integrated beauty and wellness company, powered by our dynamic affiliate opportunity platform.

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Luxe Society Asia: Let’s talk about the ageLOC Lumispa iO, what’s the difference between IO and the earlier version of ageLOC LumiSpa launched in 2017?

The LumiSpa is a game-changing device for us and one of our most popular beauty devices. With the recently launched LumiSpa iO, important improvements were made to the device, especially in a manner where our customers can derive optimum benefits from the use of the device through digital connectivity. Customer feedback from the original Lumispa leads us to believe that the new Lumispa iO will deliver even better customer experience and benefits.

Hardware improvements include a more advanced battery that supports magnetic charging and an upgraded motor. Enhanced button seal, stronger seams and a rounder more ergonomic handle.

Most significantly, the LumiSpa iO is a connected IoT device that enables the user to use artificial intelligence and various features within the Nu Skin Vera™, a mobile app that allows the user to monitor the proper usage of the device.

Luxe Society Asia: Why did it take 5 years to come up with a new version?

We’re expanding our beauty device portfolio since the launch of ageLOC LumiSpa, introducing the LumiSpa Accent attachment in 2019 and ageLOC Boost device in 2021. LumiSpa is an important device for us and the trends in smart and intelligent beauty solutions in recent years gave us an opportunity to develop and launch our integrated beauty and wellness strategy with the LumiSpa iO device at an ideal timing.

Luxe Society Asia: What are the 7 clinically proven benefits of LumiSpa?

Purified skin, smoothness, softness, radiance, clarity, minimised appearance of pores, and improved firmness.

Luxe Society Asia: Could you name the top 3 functions of the new ageLOC LumiSpa IO that you are most impressed with?

  • A smarter, more effective way to cleanse your face with proprietary micromotion technology while providing clinically proven benefits.
  • Benefits that can be felt just after one use and intensifies over time when used consistently for two minutes twice daily.
  • ageLOC LumiSpa iO’s connectivity and the Nu Skin Vera™ app not only optimizes the skin care journey but allows individuals to truly personalize their skin care routine to suit their unique individual needs.

Luxe Society Asia: For those already using another brand of skin cleaning device, why should they purchase or switch to the ageLOC LumiSpa IO?

Unlike many cleansing devices currently in the market, ageLOC LumiSpa iO’s provides gentle treatment cleansing by using soft, nonabrasive silicone surfaces that contain antimicrobial silver, making it more hygienic than brushes. The unique micropulse oscillation technology, together with the activating cleanser delivers seven clinically proven facial skin benefits and is designed to be skin microbiome friendly, preserving the skin’s natural moisture barrier and not disrupting its natural microbiome balance that promotes skin health.

Luxe Society Asia: I understand that LumiSpa uses Micropulse Oscillation Technology. Could you share more about this?

Lumispa iO goes beyond cleansing with proprietary Micropulse Oscillation technology. Using a counter-rotating, pore-purifying action, it draws out dirt, oil, makeup, pollutants and lifts them away without irritating skin. Plus, it helps support healthy skin, promoting dynamic skin renewal, and improved skin brightness, texture, and pore appearance.


Luxe Society Asia: Let’s move on to the next product, the Inner Focus Collagen PLUS. Could you share more details about this product?

Inner Focus Collagen Plus is a skin care supplement that is clinically proven to help support multiple important facets of skin health. It supports hydration and moisture levels, and boosts collagen and elastin production in the skin. What truly adds the “plus” to Collagen Plus is that our powerful formula does more than common collagen products due to its proprietary ingredient blend. Simply put, this oral supplement builds collagen, protects collagen while providing skin hydrating benefits.

Our Bioactive Collagen Peptides have a special peptide “fingerprint” that allows them to more effectively bind to collagen receptors and enhance your beauty. Lutein adds important radiance benefits and antioxidant protection, including protection against oxidative stressors. And there are our Phytoceramides, which help skin stay healthy and moisturized. All these unique additions mean Inner Focus Collagen Plus outshines the competition for results that exceed expectations

Luxe Society Asia: What are the top 3 benefits of this product?

  1. Helps boost collagen and elastin production in your skin.
  2. Helps support skin hydration and healthy moisturization.
  3. Helps protect against the damaging effects of oxidative stressors.

Luxe Society Asia: What is the ultimate benefit when using the ageLOC LumiSpa IO and the Inner Focus Collagen Plus together?

With its inside-out approach to beautiful and healthy skin, Inner Focus Collagen Plus helps prepare skin for better visible results from many topical Nu Skin products. In a clinical study, participants took Collagen Plus once a day and used an ageLOC LumiSpa regimen daily for four months.

Clinical grading based on expert visual grading across skin texture, radiance and overall appearance all improved for better complementary benefits and skin health, nearly doubling the visible texture benefits compared to an ageLOC LumiSpa regimen alone.

Luxe Society Asia: Is the product suitable for pregnant women and can be taken together with other medicines?

Inner Focus Collagen Plus is a skin care supplement that is clinically proven to help support multiple important areas of skin health. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, supports hydration and moisture levels, and boosts collagen and elastin production in the skin. Our research shows that every adult will benefit from taking Inner Focus Collagen Plus daily. However, people who are pregnant, lactating, or having any medical conditions should consult with their physician before use.

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