KalosLife Review: Therma Mend pain relief
There is no information on the KalosLife website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The KalosLife website domain (“kaloslife.com”) was registered on the 6th of March 2013, naming a “Tim Wooten” as the domain owner with a supplied PO Box address in the US state of Alabama.
Further research on social media networks reveals KalosLife affiliates naming Wooten as the founder of the company. Upon learning this I did notice Wooten appearing on an image depicting the packaging of KalosLife’s product, however this information was too small to read and not included on the company’s “About Us” page.
I found claims of Wooten having run several previous MLM opportunities in the past by KalosLife affiliates, however I was only able to find information on Market One Inc.
Market One Inc. appears to have launched in the late 1990s and cobbled together a range of household and automotive products using a unilevel based compensation plan.
Today Market One Inc. no longer exists as an MLM opportunity and, due to a lack of information on the company online, I’m not sure which year specifically it closed.
Other than Market One Inc., I was unable to find Wooten’s involvement in any other MLM companies.
Read on for a full review of the KalosLife MLM business opportunity.
The KalosLife Product Line
KalosLife’s flagship product is “Therma Mend”.
Therma Mend is intended for topical application for temporary pain relief of joint pain, back pain, knee pain, arthritis pain, sore muscles, tired feet and achy elbows & hands.
Therma Mend is made in a State of the Art OTC Drug Manufacturing Facility that practices GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices – 21-CFR 210-211) and is regulated and inspected by FDA.
Therma Mend’s active ingredients are Menthol (10%) and Camphor (3%). The company sells Therma Mend in “trial size” tubes, retailing for $24.95 each.
A box of “trial size” Therma Mend tubes is also available, costing affiliates $125 for 100 tubes.
The KalosLife Compensation Plan
KalosLife’s compensation plan revolves around a binary compensation structure that pays out on the sale of trial tube boxes to affiliates, as well as a unilevel compensation structure for residual commissions from both an affiliate’s recruited downline and customers.
A bonus pool is also offered to affiliates, paid out according to how many trial tube boxes of Therma Mend an affiliate’s recruited downline purchase.
The KalosLife compensation plan glosses over retail commissions, simply stating affiliates can
make $200.00 profit on each and every case you sell.
Unfortunately however this does not appear to be true retail, as affiliates are the ones initially purchasing the product.
No mention is made of the $24.95 tubes available from an affiliate’s replicated storefont, so how much is earnt per retail sale of a tube is not known.
KalosLife pays affiliates on the product purchases of their recruited downlines using a binary compensation structure. A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of the structure, with two positions directly under them.
These two positions form the start of two binary teams (left and right), and are filled via the recruitment of two new affiliates.
After these two initial affiliates are recruited, a KalosLife affiliate’s binary then continues to grow either via direct or indirect recruitment (each position extends to an additional two positions down infinite depth).
Commissions are paid out based on volume generated on both sides of the binary.
$300 in Therma Mend product sales generates 200 Business Volume (BV). When an affiliate’s binary teams have both generated 400 BV (400 BV on each side), that affiliate is paid a $100 commission.
KalosLife’s binary commission is payable weekly and capped at twenty $100 payments per week.
Note that the company’s compensation plan material does not state whether or not binary BV flushes at the end of the week or whether it carries over.
A referral commission is also paid out on the binary commissions generated by a KalosLife’s personally recruited affiliates. This is paid out as a $50 lump sum commission each time a personally recruited affiliate earns a $100 binary commission.
Residual Unilevel Commissions
KalosLife pay out affiliates a monthly residual commission via a unilevel style compensation plan. A unilevel style compensation plan places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate positioned directly under them (level 1).
If any of these level 1 affiliates go on to recruit new affiliates of their own, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team. If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
KalosLife cap unilevel commissions down seven levels of recruitment, paying out 7% on the sales volume of both individual $24.95 tubes of Therma Mend and the $125 trial tube boxes.
For each case of trial pack Therma Mend tubes sold, the company puts $10 into a company wide pool.
This pool is paid out monthly to Kalos Life’s top six affiliates, with an affiliate’s share of the pool tied to the BV they’re recruited downline has generated (via purchasing of boxes of Therma Mend).
Shares are allocated at a rate of one box being equal to a one percent share in the pool, maxing out when all 100% of the bonus pool (100 boxes) have been accounted for.
What happens if one affiliate sells over one hundred boxes is not immediately clear as there’s no mention of a share percentage cap in KalosLife’s compensation plan material.
Affiliate membership to KalosLife is free.
I think the biggest challenge KalosLife affiliates are going to face is the price range of the products in the retail market.
That’s not to say Therma Mend doesn’t work, it could very well be the best pain relief topical cream on the market, however as the flagship product of an MLM company I’m not sure that’s going to be enough.
Ignoring the cases of trial tubes, seeing as I can’t see retail customers purchasing them, that leaves the $24.95 singe tubes. As per the KalosLife compensation plan, retail commissions on the sale of single Therma Mend tubes seems to only be paid out via the unilevel at a rate of 7%.
That’s $1.75 per tube.
Now there’s nothing wrong with that but when building an MLM business around such a low base-rate commission, “challenging” is probably putting it lightly.
Especially due to the nature of the product. Again, I’m not questioning whether or not Therma Mend works but let’s face it, the market for it is always going to be limited. And, if it works, will limit repeat business.
One could make the argument of targeting those with long-term conditions, however I think people in that situation are probably going to be relying on prescription-based heavier medication rather than a short-term topical solution.
I’m not an expert in this area though so by all means evaluate that last point and get a feel of the local market in your area.
The viability of Therma Mend from an MLM perspective is important to take into consideration as, in leading with a trial size product that pays considerably more upfront (via the binary) then retail sales of individual tubes of Therma Mend, the temptation to focus on affiliate recruitment and the ongoing purchase of trial tube boxes will always loom.
And this isn’t just something KalosLife affiliates will need to consider, it’s also evident on the company side of things too. Marketing spiels like this certainly don’t help:
Just as you needed inventory for your new business, those distributors you bring in will need inventory for their new business.
I have no problem with affiliate purchase of products but to call it “inventory” is misleading. After purchasing product an affiliate can resell them (not true retail as the company only generates revenue from the affiliate), or they can just as easily store them in their garage, toss them in the bin or offload them as free samples.
Inventory is what KalosLife themselves stock on the company side of things, ready to ship out to both affiliates and retail customers.
As a potential KalosLife affiliate I’d pay particular attention to how you are approached about the opportunity and whether your potential upline leads with the product or the opportunity.
As usual, enquiries into their retail vs. affiliates purchasing boxes of trial tubes commission payouts would also be advised.
In summary, the product is solid however due to its limited application, how it’s used and the price-point, I’m not really seeing KalosLife surviving as a primary MLM business opportunity over the long-term.
Menthol and Camphor causes COOLING feel on the skin, which seems completely contrary to their “therma” label.
Furthermore, one can buy plenty of topical pain relief creams that are well known for cheaper prices.
Seems way overpriced.
K. Chang, as a long time surgical nurse I understand how most of these topical creams work. Because I have been working with essential oils the last few years, the ingredients in this one got my attention.
It has a blend of oils along with the menthol and camphor which are a higher percentage than most. I believe it is this blend of oils that help it to be so effective. It has worked for me for deep tissue pain (bursitis) and almost everyone that I have put it on have had results within about 10-15 min.
I am sold on it. Feel free to check it out (Ozedit recruitment spam removed).
I must say, after dealing with back pain since I was 16, now 48, this is the first product I have found that gives me long lasting relief. Sure it is no cure, it is not claimed to be, but it is the best product I have found in effectiveness and longevity of relief.
I have been in Muti level messes before and I am hoping this really takes off as I have full intentions of starting and getting that first case. I am happy to have found a product I would really be excited about and believe in selling.
If anything get one of the sample bottles and try it if you have pain issues, I am sure it can be of some help for you!
I do have long term chronic pain and have prescriptions, but I can tell you I much rather use something topical than taking yet another pill which of course has side effects.
I have been with the company since the beginning . I got in it because I had knee pain I do not have to apply it every day. I have several customers that have gotten off the pills they were taking which is not good for some of their organs in their body and they feel much better because of it.
I am a very big fan of the essential oils in the product. it is being used for many more things than it’s original intentions, with testimonials to prove it.
I have been with other MLM companies before and have not made my investments back due to monthly charges for all kinds of things and In this co. their is none and have made my investment back and then some. no auto ship and a free web site
You do understand that “essential oils” are called “essential” as they are believed to contain the most “basic” smell? Quoting from WIkipedia
Rubbing great smelling oil and massage your achy body makes you feel better, that’s great. But what exactly made you feel better? It may not be the product.
So could you please explain to me what do you mean by true retail. I need to understand what you’re saying. Can I get a breakdown. I am no expert, but it confuses me when you say that. If a business has a retail store and people can order from it, what is that?
Thank you I will await your reply.
True retail means that people outside of the business are buying the product. Pyramid schemes often have products, but they aren’t really intending to sell it to real customers. They just make it a requirement that new recruits buy it so it gives the appearance of sales. That’s called self consumption, and it’s a major red flag of a pyramid.
Lets say my company sells a “special” golf club. It’s of the same quality and make of a 50 dollar golf club, but it costs 200 dollars. Nobody who golfs would go for this one, when they could get it cheaper, from a bigger brand and with a better warranty. My golf club can’t compete in the market at all.
My company requires it’s affiliates place an order for 2 golf clubs a month or their accounts will be terminated. The affiliates buy the golf clubs and recruit other people as well who also buy them. The affiliates get paid 100 dollars when someone in their down line orders a golf club.
But people aren’t buying the golf clubs because they want them, they do it so they can recruit and make money. Only affiliates end up buying the golf clubs. I have no real customers, because they don’t exist in the market. My company is a pyramid scheme.
A true retail version of this would have a reasonably priced golf club that actually competes in the market against other golf clubs, and has customers who aren’t in the company who are willing to buy it.
Affiliates would get paid for selling golf clubs to these customers, and the bonuses for recruitment would be kept to a minimum. It’s about selling golf clubs, not recruiting more affiliates.
A store front doesn’t make any legal difference in itself.
To make it simple …
Retail is generally considered to be about personal consumption = when people are buying the product WITHOUT any recruitment driven opportunity attached to it.
Wholesale is generally about buying products for reselling purposes at a discounted price. But retail consumers can also buy quantities of products at wholesale prices.
Recruitment is generally about selling an opportunity = the right to earn commissions based on selling the opportunity to others. Lack of retail sale can be an indicator for that the products don’t have a market without the opportunity attached.
Another scheme i was suckered in and should listened to others that told me not to. I lost $$$ and will never get it back!!!!
This stuff works! I am a massage therapist and have studied essiental oils and know of their theraputic values.
People can buy it retail or wholesale and you dont have to be on any auto ship or maintain any quotas and yor points do not flush. I guess you dont have all the facts.
How are retail customers buying wholesale or retail?
And why do they have “points”? I’ll re-iterate, an affiliate buying product and then reselling it != retail.
Any information missing in the review is a reflection of KalosLife failing to provide it on their website.
The onus is on an MLM company to be upfront and transparent with information, not to have the general public go digging for it in places unknown.
The answer is they have NO therapeutic value other than as pleasant aromas that helps your subjects relax.
“Tiger Balm” has been on the market since early 1900-s (or earlier). It contains the same “active ingredients” as Therma Med = Menthol and Camphor.
* Therapeutic effect = makes the skin feel warm (or cold, it affects heat sensor mechanisms in the body, TRP Transient Receptor Potential (TRPM8 for Menthol)). Source: no.wikipedia.
* Increased blood sirculation (because of irritation). Source: no.wikipedia.
“Poy-Sian” (inhaler) has a third “active ingredient” (in additition to the two others) = Eucalyptus oil. “Poy-Sian” is commonly used in Thailand, and also commonly sold on eBay.
Therma Med is simply a diluted version of other existing products based on the same main ingredients Menthol, Camphor and sometimes Eucalyptus oil.
I used Tiger Balm before, M_N. It’s really no different than Aspercreme, Ben-Gay, and similar massage cremes. Albeit Tiger Balm are often used like “Vicks Vapor Rub” with a tiny dab under the nose, similar to “Mentholatum” ointment, and it seems to help distract kids from mosquito bites.
I have used this product for at least 10 years. I use to buy in a Health Food Store. Now I can no longer find it. What happened to it?