Most cosmetics firms have big swanky offices because they are all about image. There is nothing unusual in the ingredients list, nothing all that different from most upper end cosmetics lines. Since my skin is very sensitive, I've researched many cosmetics companies and their ingredients and am tempted to give Nu-Skin a try.
According to their website, distributorships are available. The company goes out of its way to alert consumers and potential distributors regarding pyramid schemes with good information.
Mary Kay did not require a large financial investment (back then it was $150 for a suitcase full of testers, facial and make-up supplies, brochures, sales tickets PLUS starter inventory at WHOLESALE.
Recently I looked into a tea distributorship. The financial investment was close to $4000. That included $1200 worth of tea at RETAIL, $450 for online "training", $995 to put my name on page wizard webpage, and several hundred $$ for various odds and ends. A little research revealed that the person "recruiting" me got 20% of the $4000. This company was making money off their recruits. Always read the fine print and do the math.