Regular readers of this blog have seen the Left and Right Brains complain about companies that break one of the basic commandments of the cosmetic industry: thou shalt not make drug claims. It looks like in the case of certain L’Oréal products, the FDA agrees.
L’Oréal recently received a letter from the FDA asking them to reconsider claims on several of their products because they may be in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The claims involved collagen regeneration and gene activation.
Here are a list of the affected products:
- Génifique’s Youth Activating Concentrate
- Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate Cream Serum
- Youth Activating Cream Serum
- Repair Youth Activating Night Cream
- Absolue Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating
- Reconstructing Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen
- Eye Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating and Reconstructing Eye Cream
- Night Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating and Reconstructing Night Cream
- Microlift Eye R.A.R.E. Intense Repositioning Eye Lifter
If L’Oreal doesn’t respond in 15 days the FDA can seize products off the shelf. Ouch!
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