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L’Oreal under attack after Garnier hair product exposes consumers to fire hazards due to flammability

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti Frizz Serum is now under attack after several incidents were reported concerning the flammability of the product, posing substantial burn risks to the consumer’s face, head and neck. L’Oreal, the hair product’s parent company, has certain customers complaining they were not properly warned that the main ingredients of the product, cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol, contain an ignition point of only 171 degrees Fahrenheit – a considerably lower degree point than hair flat irons on the market today. A class action lawsuit against L’Oreal was filed in Los Angeles in June of 2011, saying: “L’Oreal placed ... Read More

FDA warns L’Oreal, Lancome to tone down claims for skin products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on the world’s largest cosmetics maker, telling it to tone down claims on its anti-aging creams or apply for approval through the drug review process. The agency sent a letter to L’Oreal’s Lancome unit warning that the company’s website for its Genefique line of anti-wrinkle cosmetics, as well as other products, exaggerates the benefits of the skin cream, portraying it as a drug with medical properties. Lancome claims Genefique “boosts the activity of genes” and contains ingredients that “stimulate cell regeneration to reconstruct skin to a denser quality.” The FDA says ... Read More