Written by Kristine Aprile
Edited by Sarah Mejia
However, is it really a drug? A drug is any substance that is ingested or otherwise introduced into the human body that has a physiological effect. In this case, the FDA is correct in asserting their concerns because L’Oréal’s topical cream is absorbed into the body via skin and has a physiological effect: to make the skin appear younger and less damaged.
Despite the FDA’s concerns, there is no legal case or hearing filed against the L’Oréal Company. The FDA has merely issued a letter to the beauty buffs warning them that their products are appearing to be illegal and if they do not correct either their ingredients or their marketing, the youthful creams could become old news.
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Dooren, Jennifer C. “L’Oréal Warned on Lancôme Marketing.” Wall Street Journal. N.p., 11 Sept. 2012. Web. 11 Sept. 2012. <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444426404577645740604858440.html>.