Posted on 22 Mar 2015 20:56
As part of the Federal Trade Commissions continued crackdown on bogus weight loss products and false weight loss claims, people who bought L'Occitane Almond Beautiful Shape and Almond Shaping Delight "Slimming Creams" are getting refunds for their purchase of these bogus fat loss creams.
L'Occitane, Inc. claimed that its creams were clinically proven to have body-slimming capabilities. They were sold both online and in stores for $44 to $48. Advertisments claimed that:
L'OCCITANE has harnessed nature's secret, with body sculpting almond extracts cultivated in the south of France. We've teamed up with Shaping Experts to bring you a firmer, smoother body…and it's all just 4 weeks away!
Specific claims were that "3 out of 4 women saw firmer, lifted skin" with Almond Shaping Delight, and with Almond Beautiful Shape you could "trim 1.3 inches in just 4 weeks," among others. One advertisement boasted in large stylized text the claim: "Clinically Proven Slimming Effectiveness."
Because of a settlement reached in January 2014, people who were ripped off by these fake slimming creams are being sent a total of 10,620 refund checks totaling more than $416,000.
Find out more from the FTC here.
There Is No Such Thing as a Skin Cream That Makes You Lose Weight
Although it would be wonderful if science revealed that a plant based ingredient could be put in a cream, rubbed on your skin, and cause you to melt away fat, while firming and smoothing your skin, there is no such revelation likely to happen. These kinds of products should simply be thought of as what they are: Too good to be true.
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