February 19th, 2020
In February 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against L’Oréal for allegedly deceptively marketing its liquid cosmetics without disclosing that the bottles have defective pumps that do not dispense a significant amount of the product. (Young et al v. L’Oréal USA, Inc., Case No. 20-cv-944, N.D. Cal.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of cosmetics, click
November 26th, 2019
TINA.org investigates what’s behind the cruelty-free logos on the labels of cosmetic products.
September 24th, 2019
March 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. September 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Stages of Beauty for allegedly deceptively marketing its automatic renewal and continuous service offers by failing to clearly and conspicuously disclose the terms of subscriptions for cosmetics resulting in consumers being charged
September 24th, 2019
In June 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against L’Oréal USA for allegedly misleadingly packaging L’Oréal and Maybelline liquid cosmetics – including L’Oréal Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream and Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer and Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation – by stating the amount of liquid cosmetic in the container without
September 13th, 2019
The dirt on beauty and personal care products marketed as “clean.”
April 1st, 2019
In March 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Claire’s Stores for allegedly failing to disclose that cosmetics – including eye shadows, compact powders, and contour palettes – contain asbestos, a dangerous ingredient that may be lethal. (Bowman et al Claire’s Stores, Inc., Case No. 19-cv-1459, E. D. NY.) For more of TINA.org’s coverage of
June 15th, 2018
Matryoshka doll-like packaging sparks consumer complaints but is it deceptive?
February 14th, 2018
In January 2018, a false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Ulta Beauty for allegedly selling used cosmetics as if they were new. According to the complaint, cosmetics that have been returned to the store are repackaged and resealed to look like new products and then sold at full price as if they were new.
January 23rd, 2018
November 2017: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. September 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Credo Beauty for allegedly falsely marketing cosmetics and skin care products as being 100% natural when, according to the complaint, they contain synthetic, non-natural ingredients. (Cohen et al v. Eco-Chic LLC
December 18th, 2017
TINA.org investigation reveals misleading income claims used to market MLM opportunity.
August 25th, 2017
August 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. March 2017: A federal judge granted the parties’ joint motion for preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for August 1, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.dnaadvantagesettlement.com/Index. June 2016: The parties moved for preliminary approval of a settlement
April 21st, 2017
February 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed because the parties reached a settlement agreement, the terms of which have not been disclosed. October 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Physician’s Formula Cosmetics for allegedly falsely marketing products in its Organic wear® line of cosmetics – including Work It! Full! Flared! Fit! Mascara and All-in-1
March 27th, 2017
December 2016: The named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed this action , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. February 2016: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court decision dismissing the case and remanded the case for further proceedings. The appellate court found that plaintiffs’ allegations were sufficient. January 2014: Plaintiffs filed a
October 24th, 2013
Skin lightening creams — also called fade creams, brightening creams, skin-tone correctors, or bleaching creams — are designed to reduce skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure, age, disease, or acne. But do they work? And what are the side effects associated with the ingredients? What do the ads say? Advertisements and labels for
August 16th, 2013
Does the term really have meaning?
August 5th, 2013
Nail polishes claim to do all sorts of things, but what do these claims really mean?
July 29th, 2013
You are having an old hair day, you old person.
July 22nd, 2013
Do eyelash growth products work?
February 7th, 2020
In January 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against GNC Holdings for allegedly falsely representing that the primary ingredient in its Vitamin E Skin Oil is vitamin E oil when, according to plaintiffs, the main ingredient in the product is safflower oil, which is a vegetable oil that is used for cooking and does not
November 1st, 2019
October 2018: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed because the objector did not pay the filing and docketing fees. August 2018: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. Later in the month, an objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. April 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a