Skincare Products Oil-Free Claims Misleading Consumers, Says Class-Action Lawsuits
Most women love to have makeup on their faces, especially if they’ll be with people outside. Since some have them on for most of the day, they are very careful in choosing what makeup they use.
But e.l.f. cosmetics, one of the leading brands women’s makeup, is recently under fire because of claims that they have misled people with their marketing of the products as oil-free cosmetics.
A new class-action lawsuit was also filed against CeraVe as claims surface where their skincare products are not really oil-free.
Plaintiffs claim that contrary to what CeraVe advertises, their products are lightweight and oil-free, most of their products contain more than one kind of oil.
What Else To Know About the Case
Plaintiffs mention their purchase of e.l.f. Products, believing the brand’s claim they are oil free, but they, later on, discovered that the cosmetics actually have dimethicone, isododecane, and tridecyl trimellitate.
The complaints insisted that the consumers needed a running knowledge of chemistry to see that the products have oil.
Considering that in reality, some consumers might not really check what’s on the label and follow what’s on the packaging, the plaintiffs allege it should be the manufacturer’s responsibility to know and inform them what’s on the products, instead of misleading people that their products don’t contain oils.
Further allegations also claim that the marketing of the products deceived consumers and impaired their judgment, choosing products that may actually be harmful to their skin.
More allegations attest to how deceptive and inaccurate the advertising and labeling CeraVe is using, adding that it violates federal and state consumer protection and business practices laws.
Along with CeraVe LLC, L’Oreal USA Products, Inc. is also included in the class action lawsuit.
The case also claims that CeraVe’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion and PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion has caprylic/capric triglyceride and dimethicone.
Their Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF has octocrylene, and CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 has both octocrylene and dimethicone.
Caprylic/capric triglyceridem dimethicone and octocrylene are oils, according to the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs also filed a similar class action lawsuit against Maybelline under the same grounds.
There are benefits to using oil-free skin care products, especially for dry skin, and there are some who prefer going oil-based on their moisturizers.
In the end, people will always check out the label so they can make their choices based on what they see and know.
The lawsuit also holds CeraVe and L’Oreal responsible for the labeling, as they would have known if their products contain oil, as they would’ve had chemists who created the formulas for their products.
But as the lawsuit asserts, even though the manufacturers knew their products contain oil, they still proceeded with advertising their skincare products as oil-free.
Did you buy any of the products below? If yes, then you can participate in the nationwide investigation.
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 35
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 15
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser
- Neutrogena Non-Comedogenic Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Acne Face Moisturizer with Salicylic Acid
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum
- Neutrogena Bright Boost Overnight Recovery Gel Cream
- Tarte Amazonian Clay BB tinted moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
- CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen
- Aveeno Protect & Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 70
- No7 HydraLuminous Water Surge Gel
- Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
- Murad Clarifying Oil-Free Water Gel
- Murad Clarifying Cleanser
Editor’s Note on Oil Free Skincare Class Action Investigation:
This article is created to inform you of the Class Action investigation affecting several skincare brands.
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