Dream Creams

Gingerbread…eggnog...champagne. The holiday season is over! After enjoying some end-of-the-year indulgences, you may be thinking about how to reshape your body. What if you just had to slather on some cream to get a slim sculpted shape? Sounds like a dream come true, right?

Unfortunately, it is just a dream. You won’t sculpt your body with a miracle cream. In fact, the FTC recently settled its charges against L’Occitane, Inc., for touting its skin creams, Almond Beautiful Shape and Almond Shaping Delight, by overpromising their results. The company marketed the products as cellulite fighters “proven” to sculpt up to 1.3 inches from the thighs and slim the body in just 4 weeks. But according to the FTC, L’Occitane didn’t have the proof it needed to make those claims. As part of the settlement, L’Occitane agreed to stop making claims for these products without the required scientific evidence to back up what they say – and to pay $450,000 in refunds to people who bought the creams.

Which brings me back to those pesky holiday challenges. Remember that getting to your desired shape takes work. Take a pass on any product that promises miracle results without the effort of diet and exercise. There’s nothing you can apply to your skin that will cause you to reshape yourself. Dream creams that claim to sculpt your thighs?  Let’s just say they’ll rub you the wrong way.

Tagged with: health, weight loss
Blog Topics: 
Health & Fitness

Comments

Carol

Your writing and blogs are great. You should be writing those ads!

Thanks for the kind words!

When researching scam creams stay away from Equinox! I just filled out a report to the FTC-very fraudulent and deceptive practices including not cancelling after my request, charging more than they said and more-stay away!!!!

When will the FTC go after Algenist? There Is NO proof that algae does anything for the skin, the company won't make public the details of their very limited "study", and the results they refer to are impossible without surgery or cosmetic fillers.

Leave a Comment

Comment Policy

Read Our Privacy Act Statement

It is your choice whether to submit a comment. If you do, you must create a user name, or we will not post your comment. The Federal Trade Commission Act authorizes this information collection for purposes of managing online comments. Comments and user names are part of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) public records system, and user names also are part of the FTC’s computer user records system. We may routinely use these records as described in the FTC’s Privacy Act system notices. For more information on how the FTC handles information that we collect, please read our privacy policy.