These anti-aging claims could leave you light-headed

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A “solar-powered” lotion that transforms UV rays into red light to give you the same anti-aging results you’d get from laser treatment in a doctor’s office, or from an FDA-approved at-home red light device?

Photodynamic Ad

Photodynamic Ad

An eye lotion that works as well on your eyes as a surgical eye lift?  

A body lotion that mimics the effect of a lobster hormone — one that causes their bodies to shrink before molting — to help you shrink, too?

These are some of the claims DERMAdoctor made for its Photodynamic Therapy facial lotion, Photodynamic Therapy eye lift lotion, and Shrinking Beauty products that it sold to people directly and through retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta and QVC.

The problem? The company didn’t have reliable scientific evidence to support those claims. The studies it did rely on, the FTC says, had serious flaws or didn’t support the claims in the ads. DERMAdoctor has agreed to settle the FTC’s charges.

If you’re looking to lose weight, look out for these signs a product is promising more than it can deliver.

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The key for weight loss in my opinion is effective Cardio, there is some techniques used by experienced people to know the rate of fat burning in some one’s body ( because as we know every body is unique) and they can decide the real diet and cardio to follow

Hormones play a significant role in the metabolic process of living. The functionality of hormones in the human body declines through aging, menopause, trauma or disease. As this happens, the aging process gets accelerated. As one gets older, people start losing energy physically and mentally due to this decrease in hormone levels. Even in old age, hormones are very necessary. If your hormones are replaced as you begin to lose them, you can get long term protective benefits. Let us see the importance of different hormones and why you need them in your body:

LUMINOUS BEAUTY AND FIRMACARE are being touted over the internet as a skin tightening product. BEWARE of the "Trial Base Offer" of $5.95-- READ THE SMALL PRINT! --

I called immediately upon receipt of the product, was given a cancelation number, and employee's name, and was told there would be no additional charges. When I called back to ask where to ship return, I was told that I had agreed to the discounted price of $71.42 (which I did not) And 'Not to return' Is this a SCAM?

This FTC article about free trial offers explains that some dishonest businesses make it tough to cancel, hide the terms and conditions of the offers in tiny print, or put strict conditions on returns and cancellations so it's almost impossible to stop the deliveries and charges.

If you see charges you didn't agree to, contact the company to sort out the situation. If that doesn't work, call your credit card company and dispute the charge. Ask the credit card company to reverse the charge because you didn't actively order the additional merchandise. You have a right to dispute charges that you didn't authorize.

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