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FDA Warns Lancome For Gene/Stem-Cell Claims: A Signal To Marketplace?

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

L’Oreal/Lancome’s claims for Genifique anti-aging products, among others, identify the products as drugs under food and drug law, according to FDA’s Sept. 7 warning letter. Agency cites claims suggesting the brand’s technology “boosts the activity of genes” and “improve[s] the condition around the stem cells” – language that is not altogether unique in today’s anti-aging cosmeceutical market.

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