FTC Approves Final Consent Settling Charges that L’Occitane, Inc. Misled Consumers to Believe that Creams Could Slim Their Bodies

Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that beauty products and cosmetics marketer L’Occitane violated the Federal Trade Commission Act with claims about the slimming properties of its Almond Beautiful Shape and Almond Shaping Delight skin creams.

First announced in January 2014, the settlement with L’Occitane requires the company to pay $450,000 for consumer redress and prohibits it from making future false and deceptive weight-loss claims.

The Commission vote to approve the final order in this case was 4-0.  (FTC File No. 122 3115; the staff contacts are Matthew D. Gold or Evan Rose, FTC Western Region, San Francisco, 415-848-5100.) 

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