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FDA Warning To L’Oreal Creates Uncertainty For Anti-Redness, Dark Spot Treatments

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

In a Feb. 12 warning letter, just the descriptors for two L’Oreal/La Roche-Posay products – a “Localized Redness Intensive Serum” and “Concentrated Dark Spot Correcting Serum” – are cited by FDA as evidence that the products are intended for use as drugs. The warning raises questions about the viability of those categories for cosmetics firms intent on staying off FDA’s radar.

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