Top Beauty Firms’ ‘Oil-Free’ Cosmetic Claims Targeted In US Courts
Proposed class action plaintiffs against L’Oreal USA, Johnson & Johnson Consumer and E.l.f. Cosmetics allege that “oil-free” claims are false and misleading when applied to products containing dimethicone, tocopheryl acetate, jojoba esters and/or other members of chemical functional groups constituting oil.
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