Rodan + Fields Prostaglandin Lash Boost Suit Appears Headed For Settlement
The San Francisco-based multi-level beauty marketer seems intent on putting an end to a multi-year, consolidated putative class action in California federal court alleging it failed to disclose risks associated with the prostaglandin analog in its Lash Boost conditioning serum.
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R&F will establish funds totaling $38m to put the kibosh on claims of fraud and unfair competition in US federal and state class actions, while maintaining it never intended its prostaglandin analogue-containing Lash Boost to impart drug-like structure and/or function effects on the human body. The settlement does not require R&F to stop selling Lash Boost or reformulate the product.
The US-based Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s independent experts finalized four ingredient safety reports at its 7-8 March meeting, advanced nine tentative assessments, and issued two insufficient data announcements. The panel continues to face challenges in assessing ingredients used in airbrush applications and decided against prioritizing review of eyelash-"enhancing" prostaglandin analogues.
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety will consider available safety data for prostaglandin analogs isopropyl cloprostenate, ethyl tafluprostamide and others with known use in eyelash-growth cosmetic products in the EU. Currently, the substances are not restricted in cosmetic products.