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November 26, 2013 / Shehnaz M. Bhujwala

Consumer Fraud Investigation: Does Meaningful Beauty Skin Care Live Up To Its Claims?

The manufacturer and marketers of Meaningful Beauty skin care products claim that the product is Cindy Crawford’s secret for ageless, beautiful skin. The products’ key ingredient is marketed as a “rare French melon,” which is described on the product line’s website as a “patented melon extract” that is “taken from a rare form of ‘cantaloupe charentais,’ which is grown only in the South of France.” The companies represent that, by “utilizing this first generation antioxidant, Meaningful Beauty’s formulas are designed to help protect your skin against the visible signs of aging in a remarkable way.” This melon extract is also known as superoxide dismutase, or SOD. According to Dr. Sebagh, the purported “founder” of the melon extract, “It’s been a very difficult process to extract the enzyme from this melon, and we’ve been the first ones to use this melon extract in a very high concentration, which is exclusive to Meaningful Beauty.”

Advertisements promise that the Meaningful Beauty products are “gentle and safe for all skin types” and that users will experience “dramatic, visible results, right away.” In support of these claims, an 8-week consumer study of 132 women is advertised on the product line’s website, in which “98% saw improvement in the tone and texture of their skin; 93% saw healthier, younger looking skin; 93% saw a significantly more even complexion; and 85% felt a significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” However, additional details on this study are unavailable.

Consumer complaints suggest that, contrary to these claims, the Meaningful Beauty products are not safe for all skin types and users do not experience dramatic, visible results. Indeed, many users claim to have suffered serious reactions and have not seen any of the promised results.

California consumer protection laws make it illegal to use false or misleading advertising, or claims of positive health benefits, in order to sell a product to consumers. We are currently investigating whether the manufacturer and marketers of the Meaningful Beauty product line have violated the rights of California consumers by making false or misleading claims about these products. If you or someone you know are a California resident who purchased Meaningful Beauty’s skin products, please contact Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP for a free and confidential consultation concerning your legal rights.


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  1. allendawson / Dec 2 2013 11:24 pm

    This post is amazing. The beauty product companies never take claim for any side effect of their product. This information you have shared is awesome.

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