THE WHAT? A Manhattan Judge has refused L’Oréal’s objection to a class action law suit regarding two topical collagen products, according to a report by Reuters.
THE DETAILS The beauty company failed to persuade the judge to dismiss the suit, which accuses the company of defrauding consumers by insinuating its collagen products help smooth wrinkles.
Plaintiffs Rocio Lopez and Rachel Lumbra sued L’Oréal in 2021, stating that the behemoth breached New York and California consumer protection laws by misleading them into overpaying for its Collagen Moisture Filler Day/Night Cream and its Fragrance-Free Collagen Moisture Filler Daily Moisturizer.
L’Oréal sought a dismissal of the suit.
THE WHY? U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter aligned with the plaintiffs, stating: “It is wholly plausible that a reasonable consumer, shopping for cosmetics, saw a product named ‘Collagen Moisture Filler,’ promising to ‘smooth wrinkles’ and ‘restore skin’s cushion,’ and associated this product with the cosmetic benefits of the collagen molecule.”