When a person uses the word “Cure”, the listener has many notions regarding the speaker’s perception of cure. What is the length of time the cure will be effective. Is it permanent, is it visible, will the process, device or product work for others, is the cure a perception of the one cured or can it be validated by independent observation. Like many words we use, ”Cure” is relative. However, legally the word cure cannot be used in advertising including testimonials unless approved by the FDA. In the past, the FDA generally left the natural products, cosmetics, and like industries alone. Because of the abuse unscrupulous vendors used to dupe potential clients, the FDA is reacting because of the numerous complaints by the public.
BEWARE of any claims for healing or curing by a product!
There are conditions that will heal of their own accord. If a skin cream is applied to speed up the process, how does one differentiate between attributing the “cure” to the cream or to natural causes? Generally a specific skin cream for a specific skin condition results in a temporary solution. It is effective in treating the symptoms rather than the cause.
The reason for this is that many of the problems manifested in the skin may be caused by internal bodily deficiencies caused by diet, disease, the aging process, allergies, etc. Other reasons for not obtaining permanent relief are due to the chemistry of the body rejecting the ingredients which can be perplexing when you know it works for others. One more obvious reason may be due to the remedy not suitable for the skin type. For any persistent condition that does not respond to topical solutions, contact your doctor. Ask him to suggest natural solutions or at least be aware of the side effects for any pharmaceutical prescriptions.
The FDA will not allow any claims of healing or curing being made unless it is approved by them. To obtain and FDA approval takes a couple of years or more as well as substantial costs that could total millions of dollars. Most small businesses cannot afford to get FDA approval on their product(s). The FDA is becoming stricter in its definitions and enforcement. For example, testimonials were allowed as given by the user. As of this year, the FTC has tightened up their regulations on testimonies. Any testimonies in which there has been a remuneration or benefits paid for the testimony must be disclosed.
The FDA monitors the internet to catch any infringement of the law. The abusing source will get a letter from the FDA and could be subject to fines. These letters become public on the FDA website. The ramification for the abuser is loss of credibility, revenues, and future scrutiny by the FDA. Therefore, there will be less claims of healing, etc in the foreseeable future.
Use Due Diligence
Ultimately, we are responsible for our own physical conditions and recovery process. Learn to research on the internet for information regarding your health. With today’s search engines, you need not take someone else’s recommendations to remain healthy. Make informed decisions.
Be assured that Rene Derme is committed to ensure that FDA standards are met for advertising, information presented on our web site, ReneDerme.com and on our labels.