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Blissoma

The FDA is far from blissed-out about this skin care company's health claims.

The FDA does not take an ignorance is bliss approach when it comes to Only drugs can be marketed as having the ability to diagnose, cure, treat, prevent or mitigate a disease, and the only way for a product to gain legit drug status is by getting FDA approval, which means any product that doesn’t get FDA approval can’t say it has the ability to diagnose, cure, treat, prevent or mitigate a disease..

In a July 6 warning letter to St. Louis-based Blissoma, the FDA cited more than a dozen illegal health statements on Blissoma.com, several of which related to claims about prized ingredients in the company’s serums and creams. These included:

Remember, readers, marketing products as having the ability to treat, cure, alleviate the symptoms of, or prevent developing diseases and disorders is simply not permitted by law without FDA approval. If a product really could do all that, then it would be a drug subject to rigorous study and testing to gain FDA approval.

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