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FDA Scolds Stem Cell Face Cream

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Sagging Skin
March 17, 2011 Reviewed by admin 6 Comments
The FDA sent a letter earlier this month to Jaba Labs because of some claims they've made on their websites, StemCellFaceCream and Synovialabs.

The letter apparently said that the StemCellin Intensive Emulsion, StemCellin Deep Wrinkle Serum, and Faitoz-25 are ‘promoted for uses that cause these products to be drugs under the section 201(g)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act’. The FDA made the decision to send the letter after seeing numerous claims on the website that made them raise their eyebrows such as:

  • “Lose your wrinkles! without painful injections”

  • “Hyaluronic acid [an ingredient of Faitoz-25] helps reduce spider veins….”

  • “Argireline mimics the actions of Botulinum by … relaxing muscle contractions....”


The issue is simple, according to the FDA, cosmetics are for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance. Once you move past that and start marketing something as being able to change the structure of the body or function of the body, you're now in drug territory and the product must be labeled as so.

Critics say that the FDA may have prehistoric guidelines because cosmetics today are a much broader field. They can not only beautify from the outside, but also from the inside. Manufacturers that once created creams to only mask the appearance of wrinkles now claim that they can repair skin and help reduce wrinkles.

But this company (Jaba Labs) as a whole may be misleading. When visiting the "clinical trials" section of the StemCellFaceCream site, you will find only one trial. Even worse, we don't know who conducted the trial and there seems to be no reason to believe that this trial was made up. A few pictures are posted of wrinkles reducing but that can easily be done with photoshop. Perhaps the biggest issue is that they boast about their use of apple stem cells. While there have been some advocates for the ingredient, there is still little known about apple stem cells.

To sum up: The FDA might want to reevaluate how they judge cosmetics, websites like StemCellFaceCream might want to reevaluate how they market their cosmetics, and the mystery of the apple stem cell continues to live on.
  • December 10, 2015

    by Wendy

    Technology has evolved FDA had issue with Apple Stem Cell. Apple Stem cell is the in thing in anti aging at the moment.

    Weird

  • March 18, 2014

    by Janneth

    Faitoz-25 really works, but like every good product, if you dont have a microdermabrasion done at least once a month, you'll waste your money!! So far I'm with this product for longer than two years....its great!!!

  • March 31, 2011

    by Susan

    Ironically, I first heard of and began using Faitoz 25 after reading about it at Truth in Aging. This was late 2008. Reportedly, it was combined with YBF's Correct to ease lip lines (also the 1st time to hear of YBF). It was spoken of quite highly.

  • March 17, 2011

    by Jaysie

    Jaba Labs has quite an Internet history of bad customer service, refusing to supply info on ingredients, not honoring their return policy, etc. They also go by the name of Synovia Labs. I think there are a lot of on-line companies that are smoke & mirrors and you don't really know who they are or what they are putting in bottles.

    It wouldn't surprise me if some dissatisfied customer reported them to the FDA, the FTC, and other government agencies.

  • March 17, 2011

    by Junko

    Great article Sunil. Have to comment that I used an entire bottle of Faitoz and it did nothing...for my face, was a total waste of money ~

  • March 17, 2011

    by Holistically Haute

    Interesting...I think this will tick off a lot of skin care lines. Nearly all of them, both professional and commercial, claim to alter the function of the skin to reduce signs of aging. Especially those that "work at the cellular level" or that are designed to penetrate through the epidermis into the dermis where most of the processes aging actually occur...

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