Nivea Skin-Firming Lotion An Unapproved Drug, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 7, 2016, 2:29 PM EDT) -- A lotion buyer filed an amended class action complaint against Nivea on Thursday over a lotion that claims to tighten and firm skin, saying it was clearly a drug but was not approved by drug regulators.

In the amended complaint, filed following an August 2015 dismissal of a previous version, lead plaintiff Ashley Franz said NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with CoQ10 Plus claimed to firm skin, which makes it a drug under U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. But Franz said that the company never filed a New Drug Application to receive approval for the product.

Nivea's maker, Wilton,...

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