The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it obtained court orders permanently barring a group of California-based marketers from the deceptive marketing and billing tactics allegedly used to promote their skincare products.
Twenty-nine defendants who sold Auravie, Dellure, LéOR Skincare, and Miracle Face Kit branded skincare products have agreed to court orders with the FTC or had default orders entered against them.
The agency’s complaint charged a group of individuals and companies with selling their skincare products through false advertisements for “risk-free trials.” The FTC alleged violations of the FTC Act, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.
According to the FTC, the defendants convinced consumers to provide their credit card information, purportedly to pay nominal shipping fees. However, the defendants allegedly used consumers’ credit card information to impose unauthorized recurring monthly charges of up to $97.88 per month for unordered products.
The FTC's press release is here.