CeraVe’s ‘#1 Dermatologist Recommended Skincare Brand’ Claim Now Supported: NAD

CeraVe’s ‘#1 Dermatologist Recommended Skincare Brand’ Claim Now Supported: NAD

In a reopened case arising from the petition of a previous resolution, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs decided that L’Oréal USA, Inc. has now supplied an inexpensive foundation for its declare that CeraVe is the “#1 dermatologist really useful skincare model.”The claims at situation, which appeared in internet advertising, social media and on in-store supplies for CeraVe skincare merchandise, have been challenged by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI), the maker of competing Neutrogena model skincare merchandise.

In a 2021 problem introduced by JJCI, NAD examined L’Oréal’s assist for the declare that CeraVe is the “#1 dermatologist really useful skincare model.” NAD really useful that L’Oréal discontinue the declare based mostly on its conclusion that the IQVIA ProVoice Dermatologist Survey relied on by L’Oréal as substantiation for its declare, was not dependable. Based on NAD’s suggestion, L’Oréal agreed to discontinue the declare.
In 2022, L’Oréal petitioned to reopen the choice pursuant to NAD/NARB Procedures. NAD granted the petition to re-open based mostly on new proof associated to modifications within the revised ProVoice Survey made by IQVIA to handle considerations NAD had expressed within the 2021 problem. During the reopened continuing L’Oréal additionally supplied new proof from a NERA Survey that collected responses from 300 dermatologists relating to their precise suggestion practices.NAD famous that whereas the revised ProVoice Survey included important enhancements per NAD’s suggestions within the 2021 resolution, the enhancements didn’t completely remove the inherent imprecision of the survey. However, NAD famous {that a} survey needn’t be good to function an inexpensive foundation for an promoting declare and NAD decided that the revised ProVoice Survey was considerably extra dependable than the unique ProVoice Survey.NAD additional famous that the NERA Survey, reliably captured dermatologists’ precise suggestion practices and that the outcomes indicated that CeraVe is the clear chief in common weekly dermatologist suggestions. NAD discovered that the outcomes are per the category-based revised ProVoice Survey (and the unique ProVoice Survey).For these causes, NAD decided that the brand new proof submitted by L’Oréal, consisting of the revised ProVoice Survey and the NERA Survey, taken collectively supplied an inexpensive foundation for L’Oréal’s declare that CeraVe is the “#1 dermatologist really useful skincare model.”In its advertiser’s assertion, L’Oréal acknowledged that it “appreciates NAD’s recognition of the modifications made to the ProVoice dermatologist survey and its discovering that reopening of Case #6921 was warranted based mostly on these revisions.” The advertiser additional acknowledged that it’s a “sturdy proponent of the self-regulatory course of and thanks NAD for its cautious evaluation of the file on this continuing.”


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