Hi Chicoro"Studies of lilial have indicated that it may cause adverse effects when ingested by animals — meaning there are no such studies that can definitely say how it affects humans who rub it on their heads. Moreover, the ingredient has been on the EU’s restriction list for a number of years, though only now is the ban taking effect."
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Olaplex sued and won against L'Oreal for stealing its patented technology. Seemingly, unbeknownst to L'Oreal, one of the original two founders of Olaplex was well versed in not only biochemistry, but also in [international] patent processes. This helped this Olaplex 'David' to take on and win a $100 Million against this L'Oreal 'Goliath' which is THE largest cosmetic company in the world. You think that's going to sit well: not only is L'Oreal called a thief, liar and cheater on record, L'Oreal was not able to put out a product line based upon this similar Olaplex technology. Olaplex, quick and nimble, removed the 'offending' ingredient which was used in tiny minuscule quantities, from its Olaplex No. 3 product, prior to the EU ban. Touché! And checkmate! This isn't about women's health. It's about money and power.
L'Oréal Paris is a French personal care company headquartered in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine with a registered office in Paris. It is the world's largest cosmetics company and has developed activities in the field concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfume, and hair care.
Following a week-long trial in August 2019, a federal jury in Delaware found that L’Oreal had willfully infringed two patents for products at the core of Olaplex’s business. In addition to infringing Olaplex’s patents for its novel bonding system, a multi-step process aimed at strengthening and protecting hair, L’Oreal was found to have also stolen trade secrets from its younger and smaller rival, and breached the confidentiality agreement it entered into in connection with discussions between the two companies about a potential acquisition. In the August 2019 verdict, the jury determined that Olaplex was entitled to nearly $100 million in damages ($22 million for the breach of contract, $22 million for trade secret misappropriation, and almost $47 million for patent infringement).
(Reuters) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has tossed a $66 million Delaware federal court ruling for Olaplex Inc, which had accused L'Oreal USA Inc of stealing its trade secrets and infringing patents related to its hair-bleaching technology.
“While L’Oréal has been successful arguing for a technical legal reversal of the trade secret verdict on appeal, we stand by the jurors’ unanimous decision on the claim after hearing the full facts and evidence in this case," said Olaplex’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer Tiffany Walden. "The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the validity of key claims L’Oréal has already once been found to willfully infringe and estopped L’Oréal from further challenging them. Olaplex looks forward to the opportunity to again prove L’Oréal’s willful infringement in the retrial of its case and will appeal the Federal Circuit’s decision related to the theft of trade secrets.”
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There was a news segment on this that ran a while ago and at the end both women a journalist and a dermatologist admitted to using Olaplex and that they would continue. The Doc even said the percentage was below any harmful amount. And if it’s an older bottle and you’re worried dump it and get the new one. (Although I don’t know how that could,happen the bottles are small) on the old bottles it was listed last and at less than 1%. and it wasn’t an active or main ingredient and The newer bottles don’t have it.
Sounds like L’Oréal is getting its revenge and trying to squeeze Olaplex from the France the EU then everywhere else. Why all of this noise after the ingredient has already been removed.
If they L’Oréal can squeeze them enough to shut them down, then they can come out with their own stolen version of Olaplex and corner that part of the market without lawsuits. But Olaplex is a salon staple and now a home staple for those that bleach, any other chem processes and those who have damage orjust want to prevent damage. L’Oréal can’t stop Olaplex and now the world knows about their backstabbing ways. Not a good look. I doubt they’ll get many partnerships now.