The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement requiring Nivea skin cream maker Beiersdorf, Inc. to stop claiming that regular use of its Nivea My Silhouette! skin cream can significantly reduce
consumers' body size. The company also has agreed to pay $900,000 as part of the settlement.
"The real skinny on weight loss is that no cream is going to help you fit into your jeans,"
said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. "The tried and true formula for weight loss is diet and exercise."