Assessing scientific claims in print ads that promote cosmetics: How consumers perceive cosmeceutical claims

Jie G. Fowler, Les Carlson, Himadri Roy Chaudhuri

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The area of scientific-related claims in advertising is ripe for additional investigative endeavor. This article aims to access the nature and potential deceptiveness of scientific-related claims that appear in cosmetics advertising. To examine these claims, the authors used perceptions of actual cosmetics consumers as well as of licensed physicians. The findings suggest that the decision making of cosmetics consumers could be enhanced by the addition to cosmetics advertising of information about certain cosmetics claims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466-482
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Advertising Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Marketing

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