Why NeriumAD doesn’t require FDA approval

By December 6, 2013Uncategorized

A question that gets asked time and time again is whether NeriumAD is approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The short answer is, No, and here’s why it doesn’t need to be approved by the FDA.


What defines a ‘cosmetic’ product?


First, let’s be clear on what the FDA defines as a cosmetic. A cosmetic is any non-soap product that you would pour, rub, sprinkle, or spray on to affect the look, feel, or cleanliness of hair or skin. However if the product was for therapy, like for treating or preventing disease, or if it affected your body structure or function, the FDA would label it a drug.


Next, there are a couple of things that are important to know about companies or individuals who make cosmetics. For one thing, it’s up to the company who makes and/or market cosmetics to make sure they are safe. It is against the law for a company to make cosmetics unsafe; however there isn’t a standard safety test set by the FDA. That’s why our third party clinical trials by ST&T Research were so critical for NeriumAD’s success!


Here’s something else to note about NeriumAD: none of the ingredients used are included on the FDA’s “danger list”. There is a list of ingredients that either can’t be used in cosmetics or that must be used with a warning label. If you’re in the mood for breaking down big words, take a look at the latest list here (link).



NeriumAD is a cosmetic product.


NeriumAD was made to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. The word appearance is important! That’s because NeriumAD is considered a cosmetic treatment.  Now that you know the difference between what the FDA considers cosmetics and drugs, as well as what ingredients NeriumAD doesn’t include, you can now understand why NeriumAD does not require FDA approval.


You could spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on drugs for your skin. Or you could try a bottle of NeriumAD for yourself. With a 30-day money back guarantee, there’s really nothing to lose and better looking skin to gain.


Join the discussion 12 Comments

  • Emily Newbrandpartnertraining says:

    Thank you for the clarification and education! 🙂

  • Annie Gray says:

    Good clarification and worth checking if you are considering using this amazing age defying product!!

  • Andy Lockhart says:

    This is a very important point and who else gives you a 30 day money back guarantee!

  • kbsamurai says:

    Great post about NeriumAD on clarifying a question sometimes asked. What always amuses me is people don’t ask this question when they buy things in a department store and there are lots of things there with far less study of safety and efficacy than NeriumAD.

  • Pau Jos says:

    Are there any long term studies using oleander extract on the skin? That is my concern. I know there have been issues with pregnant women taking it orally, and even though I realize applying something topically is different. Before I apply something to my face or skin, I would like proof positive evidence it will not have long term effects.

    • JRICHARD says:


      As you mentioned, there is a difference between taking it orally and applying on the skin. The only guarantee we can make is that if you are not satisfied with the product within 30 days of purchase, you can return the product for a refund.

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  • Jess says:

    Nerium has an ingredient called oleander which has is very toxic now why would you want that on ur skin yes it’s dilluated but think about after using the product for awhile

  • Susan says:

    Any product that is not FDA approved should not be promoted or sold by board certified physicans in New York state or anywhere in the U.S. and the product should most certainly NOT BE SOLD TO THEIR PATIENTS BY THE PHYSICAN OR NURSE OR ANY OFFICE STAFF WORKING IN OR FOR A DOCTORS OFFICE!


    • Nerium International says:

      Susan, this concern should be presented to your doctor. If said doctor is a Brand Partner, then they should that Nerium products have always been supplemental and cosmetic, and not design to heal or cure any disease.

  • A Trump says:

    Except Nerium Oleander (oleander), the plant that the company claims is the source for its “patent-pending age-defying active ingredient” NAE-8 is toxic. toxic in a stop-your-heart-and-be-the-cause-of-death-for-people-and-livestock-alike kind of way. Poisoning from oleander is a particularly common toxicological emergency in South Asian countries.

    • Nerium International says:

      If you have any specific questions regarding our product ingredients, please feel free to contact customer support.

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