Keratin Complex Deceptive Labeling, But promoted by the Industry!


“Drinking the Kool-Aid” refers to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre; the phrase suggests that one has mindlessly adopted the dogma of a group or leader without fully understanding the ramifications or implications. So in my industry we have a lot of sheep who cannot think for themselves. And we also have a lot of sheep who cannot seem to go beyond the actions of a written article to produce a original concept of warning the beauty industry of the ramification’s of believing in such “Hog wash”.

You will find a lot of watch-dog organizations in my beauty industry and also outside who will “Latch on”, to any cause to better themselves and by adding a visual example of looking out for your concerns. Pretty Toxic got in touch with me a few weeks ago and asked for information about some industry products that have had violations with OSHA and also the FDA. I provided the information they request and also asked if they would like to have a gathering were we could provide a think tank. To no avail and not even answering my emails, I was swept away. BOO HOOO. Keratin Complex is a company who has been cited by the OSHA for not being honest about there advertising or ingredient’s. If you look at the labeling at the top of the article you will see they have printed that there product is “OSHA Compliant”. Keratin Complex leads consumers to believe their product is safe and harmless, but this “Kool-Aid” has been sugar coated and the truth isn’t so sweet! Turns out the “benign” aldehyde they use, Timonacic acid, releases formaldehyde when heated and this product is making people sick. Keratin Complex, the global market leader in professional keratin smoothing treatments, is pleased to announce they are the first company and brand in this burgeoning category to receive formal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliancy. OSHA does not authorize the use of there Logo and does not authorize any and all company’s to address themselves as being “APPROVED BY OSHA”. I put this right up with our “Little Man John and his deceptive practices!

This is a big “NO-NO’. Rick Gerstein, Chief Operating Officer, Keratin Complex says, “This compliancy underscores the level of product safety, safe practices and procedures that Keratin Complex has implemented and adheres to. It also reinforces our dedication to providing the finest, innovative and safe products to the professional salon community. We are delighted that OSHA has recognized our company and brand as compliant to their regulations and standards – a category first. As market leader, it has been, and continues to be, our utmost goal to support and partner with professional salons, spas and stylists and provide the finest quality products, services and education”. OSHA does not do any endorsements for any “Compliance Logo’s”, at all and as of this point OSHA as Keratin Complex under investigation for deceptive labeling. You will also find out this on the beauty industry “Flea Market Catalog, BTC”.

And of course the company went ahead and did the endorsement to OSHA, so they could save there “ASS”, and make the Bee sting a little less painful when they get cited for violations. ” The Occupational Safety and Health Act allows OSHA to issue workplace health and safety regulations. OSHA Safety Standards contain requirements for compliancy (i.e., testing and certification) of certain products by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Keratin Complex fully supports OSHA’s initiatives and standards in the professional beauty industry as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to innovative and safe professional products, services and education for salons and stylists worldwide”. Don’t believe this HORSE SHIT.

Best Regards
Joseph Kellner.