FDA Product Investigation: WEN

FDA Product Investigation: WEN

The FDA has released a statement about their investigation into WEN By Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners.  The FTC has received 127 reports from consumers in regards to the products.  It is the “largest number of report ever associated with any cosmetic hair cleansing product including cleansing conditioners.”  They are also investigating more than “21,000 complaints” they “learned of during inspections” of facilities.  They have not yet determined a cause for the adverse reactions. They are asking the company, consumers, and physicians for data to help them figure out the cause.

In the Information for Consumers statement the reports since 2011 mention:

  • The Cleansing Conditioners
  • Some mention using other WEN Products in addition to the cleansing conditioners
  • 66% (5,689) of all hair loss complaints named the Sweet Almond Mint variety
  • 2,537 complaints mentioned the Lavender variety
  • 1,542 mentioned the Pomegranate variety

If you, or someone you know, has used their products and suffered an adverse effect please report it to the FDA.

Statement of FDA Investigation


The FDA is investigating reports of hair loss, hair breakage, balding, itching, and rash associated with the use of WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products. While the FDA continues its investigation, consumers should be aware of reactions reported in association with the use of WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products. Consumers who experience a reaction after using WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products should stop using the product and consult with their dermatologist or other health care provider. The agency also urges consumers to report to FDA any reactions they may have experienced when using these products.

As of July 7, 2016, the FDA had received 127 adverse event reports directly from consumers about WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products, the largest number of reports ever associated with any cosmetic hair cleansing product, including cleansing conditioners. We also are investigating more than 21,000 complaints reported directly to Chaz Dean, Inc. and Guthy Renker, LLC that we learned of during inspections of manufacturing and distribution facilities.

The FDA has not yet determined a possible cause for the adverse events that have been reported, and today has called on the company to “provide any data that might help us to better understand the reports of hair loss associated with the use of WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products.” The FDA also has reached out to physicians and other health care providers asking them to notify their patients of hair loss and other complaints associated with the use of these products and to report adverse events to the agency.

The FDA will provide additional updates as new information becomes available.

Additional Information

FDA Information for Consumers About WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners

Stop Funding the Palestinian Authority – Sign the Petition

The Palestinian Authority does not want peace with Israel. They support brutal murders – car rammings. stabbings, rocket attacks and ongoing incitement – against Israeli citizens.

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“PA President Abbas has confirmed that, of the pledged $440 million in foreign aid that the PA will receive from the United States, an estimated $46 million will be allocated to support prisoners” The criminals and terrorists that murder innocent children like those 3 kidnapped boys – one an American (Naftali Fraenkel), run over 3-month old babies visiting from the US (Chaya Zissel Braun) – and then write songs about how glorious it is, stab Christians while they hike (Kay Wilson & Kristine Luken), and hack old people to death (too many instances come to mind). We are paying the Palestinian terrorists families a salary for their having comitted a crime. This is AGAINST OUR LAWS. The US prohibits criminals from profiting from their crimes. So why are we paying terrorists for having killed our citizens and Israels?


“We urge the EU and world leaders to recognize the PA as a supporter of terror and cease all funding immediately.”   Sign the Petition

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Harvest Moon Release Week Tour and Giveaway With Lisa Kessler

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About the book – All it takes is ONE touch!

Dr. Jason Ayers unleashes all of his rage and his frustration through fists and brute force in an underground boxing ring. The werewolf may be the pack’s doctor, but he can’t even heal his coma-stricken father after the Nero Organization’s attack stopped his heart. And as his Pack brothers settle down around him, he still refuses to believe in the fairy tale notion that every wolf has a true mate…

In hiding and on the run, nurse Kilani Akamu is a loose end that Nero is desperate to tie up. She can’t afford to be attracted to a doctor—especially one as unexpectedly hot and complex as Jason. Yet the sexual sparks arcing between them are undeniable…and Kilani’s precognitive senses warn her that temptation is inevitable.

All it takes is one touch to send Jason’s wolf howling. But even if he could protect her from Nero, he can’t protect her from himself…

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Genre: Paranormal Romance     Entangled Select Otherworld

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About The Series – The Moon Series

  • Book 1 – Moonlight (Lana & Adam)
  • Book 2 – Hunter’s Moon (Aren & Sasha)
  • Book 3 – Blood Moon (Gareth & Nadya)
  • Book 4 – Harvest Moon (Jason & Kilani)
  • Book 5 – Ice Moon (in Nov. 2015)

Author’s Note – While all of the books can be read as standalone novels, you may enjoy reading the rest of the series as well.

My Review:

I loved Harvest Moon. Each and every Moon book is just so incredible.

I was not sure how I was going to like Dr. Jason. He made an ass of himself with Nadya in Blood Moon. I was pretty upset with him, and I kind of got it… but I was not sure how a book with him as the romantic hero was going to be.

Wow. I mean full on wowsers, I really got into his story. His life is a bit of a dichotomy, and that makes it even more interesting. Kilani is spunky and I love how she sets his world atilt and on fire.

By the end, I was crying. I loved all the little connections and the surprise that gets revealed in this book as part of the overall Pack vs Nero story is pretty scary cool.

If you like a solid paranormal romance that is hot and thrilling with sweet and sad elements that wrings you dry… this is the book for you.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for a fair and unbiased review via netgalley.

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About the Author: Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance, as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. She currently writes the Night Series and the Moon Series for Entangled Publishing.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

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Accidentally Seduced by Carmen Falcone RELEASE DAY!! + Giveaway

About The Book – A spy, a thief and a CEO…Be Accidentally Seduced Carmen Falcone!

This is the third novel in the Naked Truth series, Accidentally Seduced from Carmen Falcone is a book about a man trying to become the CEO, an assistant who is really spying on her boss, and both are trying to stay ahead of a thief determined to rob the company blind.

Devon Wilder wants to leave the scandal involving his name behind and focus on the race for the CEO title. Yet, his sexy assistant is an unexpected and dangerous liability—especially after he suspects she could be the one stealing money from the company.

Elena Moretti’s libido was comatose until Devon strode into her life. Ever since the end of a troubled marriage, she never wanted any man the way she does him. Unfortunately for her, Devon is also the man she’s been hired to spy on and find evidence to prove he’s embezzling and dragging Wilder & Co.’s name through the mud.

As the hunt for the real thief advances, they need to figure out if they’ll cling to old fears or throw themselves at the new, tempting opportunities—and each other.

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AN EXCERPT for your salacious pleasure


“We’ll go over there”—she pointed at the forested area—“and you will touch and feel a tree, then your partner will lead you away. Then you will remove the blindfold and try to relocate the same tree you hugged.”

“Hhhmmm… Okay.” She placed her hands on her waist. “It all sounds great, but most peeps are in pairs already or doing other activities.” Any other activity sounded better than having a coworker lead her anywhere.

“I’m free,” said a deep voice behind her, awakening all her nerve endings.

Janie crossed something off her clipboard and smiled. “Perfect. Get her eyes covered then join us to the left. It will start in a few minutes.”

Elena turned around, the anticipation alone a dangerous venom skating into her bloodstream. The moment her gaze landed on his, a part of her softened into a warm bread pudding, straight out of the oven. Shit. What the hell was happening? “We don’t have to do this.”

He flashed her a smile. “I’m supposed to mingle with the employees,” he said casually.

“I don’t think we need any extra…mingling.”

He held her stare, and even though she wanted to will herself away from him, she couldn’t. Her body balked, and she was scared her treacherous, throbbing heart would spill out of her mouth if she choked out a word.

The sound of a whistle almost made her jump, and she glanced at the group. Almost everyone was ready, and Janie was in full-on recreational mode, no doubt enjoying being the one to boss everyone around. Crap. Leaving would probably be a bigger deal than staying.

“This is just a friendly game of trust. You trust me, right?” he mocked.

“Not one bit.”

“Good. That means you need to play. Turn around.” He gestured with his hand, and she did as commanded. He erased the distance between them, and again that dangerous energy twirled around her. She closed her eyes, licking her lips like she was about to eat an ice cream cone. Maybe dark chocolate gelato.

When he put the soft fabric on her, a delightful shiver coursed through her, and her skin prickled as if said ice cream had melted on her flesh. Or, maybe, it was just the man who was exponentially yummier than any icy treat. A sound yanked her from her reverie. It was the clearing of a throat, but she couldn’t know for sure if it had come from her or him. Opening her eyes, she could barely see the sunlight. Her eyelashes rubbed on the blindfold, and she realized then how vulnerable she was to him. Even when she couldn’t see him. Maybe even more so. She caught a whiff of his male scent, the lingering fragrance teasing her.

A game of trust. She could laugh at the irony—and almost did. A nervous chuckle escaped her lips before she could stop it.

“See? You’re having fun already,” he said, and her blood went on a low simmer.

About The Series – Naked Truth 

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A sexy, edgy, emotional series of stand alone novels; each is a loosely connected happily ever after with a fast pace and sizzling character interaction.

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About The Author – Carmen FalconeCarmen Falcone

Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beats doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband—living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps bragging about. When she’s not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.

She loves to procrastinate, so please indulge her and drop her a line at carmenauthor@yahoo.com. For more info, visit her website: carmenfalcone.com

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I am SO disappointed in the Public Storage at 178th and Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien, WA.
They have raised my rate at least 4 times in the last year so it is now almost double what I signed on for.
They NEVER have the $1 deal they advertise.  EVERY time I go in, they are telling a customer no, we don’t have any of those and they offer other “deals”  that is BAIT AND SWITCH!
I have needed a repair to my light for OVER a year!  The one time a repairman came to “repair” it, he rearranged the front so that when I opened it, a pile of heavy topsiturvy boxes fell on me and they blew off my injury.
The latest CRAP that finally inspired my review is that I called yesterday and tried to get information from Ariel.  She was less than forthcoming, completely uncooperative, and a total disappointment.  After my 1st call to leave a message before they opened that was not returned by an hour later (when they had been open for 1/2 hour), I called again.  That was the ONLY time I was able to get her on the phone.  9 more calls!  You cannot tell me that she was unavailable each of those times.  I am thinking caller id and ignoring a customer you do not want to help is the reason…  When I went in personally 3 hours later I stood there and waited for her to finish with another customer… I called her just to see… she looked at the phone and did not answer it.  TWICE.
To top it off… when she realized who I was; even though I had waited for 15 minutes, she proceeded to help another customer who had JUST arrived instead of me, making me wait even longer despite being visably disabled with a cane!
I cannot WAIT to move out and would have done so months ago if they did not load me up constantly with fees and price increases.

Reviews By Peggy – Winning the Heiress’ Heart (The Emerald Quest Book 3) by Susanne Bellamy

Reviews By Peggy – Winning the Heiress’ Heart (The Emerald Quest Book 3) by Susanne Bellamy

***** – That’s right, Margaret gave this 5 Stars!
This story is set in the new state of Hawaii in 1960.  A story about 2 people who carry very heavy scars from their childhoods; scars that do not permit them to trust or to love.  Luc and Eva’s stories are woven around a beautiful Imperial Russian emerald necklace.
The author has done it again, she has created characters and a story that made me feel as if I were acquainted with the people and watching the story develop first hand.  Loved the story and people.
We received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is Margaret’s first review (hopefully of many) here at Cosmic Palate.  She specializes in getting to the point with short, sweet, and concise reviews.
Here is a link to her review at Amazon.  We always appreciate it when you mark our reviews as helpful!
The Series:
Book 1 – Capturing the Pirate’s Heart by Annie Seaton.
See Cosmic Palate’s Review here.
Buy it at Amazon.
Book 2 – Saving the Soldier’s Heart (The Emerald Quest Book 2) by Jane Beckenham
Look forward to our review!
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BOOK BLAST!!! Lisa Kessler’s Blood Moon ROCKS

Wowsers!  Check out that HOT cover! It’s not nearly as hot as the book itself though – more to follow on that later when I post my review!

One bite can change you.
And one kiss can change your destiny…

Nadya Dalca has been handed a death sentence. She’s been bitten by the last living genetically enhanced werewolf―part of the Nero Organization’s disastrous Moonlight project. With the poisonous blood now coursing through her system and pushing her to the limits, it is only a matter of time before Nadya’s fate is sealed…

Gareth Takoda told himself he couldn’t get involved. Caught up in a maelstrom of grief and bitterness, he has been isolating himself from his Pack. But when he is charged with watching over Nadya’s first transformation―or bear witness should it go horribly wrong―Gareth is torn further by unwanted desire and the need to protect what is his.

One kiss changes everything. One shattering, all-consuming kiss. And with it, Nadya and Gareth face either salvation…or death.

Check out Goodreads for Moon series #3

Right now it is ONLY $.99…