Rulings (33)
  • Brand Evangelists for Beauty Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned an ad for making claims about a caffeinated hair product that couldn’t be substantiated.

  • Lucy Isabella Beauty & Aesthetics t/a Lucy Isabella

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned an ad for advertising Kenalog, a prescription-only medicine, to the public.

  • Sarean Aesthetics

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for advertising prescription-only medicine to the public.

  • Skincodes Aesthetics

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for marketing prescription-only medicine to the public.

  • The Skin Clinic Faversham t/a The Skin Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for marketing prescription-only medicine to the public.

  • Transform Hospital Group Ltd t/a Transform

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned an ad for trivialising plastic surgery.

  • GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 25 May 2022

    A TV ad for over-the-counter heartburn relief medicine was not irresponsible or harmful as I did not discourage essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • Stacey Bradley

    • Upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 25 May 2022

    Two local press ads, one print and one digital, misleadingly implied they had been placed, endorsed or approved by a public body and misleadingly implied COVID-19 vaccinations were unsafe and illegal. They were socially irresponsible and caused fear without justifiable reason.

  • Liquid Lipo Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 18 May 2022

    A product listing on a website that claimed a gel could assist with the reduction of body fat was misleading as the advertiser did not provide robust clinical evidence to prove its efficacy.

  • Linia Cosmetic Surgery

    • Upheld in part
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 04 May 2022

    We partially upheld complaints about ads seen on Facebook for breast augmentation for being irresponsible.

  • Person(s) unknown

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 20 April 2022

    Six Instagram posts by an acne treatment provider were banned for promoting prescription-only medicines to the general public.

  • Transform Hospital Group Ltd t/a Transform

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 13 April 2022

    We banned an ad for breast augmenation for being socially irresponsible. 

  • Health Technologies Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 30 March 2022

    Three ads for a Covid-19 testing service were banned for being misleading. 

  • Back to Normal

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 02 March 2022

    A website post and GoFundMe page for the anti-lockdown campaign group Back to Normal was banned for making misleading claims about the effectiveness of ivermectin in treating COVID-19. 

  • The Detox Clinic Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 02 March 2022

    A website ad promoting IV Ozone Therapy was banned for making medicinal claims without holding substantive evidence to support those claims. 

  • Person(s) unknown

    • Upheld
    • Directory
    • 16 February 2022

    An ad in a local business directory was banned for implying that the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was unsafe for children.

  • Steven Thomas

    • Upheld
    • 02 February 2022

    A local press ad placed by Steven Thomas, seen in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Review, The Forester and the Cheltenham Post in September and October 2021 featured the headline “Do you know about the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme?” with the sub-headline “Have you been vaccinated or know somebody who has? Did you know th...

  • Just Simply Change Ltd t/a Nirasha Ramlugan

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 22 December 2021

    A Facebook post promoting rapid transformational therapy was banned for discouraging essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • More Than Enough Ltd t/a Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 22 December 2021

    A course prospectus for rapid transformational therapy was banned for making health claims which could not be supported by evidence. 

  • The Belvedere Clinic Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 01 December 2021

    An Instagram post promoting a health clinic was banned for irresponsibly advertising an offer for cosmetic surgery limited to the first 50 applicants, which created an undue sense of urgency for consumers.