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A Former Monk Is Suing L'Oréal, Claiming It Stole His Anti-Aging Cream

A former Catholic monk has filed a lawsuit against L’Oréal, claiming that the company stole his patented formula for an anti-aging cream.

In 2009 the University of Massachusetts Medical School developed a technology that uses adenosine, a chemical compound found in the heart, to make skin more elastic. The school then licensed the technology to Carmel Laboratories LLC, which is run by the former monk Dennis Wyrzykowski.

But the creams weren’t just being sold to reduce wrinkles (which some may consider to be an act of monastic goodwill, sure!) The proceeds were also going directly to Wyrzykowski’s charity, the Teresian Carmelites. They were selling the patented cream online for $65 a tube to raise money for the Carmelites’ work with drug addicts, prisoners, and children...