mario badescu skin care

A class action settlement has been reached over allegations that Mario Badescu Skin Care Inc. violated federal and state laws regarding the marketing and sale of some of its products by failing to disclose all of their ingredients. If you bought Mario Badescu Healing Cream or Control Cream at any time since Feb. 15, 2009, you could receive one or two $45 certificates from the proposed class action settlement.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members include all persons in the United States who have purchased Mario Badescu Healing Cream or Mario Badescu Control Cream since Feb. 15, 2009.

Mario Badescu cream

Potential Award

One or two $45 certificates for Mario Badescu products.

Mario Badescu will send a $45 Certificate to Class Members who submit timely Claim Forms. The certificate is good for $45 off the purchase of any Mario Badescu product at or service or product at Mario Badescu’s New York Spa. Class Members who purchased both Healing Cream and Control Cream since Feb. 15, 2009 are entitled to receive one certificate for their Healing Cream purchases and another for their Control Cream purchases, for a total of two certificates.

Proof of Purchase

Class Members must submit a valid Claim Form stating, under the penalty of perjury, that they purchased Mario Badescu Healing Cream and/or Control Cream for personal use and not for resale sometime after Feb. 15, 2009.

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Wankyu Choi, et al. v. Mario Badescu Skin Care Inc., et al., Case No. BC501173, in the Superior Court of the State of California County of Los Angeles.

Case Summary

The Mario Badescu skin care product settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit (Wankyu Choi, et al. v. Mario Badescu Skin Care Inc., et al.) that allege Mario Badescu violated certain state and federal laws and consumer protection statutes by failing to disclose all of the ingredients used in the advertising, labeling or marketing of its Healing Cream and Control Cream products.

Mario Badescu denies any liability but agreed to settle the class action lawsuit to avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation.

Final Hearing


Claims Administrator

Rust Consulting
Healing and Control Cream Settlement
P.O. Box 3078
Faribault, MN 55021-2678

Class Counsel

Young W. Ryu

Gerald S. Ohn

Defense Counsel

Ronie M. Schmelz

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  • Concerned Consumer January 27, 2014

    Don’t expect many certificates to go out with Rust handling this one.

  • No even January 27, 2014

    I’m not even going to fill out the paperwork on any class action if Rust Consulting is handling it…:(

  • Stefani January 28, 2014

    Rust Consulting once again, skip this settlement. It is a complete waste of time if they are handling it.

  • Patricia January 28, 2014

    Vouchers instead of cash means more money into the pockets of the lawyers and less money into the pocket of the people who bought the product.
    Rust Consulting do seems to do a lot of voucher settlements because they know that they will not have a lot of people sign up for the rebate.

  • Delvia January 29, 2014


  • stop whining February 11, 2014

    Stop it delvia. You know very well you didnt buy any of these products. And you are complaining about getting free vouchers. Some people. Lol

  • Carol February 11, 2014

    Rust Consulting…. I won’t even waste my time.

  • Davina March 25, 2014


  • April May 13, 2014

    This might explain why my face broke out in blisters, turned bright red, dry and scaly within weeks of opening and using a new container of cream. I immediately stopped using it, but the damage has been done to my face and wallet. Lovely.

    • Um i think you have other problems August 1, 2014

      You sure your not part snake or lizard?

    • Js December 22, 2014

      You’re correct. They had steroids in the cream and it causes red skin syndrome

  • Cindy September 23, 2014

    I’m still waiting for the certificates. I phoned the Healing and Control Cream Settlement and there’s nothing on the recording as to when these will be sent. Does anyone know the status and what to do to receive the certificates?

  • Kat October 7, 2014

    Rust loves it when people say they won’t bother because of them. Don’t give them the satifaction. I filed anyway. you never know what will happen so just apply and hope for the best.

  • mini November 5, 2014

    Yep. No certs, nothing. Phone number does not work anymore. Eff you Rust!

    • Sophie December 2, 2014

      Kayla at Rust 507 333 4300. The Post Office Box regarding Mario Badescu is POB 3078.

    • Sophie December 2, 2014

      Spoke with Jennifer at Rust and she said that there was an appeal filed and therefore nothing can be done until further notice. When I asked why the Rust telephone number was taken down; she said they must have been ordered to by the client. Wonder what their celebrity consumer, Martha Stewart thinks of this.

  • Irene December 1, 2014

    This stinks! I registered and received my claim number. Still have product in my cabinet…All #’s & links are no longer valid. Our legal system at its best!

    • Sophie December 2, 2014

      Yes, it does stink; lawsuit settled and final hearing in April, yet it is December and not a word. Have left messages for Kayla, at Rust 507 333 4300, who has yet to return my calls possibly because I mentioned Mario Badescu and no one wants to touch that one.

  • relax relax December 1, 2014

    I contacted one of the lawyers asking for information on whats going on and why the website was taken down. I will post the answer I receive shortly.

    • Sophie December 2, 2014

      Well….?? ‘one of the lawyers’ why be vague? Let’s hear it.

  • For Sophie December 4, 2014

    Just talked to one of the lawyers and co counsel member, they just called on the phone. There have been several objections filed regarding the terms of the settlement. They don’t expect them to be heard until fall of 2015 but it could always happen earlier. Until then and if the judge denies the objections no certificates will go out. If you want to this is the number i was contacted at by the attorney Gerald S Ohn. 310- 407- 8655. Didn’t have any explanation on why the webpage was taken down but feel free to call him if you want to confirm the very long delay were going to have.

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