Law firm takes action over beauty cream allegedly containing unlabeled steroids
Problems with the now discontinued lines began when an overseas drug agency first tested the Healing Cream and identified it as containing high levels of the unlabeled steroids.
Hydrocortisone and triamcinolone acetonide steroids
“Whitfield Bryson & Mason is investigating consumer complaints about injuries caused by Control Cream and Healing Cream due to exposure to topical steroids,” the law firm states on its website.
“Allegedly, Control Cream and Healing Cream contained very high doses of two steroids called hydrocortisone and triamcinolone acetonide.”
The law firm claims Mario Badescu had labeled the products as containing botanical extracts, which is a far cry from the harsher steroid ingredients the formulation was found to contain after testing.
Not be used without medical supervision
More importantly, the law firm says that these ingredients should not be used without medical supervision, when the products were sold in OTC channels.
The FDA officially recognizes that such reactions may occur, but concedes that these reactions are known to be rare.
“Exposure to topical steroids can and has caused extremely painful and unsightly skin conditions, including reddened skin, acne, pustules, cracked and oozing skin, extreme sensitivity to cosmetics and sunlight, blurred vision, cataracts, swelling, and elevated cortisol levels,” the law firm stated.
The law firm says it has had numerous reports of adverse reactions from consumers who have used the Control Cream and the Healing Cream, and is now looking to represent individuals who have had such experiences.