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SkinMedica Inc

Phone: (877) 944-1412 Fax: (760) 448-3603 5770 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008


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This company offers skin care products.

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Factors that raised the rating for SkinMedica Inc include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 1
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on SkinMedica Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 27, 2001 Business started: 02/28/2000 in CA Business incorporated: 11/05/2002 in DE
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Mary Fisher, CEO Mr. Steve Loomis, CFO Mr. Theodore Schwarz, President Mr. Rob Sorenson, Senior Vice President of Operations Ms. Christina Balesteri, Vice President of Human Resources
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Mary Fisher, CEO
Principal: Mr. Steve Loomis, CFO
Principal: Mr. Theodore Schwarz, President
Principal: Mr. Rob Sorenson, Senior Vice President of Operations
Number of Employees


Business Category

Skin Care

Alternate Business Names
Skin Medica
Industry Tips
Internet Shopping Unproven Medical Treatments

Additional Locations


    5770 Armada Dr

    Carlsbad, CA 92008


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Complaint Detail(s)

6/7/2013 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Hello,It is being advertised that there is a $25 rebate for purchasing one tube of Vaniqa.I did make this purchase and I sent in the required rebate information. I only received $9.41. I did not cash this check because it was not for the correct amount.I contacted the rebate program numerous times through email and regular mail and was not responded to regarding the incorrect check amount.The check should be for $25 and I am asking for a reissue of the check for $25 per the rebate policy. Thank you,****** ******

Desired Settlement: Re-issuance of the check for $25.

Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution would be satisfactory to me.  I will wait for the business to perform this action and, if it does, will consider this complaint resolved.


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3/28/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

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Complaint: I am very concerned about a situation that I am having with Skin Medica. I phoned their company on 2/11/13 to follow up on a rebate that I submitted in the previous month for my Epiquinn Micro purchase I made at **** *** ******* ******* *** *** on 1/16/13 in Winter Park, Fl. I was told by ******* that they are no longer honoring this particular rebate since the product has recently been discontinued but that this product was a good one, blamed it on the regional reps as they were notified of this change and should have pulled all of the Rebate coupons from their stores. I left my information for ***** the manager to return my phone call to discuss my concern. I still have yet to hear back from him. I followed up the following day 2/12/13 with an email. I have yet to hear back from him.This concerns me that as a Company, Skin Medica would not stand behind any promotions their marketing dept had to bring in and maintain good, loyal customers.

Desired Settlement: I am a new customer and I love the results I am having with the products I am using. I hope that you reconsider the decision and honor the $35 rebate to maintain good, loyal customers.

Business Response: This consumer request was honored with Check number ******** that was issued and mailed on 2/22/2013.  It has since cleared our bank.  We are considering this case rectified and closed.