Revitol Skin Tag Remover Review: Is It Legit or Hype?
Made from all natural plant extracts, Revitol Skin Tag Remover is a topical homeopathic system the company claims is easy to use, painless to apply, and delivers guaranteed results, all in the comfort of your own home.
We’re told Revitol even works on moles.
According to the company, regardless of your skin type, or where they appear on your body, you can apply Revitol to any unwanted mole or skin tag and “watch it disappear for good.” And compare to a doctor’s visit, they claim you’ll be able to accomplish this without pain, cutting, burning, or large surgical scars.
In the end, Revitol promises to deliver visible results in as little as one application over the course of 24 hours, giving you the ability to get rid of moles and skin tags for as little as $2 each.
But will Revitol Skin Tag Remover work as well as the manufacturer claims? Is it really a “breakthrough” formulation? Let’s find out by starting with what skin tags and moles are.
What Are Skin Tags and Moles?
Medically known as acrochordon, skin tags are small, soft growths characterized by a “stalk” protruding from the skin, atop which sits a “balloon” of hanging skin.
Skin tags generally start as tiny raised bumps, which then grow to a size of between 2mm to 5mm. However, in some instances, they can grow to be the size of a grape.
Skin tags are generally harmless, if not unsightly, and can grow anywhere on the body, although they tend to occur on the eyelids, groin folds, neck, and underneath the breasts. Anyone can get skin tags, although they’re commonly associated with middle age and obesity.
If you have skin tags, there’s no need to feel self-conscious, as just about everyone will acquire a skin tag (or dozens or even hundreds) at some point in their life. When this occurs, common removal methods include freezing (similar to warts), or injecting with a local anesthetic and cutting off in your doctor’s office.
On the other hand, moles occur when melanocytes, skin cells that give skin its pigment, clump together, giving the area a dark brown or black appearance. Like skin tags, moles are generally benign and can be removed by visiting your doctor.
If you don’t want to make a trip to your dermatologist though, what kind of results can you expect from the ingredients found in Revitol Skin Tag Remover?
How Effective Are Revitol Skin Tag Remover’s Homeopathic Ingredients?
Regardless of the Revitol website we visited (more about this next), we didn’t come across a label or a complete ingredients list for their Skin Tag Remover formula. We did find a label on the product’s Amazon listing, although it was too small to read.
With this in mind, Revitol tells us the active ingredient in Skin Tag Remover is Thuja Occidentalis (commonly known as northern white-cedar), which is an evergreen coniferous tree found in the northern US and southern Canada.
The only other ingredient we’re told about is alternifolia (commonly called Tea Tree Oil), which contains chemicals that may kill bacteria and fungus. As such, WebMD lists it as “possibly effective” for addressing mild to moderate acne, fungal nail infections, and athlete’s foot.
However, we didn’t encounter any clinical evidence during our research (including on authority medical websites like WebMD) that either of these ingredients can effectively remove skin tags or moles.
Again though, while these ingredients might improve skin feel and/or aroma, WebMD indicates there’s insufficient evidence showing their topical application can meaningfully reduce the appearance of skin tags or moles.
In the meantime, we reached out to Revitol to get a better understanding of Skin Tag Remover’s ingredients, and we’ll be sure to update this review as soon as we receive a response.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects with Revitol Skin Tag Remover?
Not to sound like a broken record, but without a full understanding of all of Skin Tag Remover’s ingredients, we can’t know which side effects you might experience.
However, WebMD indicates that tea tree oil can “cause skin irritation and swelling. In people with acne, it can sometimes cause skin dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and redness.”
There isn’t enough known about some ingredients, like sweet almond oil, to fully understand potential side effects.
How Much Does Revitol Skin Tag Remover Cost and Where to Buy?
How much you’ll pay for a bottle of Revitol Skin Tag Remover depends on where it’s purchased. For example, if you go through one of the manufacturer’s landing pages, you’ll pay:
- 1 Bottle: $39.95, plus $6.95 Standard S&H
- 3 Bottles: $79.95, plus free shipping
- 5 Bottles: $119.95, plus free shipping
However, if purchased directly through Revitol’s main website, you’ll pay meaningfully less:
- 1 Bottle: $32.95
- 3 Bottles: $65.90
- 5 Bottles: $98.85
You’ll also be charged $1.98 for InsureShip shipping insurance, which you can avoid by clicking on the “Decline” box at the bottom of the ordering page.
Keep in mind that, according to the FAQ on Revitol’s landing page, it can take US orders 7-14 days to arrive, while international orders can take as long as 10-21 days.
Revitol Skin Tag Remover purchases come with a 90-day refund policy, although this only applies to the unused product in unopened packaging. As such, Revitol’s commercial might be considered misleading when it’s noted that, “If it fails to remove moles or skin tags, they’ll refund every last penny of your purchase price.”
Nonetheless, you can request a refund by calling Revitol customer service at (818) 303-9260.
Outside of the manufacturer, Revitol Skin Tag Remover is also sold on Amazon for $24.95. Without a proper label, we weren’t able to tell if this was the same size bottle found on Revitol’s websites (after all, it’s more than 40% less expensive!).
Are Revitol Skin Tag Remover Customers Reporting Good Results in Their Reviews?
At the time of our research, Skin Tag Remover had all 5-star customer reviews on the main Revitol website.
On the other hand, based on 23 customer reviews on Amazon, Skin Tag Remover had an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints citing no results, high price, and strong smell.
From a company perspective, Revitol Corporation, based out of Burbank, CA, wasn’t rated with the Better Business Bureau, although they did have 39 closed complaints (as of 10/26/16). There, most referenced problems with shipping and difficulty processing refunds.
In most instances, the company seemed to respond quickly in an attempt to rectify the situation.
Revitol Skin Tag Remover vs. the Competition
The fact of the matter is that if you type “skin tag remover” into any search engine, you’ll quickly find that you have hundreds upon hundreds of different products to choose from.
Granted, not all of these will feature the same homeopathic formulation as Revitol’s Skin Tag Remover—but some can be purchased for as little as $5 locally, which could provide more overall value for your money.
You can even purchase at-home devices that burn off skin tags (known as cauteries) for less than the price of a single bottle of Revitol Skin Tag Remover!
We’ve also reviewed several competing products here at HighYa, including Tag Away, Copper Tag Out, and Miracle Plus Skin Tag Remover. Like Revitol’s formulation, the most common complaint associated with these products is a lack of results.
Will Revitol Skin Tag Remover Deliver a Solid Value?
Taking everything we’ve learned about Revitol Skin Tag Remover together, we basically have a formula that’s largely unknown—and authority websites indicate the ingredients we do know about don’t have enough clinical evidence to support their efficacy for skin tag removal.
What’s more, Revitol’s formulation is meaningfully more expensive than most of its competition (even cautery devices that can burn off skin tags), doesn’t seem to come with very positive customer feedback, and we’re not told how many applications you can expect from each bottle.
Finally, if you feel like giving Revitol Skin Tag Remover a try, you’ll lose your ability to process a refund as soon as you open the package.
Given all of this, talking to your doctor about getting rid of your skin tags and moles might provide much more value than purchasing a bottle of Revitol Skin Tag Remover. And if you’re intent on trying out an over-the-counter remedy, your local pharmacy will almost certainly stock more than one option, which could save you S&H charges to boot.
Did Revitol’s Skin Tag Remover finally get rid of your skin tags or moles, or was it an overpriced flop? Tell us about your experience by writing a review below!
1 out 2 people found this review helpful
I have been using it for a month. There is no change on my skin tags. I use it every morning after a shower and every night before bed. They don't appear to be affected at all by this product. I thought I would try the all natural product. It has not been effective for me. I don't know what else to say other than I would like a refund. Thanks.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
15 out 17 people found this review helpful
Did not work for me
I bought three bottles, and I used it three times a day for 90 days, and it did not work for me. I called the company, and they said that they would take it back, but they would charge me $10.00 a bottle.
They will not stand behind their guarantee, so do not give this company a good rating. Then they sent me three more bottles, and they will not take them back without charging me a $10.00 return fee.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend