Tag Away Skin Tag Remover Review: Does It Really Work?

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Nov 18, 2013

Tag Away claims that its all-natural primary ingredient—Thuja occidentalis—can help your skin tags disappear without pain, and without the use of harmful chemicals. Manufactured in the U.S. by Plymouth Direct, Inc. and based out of Montgomeryville, PA, Tag Away claims that it can help your skin tags dry up and fall away within 3-8 weeks of regular use.

From a customer satisfaction standpoint, Tag Away currently has 129 total complaints with the Better Business Bureau, resulting in an F rating. Three of these complaints have still not been responded to. In addition, online customer reviews of Tag Away appear to be overwhelmingly negative, with the most common being that the product does not work as advertised, and that is has a strong, offensive odor.

How Tag Away Works

According to the company’s website, Tag Away should be applied to your skin tags three-times per day using a cotton swab, over the course of 3-8 weeks. The company claims after regular use, your skin tags will simply dry up and fall away, without pain, redness, or irritation.

The regular Tag Away kit includes two 10ml bottles, which is enough for up to 120 applications (60 applications per bottle), while the deluxe kit includes two 15ml bottles. All of your Tag Away solution should be used or discarded within two years.

Tag Away Ingredients

Tag Away claims that its active ingredient is Thuja Occidentalis, with supplementary ingredients that include:

  • Cedar Leaf Oil
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil
  • Ricinus Communis Seed Oil

Tag Away Pricing and Return Policy

Tag Away can be purchased through the company’s site or by calling them directly at 1-877-213-3169, as well as from a wide variety of retailers, including Amazon.com, Walmart.com, in addition to most major pharmacy chains.

Current Tag Away pricing is $19.99 for the Regular Kit (2X 10ml bottles), and $29.99 for the Deluxe Kit (2X 15ml bottles), plus $9.95 shipping and handling. This can be misleading though, as the “basic” kit includes only one bottle. However, like most “As Seen on TV” products, the company also offers a second bottle of Tag Away with each purchase—simply pay an additional $9.95 to cover shipping and handling. This means that if you order the Regular Kit, you’ll be paying a total of $39.89: $19.99 + $9.95 S&H for the first bottle, and an addition $9.95 to cover S&H for the second bottle.

It’s important to note that Tag Away is generally more expensive per-bottle when purchased through a traditional retailer, and also doesn’t come with the “buy one, get one free offer” (see below). However, should you need to return the product, you’ll receive a full refund, and won’t be subject to additional shipping and handling charges.

If you’re unsatisfied with your Tag Away product, the company does offer a 30-day money back guarantee, minus the cost of shipping and handling. This means that, should you choose to return your purchase, you’ll be responsible for shipping costs back to the manufacturer. With this in mind, if you won’t receive anything other than the original $19.99 back, you’ll likely have paid much more than this in total shipping and handling charges.

Bottom Line

After researching the claims made by Tag Away, and comparing them with customers’ results, it does not appear that the product works as intended—or at all. In other words, while there are some online testimonials that indicate positive results, the overwhelming majority of customers saw no improvement in their skin tags.

In addition, there have been numerous complaints that Tag Away has a strong, offensive odor; that customers have been automatically signed up for a recurring “subscription” service without their knowledge; and that unauthorized charges have appeared soon after ordering.

With these considerations in mind, if you do decide to purchase Tag Away, approach the product as a gamble, and keep a sharp eye on your credit card activity.


  • Relatively inexpensive price based on claimed results
  • 30-day money back guarantee


  • Numerous complaints stating that Tag Away does not work as advertised
  • Poor customer satisfaction record, including an F rating with the BBB

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Average Consumer Rating: 2.5
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Does nothing

    I have been using Tag Away now for five weeks. I use it three times a day just like the directions say. So far it has done nothing but smell bad. My skin tags are the same as the day I bought this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Maine,
    • Nov 10, 2016
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    I am so pleased! My skin tag was only 2 weeks old and was annoying. I used Tag Away as directed and on the third day it fell off. The smell of it was not pleasant, but tolerable, and went away as soon as it dried.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    This product sent me to the doctor

    • Orange County, CA,
    • Jun 12, 2016
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    After using only 1 week, I developed a large red itching rash under my armpit. This spread and I had to go to my doctor who diagnosed it as dermatitis. I then spent more money to correct the problem, which is slowly going away. Suggest no one use this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the cost

    • Sioux City, IA,
    • Jul 7, 2015

    I purchased this through a brick and mortar retailer. I never did get to experience this for the very long length of time involved in the usage process. First, the Melaleuca, it's extremely odoriferous! Then, it has to be applied quite frequently to the tag area, which requires cleaning each time. Depending on where the tag is located this may entail removing deodorant or lotions each time. Very laborious. So, here sits the stagnating bottle!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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