Revitol Stretch Mark
Revitol comes with a 90-day money back guarantee.
On the official site there’s some honesty about exactly what to expect, with the admission that total removal of stretch marks will probably not occur. There’s also the admission that with Revitol, preventative measures work best. A pregnant woman is advised to start using it in the early stages of pregnancy. If a woman doesn’t consider buying Revitol until after she’s had the baby, she’s advised to not hesitate. The makers concede that the product works best on the newer, deeply-hued scars.
The moisturizer in Revitol is an oil made from aloe vera, a familiar and popular substance. The healing properties suspended in the oil are squalene, vitamins E, A, and D3, and most importantly, grapefruit seed extract.
Grapefruit seed extract is essentially an enormous concentration of citric acid. In naturopathy, this nontoxic, nonallergenic, all-natural antibiotic is prized for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral applications. The extract is effective on acne, warts, poison ivy, lice, herpes, toenail funguses, and “stomach bugs.” It contains much natural vitamin E. When paired with the citric acid, which is concentrated vitamin C, skin-regenerative vitamin E works much more powerfully.
The vitamin D3 additive in Revitol is another distinctive plus. Not enough of this D vitamin is produced by the body on its own. D3 supports vitamins E and A in the production of new dermal skin cells.
The official Revitol website needs some work. The stretch mark link has some errors, and such bits of misinformation can create a big sense of doubt. That’s especially true for a shopper who has learned a thing or two about just how the skin is constructed.
The epidermis gets repeatedly mentioned where the correct term would be the dermis. The epidermis is the surface skin layer. The dermis is the layer right underneath, where most of the damage of scarring occurs. Sewn into that minor yet irksome mistake there’s another tad of untruth, redolent of every shopper’s hazard: false claims.
The blurb says that Revitol helps to increase the production of collagen and elastin. Of collagen, this may be true. But elastin is an immutable, very tough protein no longer produced after puberty. If elastin is added to Revitol, fine. But it states that Revitol stimulates the body’s production of elastin. According to the textbooks on any dermatologist’s shelf, elastin can be replicated only early on, only in the bodies of children.
Many of the reviews about Revitol, on various skin care sites, appear to be overly positive. They are all on the first page of Google listings, and it’s hard to believe they weren’t produced by the makers. A scroll to the second page turns up reviews that don’t seem nearly so hyped. They are much more informally written, and are a credible mixture of positive and negative.
One reviewer talks about wrinkles, just wrinkles, nothing furrowed or dark like a stretch mark. She says that Revitol helps reduce fine lines, but certainly nothing deep. And she’s not even talking about scars!
Another critic says that this stuff is over-priced. She paid $119 for two bottles. A third was thrown in for free, but she makes the point that what she paid is still way too much for two.
Another reviewer is pleased with the results, but dislikes that Revitol has to be mailed-ordered, and she has to wait two weeks to get it.
With its impressive symbiosis of skin healers, and its ad campaign that’s a bit hyped and erring but in the end basically honest, Revitol appears to be a genuine stretch mark preventative and a somewhat effective stretch mark reducer.