In case you didn’t already know, there are A LOT of skin care products that do absolutely NOTHING!
Today we’re going to be discussing what I believe to be one of these products that has clearly let a lot of people down – specifically Revitol scar cream.
The amazing thing about Revitol’s line of products is that they have so much exposure and popularity, mainly due to the marketing that surrounds their brand.
And it’s not just the brand themselves spewing out all this jargon, other online merchants and bloggers have jumped on the bandwagon, making money selling and promoting what is clearly an inferior product.
It’s our goal to spill the beans on products like Revitol scar cream so as to put them in their place and more importantly prevent you guys from wasting your money!
I’m going to break through all the bullshit and show you guys the truth in this our official Revitol scar cream review. Plus you’ll see why it just doesn’t compare to products like Dermefface FX7 or some of the proven silicon gels.
How Does Revitol Scar Cream Work?
Before getting started, keep in mind these guys go out of their way NOT to reveal the ingredients used this scar cream. This is all they mention – “We’ve worked hard to develop a blend of all-natural ingredients that fortify your skin with proteins and vitamins.”
Here’s what’s actually used in the formula:
This compound is used in most skin pigment reducing solutions, ie. skin lighteners.
Yes it has shown to lighten skin and can reduce the appearance of your scars, but did you also know that it’s a carcinogen as well!
Carcinogens are classified as cancer-causing agents and the US Food And Drug Association recently banned all over-the-counter hydroquinone products due to this reason entirely.
There’s also no evidence to suggest that hydroquinone can have a positive effect on reducing the size of scarring. Essentially it’s just a way of lightening the appearance of them.
It’s other name is vitamin A and is derived mainly from animal products. When converted into retinoic acid it can help in regards to skin health as vitamin A is an essential building block of collagen and elastin that form the healthy cells we see normally.
Although retinol is essential in healthy skin, there is no evidence to suggest it can play a part in reducing the excess of collagen that formed the initial scarring.
3. Copper Peptide
Again no direct influence on scarring has been proven after application of copper peptide, but it has shown the be somewhat effective as far as anti aging goes.
A study showed it had a far better response to the development of new collagen then both vitamin C and Retinol.
Still, I find it hard to see how it could possibly have much of an effect on old scarring, where an overproduction of collagen was the problem in the first place.
Like hydroquinone, this ingredient helps to reduce hyperpigmentation. Again no evidence to suggest it could possibly bring down scarring.
It’s found mostly in fish and is better known for its ability to improve brain function.
In fact all of these ingredients have no evidence to suggest they can have an effect on speeding up the healing process of any wounds.
Some well known ingredients that can help this process include symglucan and provitamin B5, none of which are found in this formula.
As far as lightening the appearance of scars goes, a safer alternative would be to use a cream that contains niacinamide as opposed to hydroquinone.
How Natural Is “Natural”?
Too often do we hear a brand throw around the “natural ingredients” card. If something is derived from a source found in the natural world, it doesn’t mean it’s better able to react with your body and nor will it be any better for your overall health.
It’s true that all of the Revitol scar cream ingredients are not synthetic in nature, but they certainly cannot be considered “safe to use”.
Take hydroquinone for example, which we already mentioned is classified as a carcinogen.
This compound may cause the appearance of your scar to fade slightly, but it certainly will not reduce its overall size. At the same time, you’re putting something into your body that may have serious consequences in the future.
Not a good idea.
No, just because a product says it uses natural ingredients, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safer to use then any other over-the-counter cosmetic product you can find in your local pharmacy.
Revitol love playing the “all-natural card”, so be smart and remember it doesn’t make their scar cream any safer then usual.
Why It’s HOT!
The only beneficial thing to come out of Revitol’s scar cream is that it has been shown to “slightly” fade the appearance of scarring, that’s it. It’s worth mentioning that the majority of those who have used this cream, saw absolutely ZERO RESULTS.
If anything, it may just help soften the skin on top of and around a scar.
Why It’s NOT!
Okay this is really easy.
- Bad Reviews: Go to Amazon and check out the 2.5 star rating and the reviews already listed on this scar cream and you’ll understand what I meant in the title of this review – the “feedback is HORRIBLE!”.
- Ineffective: It’s obvious just by taking a look at the formula that this product does not have the ability to reduce the size of scars. It may bring down their appearance a little due to the hydroquinone, but that’s about it.
- Expensive: For a cream that promises so much but does so little, it’s seriously expensive at $40 a tub. Also if you open one, you WON’T GET YOUR MONEY BACK! Read over the money back guarantee and you’ll see it says “You may return any UNUSED and UNOPENED item purchased from us for any reason within Ninety (90) days of your purchase date.”
I’ll make this simple for those thinking about buying Revitol scar cream…DON’T, there are much better options.
We never like to hate on a product, but it’s our job to tell you guys when we find one which is ineffective and that’s certainly the case with this scar cream.
Don’t listen to all the hype about any of the products in Revitol’s line, as they’re all poorly designed.
It’s clear most of the money they spend isn’t on research and development, but instead on marketing. *thumbs down*