In my review of Burt’s bee’s Momma Bee Belly butter I sang praises for the product and still do, but later as my weight gain became more rapid and extreme the all natural creme just couldn’t hold out. I began to get stretch marks on my belly. I decided to begin again to search for a stretch mark prevention creme that could keep my tummy pristine. After much googled review reading I settled on Revitol. The internet rated it the number one stretch mark prevention and repair creme, as well as the best bang for your buck. I disagree, and introduce my very first negative review for a product.
Though Revitol stretch mark prevention creme smells wonderful, and makes a fabulous and expensive plain old moisturizer it falls pitifully short as a stretch mark healing and prevention creme. To test the so called best, I applied Revitol’s creme to one half of my stretch marked tummy for over ten weeks, and nothing to the other. The result? Both sides looked identical in the end, and I had spent nearly one hundred dollars on Revitol’s stretch mark prevention and repair creme. And there was more negativity to come.
Upon ordering my first bottle of Revitol’s stretch mark prevention creme I was offered a “club price” as many beauty products that require repeated use do. Not knowing how long the product would take to work and claims of an ability to “cancel at any time”, made the discounted price sound like a great idea. Why not save some money? After the ten weeks of no results I decided, of course, to cancel. Revitol made this easy enough, a simple online form. No being put on hold, no automated system, just a simple online form, or so I thought. I assumed my business with Revitol and their stretch mark prevention creme was then done when I received my cancellation confirmation, but low and behold three weeks later my credit card was automatically billed.
Confused I contacted their support staff. I was rudely informed that there were, “no refunds on club items”, even though Revitol’s website is littered with “money back guarantee’s”. They just conveniently fail to mention when checking in for that discounted club stretch mark prevention creme price, that your satisfaction is no longer guaranteed, nor your money. It is however buried in a FAQ section. The staff also failed to even acknowledge that my request was not for a refund because I was not satisfied, even though I wasn’t, but because I had canceled weeks before the item was billed and sent.
I persisted. First sending a copy of my cancellation confirmation for the stretch mark creme, and then filed a refund request. I again was rudely responded too. You see they “process” orders immediately after the first bottle is sent, but don’t bill or ship until the following month. Meaning though I canceled well before the unwanted shipment of Revitol stretch mark prevention was sent, it was processed a month before just after the previous bottle was sent. My money was never refunded. To top it off at the time of this articles writing (about 3 weeks after the incident), I still have not received the order anyway. I doubt contacting their staff to inform them I never received the stretch mark prevention and repair creme I didn’t want, but paid for will help. I am eating the forty three dollars for my error in not reading the FAQ.
In short Revitol stretch mark prevention creme costs about forty dollars a bottle plus shipping, and by my test, does nothing but moisturize skin the way a ninety nine cent bottle of lotion could. It simply doesn’t work. In addition the Revitol company itself has piss poor customer support and uses some less than upfront tricks to get more money for their products. If you wish to attempt to use this so called stretch mark prevention and healing creme it’s recommend you do not sign up for their discount “club”, or you keep in mind “cancel at any time” means a month before you wish to stop receiving Revitol’s stretch mark creme. Though I clearly recommend not using the product at all. It is my final opinion that minor stretch marks can be prevented by natural inexpensive creme’s like Burt’s Bee’s, proper nutrition, water intake and exercise, but if your genetically prone to stretch marks by the end of your pregnancy you’ll likely have some. Just skip the expensive stretch mark creme’s like Revitol and think of them as marks of honor from the battle of child birth.