Silk’n ReVit Review: Does it Work?
• Detail instructions
• Easy to use
• Pain free
• Minimal time investment
• Gentle on skin
• Excellent at cleaning pores
• Not cordless
• Must buy replacement filters
Silk’n ReVit is an at-home microdermabrasion system which specializes in removing dead skin.
Claims & Features
- Removes dead skin cells
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Diminishes age spots and scars
- Visible results within one week
Cost & Availability
Online: $99.00, free shipping (U.S & Canada). You can also find it in some stores such as Kohls for about $99.
Silk’n ReVit Commercial
The TV commercial below has been airing as of this writing.
Silk’n ReVit Reviews
ReVit by Silk’n could be described as a mini vacuum with an abrasive tip. While that doesn’t seem to be a revolutionary design, those two elements combine handsomely to form an effective at-home microdermabrasion system. The unit provides suction and exfoliation while you slowly glide it along your face. The sensation is somewhat unusual at first, but not painful.
ReVit is an excellent way to exfoliate while applying gentle abrasion. It is mostly effective for flaky skin, large pores, spots, and overall face care. Some users have reported some improvement with fine lines and wrinkles, although flaky skin seems to be the most reported improvement. Those with rosacea will want to avoid using ReVit on problem areas.
Although a single session can take up to an hour, you don’t have to do it every day, meaning the time investment shouldn’t seem unreasonable in the eyes of most consumers. It would be nice if the unit were cordless, but that’s only one of very few cons with the product.
There are three different abrasive tips of different levels of roughness that you can experiment with to see which is right for you. There are filters which must be replaced after 5 sessions, although you get a generous amount with each refill pack, and some readers have suggested that it may be possible to rinse and reuse the filters as well. Depending on how you use it, you may find that you need to replace it more or often than that. We tried cleaning a filter and reusing it, which seemed to work.
It takes a couple of sessions to “get” how the product works. You may inadvertently give yourself small round “hickey” marks the first time, which is normal. Once you master the technique, this won’t be a problem. The first time you use it, you may find that rather than gliding along your face, it repeatedly sticks as it goes along. This is one of the nuances that repeated uses will help you to master.
Another excellent use for Silk’n Revit, which isn’t highlighted much in the advertising, is that it is excellent for clearing pores. Our tester’s go-to pore removal products has been Biore nose strips, and she reported that Revit performed beyond her expectations, with virtually all of her pores cleared after only a few passes of the unit.
User reviews are currently mostly positive, hovering around a 4-star rating.
Below are several photos of the unit that we purchased on Amazon when we first reviewed the product in 2015.
There are a number of at-home microdermabrasion products to be found online and in beauty stores. There are creams, vacuums, scrubbers, brushes, etc. Some are very elaborate while others are quite simple. The price range can be as low as $12 for creams, up into the hundreds for more high-end devices.
While ReVit won’t replace high-end dermabrasion sessions by a professional, it is an excellent tool at the home level. Consumers report various benefits from the product, but exfoliation appears to receive the most universal praise. We found that it is also excellent at cleaning pores. Overall, a solid 4-star product which will clearly gain more positive consumer reviews than negative.
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This review has been updated since its original publication in October 2015.