Does Vitiligo Organics really work or is this just another crap product that is going to lead to utter disappointment?
After seeing promotions for this product, and knowing that a lot of these types of products don't live up to the hype, I decided to do a little investigating to see how good Vitiligo Organics really is.
In this review I'll be going over what it is, how it works, what science says about it, complaints and more.
- Product: Vitiligo Organics
- Type: Topical vitilito treatment
- Website: vitiligoorganics.com
- Manufacturer: Organic Care Australia Pty Ltd (official registered business name)
- Cost: Starts out at $89/125mL pack
What Is Vitiligo Organics?
Vitiligo Organics is a topical product used to treat vitiligo. It is manufactured by an Australian company and is proudly 100% organic - being Australian Certified Organic and USDA Organic (they show proof of their certifications here).
It is quite a pricey treatment, but some users swear by it. Results are supposedly able to be seen in just a few weeks, and some user reviews I've come across claim to have had their skin clear up completely in several months.
Overall it does seem to be a possibly effective treatment, although it likely won't work for everyone.
About The Company
The company behind Vitiligo Organics is registered as Organic Care Australia Pty Ltd, but they don't publicize this name. Based on first sight you would guess that the companies name & product are both "Vitiligo Organics".
Because it's an Australian company they aren't subject to the BBB, one of America's consumer protection agencies. However, they do have good reviews on TrueLocal.com.au and based on what I see on on other sites, such as their Facebook page, things look okay.
It seems that their only product is Vitility Organics, which isn't a bad thing... because it means all of their attention is focused on making this single product as good as possible.
Warning About Fake Products!
The official website is vitiligoorganics.com, or vitiligoorganics.com.au. However, there are other websites out there trying to copy them and steal their brand, which they warn about in this article.
For example, vitiligo-organics.com is NOT the same company. The logo looks almost identical and everything, but they are not legitimate! It's a scam.
How It Works
Vitiligo works to restore and repair skin. It helps improve overall skin health and is supposed to improve the health of melanocytes, which are the pigment-forming cells whose destruction is responsible for the problem of vitiligo in the first place.
As you know, this is a topical ointment. The process of applying it is pretty simple.
First you wash your skin, apply the ointment, and let it sit for 8-10 hours.
It is recommended that you exfoliate your skin beforehand, massage the ointment into your skin for 1-2 minutes, and also that you apply it at night, this way you can just go to sleep with it on.
It's also recommended that you get 20-30 minutes of morning sun exposure for the treatment to work, but this isn't absolutely necessary.
Vitiligo Organics consists of only 4 ingredients... 4 natural ingredients. These include:
- 1. Certified Organic Coconut Oil - Works great as a skin moisturizer. Has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Can help speed up healing.
- 2. Cullen Corylifolium - Used to treat everything from premature ejaculation to skin ailments. Has been used specifically for treating skin discoloration and hyper-pigmentation. Also has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties.
- 3. Berberis Vulgaris Root Bark - Contains the powerful anti-oxidant berberine. Can help fight infections and is used to treat some skin conditions, such as acne.
- 4. Nigella Sativa Seeds - Has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Can help unclog pores and control oil production.
What Science Says About It
The ingredients sound okay, but will they actually work? Let's see what science says about them...
Conconut Oil - There aren't any studies on coconut oil's effects on skin pigmentation. However, it is full of fatty-acids and nutrients which are known to be good for skin health, so it can't hurt adding it to the list of ingredients in a products like this.
Cullen coryliforlium - As far as Cullen coryliforlium goes, I was able to find information about its historical use as a vitiligo treatment, but not much other than that... and the fact that people still use it today as a natural treatment for skin-pigment disorders. It's not very scientifically backed for this use though.
Berberis vulgaris - Here is another ingredient that has been traditionally used for skin pigmentation disorders. In research it has been found to contain tyrosinase inhibitors, which block melanogenesis and prevent hyperpigmentation (Source: 2019 article in Molecules journal).
Nigella sativa - This also has some promise for treating vitiligo.
A 2011 study in The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology found that compounds in nigella sativa mimic acetylcholine's action of melanin dispersion, which could help treat skin pigmentation disorders. However, it's worth mentioning that the study was performed on lizards!
Another study, this one published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, found that nigella sativa can help reduce the size of lesions caused by vitiligo, recommending its use alongside other commonly recommended treatments and drugs.
Opinion: It's a fairly good lineup of natural ingredients. Not only have some of these ingredients been used to treat conditions like vitiligo for centuries, but there is also some scientific backing of their use for such.
Quality is always a concern when it comes to health products like this. But based on what I see this is not something to worry about. The company really stands behind their product and takes measures to ensure a top quality product.
For example, Vitilito Organics products are...
- Certified organic
- TGA & FDA listed
- The TGA is like the Australian version of the FDA)
- Micriobiologically tested
- This is done by a 3rd party, ALS laboratory group
- GMP manufactured
I haven't came across any reported negative side-effects, nor would I expect to based on the ingredients.
There also are no listed negative side-effects on the company's website.
Cost & Refunds
The cost depends on the size of product you purchase.
- 125mL = $89
- 250mL = $129 + you get a free 125mL product
- 500mL = $249 + you get 2 free 125mL products
- 1,000mL = $459 + you get 4 free 125mL products
So obviously it's better to purchase the larger product sizes... but it can get pretty expensive... and I'll be going over an alternative in a minute.
They do offer refunds and state that there is no time-limit as to when you can initiate the process.
As stated on the website: "you can contact us for a refund anytime", and "we offer no questions asked money back guarantee".
So they really stand behind their product, which is nice to see.
If you do want to start the refund process you can contact them at:
- AUS - +1-800-900-005
- INTL - +6-138-199-3266
*Note: You may have to pay return shipping.
How to Get a Refund and Keep Your Purchase
It may sound a little bit crazy, but even if Vitiligo Organics works for you and you want to keep it... you can still get a refund.
You can find out more on their vitiligoorganics.com/latest-offer page. Basically what they are doing is refunding people's money if they record their monthly progress using the product and then send them the videos... which they then may post in the testimonials section of their website as proof if it working.
Of course all the testimonials on the official website are from people ranting and raving about how great the product works. But I'm more interested in reviews published on 3rd party sites, which are usually a bit more reliable and less biased.
I haven't been able to find many, but on the TrueLocal.com.au website there are a handful of reviews, both positive and negative. It has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, with mostly good reviews, but I think it's important to point out some of the bad too.
Some people claim that it has worked as advertised and they are "satisfied with the results"...
And some people claim to have tried just about every treatment option without any success, but have had success with Vitiligo Organics...
Based on the reviews, it seems that around the 4-month mark is when you should start seeing good results.
However, not everyone is too enthused about the results they have been getting, and some claim that it simply does not work...
The reviews I've been able to find, although lacking in number, are pretty much what I expected to find... with it working for some people but not everyone.
There were also a few other negative reviews I came across from people having trouble getting refunds after returning their products, but most are very old... so it might be nothing to worry about.
If you are willing to put in a little extra work, then you can simply purchase the 4 ingredients and mix them yourself pretty easily.
You can find all of these products on websites like Amazon.
That said, we don't know the exact amounts of each ingredient that are in the Vitiligo Organics products... so a homemade mixture might not be quite as effective, and the ingredients might not be as high quality.
But nonetheless it is an option.
Is Vitiligo Organics Legit?
By this point you already know the answer, but I just want to make it extra clear.
Yes, these products are legit. You just have to make sure you are getting them from the official website, vitiligoorganics.com (or .com.au) and not the fake, scam websites that are out there.
As started, there are some copycat scam sellers out there that you need to avoid.
Pros v Cons
- All natural
- No harmful side-effects
- Reputable company
- Pretty expensive
- Won't work for everyone
Verdict - Does It Work & Is It Worth Buying?
Vitiligo Organics is a good natural product that you might want to try if you've never tried a product like this before. Overall it seems to be good quality and does work for many who try it.
And if worse comes to worse, you can always request a refund. But just remember that you could easily make a product like this yourself, although it might not be as good of quality and you won't know how much of each ingredient include.
If you do buy, be sure to follow the application instructions for best results.
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