Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to vaginal symptoms.
Revaree is a vaginal suppository sold by a brand called Bonafide that makes natural products for women’s health. A vaginal suppository is a medication that’s inserted inside the vagina, where it dissolves and has systemic or local effects. The manufacturer claims that Revaree “provides powerful, hormone-free relief from vaginal dryness.”
But does Revaree actually have research-backed ingredients for treating vaginal dryness or are these just marketing claims? Does it contain any potentially harmful ingredients? Are vaginal suppositories even safe? And how do real users describe the effects and rate this product?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in Revaree based on clinical studies to give our take on whether or not it’s likely to be effective. We’ll explain our concerns with how the ingredients are described on the brand’s website and share a real user review of this product.
What’s Actually In Revaree? We Don’t Know
Revaree has an extremely strange and insufficient (in our opinion) ingredient description.
The first two sentences are contradictory. The brand states that “Revaree is comprised of hyaluronic acid,” and then in the next sentences states that each vaginal insert “contains…hyaluronic acid sodium salt.”
The sodium salt of hyaluronic acid is called sodium hyaluronate, and is a different chemical compound with different effects on the skin and body than hyaluronic acid. The way Bonafide describes this ingredient makes it totally unclear to us whether hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate is used.
The description then states that this active ingredient is encapsulated “in a base consisting of a mixture of semi-synthetic glycerides.”
This is a vague and unhelpful description. Why not just describe the specific ingredients used? What specific semi-synthetic glycerides are included?
Revaree appears to have an active ingredient (either hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate) and several inactive ingredients (the semi-synthetic glycerides) but reading the ingredient description label leaves us without a clear understanding of one specific ingredient in this product.
We recommend that consumers avoid health products without a clear ingredient list containing both active and inactive ingredient descriptions. Some consumers may be allergic or sensitive to specific ingredients, and without this critical information it’s impossible to make an informed purchase decision.
We urge Bonafide to update the ingredient description for this product and transparently publish the ingredients. We do not understand who benefits from this level of vagueness.
Can Hyaluronic Acid Treat Vaginal Dryness?
Since hyaluronic acid is referenced in the ingredient section, we will review clinical research to determine whether this ingredient may be effective for treating vaginal dryness.
A medical review published in the Climacteric journal reviewed data from 17 clinical trials on hyaluronic acid for the treatment of vaginal dryness. The researchers concluded that topical hyaluronic acid was effective in improving a wide range of vaginal symptoms including dryness, itching and burning.
A 2013 clinical trial compared the effectiveness of hyaluronic acid to a leading drug ingredient called estriol that’s commonly used for the treatment of vaginal dryness, and found that 49% of women using hyaluronic acid experienced improvements to vaginal dryness.
We conclude based on the available research that hyaluronic acid can treat vaginal dryness, but we can’t conclusively state that this means Revaree will be effective because it’s unclear to us whether hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient (or its sodium salt).
Real Revaree User Review
One of the most popular YouTube reviews of Revaree is published by a creator named “mrspa98.” She shares her experience using the suppository including side effects and benefits:
Questionable Health Claims on Revaree Website
Bonafide’s website claims that Revaree is “Naturally powerful, scientifically validated” and features three percentages shown above in bold which reference health claims. One is that “women experienced an 86% reduction in vaginal itching and burning.”
We find these health claims to be highly questionable from an ethical and scientific standpoint, because these claims are not related to results from a clinical trial on Revaree, but rather related to results from clinical trials on hyaluronic acid.
The way this information is presented makes it seem to a reader (at least it did to us) that these are results from a clinical trial on Revaree.
It’s also unclear to us whether Revaree even contains hyaluronic acid, because as we highlighted in our ingredient review section, the product may contain sodium hyaluronate instead (and the product’s image states hyaluronic acid sodium salt).
We urge Bonafide to refrain from making marketing claims that their product is “scientifically validated” until their product has been proven effective in a clinical trial, which we can’t find any evidence of.
What Causes Vaginal Dryness?
A YouTube video published by media outlet Cityline interviewed a doctor to discuss what causes vaginal dryness and how it can be naturally treated:
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