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A nightmare in a bottle!
Asda Nail Polish Remover
Member Name: pink_glitter
Asda Nail Polish Remover
Advantages: doesn't dry out the skin
Disadvantages: terrible at removing nail varnish!!
I am writing this review partly out of frustration and partly as a bit of a warning to others. If you'd asked me maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago which nail polish remover I would recommend, I would have said any will do as they're all pretty much the same. Having bought budget brand nail polish removers for many years and always found them to work well, I honestly believed there was virtually no difference between brands, until I tried this atrocious offering from ASDA.
I picked up a bottle of ASDA's Skin System nail polish remover with my weekly shop for just £1 for 500ml. Presented in a clear bottle housing a lilac coloured liquid, the packaging looked basic, but no more so than the Boots own brand remover I was using prior to this.
There is very little information on the bottle other than this is acetone based and has added conditioners to keep the nails looking healthy. I used this as I would any other product of this nature - tipping a little out onto cotton wool and rubbing over the surface of my nail to remove polish.
The first time I used this I found it really struggled to remove my nail polish, but I was actually wearing a brand new colour and put it down to the polish rather than the remover. After a few more uses however, I soon realised it wasn't the fault of the polish, rather it was the nail polish remover that was terrible.
The liquid, which smells fairly chemical but not overpowering, simply takes a hell of a lot of effort to actually do its job! I was literally scrubbing at my nails and although I could see some colour on the cotton wool pad, just as much colour remained on my nails. I really did persevere with this. I was literally soaking the cotton wool in product, I tried scrubbing and holding the pad down on my nails, but it really was a chore to get rid of all of the polish. In one session, I actually used twelve, yes twelve, double sided cotton wool pads and it took me twenty-five minutes to remove the polish from all of my fingers, when usually it's a two minute job. Due to the amount I needed to use each time, despite having only actually used this product on a few occasions, a third of the bottle has already been used up. The only good thing I can say about the product is that despite the amount used and the length of time it was in contact with my skin, it didn't dry out my cuticles too badly or make them sore as has happened in the past.
Having now gone out and bought a far superior polish remover (Cutex ultra cleansing nail polish remover if you're wondering), this bottle will now be heading towards the bin. It does say on the back of the bottle that they will give you a refund if you're not 100% happy and my fiancé thinks I should take it back, but frankly I am too embarrassed to return a product which only cost £1!
To sum up, avoid this stuff like the plague - it's a false economy and it will frustrate you to the point of wanting to tear your hair out!
Summary: as much use as a chocolate teapot
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