Product Type: Sally Hansen in Beauty
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Sally Hansen Moisturising Polish Remover
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Sally Hansen Moisturising Polish Remover
Advantages: Removes all polish, Strengthens, Conditions, Good Quality Product
Disadvantages: Contains Acetone
**Please note this review is specifically about Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish Remover (www.sallyhansen.co.uk/products/nail-polish-remove r) however when I suggested the product to be added to the database I was advised to put it under this product by Dooyoo. So I guess that is just what I will have to do!**
When it comes to nail care, in my opinion, Sally Hansen products rain supreme.. Their products offer value for money and always deliver on their claims. Perfect!
I love having my nails painted and think it is important to keep them looking healthy for a pretty appearance. When I don't have my acrylics/gels applied I like to keep my colours varied and fresh and with Sally Hansen's polish remover I can do exactly that. It is a great polish remover which not only gets rid of the traces of colour which can be left on your nails with less efficient polish removers, and also builds back up the strength of your nails.
*About Sally Hansen
Sally Hansen is owned by Coty Inc, an French-founded company who are primarily known in the fragrance industry and are responsible for many Celebrity scents, such as Beyonce Knowles, David Beckham and Jennifer Lopez. Their website makes the bold claim of "Number One UK Nail Expert" - one which though I do agree with I would also question the factual evidence to back this up. Not only do Sally Hansen provide a wide range of nail care products but they also provide products in self tan, lip care and hand care. Their website (http://www.sallyhansen.co.uk/) is extremely helpful as not only does it contain a list of their vast number of products, but also hints and tips about using their products, videos with tutorials and explanations about their products and also a nail clinic to help you identify any problems you may have and provide you with some of their solutions.
*What attracted me
My first experience of Sally Hansen was many years ago when I recall, as many girls will, often sneaking into my Mum's beauty supplies in the hope of finding something exciting. She is, as I am now, an avid Sally Hansen fan and when it comes to nail polish remover she has used their products religiously. It is through her that I have tried many of the removers in the Sally Hansen collection - such as the moisturising remover, the acetone free remover and also their regular (but still brilliant) nail polish remover. The remover that I use the most often in the Strengthening nail polish remover as I am prone to layers of my nail splitting and my nails bending and snapping. Sally Hansen removers show you that if you pay that little bit extra, you gain it back in a quality product.
I would say that Sally Hansen is in the mid-range pricing category for products of a similar nature. Currently Boots are offering a 200ml bottle for £2.45 and Tesco offer it at a very reasonable £1.97. I will happily pay that for a product which works so well! It is also great because it is so widely available that you can buy it along with your weekly shop!
The bottle is not the most exciting thing I have ever seen, but really who needs it to be?! I do like that it is rounded at the edges - I.e. the lid is circular and smooth and as the bottle gets thinner towards the top it is not a harsh change, it is very smooth and feels nice when you hold it. Let's be honest though I wouldn't be complaining if it was square! Being a very girly girl, I love that the nail polish remover itself is pink and as with all nail polish removers it has a particularly watery consistency, but this is perfect for it to be soaked into a cotton pad, ready to get down to some hard duty removing.
Now down to the nitty-gritty, whether or not this product that I have built up to stand so tall does actually deliver on its promises.. Primarily this is a nail polish remover, so whether or not it works seems like a simple yes or no - however women's beauty is never simple and therefore there is a scale of how well the product works. Sally Hansen is not like some other nail polish removers: it doesn't take 10 attempts at scrubbing to get a layer of nail polish off, it doesn't leave bits of nail polish in hard to reach places and you don't need to use half a bottle on one set of nails. Instead I find that a few light sweeps down the centre of the nail tend to do the trick - and this is even when I have two or three coats of polish on. Of course this isn't some sort of miracle product, you will still need to give those corners a little scrub to lift all the polish but it cuts your elbow grease in half! Not only does this claim to be a standard nail polish remover - but as nails have a similar structure to hair it also provides "pro-vitamin B" in order to strengthen those soft, thin nails of yours. It does so by also containing vitamin E and hydrolyzed wheat protein. Aside from all that technical jargon, I do think that the nail polish remover does help your nails to be that bit stronger. I noticed before when I purchased a different nail polish remover (Superdrug's own) each time I was removing the polish from my nails the underneath would look chipped away on some of the layers and my nails were far bendier. Upon switching back I found that the problem was remedied. Success! The only one problem is that the remover does contain acetone so if you put colour over acrylic/gel nails you won't be able to use this to remove it. However at least you can use it to remove your falsies once you are finished with them!
I can honestly say that Sally Hansen nail polish removers are the best that I have experienced. They deliver where they promise to (something that seems to be getting rarer within the beauty industry) and they provide the consumer with value for money. I know that this is one product that will always be a staple within my beauty portfolio!
Summary: My favourite nail polish remover :)
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