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With nail polish remover, I tend not to be loyal to any particular brand of remover but I've used Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover on and off over the years as I find it reliable and cost effective.
Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover contains Multi-Fruit Acid, Green Tea Extract and Vitamin E. It claims to be "for natural nails".
Using this remover is so easy, the nail polish comes off very easily and quickly and the moisturisers and vitamins contained in the remover help ensure your nails don't break or become brittle (it does help that I somehow have quite strong nails that grow well normally anyway). A little goes a long way and the nail polish is removed with ease without having to apply a lot of pressure and it's easy to get to the corners of your nails too. Also I notice that there is no staining on the nails left as there might be with other removers.
Another good thing about this remover is that whilst there's a fairly strong aroma when opening the bottle to use, once used on your nails; there isn't that overpowering smell that many other removers have. Of course, I wash my hands and nails with soap very thoroughly straight after using as I really wouldn't want to accidentally swallow any of this stuff. Not at all recommended (and I'm not saying that from personal experience - I just always take note of warnings such as "Highly flammable. Keep away from children and from synthetic materials and polished or painted surfaces." You'll note that doesn't specifically say not to consume this product, but really I think "highly flammable" is a pretty big clue!
A 200ml Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover is commonly available in stores such as Boots, Superdrug for around £2.20 with 100ml bottles costing around £1.60. I tend to buy the 200ml bottles and these tend to last me a very long time and I haven't found the remover to be less effective when I've had the bottle for 6-8 months or more.
Overall I would rate Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover with a strong 5 out of 5. I have no issues to continue using this as it's easily available in stores where I purchase this sort of product, i.e. Boots and Superdrug. It does what it's supposed to do and because it does it so quickly I'm not exposed to the chemicals in the product for longer than a minute or two!
NB: this remover contains acetone.
I used to always buy the cheapest nail polish removers available however a few months back I tried ASDA's own brand nail polish remover which was absolutely horrendous, so had to switch to something else. As my local ASDA only stocks their own brand or Cutex, it was Cutex that I chose and I have been buying it ever since. They make a wide range of polish removers, but the one I am using is the Ultra Cleansing nail polish remover.
This comes in a small bottle which is frosted plastic through which you can see the blue liquid. The lid is a simple screw top and the opening is the same width at the bottle.
The nail polish remover is enriched with multi-fruit acid, green tea extract and vitamin E, however the bottle does not specify what benefits these ingredients have for the skin or nails.
It is described as ultra-cleansing which is perfect for me. If my nail polish chips I have a tendency to just add another coat of the same colour over the top, so by the time I come to actually remove the polish I can have many layers on there!
Like a lot of nail polish removers, this one smells very strong. It is not too unpleasant, it just has a very strong chemical scent.
To use, I simply place a cotton wool pad over the opening of the bottle and soak the pad. I then find I just need to gently rub over the surface of my nail to remove the polish. There is no manic scrubbing as there often can be with cheaper brands! I find the product to be very effective at removing all nail polish, even when I have applied many layers. It is also very effective at removing glitter nail polish, which I have found in the past to be quite stubborn.
The only problem I have found with this nail polish remover is that if I have been wearing a dark colour and my nails have become slightly stained, this will not remove any staining, despite it's 'ultra cleansing' name. I recently wore the same navy blue polish for a week and a half and when removing it, I found I had a bluish tint to my nails despite having applied a base coat. Unfortunately this stuff wouldn't get rid of the staining so I ended up painting over them in another colour.
In terms of caring for my nails, whilst I don't think I have seen any major benefits to my skin, nails or cuticles since using this, I haven't noticed any negatives in this area either and it's certainly not as drying as other brands I have used.
A 200ml bottle of this costs £2.20 from Boots or £1.98 from ASDA.
On the whole I'm pleased with this product and will continue to buy it. It doesn't dry out my nails and it gets rid of most polish quickly and effectively. It's a shame it doesn't remove staining to the nails, but I can live with that as everything else about it is so good.
~ CUTEX NAIL POLISH REMOVER ~
Cutex are a well-known brand that has been helping ladies care for their nails since 1911. Cutex do a large range of nail-care products, mainly nail varnish removers. Cutex currently have 7 nail varnish removers in bottles to buy, each are suitable for different nail types. I am reviewing the Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover. I regularly wear nail polish, and now the summer is here I tend to wear bright blue and green colours so as soon as this chips I like to remove it. The nail varnish has multi fruit acid, Green tea extract and Vitamin E which helps to remove nail polish quickly and to cleanse away polish residue and stains. The remover also contains extra caring ingredients for cuticles and nails, especially for natural nails.
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
I purchased this from my local Boots store. The nail polish remover comes in one size which is 200ml and it cost me £2.20 which I think is good value. You may also find their products in stores such as Superdrug and local supermarkets. You can also buy 100ml bottle of this for £1.60.
Other Nail Polish remover in the range includes:
* Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover
* Nourishing Nail Polish Remover
* Strengthening Nail Polish Remover
* Nail Polish Remover with Nail Whitener
* Nail Varnish Remover
~ PACKAGING ~
The nail polish remover comes what I would describe as a tear shaped bottle with a light blue lid. The bottle is white in colour and you can see the nail polish remover is a blue liquid. On the front of the bottle there is a label which states that the polish is ultra-cleansing. On the back of the product is another label which tells you a little about the product and gives you a list of ingredients as well as other information such as Caution information. The packaging stands out from other brands as Cutex is printed on the label in a large font and I know this brand has been around for a long time.
~ USING THE PRODUCT ~
The bottle was easy to open by unscrewing the lid on top. As soon as I opened it I could smell the nail polish remover which was strong and smelt just like any other nail polish remover. I took a cotton wool pad and pressed it against the top of the bottle and then put the bottle upside down and then upright again quickly. A nice amount of the nail polish remover was now on the cotton wool pad. I could see where the nail polish remover was as it left a blue circle where the liquid was. I rubbed the cotton wool pad on my nails a few times and the nail polish started to come off quite easy. I didn't need to rub the cotton wool pad too hard on my nails to remover the nail polish. After a few wipes the varnish had come off my nails completely and left them looking conditioned. I continued to do the rest of the nails. I did have to use 2 cotton wools pads, one for each hand. After taking the nail polish off I looked at my nails. My nails looked healthy and weren't discoloured from the nail varnish. I do how-ever always apply a base coat before applying varnish so this may also be the reason why there were no stains on my nails.
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
The Nail Polish Remover did a really good job at removing all traces of the dark blue nail polish I had on my nails. I didn't need to rub at my nails hard and there wasn't any polish left on my nails at all, not even around the cuticles. The nail polish remover left my nails feeling conditioned and they didn't look or feel dry. In terms of value, I think this product is very good value and I would definitely buy the other products in this range. I highly recommend this product and give it 5 out of 5 stars.
(review may also appear on ciao)
I never used to be a nail varnish 'wearer' until last year when I went to a wedding and put some on. As I tend to grow my nails long, I got into the habit of wearing nail polish on a regular basis. However, working in a restaurant means that I am not allowed to wear nail varnish at work and so nail varnish remover is also a new product to add to my dressing table.
I had been using a 'Boots' own make nail varnish remover which to be honest whilst it did do the job, it did take a lot of time and effort. Although, I ran out of it and so had to 'borrow' my sister's, which is the nail varnish remover I am going to review today.
The remover currently costs £2.19 in Boots - I know this because I bought my own bottle of it a couple of weeks ago!
The remover is light blue in colour and does look very 'chemically' and 'artificial' looking. It has a smell which reminds me of a hair salon - it has a kind of hairspray smell.
One thing which I love about this nail varnish remover is the fact that it removes the nail varnish very quickly and so usually it only takes one swipe with a piece of cotton wool and off it comes. This is good as it saves a lot of time and effort.
Not only does it take less time which makes it easier, I also like the fact that because it takes less time, you spend less time using the 'chemical'. When I have been using Boots own make nail varnish remover, it takes a very long time to completely remove the varnish - I have seen myself taking around 15-20 trying to get nail varnish off, and by then I have ended up with a headache due to the 'chemicals'. So this one is good because it means that it takes around 5 minutes to take off.
Despite the fact that this nail varnish is around £0.50 more than Boots own make, I do think that this one is better value for money as you don't end up using so much. I have used this remover around three or four times now already and the bottle is still pretty much full. I would therefore say that this bottle lasts a long time.
Another advantage of using this nail remover is the fact that I doesn't make your nails feel too dry like a lot of nail varnish removers do.
Make sure you wash your hands well after using as they do make your hands smell quite strongly.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this!
Thanks for reading!
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted under xdonzx on ciao)
Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Polish Remover!
I wear nail varnish all the time... at the moment Im being all festive with a golden apple shade of red! And there are only three things I don't like about having my nails painted. 1. smudges when its not dry. 2. Chips/flaky polishes. and worst of all 3. when it either wont come off my nails or it has stained my nails! Searching for a solution I found cutex, I haven't used it before and bought one anyway.
It contains various fruit extracts, green tea extracts and vitamin E for natural heathy looking nails. I used it yesterday and it works really well! All of my nail polish is off and there is no polish stains on my nails! which is amazing! Also my nails feel really clean, conditioned and healthy, so I use it on my nails even if I don't have any nail polish on because it just makes then look really healthy and ready for the next coat of polish!
But like all other nail polish removers it still smells disgusting, like industrial chemicals but it really works well. It is only £1.99 at Boots which if you ask me is a bargain! Cutex also make other types of polish removers such as a remover with nail whitening which i will definitely try!
Thank you for reading my review, I hope it was helpful! :D
I'm not really one for wearing nail polish and when I do its normally dark tones such as black, or the complete opposite and a french manicure. On the rare occasion that I do wear any form of polish it rarely lasts longer than an hour because I have a tendency to pick it off! (Don't you miss the peel off nail polish from your childhood?)
Since enrolling in a beauty course I realised what a mess why nails were in, and biting/peeling nail polish off wasn't helping them at all!
Now, I had been told (repeatedly) that acetone is bad for the nails, dries it out, causes them to split etc so I went to Superdrug soley on an expedition to find an acetone free remover.
On there shelves I spotted there own brand and also Cutex Ultra Cleansing. The Cutex bottle looked nicer so I picked it up. I noticed that it was acetone free and contained some lovely ingredients to thoroughly cleanse my nail plate and also condition it.
Once purchased I took it home and stored it until required.
I first used this to remove a very stubborn black nail polish. I applied it to cotton wool (note it does smell very strong and is a little unpleasent!) and placed it on my nail plate for 20 seconds before rubbing away. Quite happy to say that it took the polish off, no marks or staining at all.
My nail plate also looked so shiny and did not look like it was going to flake or split.
After using this nail polish for a few months I have been converted. I will never again just pick off my old polish or use an 'own brand' remover. It is a little bit more expensive but with this remover you know you are in good hands!
What is it?-
Cutex is a company which sells nail care products which their nail polish remover is quite popular at reasonable prices, often available at shops such at Boots, Superdrug, Savers etc. Their nail polish also comes in a different range such as nail whitening and moisture guard.
The cutex nail polish remover comes in a 200ml bottle which I think retails at £1.50 or less from your local Boots, Superdrug, Savers etc. This is quite a reasonable price when you think of the quality of the product which you are getting.
The bottle is clearish and reveals the blue liquid inside, with a blue cap which is all very sturdy and of good quality. This doesn't smell obscene either, it's the smell you'd expect from a nail polish remover but isn't over powering nor will it make you open the window.
On the back it has ingredients, a caution, barcode etc. It doesn't explain how to use it but then that's fairly obvious but still something they could put on the bottle. The packaging is kept the same within the whole range of Cutex nail polish remover, I like this as it makes it easily recognisable.
The product itself-
After a hard day of painting my bedroom my nail polish was well and truly ruined. I had a base layer, 2 coats of nail polish and a top coat of nail polish, so quite a lot of layers plus the paint but this was no hard work for Cutex. I didn't have to sand my fingers off to get this to work and was very impressed with it. It left my nails feeling soft and cleansed and healthy looking. I didn't have to use an obscene amount either and I ended up using it on my hands to get rid of the nail polish as well, which worked a charm.
What did I think?-
I swear by the Cutex range now. Especially for it's price, this is the best nail polish remover brand I've tried. Forget other brands expensive gimmicks to do a half decent job of removing your nail polish, get something you know works.
I used to buy the cheapest of the cheap nail polish removers, after all its only your fingernails and they are dead cells anyway, right?
However, changing my nail polish every other day to suit my clothes used to be a favorite pastime in my early teens, and the usual 50p remover was always there to gag me with its fumes and dry out my fingernails, as I scrubbed off the old coat.
It wasn't until my Mother bought me this remover that I realized how different a nail polish remover can feel and act.
No longer were my nails brittle and dry and I didn't have to go over my nails three hundred times before all the color was properly removed.
I loved this product from the start and have never looked back, and besides experimenting with different versions of Cutex (I also love Cutex "Nail Care Nail Polish Remover Strengthening") have stayed faithful to its simple and effective use.
The bottle is plastic with a basic screw top lid and blue liquid inside. The whole theme is blue with the cap and parts of the plastic label blue as well. You can buy it in either 100ml or 200ml. The price is between 1.50-2.50 pounds.
When you unscrew the lid the smell of acetone is quite strong, but not as bad as the previous nail polish remover that I had been using.
The consistency is like that of water.
This product is supposed to be ultra cleansing, in other words faster and better then previous versions. And I have to say in comparison to my previous nail polish remover it was like a racehorse and a pony.
It removed my nail polish with lightning speed, and didn't make my nails look like a parched piece of sandpaper.
I only needed a few drops on a cotton ball and one or two wipes to get in the corners and that was it, it did one hand, and then I just flipped the cotton ball over added a few more drops and did the other hand.
To finish my nail routine, I either rub some drops of almond oil on my nails or use some hand cream as even though this is a better nail polish remover then others, it will still eventually dry your nails, and you will need some sort of moisturizer to balance it out.
To this day this is the only brand I use and I love it! The price is higher then the pound stores versions but it feels better and lasts longer.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes to use nail polish and wants a fast and caring remover.
I hate the horrible chore of removing nail polish. Yup it is a hassle to me! Alot of nail varnish removers also require you to rub your nails quite hard which can be damaging....cutex ultra cleansing nail polish remover is a bit different.....
It comes in a 100ml bottle, has a light blue lid. I bought it from superdrug for under £1.50. It smells almost as strong as normal nail polish remover, however the bottle states on the front it contains multi fruit acid and green tea extract which give sit a slightly sweeter scent.
- This product removes even the most stubborn nail polish, as its winter times/the festive season I like to use either dark colours or glittery polishes, the cutex polish remover removes all traces of the nail polish no matter how many coats you have on
- the 100ml bottle last quite a while as you dont need too much of it for it to work effectively. I use one cotton wool ball with a little remover (turn the bottle onto the cotton wool twice, thats the exact amount I use) and I can remove all of one hands polish, if its a light colour or the polish im removing is very chipped this can sometimes be spread over two hands. This size of bottle is also handy to put in your bag if you need to?!?!
- Good for nails?? I think so. After removing the polish my nails are smooth and the cuticle are soft and clean looking.
The only negative part of this nail polish remover is application part. Although it is easy enough to get it onto a peice of cotton wool, the top could be doing with just having a little hole to 'skoosh' the remover onto, as if this is knocked over at present it just spills all over the place and if you are careless like this happens alot!
In conclusion - a fab product reasonably priced and easy to use!
I received a free bottle of this at the Clothes Show Live a couple of years ago, but I know the price is around £1.99. I have yet to finish using it, but I have liked it so far.
Although it is not as easy to use as nail polish remover pads, I prefer it as it's gentler on my nails than the other removers I have tried and not too stinky. Sometimes I find with removers that when I've taken off the nail varnish my nails look like they've been stripped and smell bad for hours, but this does not have this effect and the smell mostly disappears after a few washings.
I like that the lid is flat as it means I can use it to pour nail polish remover into so that I can dip in a cotton bud if I want to tidy up the nail varnish that gets around my skin when I apply it.
This is a good, effective product and I would recommend it.
This, like all Cutex products, is brilliant and very good value for money. It removes even the most stubborn strongly coloured nail polish gently and without drying out the nails. It even smells nice where a lot of nail-polish removers smell quite unpleasant.
The best thing to do when removing nail polish is to use good quality cottonwool, formed into a little pad, pour the tiniest amount of remover on to it and, using sweeping movements working from the base of the nail, gently wipe away the polish.
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly to remove all traces of remover - this is essential if you want to apply more polish. I have found that trying to paint nails that have just had the old polish removed without the hands and nails being washed, results in the new polish flaking because it does not stick. I have tried several brands of nail-polish remover and find Cutex to be the most gentle on the hands and nails. I would thoroughly recommend this excellent product.
Running out of nail varnish remover a couple of weeks ago I popped down to the local Boots but couldn't find my usual trustworthy Elegant Touch brand in there so I opted for Cutex Ultra Cleansing Nail Varnish Remover.
~ Packaging ~
Like most nail varnish removers, this comes in a plastic bottle with a screw top lid.
~ Price ~
Boots this 200ml bottle was £1.99.
~ What is it? ~
This is a pale blue liquid which thoroughly cleanses tough polish residue and stains.
It has extra caring ingredients for nails and cuticles, e.g. Multi-Fruit Acid, Green Tea Extract and Vitamin E
~ My experience ~
Having been so impressed with my previous varnish remover I thought that nothing would match up to it, but this product certainly does what it says on the bottle.
It's great for removing standard varnish and works equally as well on more stubborn french polish. Just apply it to cotton wool or kitchen roll, the latter of which I use as I hate the feel of cotton wool, and gently rub it across your nails and the varnish comes off very easily.
With stronger nail varnish removers your nails sometimes suffer but the 'caring' ingredients that cutex have added enables you to remove more stubborn varnishes without any adverse effects on your nails.
~ Cutex ~
Cutex have a large range of nail care products, some of which i have listed below for those of you who want an insight in to their other products:
Cutex 'Quick & Gentle' Liquid Nail Polish Removers
* 3 acetone formulas: Protein Enriched Regular, Strenghtening with gelatin & Nourishing with Vitamin E
* 1 non-acetone formula that can be used for artificial and natural nails: Protein Enriched.
Cutex 'Quick & Gentle' Instant Jar Polish Removers
These are great if you prefer a jar polish remover which enables you to just put your finger inside the sponge and rub, it works effectively to dissolve the polish and is apparantly great for removing dark nail polishes.
This is available in both acetone and non-acetone formulas.
Cutex Nail Treatments
This range targets individual nail care needs:
* Hardening Nail Treatment
* Strengthening Nail Treatment
* Growth Nail Treatment
For more information on cutex range of products visit www.cutexnails.com
To summarise, this is a very effective varnish remover that is still kind to your nails, what more could you ask for??