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I love this product! It is my everyday remover. I use pure acetone for glitters and glue remover, but everything else comes off with this stuff. I don't find it drying, and it is very fast. Even the darkest polishes are completely gone in under a minute and without rubbing. It cuts though two coats of strengthener, 2-3 coats of polish and a coat of seche vite easily. The only type of polishes that cause me any grief are super dense glitters but someone with more patience than I would probably be fine using this.
A lot of people are turned off by the acetone content, but you do more damage to your nail plate by rubbing and pressing them when struggling with non-acetone removers. The less you stress you nail plate, the happier they will be. Since I started using this remover, I have noticed my nails don't peel as easily or as badly as when I was using other removers.
----- General information -----
I have used many different brands of nail vanish remover, and have never been fussy about it. As long as it did the job of removing my nail polish, I was happy. About 6 months ago, I started watching youtube videos on how to create different nail designs, and so I would paint my nails every night, taking it off at least three times until I was happy with the result of my painting. It was around this time that I decided to get a nail varnish remover that would also help my skin, as the skin around my finger nails started getting pretty dry.
----- Why did I buy this particular brand? -----
I bought this brand because I believe Sally Hansen have a good reputation in the nail world. I have always heard good things about their products, and any I have used in the past have been of a high standard. This nail varnish remover matched my needs as it contains Aloe Vera, Pro- Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, to keep the nails and skin moisturised. I though it was worth a try at £2 at my local beauty shop.
----- What does it look like -----
The bottle is exactly as pictured above. It comes in 200ml, and is a type of Aqua colour.
----- Did it work? -----
The product really did work. It removed my nail varnish quicker than most nail varnish removers I have used before, AND it kept its word on the moisturising front too. My nails didn't seem as brittle, and the skin around them was no longer slightly sore, which was strange as usually it stings when polish remover gets in to the mini cuts. I was surprised as it seemed to have an instant soothing effect, and it actually exceeded the expectations that I had.
----- Overall -----
I really really love this product. I continue to purchase it, even at the full price of £2.50 in the local store. I now have higher standards when it comes to nail varnish remover, and Sally Hansen has set that standard, and that will be a hard one to beat.
One of the main reasons to buy nail polish remover is to REMOVE the nail polish, but after scrubbing and scrubbing with tons of the remover, there were still several places that still had polish! Bottom line: save your time and money and do not buy this product.
I have quite long nails and like to wear nail polish all the time. I occasionally leave my nail bare for a couple of days but for a change but this isn't very often I like my nails bare looking. I am not loyal to any brand of nail polish remover and just buy which one I fancy at the time or one I have bought before and quite like. This one is a remover I hadn't bought before so thought I would give it a go.
It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with the name clearly on the front and so can easily be spotted on a shelf. The liquid is just like water in consistency and it is a pale lilac colour. It has quite a strong smell to it being just like any other polish remover and not really a pleasant smell but it isn't too nasty. It doesn't linger for too long in the room it is being used, so that's a good thing about the smell.
It is very easy to use it by just pouring a little onto a cotton wool pad, ball or wool from a roll and gently holding it over the nail and allow it to soak into the nail polish. I tend to hold it each of my nails for around 20 seconds or so and then simply wipe the polish away. I leave it to penetrate the polish so that I don't have to wipe it too roughly and damage my nails. This remover dissolves the polish really well in just 20 seconds and even less time. I generally find this length of time just helps me not to have to apply more of the liquid onto another pad if any of the polish hasn't completely been removed the first time.
I have very strong nails which don't break too often which I am pleased about before I find it really annoying when I have broke a nail. This remover is designed to strengthen nails and leave them in a very good condition. I have been using this remover for around 3 weeks or so and although my nails are still quite strong they don't appear any stronger than normal. Maybe if you haven't got very strong nails you may notice a huge difference but I cannot see any change in the strength of my nails using this remover. The surface of my nails do feel nice and smooth after using the remover, so I would say it does moisturise them really well.
Although there is no change in the condition of my nails I have found that none of my nails have broken in the past 3 weeks so I would say this maybe does strengthen them because usually I have at least a chipped nail but I haven't in the past weeks since using this polish remover.
It contains Vitamin E, pro vitamin B5 and Hydrolyzed Wheat protein to help with dry brittle nails and to help strengthen them and make them stronger and to also moisturise them so they don't feel dry.
I like the way this one works for removing polish and it even removes 2 coats plus a base coat really well without having to use it twice to remove it completely. I do think it is always wise to hold the pad onto the nail for the length of time I stated above to benefit the most from this remover. I have tested it holding the pad for around 10 seconds or so and I find all of the polish hasn't been removed and I have had to use more of the remover.
This remover gives my nails a good base to then apply nail polish. My polish sits well on my nails after using this one.
It hasn't irritated the skin around my nails or my cuticles and it hasn't caused any rashes etc.
For a 200ml it cost £2 and I think it is very good value for this price and well worth it. The quality is really good too.
This removes is one I recommend to anyone looking for a remover which works well and in no time at all and one which isn't too harsh for the nails. I think it is a gentle remover. It is one I won't hesitate in buying again sometime in the future.
I give this remover 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I decided a few weeks ago to paint my nails something I haven't done in a long time. My nails are not great and they bend and snap very easily. Usually nail polish remover makes this worse as it dries my nails terribly. I chose a Sally Hansen nail polish remover as it was described as moisturising on the bottle and also acetone free.
The bottle cost me £2 in Tesco. I also noticed that they stock other nail polish removers by Sally Hansen covering everything from brittle nails to soft and weak nails.
The nail polish remover is blue in colour and comes in a bottle with a screw off cap. The bottle states that as well as removing nail polish gently it also helps to promote healthy nails as it contains vitamin E and aloe vera to help strengthen dry and brittle nails as well as provide moisturisation.
To use the nail polish remover you are recommended to use a cotton wool ball or pad apply a small amount of the remover to the pad and hold on the nail for a few seconds before wiping the polish away.
I normally wear a few layers of polish and also a base coat and a top coat. The latest colour I had on my nails was navy blue which normally takes a lot of effort to remove. This polish remover dissolved a lot of the polish on the first attempt.
After using this my nails felt soft and I didn't get the tight feeling I sometimes get when I use other removers. My nails also looked healthy again when I have used removers with acetone I have noticed the top surface of my nail can sometimes look coarse and rough. This didn't happen with this particular remover.
I can't say I have noticed any difference in the condition of my nails they are still weak and bendy but I think that this helps in removing polish as it doesn't dry out the nails surface.
A bottle lasts me a long time so in my opinion it is worth the extra cost.
I wouldn't say I'm loyal to any particular brand of nail varnish remover, since they all do the same job anyway. I usually just buy whatever the cheapest one in the shop is, and recently I got the Sally Hansen Acetone free Polish Remover in Asda. I didn't buy this because it was Acetone free, but because it was cheap, although it did make me curious about what Acetone is.
Acetone is a chemical typically found in cleaning products. It's also a component in superglue remover. Studies suggest that Acetone can be toxic when ingested or inhaled, and can cause irritation to the throat and eyes. I didn't know this about Acetone before, since I just bought whichever nail varnish remover was on offer, but after reading about it, I'm going to try and avoid using it. It's also used in some food packaging, so it may not be possible to avoid it completely, but I can avoid using it on my nails.
USING THE PRODUCT
I usually use cotton wool pads when removing my nail varnish, since i find them more absorbent and easier to use. If I don't have any available, I use kitchen roll, since toilet paper and tissues are soaked through too easily and makes a mess. The opening of the bottle isn't too big, so it's easy to pour some of the product out, without it all spilling out at once. I find this very useful, since I've covered myself in nail varnish remover too many times to count.
Although nail varnish removers generally do the same job, I have found that if I've used a top/bottom coat along with a few coats of a good quality nail varnish, it does take a little while to come off. However, the last time I used this product, the top/bottom coats and colour came off very quickly. It took minimal effort from me, whereas with some other nail varnish removers I'd had to rub the nail repeatedly.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS FROM THIS PRODUCT?
The product is enriched with Vitamin E and Chamomile, which are essential nutrients for healthy nails. I've always had quite weak nails, and I have found since using this that my nails do feel a bit stronger. However, since my nails are always painted, I can't really pass judgement on whether or not the product has made a major difference.
I can't remember the exact price of this when I bought it, but I think it was on offer at around £1.50. The price is currently £2 in ASDA, and the bottle is 200ml. This works out at £1 per 100ml, and I thought this was a good deal, since the product works so well.
After using this nail varnish remover, I've become loyal to it. Before I used it, I just bought any nail varnish that I could find on offer, regardless of brand. Now I can safely say that I will be sticking to this product. It's cheap, but it does the job quickly, with no fuss and no mess. 5 stars from me.
I am not particularly brand-loyal when it comes to nail polish remover. I usually use the little pots of wipes, but have found that they are not always effective at removing multiple layers of dark varnish - and as you need several of them to do the job, they are not particularly good value for money either. Because of this, I decided to try out a bottled nail polish remover, coupled with cotton wool pads, as an alternative solution. The bottle I chose was Sally Hansen Regular Nail Polish Remover.
* The Product *
Sally Hansen is a well-established US beauty brand which is probably best known for its nail products. They sell a range of different nail polish removers, ranging from the most basic type for 'regular' nails to more specialist versions designed to improve nail quality or remove artificial nails. My nails are fairly average so I went for the 'regular polish remover' which is said to be suitable for all nail types. This comes in a semi-transparent plastic bottle with a screw on lid. The liquid itself is a pale purple in colour and a similar texture to water. It is said to contain Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Apricot Extract to help moisturise and prevent brittleness in nails, while removing nail polish quickly and effectively. The scent of the product is fairly strong when you sniff the bottle (and not particularly nice), although this is typical of nail polish remover in my opinion. On the plus side, it doesn't really seem to linger on your nails when used and the intensity of the smell diminishes the further away it is from your nose, and the less concentrated the liquid is. In other words, it stinks when you put your nose on to the top of the bottle, but is much less noticeable when you are using it to remove your nail polish.
* Does it Work? *
In my experience, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. I have used it a few times and it has always removed my nail polish quickly and effectively. On average, I would use a few drops of this on a cotton wool pad for each hand and this would remove all the nail polish. For darker nail polish, I sometimes need to use a second pad and a bit more remover to get off the last traces of polish, but this isn't too bad. I tend to paint my nails with a base coat, two layers of polish and a quick-dry, high-gloss top coat and it takes a minimal amount of time to remove all this. The only minor reservation I would have, and this is true of all the removers I have tried, is that it doesn't always remove all traces of polish from the edge of my nails using the cotton wool pad. I usually have to use a cotton wool bud dipped in the remover on the extreme edges to make sure that they are completely free of polish. In terms of the effect that this product has on my nails, I am also relatively impressed. They do feel more moisturised and in better condition after using this, although some of that may be down to the improvement in the weather as I find that my nails, like my hands, suffer during the cold winter months. Mu cuticles also feel softer and my fingers are less prone to cracking around the nail beds.
* Price and Purchasing *
I bought this 200ml bottle of nail polish remover in Boots for £2.45. I think this represents pretty good value for money as it does the job that I want it to do, and a bottle will last for a reasonable length of time.
* Final Thoughts *
This is a nail polish remover which I would not hesitate to recommend. It is simple to use, good value for money and removes nail polish quickly and effectively. It also leaves nails feeling like they are in a good condition which is an added bonus. I was impressed by the speed at which it removed multiple layers of nail polish. I have yet to try it on glitter polish (always trickier to remove in my opinion) or any of the 'special effects' type polishes but for the removal of a normal, good-quality polish it does a very efficient job. I just wish it smelt a bit nicer!