* Prices may differ from that shown
I have decent nails that grow quite well, nothing to be modest about as far as I'm concerned. I like to wear nail polish and I like to change it regularly; which means I need a reliable nail polish remover. I'll put my hands up now and say I'm not loyal to any particular brand of nail polish remover. I've used many different ones over the years and can't say that I particularly favoured any one over any others.
I don't often visit Superdrug, being a diehard Boots fan but some months ago I was looking for something, I can't even remember what it was and it was out of stock in Boots so I popped into Superdrug a dozen or so doors away. Whilst browsing I remembered that I was almost out of nail polish remover having spotted Superdrug's Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover with a 250ml bottle being priced at around £1.40.
There was an Acetone Formula variety which was a translucent bottle with a lavender coloured liquid and the Acetone Free version was light blue liquid. Another thing to admit to, I don't really know the difference between acetone and acetone free nail polish so I went for the acetone free for no particular reason.
I've been using the same bottle now for over 6 months and it's not even half empty. If you consider I use it about once a week, I feel it's lasted pretty well. Using it with regular cotton wool balls, the nail polish is easy enough to remove, although I have to admit it takes longer to remove polish than, say, a brand like Cutex. Also to be perfectly truthful it smells the same as any other nail polish remover I've ever used. The only thing I have noticed is that a little does seem to go a very long way, so value for money wise this nail polish remover is pretty good value for me.
There doesn't seem to be any conditioning agents in the remover, not that it claims to have any in the first place and you do have to wash your hands very well with soap after use to get rid of the dry feeling that it left after use. It may sound like I'm sitting on the fence here but I won't say the dry feeling is any more or less than other nail polish removers I've used.
The bottle is made of fairly cheap plastic and I say this only because the third or forth time I used the nail polish remover when I was putting the lid back on I must have turned it a bit too hard as it snapped off. I've since used cello tape to keep the lid on which is pretty lazy really; I could have just gone out and bought a new bottle and poured this one down the sink.
I don't really understand whether the ingredients used in this product are good or bad for you but (sorry to state the obvious) I'd recommend reading the ingredients on the bottle before buying if you generally have bad reactions to chemicals used in nail polish removers. I would also remind anyone using this or similar products that they're very powerful so be careful to avoid spilling on painted or varnished surfaces. Also please DO NOT put your fingers in your mouth after cleaning your nails with this stuff without washing very carefully with soap as it can be VERY harmful to your health (sorry again to state the obvious)!
All in all I'm happy to give Superdrug's Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover a decent 4 out of 5 stars and a decent recommendation as a good value product. Just don't do what I did and go easy with screwing the lid back on so it doesn't break the twisty bit inside the lid!
I have to paint my nails in lots of different vibrant colours and sometimes I co-ordinate my nails to my outfit. This means that quite often I need to remove my nail polish to avoid it clashing with a bright coloured top or pair of trousers and so nail polish remover is something that I use once or twice a week and therefore I buy it on a regular basis.
Last time I had run low on nail polish remover, thanks to spilling it all over a cabinet in my bathroom, I ended up having to hurry out and replace a bottle quite urgently and so Superdrug was my shop of choice. I mainly went in to Superdrug because I wanted a hair dye that they sell and when I saw this for just £1.39 I decided it was reasonable enough for a 250ml bottle and so I put one in my basket.
The packaging for this is very simple with the bottle being a fairly strong plastic that is still a little flexible and there is a screw top lid that is easy to remove but yet secure once tightened back in place. There are no leaks from this bottle when the lid is on and that is of huge importance to me as recently I knocked some varnish everywhere, through my own fault, but I wanted something that was not going to just spill over and go everywhere.
To use this nail polish remover is very simple. I just remove the cap and then glug some out on to a cotton wool pad. I then run this along my nail before flipping it over, glugging some on the fresh side and then running this across my next nail. I then finish my nails by using a few cotton wool buds just to run along the edges of my nails to ensure that all polish is removed. This nail polish remover has a very strong smell, like most/all do but this isn't something that bothers me as I just use it for a few minutes and then I can rinse my hands, using anti-bacterial hand soap and then finish off with a nice cuticle cream and hand cream to make sure my hands and nails are as cared for as possible.
A little goes a long way with this and I can definitely get at least 3 months of twice weekly usage out of this, maybe a little more, judging from the amount that I have used in the last month or so. This is quite thin but as I use this on a cotton wool pad this doesn't matter at all and as it works well and lifts the nail polish its good enough for me.
Unless the colour is very dark I am able to just go over my nails once, twice for the very dark shades, and this lifts off the nail polish with ease. Afterwards my cuticles and the areas around my nail do feel a little dry, however that happens with all nail polish remover hence my use of cuticle and hand cream afterwards. I am going to give this 5 out of 5 as it is very effective at removing nail polish with ease and with minimal mess when used with a cotton wool pad. The price was reasonable and the packaging is strong yet easy to use.
After I started getting into nail painting again at university, my friend gave me her Superdrug nail polish remover. For some reason she had purchased two different bottles of remover (her other one from the brand Cutex) and I was more than happy to get more than half the solution still in there for free. Nevertheless this only costs £1.39 from Superdrug for a 250ml bottle which I think is very cheap indeed.
Obviously as stated in the title this nail polish remover is acetone free, acetone being a chemical regularly used in nail polish remover but is apparently drying for your nails and skin. It comes in a semi-transparent bottle with basic Superdrug labelling, so nothing fantastic here. According to the back the product has not been tested on animals and the bottle is recyclable after use. The solution is blue and of a very thin consistency, with that typical chemical smell which is to be expected.
It's very simple to apply the nail polish remover- just pour some onto a cotton wool pad and then wipe over the nail surface until all traces are removed. I find that this nail polish remover does remove polish with several rubs with me needing to use three cotton pads for each hand, especially after removing darker colours of nail polish. Occasionally I have poured too much solution over the pad and it goes all over my hands, but it has never reacted against my skin as an irritant, hence I have never needed to wash my hands after that has happened (though if you do have sensitive skin I would recommend to do so anyway). I'm guessing this is due to the lack of acetone.
Overall this nail polish does the job and so is very good value for money compared to other branded nail polish removers. So if you want to save a bit of money then I would look for this in Superdrug.
As I paint my nails quite often I need a good nail polish remover and I am not willing to spend alot of money on nail polish removers as there are other things I would rather spend my money on. But when I saw this in superdrug for about £1.29 I decided to get it as it was nice and cheap and also Acetone free. Apparently acetone has a drying effect on the nails. This is not good and I dont want my nails to break and become damaged so I decided to get it.
The bottle is quite sturdy and it is seethrough so you can see how much product you have got left in the bottle. I also like the lid of this nail polish remover it is nice and big and easy to screw on so you dont spill any product. However the opening of the bottle where the liquid comes out of it way to big so you could spill it if you left the cap off.
To use, a pour dab a piece of cotton wool onto the top of the bottle and tip it upside down to dampan the cotton wool so it is nice and moist. Then I gently move the wet cotton wool all over my nail in circular movements to remove the nail polish.
I find that the nail polish comes off quite easily with this nail polish remover. However if you are wearing dark colours such as purple, black or red it does stain your nails but that migh have just been he nail polish I was wearing.
I usually go through about 3 cotton wool pieces to remove all the nail polish on my fingers but less if I am wearing a light colour.
Overall I really recommend this nail polish remover it is cheap and easy to use not to mention it is effective and acetone free :)
I paint my nails about 3 times a week, so i need a nail polish remover that does a good job and lasts a long time! All others i have tried have smelt so horrible and i read somewhere about getting one free from acetone, so on my way home from work i popped into Superdrug and picked this up for just £1.29. (it is a Superdrug own brand so you can only buy it from here)
It comes in a 250ml bottle, which is clear and you can see that light blue colour of the liquid from the outside. It has a simple twist lid and has instructions for use on the back of the bottle. When you open this you can still smell the harsh nail polish remover smell, but i think that is just expected really. I use make up pads and tip the bottle on to pad to cover it and then start to work away at my nails, and was surprised that it came off quite quickly!
It doesn't leave my nails feeling dry like some others do, and the favourite part about this nail polish is that after you use it i have often ending up eating something and can taste that horrible taste from where I've held my food with freshly colour removed nails which is horrible! But this one leaves no taste at all! It lasts a long time aswell which is great for me, I've been using this for around 2 years now and i probably still being buying it until I'm old!
After my mum told me that acetone has a drying effect on the nails, I decided to try Superdrug's own brand of acetone-free nail polish remover. It cost about 10p more than the acetone version, but was still less than a couple of pounds - cheaper than the Cutex polish remover I had used before.
You get a really big bottle for your money. I've had mine for about a year and a half, and haven't run out yet. The product smells pretty typical of nail polish remover - I'm sure we're all familiar with that harsh, chemical smell. I've yet to find one that smells nice, though the Cutex products do have an added scent such as vanilla, which makes it a little more pleasant.
I'm not sure if it's because acetone is too important an ingredient to leave out, or that the Superdrug brand just isn't as good as more expensive alternatives, but I don't find this all that effective at removing nail polish. Sure, it gets the job done, but not without having to rub at your nails for several minutes, adding more of the product as you go. It's a decent choice for those trying to save money, but I'd recommend a Cutex product over this one.
As I have a huge nail polish collection, I am constantly changing the colour of my nail varnish and to do that I need a good nail polish remover. I have tried so many different ones, ones that cost me a fortune too and most were useless.
I was in Superdrug and I saw this certain one and it was cheap and one I had not tried so I bought it, at £1.27 for 250ml bottle I was very pleased as I get through them quite quickly.
I got home and as I was going out that night I wanted to see if this had worked and the cheaper brands really are better than the more expensive ones, I was right, it worked much better than any other nail polish remover I have used.
When I removed my nail polish I looked at them and they were immaculate, no smudges, not one sign of nail varnish on them and to make it even better it has added conditioner and my nails were left feeling a lot softer and looked shiney.
As the added conditioner left my nails soft and smooth reapplying was easy and my nails were left in really great condition.
My one problem with this is that it all comes out at once, I do prefer the bottles to have a little hole in the top so it doesn't come out as fast, I just put my cotton wool on the top and tip it for not even a second to get a thin layer, that is all you need.
The bottle is a cylinder shape with a screw top lid and the liquid is blue but you can buy the one with purple liquid too. You can see the nail polish remover as the bottle is transparent. On the front of the bottle it has one label which states that it is Superdrugs own and that it is Acetone free and it has added conditioner. Obviously it says that it is nail polish remover too. On the side it says how to use it - moisten cotton wool and wipe gently over the surface of the nail from the cuticle to the tip. It also has safety advice and tells you not to put it near heat or flame as it is highly flamable.
In conclusion, I would say personally that this nail polish remover is the best I have ever used and I have not bought any other since the first time I purchased this. I would recommend this to anybody and everybody as I have to say that it is the best on the market and at is a brilliant price.
As far as nail polishes go, this is a very good one. I bought it from Superdrug recently and have no problems with it at all. Its just as good as my more expensive nail polish removers. At the end of the day, you want them to take off your nail polish, and it does exactly that!
It was very cheap, I don't see the need to pay much for a nail polish remover. It is acetone free, which means its kinder to your nails. If you wear false nails then you need to use acetone free too as it doesnt damage them at all.
It comes in a clear bottle, which is good as you can always see how much you have left. Very easy to use, just pour onto a cotton wool pad for best results. Its best to place the cotton wool pad over the end of the bottle and then tip up so not to spill or pour out too much. Then simply wipe over your nails until the polish is completely removed.
I would definitely recommend buying, does the job as well as a more expensive polish remover.
I am always a sucker for a cheap own brand beauty product at the moment and I bought this mainly because of the fact that it was only £1.27 for 250ml bottle. Fortunately, it turned out to be a bit of a bargain as it did the job just as good as the more expensive nail polish remover that had just run out.
It doesn't contain acetone, so it is designed to be kind to your nails. Having previously used nail polish removers that do contain acetone and suffering from dry and flaky nails, I have definitely noticed a big difference in how my nails look. Granted I do not use it on a daily basis so I'm not sure how your nails would stand up if you were using it regularly but I am impressed nonetheless.
To use it, you simply pour a bit of the blue liquid onto some cotton wool. It is very easy to pour too much so you need to be careful. If it gets onto your hands, it can sting, and being blue it could stain if it comes into contact with clothes, sheets etc. It can also leave quite a strong smell on your hands (even after washing them). I can't really describe the smell exactly, but I'm sure that most people know what nail polish remover smells like!
I usually find that I only need to hold the cotton wool to my nail(s) for a few seconds to allow the nail polish remover to break down the nail polish, and then wipe across my nails. This removes most of the nail polish in one go, although you may need to spend a bit longer if you are removing deep or dark shades of nail polish.
For anyone who doesn't want to pay a fortune for a good nail polish remover, this is a good bet. I haven't noticed any difference in terms of quality between this and the more expensive nail polish that I was using prior to this. This also has the added benefit of containing no acetone, so it shouldn't make your nails any drier or worse quality than they already are.