~Nail Polish Remover~
Superdrug offer a good range of own branded nail care products including this 'Acetone Nail Polish Remover'. This nail polish remover is designed to remove all types of nail polish but cannot be used on artificial nails. It is presented in a small, travel sized bottle containing 50ml of liquid. There is a number of safety warnings on the bottle and these should be read before using this product. The nail polish remover is BUAV approved. It has a 36month shelf life from first opening.
~Price and Availability~
This 50ml bottle can be purchased from www.superdrug.com (currently out of stock) or instore priced at 79p. The current offer is buy one, get one half price. A bigger, 250ml size is priced at £1.09.
I first bought this nail polish remover when we were going away to Thomas Land for the weekend and I didn't want to carry a big bottle of it with me. The 50ml size was perfect for travelling and I have since repurchased this as I find it the right size of bottle to use at home too. I alternate between this liquid remover and also soaked remover pads. I would have like to see an acetone free nail polish remover in this smaller size for travelling.
I haven't had any issues with the bottle leaking during travelling as the lid does screw on tight. The liquid itself is watery and tinted lilac. The small opening at the top of bottle allows a reasonable but not excessive amount of liquid to be poured out on to a cotton pad. I use this method for when I am taking off old nail polish. I also use cotton buds and find this bottle to be the right size for me to dip a cotton bud in to without dropping it right in to the bottle.
As you would expect from this type of product, there is a very strong smell of acetone. I am used to using this type of product but still can't stick the smell for long periods of time and always use this in a well ventilated area and never around my son as the smell can be overpowering. You don't need to completely soak the cotton pad/bud in liquid as a little of this nail polish remover goes a long way. I lightly moisten whichever cotton product I am using and either sweep it across my entire nail or dab around the sides of my nails to remove any 'overspill'.
I find this nail polish remover to be very effective and speedy to use. I mainly wear quite intense or dark colours on my nails and with two sweeps, the colour is normally fully removed from my nails. Whilst I don't consider this nail polish remover to be hydrating for my nails, I don't find that it dries them out at all. My nails look clean and healthy after removing the nail polish. I haven't experienced any irritation from using this product and overall, I have been impressed by how well it performs at removing nail polish from my finger and toe nails.
The 250ml bottle of nail polish remover works out best value for money but the 50ml is so convenient for going on overnights or weekends away. I often do my nails on the night that I am going out to prevent extra chipping so having a small bottle of nail polish remover with me is essential as I can be very messy when it comes to painting my nails. Whilst I do prefer acetone free nail polish removers, this one is good and I would recommend it. I would happily buy it again in the future as it is cheap and effective.
Thanks for reading :)