Product Type: Superdrug Hand & Nail Care
Newest Review: ... a couple of months and have only used about 5 in that time. You can get this either in Superdrug stores or on their website. They are ext... more
Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads - Perfect Removers!
Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads
Member Name: anonymili
Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads
Date: 24/01/12, updated on 06/08/13 (56 review reads)
Advantages: quick and effective way to remove nail polish
I'm very girly when it comes to all things nail related. I like to keep my nails in good shape, keep them nicely filed and love to paint them regularly too. Obviously the regular painting of nails also means one has to regularly remove nail polish from said nails too, which means having nail polish remover on hand for this purpose.
I tend not to be loyal to any particular brand when it comes to nail polish remover as the price ranges are such that you get a decent sized bottle for £1 which can last 1 year or more to paying £3 for a rather small bottle just because it's branded!
I discovered Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads a few years ago as I wanted something compact to take on holiday with me rather than taking the whole bottle of nail polish remover which just takes up additional space in my suitcase. I was pleased to find Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads on a rare trip to Superdrug and thought the small lavender coloured pot looked "nice". "What does she mean by nice?" you might well ask. Well as I said I'm very girly when it comes to nail related products so the delicate lavender colour of the pot appealed to but also there wasn't a flashy logo on the label, just the words "Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads" and "with conditioner". I turned the pot over and saw there was more detailed information about the product on the other side.
Being relatively cheap and the perfect size to go into my holiday toiletry bag I bought these without a second thought.
*Do They Work?*
Quite simply, YES, they do. The instructions are short and to the point on the back of the pot. It basically tells you to dab a pad over your nail, wait a few seconds and then wipe the nail polish off. I did this and hey presto, the nail polish came off easily. I also found it relatively easy to fold the pads so as to easily get at the nail polish at the sides of my nails which can be a bit fiddly when using regular nail polish remover with cotton wool. I find my nails and fingers feel quite greasy after using these pads so always make sure I wash my hands thoroughly.
Another thing which is quite noticeable is the lack of any strong odour from these pads. Generally nail polish remover in bottles has quite a strong and somewhat unpleasant smell - quite pungent and rather over-powering. I'm happy to say that Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads don't smell unpleasant at all (not that they smell pleasant exactly) - it's just that they have a very mild enough scent that I don't barely notice it.
The best thing about using these pads is that there are no spillages, which is something that I have to admit happens fairly often when I use regular nail polish remover from a bottle.
*Do They Last?*
Each pot of Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads contains around 20 pads. I've never actually counted the pads as I'm quite happy to take their word for it that there are approximately 20 pads in a pot. I've taken this pot with me on my holidays lasting 7 days or more for the last 3 or 4 years and they're still not finished (and to give you a rough idea I've used these on 9 or 10 holidays so far). I find I can use one remover pad for all 10 nails so they really are economical to use.
*Let's Talk Money*
These Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads retail for £1.39 a pot at the time of writing and are exclusive to Superdrug stores and Superdrug online http://www.superdrug.com/other-products/​ ; superdrug-nail-polish-remover-pads/invt/​ ;219143/
*The Science Bit*
And now the bit you've been eagerly waiting for - to find out what the ingredients are! I know the other stuff above was all boring, you just wanted to know what it's all made up of. Ok, here we go... There's some Butyrolactone, Aqua Alcohol Denat, PEG-75 Lanolin, Parfum, Methylparaben, Denatonium Benzoate and good ole Panthenol. Exciting huh? Oh and they contain Bitrex too (Bitrex is an extremely bitter but harmlesssubstance which is used in household products to give such a bitter taste to a product so as to warn people off ingesting it)!
I'm not overly sure how the conditioning aspect works as I literally wash my hands with soap as soon as I've finished using these pads. I suspect it must work whilst you're actually using the pad as I don't imagine people sit with the fingers and nails feeling greasy for much time after removing their nail polish.
*Any Other Business?*
I'm sorry if the following is going to sound obvious but I'd rather say it than not! Due to the ingredients in these pads being somewhat flammable and unsafe in the hands of children, it is recommended that you don't leave these lying around for kids to play with. The vague smell which they won't recognise would possibly tempt young ones to put them in their mouth as curiosity would get the better of them. It's best to be safe rather than sorry and store them out of reach of children.
There's also a warning on the reverse side of the pot telling you to avoid contact with eyes and not to ingest (I would hope most adults would know NOT to do that). It's probably also a good idea not to leave the used pads lying around on furniture as they could cause paint to come off or other things you might not fancy having to deal with for the sake of not disposing of the used pads carefully.
I'm perfectly happy to give these Superdrug Nail Polish Remover Pads a perfect 5 out 5 for being absolutely fit for purpose, i.e. doing just what they're supposed to and doing so economically too!
Happy nail polish removing!
Summary: Non messy and easy method to remove your nail polish