I quite often use nail polish but as soon as it starts to look scratched or chipped I want to remove it. I want to remove the polish as quickly and effectively as I can without damaging my nails with harsh chemicals. I have used many different brands of nail polish removers but I recently saw this Superdrug own brand Nail Polish Remover. You can identify these Superdrug products as they are sold exclusively by the chemist chain and they also carry a distinctive silver star logo.
I bought a 250ml bottle of this polish. The product I bought comes in a semi-opaque plastic bottle with a twisting top. Product information is printed on the label. As with all Superdrug products this is BUAV approved and is suitable for vegetarians.
The product is only suitable for real nails, not artificial nails, and the directions for use are very simple. You simply apply the clear liquid to a cotton ball or pad, place on the nail for a second to saturate the surface and then wipe away.
The nail polish remover formula is thin and watery. It has a very acrid smell and I recommend not inhaling near the bottle top or near to where you have dowsed your cotton wool. It's a scent that can stick in the throat. The nasty small actually dies away when you have removed the polish and the nail surface has dried. There is no need to wash your hands after use.
I'm satisfied at how quickly and effectively the product performs. I have a lot of different types of nail varnish with different thicknesses and styles and this remover manages to take off all of them. It does not remove the underlying stain from very dark shades unfortunately. I also sometimes see the glitter from sparkly polishes left on the surface of the nail but this is mostly because the particles are too small to remove.
My nails look and feel good after using this remover. They are in good condition use after use and actually feel a little softer and less brittle after using this product.
I would definitely buy this again as I feel it does what it's supposed to do and I like that a 250ml bottle is only £1.09. This is a slight saving on other brand products. This is available at Superdrug stores now and you can also buy online. It is also available in mini 50ml sized bottles which are handy for trips.
I have tried a few different nail polish removers from the cheap ones which leave your nails incredibly dry and the more expensive ones which are super nourishing. Although this one isn't the most conditioning of all of them, it certainly strikes a good balance between conditioner and price. This one was around £1.50 when I bought it in my local Superdrug, with their standard nail polish remover being slightly cheaper and I think they had another which was slightly more expensive. I can't remember what it had in it though to justify the extra 30p!
It comes in a tall slim screw top bottle which looks slightly bigger than the leading brands such as Cutex. You must be careful of the screw top lid, I found that with mine the lid leaked slightly so just try and keep it upright as much as possible. A good thing about the bottle is that it has quite a wide neck part, which means that you can dip cotton buds straight into it, which is a bit easier than trying to pour it onto the bud itself. This is good if you're a bit heavy handed like me and have a tendency to spill things.
The smell of the product is like all other nail polish removers - horrible. It certainly isn't one of the worst smelling removers, but at the same time it certainly isn't the best. To be honest you don't really buy these types of products for the smell, and it doesn't detract from the overall score. It's a very good remover and does well with removing the darker colours without leaving too much behind. I've also tried using it with some glitter nail polish and it does really well with removing that as well - I usually find these slightly more difficult to remove and this does a brilliant job with it. The product also does a brilliant job with keeping my nails in good condition - some cheaper polishes leave them dry and brittle but this does the complete opposite. I think for the money that you're paying for this, it does an absolutely brilliant job on all accounts!
I recently popped into superdrug to buy some nail polish remover.
I found there was a range stocked on their shelves with a choice of 3-4 other ones.
I bought this one priced between at £1.09
The nail polish remover comes in a long 250ml bottle.
It has minimal packaging design but then again, I really don't need it to look flash.
The bottle includes everything you need to know - directions for use and safety advice.
The bottle also has the tag 100% happiness which means if you are not happy with it, they will give you a full refund and 25% off your next own brand purchase. This shows that they are confident in the quality of their product and I have to say I cant fault it.
The bottle has a white screw top lid which is easily opened. On opening the bottle you will notice the strong chemically smell that is the usual kind for nail polish removers. To apply the product I just tipped it onto some cotton wool pads and rubbed it over my finger nails.
The liquid is quite thin and I found I did not need to apply much for it to remove the nail polish.
I found it to remove the nail polish effortlessly and quickly. I only had to go over it twice on some nails and all traces of the nail polish were removed. I wasn't sure how it would leave my nails after the product had been applied and thought it may dry them out.. but my nails were left soft and smooth and did look clean.
Nail polish remover is highly flammable so you should be careful with it and keep it out of reach from polished or painted surfaces.
I give the product 5 stars and would purchase it again as it did what it was meant to, did not cost much and there's plenty in there that it will last me quite a while!
Thanks for reading.
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I dont normally shop at Superdrug, I tend to prefer Boots but I needed some nail polish remover and Superdrug was closer to me than Boots was so I popped in there instead.
This nail polish remover retails for around £1.40, which is great as I dont like to spend alot on nail polish remover - id rather spend more on the nail polish! The product itself comes in a clear tall and thin rounded botte with a screw off cap. The liquid is a clear purply-pink colour, its smells jst as all nail varnish removers do - no very pleasent, and very chemically!
It does the trick, removing my nail polish without having to scrub at my nails like I have with some other cheap brands. It works best applying to a cotton wool pad than brushing over your nails, you dont need much. Some nail polishs I have had to soak my cotton wool pads and use about 5 just to get my varnish off my nails, but this is not the case with this one. I use one pad for each hand.
It leaves my nails looking nice and clean and my cuticales soft, and its doesnt take long or much rubbing to get the nail varnish off, even round the edges. I would recommend this nail varnish to everyone, there's no need to buy a more expensive branded one as this works just fine and is available in all superdrug stores.
As I like to paint my nails regularly it is essential that I always have a bottle of nail polish remover to hand. My nail polish remover of choice is Superdrug's own as it is cheap and cheerful and gets the job done.
The product itself comes in a long see through bottle which allows you to see all of the purple liquid and just how much of it you have got left. The ingredients list and instructions are printed clearly on the back of the bottle but I think this is pretty self explanatory. What I really like about this packaging is the lid, this may seem strange but it is extremely secure. The lid screws on tightly and has the added feature of a fixing on the inside which the bottle opening fits into to prevent spillages. This is perfect if you need to take this product with you travelling.
Using the product is simple, you literally need to pour some of the liquid onto cotton wool and away you go.
The bottle opening is a good size so that you can place a cotton ball or pad on the top, tip it and not get nail polish remover everywhere. I use cotton wool pads and they completely cover the opening with more to spare.
There is nothing particularly special about the scent of this product; it smells like any other nail polish remover.
The liquid absorbs easily into the cotton wool, when I have been desperate to use this and have not had any cotton wool spare I have used tissue and it absorbs easily into that as well.
When you are ready to remove your nail polish the product works well to achieve this. I have found it to be effective on the majority of nail polishes; however, some of the darker polishes may need a bit of an extra rub. It does the job to remove all traces of nail polishes and leaves my nails looking lovely and healthy.
This product is formulated with glycerine which has conditioning qualities. I can't say I have noticed that my nails look any more conditioned when using this product but my nails are generally quite healthy and conditioned anyway.
As well as doing its job perfectly this product also lasts absolutely ages! I actually cannot remember when I purchased the bottle that I have now and I've still got about a fifth left. Therefore I think it is very economical considering the price.
For a 250ml bottle you will pay £1.09 in Superdrug stores, for what in my eyes is an essential this is a bargain.
In case you could not tell I highly recommend this product, it's cheap and affordable and is a quality product. 5 stars!
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I don't normally use Superdrug, but there was a huge queue in Boots, and I really needed to get some nail varnish remover, as I was walking around with seriously chipped nails! The nail polish remover was on special offer, it was buy one get one half price, so it worked out about £3 for two of these bottles.
The nail varnish remover itself is purple and clear. It comes in a tall, thin, round bottle- also purple. The lid is a round screw on and off lid. It is easy to remove and put back on and is nice and secure so it doesn't worry me too much about leakages (although not too sure I would package it in a suitcase full of clothes without putting it in a plastic bag for safety!) The nail varnish remover has that familiar chemically type smell, but I think something a little more floral has been added to take the edge off of it. I can't quite put my finger on it, but maybe it is a chamomile scent.
The nail polish remover works best when applied to cotton wool and then rubbed softy onto the nail. Compared to other nail varnish removers you only need an average amount to get the varnish off. The edges are a bit trickier and may need fresh liquid, but this is no different to other removers.
The remover does take off the top layer of shine on your nails, but all in all it leaves them in good condition. My nails were looking really good after use.
This is a good, effective nail polish remover, at a reasonable price. I would well recommend it.
During winter and summer months, I always try to find the time to paint my finger and toe nails. Due to an abundance of clothes I am constantly changing the colours, a big favourite of mine at the moment being pillar box red. Hence I constantly need to remove nail varnish. The Superdrug nail polish remover promises to remove nail polish whilst conditioning the nail underneath and at a bargain price how good is it?
The Packaging ~
Superdrug nail polish remover with conditioner comes in a translucent circular bottle and contains 250ml of light purple liquid inside. The bottle is easy to use being that it has a screw top cap, which means the liquid can literally be poured onto a cotton wool pad in the required quantity. The bottle also being circular fits neatly alongside other bottles whilst standing.
The Product ~
The purple remover is of the usual thin consistency and smells rather strongly of the alcohol/ chemical content that gives nail varnish the heave ho. This product can be applied to the nail both by soaking into a cotton wool pad or by soaking into tissue, however from experience the cotton wool option usually lasts longer and seems to cover more distance than the comparatively feeble tissue.
In Application ~
Upon soaking the remover into the chosen material the product can literally be wiped over the nail to remove colour, or for darker colours can be left to sit over the nail before rubbing. It can also be soaked onto cotton buds to enable the hard to reach areas to be removed i.e. the edges of the finger nail. This is also a useful method when painting the nails to mop up those occasional smudges.
My Experience ~
Due to the frequency that I apply and remove nail varnish I needed a product that was good value and that took off the most stubborn of nail colours. This product ticks both boxes. It is priced in Superdrug at around the £1.09 mark and I can testify that it does effectively remove 99% of nail colours. The only exception to this rule is very dark or bright red nail varnishes which do leave a hint of the colour behind even after soaking with polish remover. I am told that it is best to use an undercoat to prevent this happening and will be doing so in the future.
The product promises to condition the nail, and upon removal I have found no damage to the original nail and the nail is left shiny after treatment.
To surmise, this is a great product at a very reasonable price which is easily as good as the leading brand. Therefore I have scored it 5 stars.
Thank-you for reading my review.
This review is also posted on Ciao under the same user name.
I have only just begun to take a pride in having long nails as I have bitten my nails since as long as I can remember and over the past six months I have found that i have now borken the habit and can grow them to a nice length and file, shape and paint them.
I bought this Superdrug Nail Polish Remover With Conditioner
for £1.09 when I was last in town and it has done the job of taking off the nail polish quite well.
It helps to keep the nails in good condition and can be used on the fingers and toe nails as I like to paint them the same colour when i'm having a pamper day or on a nice warm day when I can wear my open toe sandles and dress.
The bottle is a nice purple plastic and the liquid inside is a purple colour too it does smell a little so don't get it very near your nose and keep away from the eyes and from small children getting their hands on it.
I like to use this on a cotton wool ball as you can get a little amount on and rub it gently over the nail to remove the polish. It does remove quickly without too much scrubbing over and over again. You can see it being left on the cotton wool balls as you use them.
For the price this is very good value and the bottle lasts a long time as you only need a little of the liquid to remove the polish. it doesn't strengthen the nails but I find that it does remove well so I am happy to recommend this to you. It removes quickly and my nails are dry and clean when i have used it so that I can think about filing them shaping them and putting on a different colour.
It's not often you find a cheap brand that does a good job like the more expensive brands and in this day and age if it works well, then why pay more than you can afford for something with a label name on it.
I have never really stuck with any particular brand of nail polish remover before... but this is the one that I have consistantly bought the past three times in a row. Not only is is cost - effective, but the 'conditioning' in the remover itself, I believe has truley worked.
We all know that manual labour is hard on our nails, and can sometimes lead to thinning, layering, chipping and breaking. (ARGH!) As you probably do, I tend to cover up my nail flaws with nail varnish, and only have to face the brutal truth when I remove the paint. However, I have definitely noticed a drastic change in the condition of my nails after removing the polish, now that I use superdrugs own brand!
I'm not sure about the science behind it all, so i couldn't tell you why it does what it does, but it works, and that is all that matters!
I always have atleast two coats of nailvarnish on, and it can get quite thick, so in regards to scrubbing your nails til their raw to get it off, this is not the case, which is an obvious plus. Just have your cotton wool ready and and you're nail varnish will be off in minutes.
the only flaw I can think of is the smell... but that's just because I HATE the smell of nail varnish remover! Don't we all?
I recently ran out of nail polish remover, and as I don't have one brand, I thought I would try the Superdrug own brand, which had conditioning qualities in the remover, which I thought would be beneficial to my nails, and also quickly remove the nail polish.
The nail polish remover is in a screw top, clear plastic bottle, which contains 250ml of the nail polish remover. The nail polish liquid is a light purple colour, which looks nice, but has very little appeal to customers as the way it looks doesn't effect how well the product works. The bottle has a black label on, which it has the Superdrug logo and some basic information on the product, such as, the conditioning properties the nail polish remover has.
Application of the nail polish remover is a very easy process, for smaller areas, use a cotton bud dipped into the bottle and rub over area of nail polish to remove. For the whole nail, I find using a cotton pad is easier, and I just tip a small amount of the nail polish remover on the pad, and rub over nail. Although it is difficult to control how much the cotton pad has, but easier and quicker to use. The smell of the nail polish remover is the same as any other, a strong chemical like smell, which you can't avoid, but if you really hate the smell I would avoid the bottled liquid and maybe try nail polish remover pads, which means the smell wouldn't be as strong.
The effects of using the Superdrug nail polish remover, was that my nail polish was removed very easily, although in some places, such as the sides on my nails, meant I had to rub abit harder to remove all the nail polish. But for most of the nails, it just took one movement of rubbing to remove most of the nail polish of the nail, which was a positive as I didn't want to be scrubbing and chipping the nail polish off, and the both hands took no more then 5 minutes to get all the nail polish off. Because of the Glycerin, in the nail polish remover it was claimed that the nail polish remover had conditioning properties to it, which I faintly noticed, as my nails did feel better, but I wasn't sure if that was because for the nail polish remover or because my nail are breathing after the nail polish being removed. The effects of the conditioning didn't last that long, so I'm assuming it wasn't because of the effects in the nail polish remover.
Even though the conditioning effect wasn't obvious, I would still highly recommend the Superdrug Nail polish remover with Conditioner, as it is a really effective nail polish remover, and quickly and easily removes nail polish and also the amount in the 250ml bottle lasts a very long time, which is really good value for money!
Superdrug Nail Polish Remover with Conditioner is only available at Superdrug stores and online, and only cots £1.09, which is a great price for the product, a must have!
I have a variety of different nail varnish removers, from pads to liquids and I do think that this one is a good one out there.
The product --> It comes in no fancy packaging but thats fine because it does the job perfectly well. It is in a clear plastic bottle with black writing on it. The remover itself is a light purple. It does the job very quickly and easy. I soak cotton wool and then apply to my nails for about a minute and find that it just lifts off really well after that. It contains glycerin, which is how the formula is so conditioning. It is 250ml.
The cost --> It is £1.09, and really does last for months! It is a great budget buy and it also conditions too.
It smells quite strong but I am yet to fine one that isnt too overpowering - this is just the trait of all nail varnish removers out there.
I don't have too much else to comment on this product - other than it is fab to have, cheap to buy and really does condition and offer healthy clean nails!
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The price is £1.09 for 250ml.
Going on the amount you get I do think that this is reasonable especially when you think about how long nail polish remover will last the average person.
The nail varnish remover comes in a round bottle which is see through so you can see the liquid inside.
The colour of the nail varnish is a very nice lilac colour and makes the bottle look quite girly, the lid is also see through and the twist of type.
Over the bottle is 2 stickers which tell us information about the remover.
Overall, for £1.09 I didn't expect much to go into the packaging, its very average looking and nothing special.
'This nail polish remover with acetone removes all traces of even the most stubborn nail polishes quickly and effectively. Formulated with glycerin, known for its moisturising properties, to help prevent your nails from drying out.'
After having my blue nail varnish on for a few weeks, without it coming off and me repainting it, I decided it was time for a change! I had no nail varnish remover so asked my OH to go out and get me one and this is what he returned with. It sounded perfect, the varnish is probably the most stubborn ever after being gone over for weeks on end, my nails are also very dry and brittle so a product that wouldn't dry these out any more than they already were sounded great.
When opening up the bottle you get a huge whiff of the polish remover, its absolutely foul and makes me feel like I have a headache, but once the liquid is on the pad the smell is no longer noticeable, maybe a little but not as strong as it was.
The liquid is quite watery, doesn't feel greasy whilst going on to your nails, feels quite refreshing and light, I do have lots of cuts and marks around my nails though because I have a habbit of biting them until they are really sore, the liquid really stung but I guess that's my fault, not the products, so what I am saying is if you are like me and bite and pick, this will hurt..but I'm sure all on the market will since they all do the same thing...?
Anyway, did the varnish come of? well it didn't come of quickly, it took a lot of pressure down onto my nails and scrubbing up and down for it to come off, I guess though this was because of all the varnish build up, still it was nice to be left with my 'natural' nails and no longer a bold blue, I have now painted them a lovely nude colour, I made a mistake whilst doing this and I found that a simple wipe with the cotton and the nude colour came of a lot easier than the blue so it must just of been quite tough to get of because of the amount of time it had been on.
Great product and worth the price, highly recommend!
I've actually used this particular nail varnish remover for years as it is so cheap at under £1 for a large 250ml bottle. They also stock Superdrugs own acetone free version which is about 20p more expensive but I never bother with that one.
It comes in a slightly frosted white plastic bottle with a screw top lid. You can clearly see the liquid inside which is of a light purple colour. The consistency is almost water like and the funnel area where you tip it out isn't too large. I have had problems with other nail polish removers the funnel bit being too big and then resulted in me pouring out loads and stripping the varnish off my dining room table! Not good! The lids on my last 2 bottles have somehow broke so i have to be careful and make sure I don't throw it into my makeup box. I tend to use cotton wool pads with this rather than balls as I find it is a lot easier. Whats great about this remover as you do not need to scrub at the nail to get the varnish off, just hold for a few seconds and wipe. The smell isn't overpowering like some, it still smells but no where near as bad as others. I'm not entirely sure about the conditioning in the remover but then again i always moisturize my hands after taking the polish off. It's also not greasy at all which I hate in removers. I would definitely recommend using this as it is such a bargain and works just as well as any other brand out there.
The think I hate most in life, is when I go to re-paint my nails and I have no nail varnish remover left! So I recently went out and brought myself three bottles of Superdrug's own brand remover.
*About the product*
This product is designed to remove nail varnish quickly and easily. Superdrug's nail varnish remover also has a conditioner in it, it is specially formulated with Glycerin which, apparently, is known for it's conditioning qualities.
The nail varnish remover is priced at 99p for a 250ml bottle, not bad at all!
The nail varnish remover is shown in the picture above. The bottle is clear and holds a purple liquid remover. There is a black 'superdrug nail varnish remover' label on the front of the bottle. The back of the bottle has a little paragraph about the product and a directions to use section.
*Directions for use*
It is recommended that you use cotton wool, soaked in the varnish remover, and wipe gently from the bottom of the nail to the tip to remove the nail varnish. Depending on the brand of nail varnish that you use, you may need to repeat this more than once in order to completely remove the product.
I always find that nail varnish remover doesn't remove the product that I have on. I always use Barry M nail varnish and have recently read that this varnish can stain your nails. I found that the Superdrug nail varnish remover was very effective and took off all of the colour on my nails, including the staining, very quickly. Also, the conditioning ingredient seemed to work and my nails did not feel dried out and rough after using it.
I ran out of nail varnish remover the other day and therefore went to add some to my weekly online shop. However, for some reason there wasnt any on the website even though I know they stock it as I have bought it from there numerous times before.
Therefore, when I was next in my local town I decided to pop into Superdrug to pick some up. I was only after a cheap version, really trying to watch the pennies at the moment! So when I spotted this for just 99p I picked it straight up. There is also an acetone free version which costs about 20p more (I think!).
The bottle is just like the one shown in the picture above. The bottle is see through and the product inside is a light purple colour. The bottle tells me I can use this on my hands and feet and it also points out that it is a conditioning nail polish remover, therefore meaning my nails should stay in better condition!
The bottle size is 250ml and it will last 36 months once open. Nail varnish remover always lasts me forever despite using it at least 3 times a week, this is because you use so little of it. Therefore for 99p this is a bargain in my opinion as usually a bottle this size lasts me well over 6 months.
So to use the polish remover you simply squirt a bit onto cotton wool and then wipe it over your nail. I like to use cotton wool pads simply because they tear less easily and I find it quicker and easier. Pouring the remover is easy, the bottle neck is quite small meaning it is easy to control how much you pour out.
Wiping the remover over my nail I was pleased to see how quickly it was removing all traces of nail polish. I didnt particularly have to rub the nail and it slid off really easily. I use one cotton wool pad per hand and this will remove all traces regardless of colour. It also removes glitter polishes really well which is a relief as I have found these difficult to remove in the past. It works quickly and is easy to use, it takes less than a minute to remove all of your nail varnish.
The smell isnt too bad. Often with nail polish removers I need to open the window to allow a breeze through my house but this one is not a problem and nobody has complained about the smell (which they usually do!).
I have also noticed my nails are in better condition since using this, they used to peel and break easily but I have not had any of this since using this (touch wood)!
Therefore I think this is a great product for a brilliant price, I will continue to use this and buy more when my bottle finally runs out.