These acetone free nail polish removers are a savior for my nails! Before I used these, I noticed that some of my toenails were dry and brittle looking. I wear nail polish on a daily basis and was using an acetone based nail polish remover, so that definitely left my nails drier. However, the condition of my nails got worse after a series of pedicures and one of them even chipped off. So I’m guessing that it’s because the nail polish removers used at the nail salons are much stronger or the amount used was more generous.
Ingredients of acetone free nail polish removers
The first acetone free nail polish remover I’ve tried is from Karma Organic. It is a soy nail polish remover that is free of any petroleum ingredients. Its ingredients include: propylene carbonate, soybean oil methyl exter, and tocopheryl acetate or Vitamin E. The other acetone free nail polish remover I’ve tried is Suncoat Natural Nail Polish Remover, with ingredients of ethyl lactate (from corn fermentation), methyl soyate (from soya oil), vegetable glycerin, D-limonene (from orange). You can compare them with the ingredients listed on the acetone based nail polish remover in the picture below.
Pros and cons
In terms of results, both the acetone free nail polish removers do an effective job of removing all types of nail polishes. In fact, I find myself using less amount with these nail polish removers. However, you need to rub your nails a little harder to get rid of the nail colors and the whole removing process takes longer. There is also a greasy residue after the colors are being removed but I’m not complaining as my nails are looking healthier as a result.
Cost more but saves the nails
So if you have dry and brittle nails, it’s best to use acetone free nail polish removers and switch to those that are of a more natural formulation. They do cost more but they also last longer and more importantly, you are saving your nails in the long run!
Availability and promotion
The Karmic Organic nail polish remover cost S$24 and is available at Organic Basic, located at #01-06 inside myVillage at Serangoon Gardens. It comes in a 4 fluid ounce bottle and is available in three choices; lavender, tea tree, or unscented with Vitamin E Oil. The Suncoat Natural Nail Polish Remover comes in a 60ml bottle and cost S$22 from Fantastic Find By PuppyMoo. And you maybe pleased to know that the company is offering a 10% discount on all Suncoat products from now till the end of June. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order and the subject “Viva Woman Promo” to claim the discount.
Have you tried any other acetone free nail polish removers that you can recommend?
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