I think I saw this nail polish remover first on I Want to be Her! a long time ago and finally bought it recently since my beloved Sephora polish remover has been discontinued and is nowhere to be found. It’s actually a good thing; I probably never would have tried this “natural” non-toxic nail polish remover otherwise (the Sephora remover was pretty good, and instant).
I have been leaving my nails “naked” most of the summer (and I love it!!), but I ALWAYS have my toenails polished during sandal season, and I do it myself, so I need a good polish remover. And I always prefer “natural” or non-toxic products when possible, so I was excited to try this.
You know already that I like it, or I wouldn’t be recommending it, but humor me while I tell you why:
- It’s non-toxic
- it doesn’t smell like nail polish remover. I HATE that smell.
- It leaves your nails and cuticles hydrated and sort of oily (my cuticles are super-dry anyway, so this is major)
- it’s biobased (see below)
Now, you do have to work a little to remove all your polish, but eventually it does all come off. When I was using the sephora remover, my fingers would sometimes be stained with polish afterwards (if that makes sense? I don’t know how else to explain it) and using this, when it’s gone, it’s gone. No residue or staining.
Here’s how I do it: first, I use the dropper and drop the remover on each of my nails on one hand or foot. I let it sit for a while. Then I saturate a cotton pad with more remover and hold it and push on each nail, then rub until the polish is removed. Like I said, it takes some work, but then all of a sudden, the polish is gone. And your nails and fingers/toes aren’t dry and brittle looking from the acetate. yay!
More about the USDA BioPreferred certification.
What are biobased products?
Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials and provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products.
It is a voluntary certification process and
This label assures a consumer that the product contains a verified amount of renewable biological ingredients (referred to as biobased content). Consumers can trust the label to mean what it says because manufacturer’s claims concerning the biobased content are third-party certified and strictly monitored by USDA.
If you do your nails yourself and prefer non-toxic beauty products, I really recommend this. I think it will last quite a while too, it only takes a couple of droppers full to remove polish from 10 fingers or toes. Oh, and it comes in a glass bottle, NOT PLASTIC. I am trying so hard to reduce my plastic consumption…
FYI for nail polish I’ve been using almost all Tenoverten lately; Greenwich on my toes FTW!!