The alternative nail polish removers you need to know about
Thought there was one bog-standard type of nail polish remover? There are actually a wide variety! After all, the process of removing your nail polish isn’t the same each time. You might be wearing top coat, nail polish and base coat, or perhaps you've unintentionally upped the challenge with hard-to-remove glitter polish. Then there are the times you’re headed away for the weekend and don’t have space for an extra bottle of liquid in your bag. If you’re getting on a plane, this is a definite no!
With this guide, we aim to provide you with some handy alternatives to regular nail polish remover. Some customers prefer nail polish correcting pen, nail polish remover wipes or nail polish remover pots, while others would rather stick to their usual trusty nail polish remover. It's a personal preference but five options are always better than one, right?
Nail polish correcting pen
Need to erase just a small section of nail polish? Rather than wipe the whole slate clean, make use of Sephora’s Nail Polish Correcting Pen. This innovative product is perfectly-proportioned for nail art and small, intricate designs. The precision tip targets just the area in question, blitzing it with a rich acetone formula that's strong enough to remove any type of nail polish but gentle enough to protect the surface of your nail. Eradicating nail art errors and patching up pesky chips has never been easier!
Nail polish remover wipes
Many swear by nail polish remover wipes. Rather than carrying around a hefty bottle of nail polish remover, simply throw a couple of tiny wipes in your day or weekend bag for when disaster strikes. Each compact packet contains a single-use wipe, strong enough to remove polish from all 10 nails. The Sephora Instant Nail Polish Remover Wipes enrich your nails with extract of white peach as they set to work. Clean and healthy nails - why not kill two birds with one stone?
Express nail polish remover
Need results in a hurry? For the times you’re on-the-go, ensure you have Sephora's Express Nail Polish Remover to hand. This effective formula removes residue in seconds, as if by magic. Keep the bold red bottle in your bathroom cabinet along with a stash of cotton pads. Simply splash a little product across a pad and swipe it across your finger or toenails for instant results.
Nail polish remover pots
This handy invention will make you wonder why no one thought of it sooner. Skipping the need for cotton pads, this nail polish remover pot is quick and simple to use. Simply rub the remover-soaked sponge across your nails to gently rid them of nail polish residue. Not only is this product from Ciate London super convenient, it’s also nourishing and delicately sweet. A warm chocolatey scent enriches your skin, while your nails and cuticles are treated to a moisturising dose of marula oil.
Glitter nail polish remover
Glitter can be a terror to remove, right? It catches on cotton wool and doesn’t dissolve like nail polish. Luckily, Sephora’s Nail Polish Remover for Glitter is specially formulated to tackle it. If you wear nail gems, nail tattoos or nail art pen, you’ll find this product expertly-equipped at removing them, too. Better yet, the formula enriches your nails with blissful white peach and water lily extract.
2-in1 nail polish remover and prepper
When using and removing nail polish, you can run the risk of drying out your nails and cuticles. While most nail polish removers contain nail-nourishing extracts, they can still take their toll if used weekly or more. We'd strongly recommend using a 2 in-1 nail polish remover and prepper set. The luxurious wipes from Butter London do an expert job of removing old nail polish and nourishing the cuticles and nails in prep for your next mani. Each packeted wipe effectively removes polish from all 10 nails, while leaving them lovingly enriched with softening, strengthening vitamins and minerals. Job done!
Have we nailed it?
We hope we’ve filled you in on the nail polish alternatives out there. There’s plenty of products on the market for healthy, happy nails, so why not make use of them? If you’re a creature of habit, there’s always the Sephora Original Gentle Nail Polish Remover to use religiously!