My New Year’s Resolution was to remove as many unnecessary chemicals as possible from my life. I’m switching cleaning products, foodstuffs and beauty products. And one of the first items on my list was an acetone-free nail polish remover.
I tried the butter LONDON Powder Room remover–what a joke. I could have wished the polish away faster than the product removed it. I tried Deborah Lippmann’s The Stripper remover, and it worked well. But $19 for nail polish remover? I think not. And many stores list Essie Naturally Clean Polish Remover in their acetone-free section even though the ingredients list clearly contains acetone. (Reading is hard.)
Made from soy with a good amount of cleaning power, this Priti polish remover was my clear favorite. It’s non-toxic and non-carcinogenic, and according to the website is derived from “farm crops.” It also softens skin and keeps my cuticles from splitting post-manicure.
You do need to put a bit of elbow grease into the removal, but nothing too strenuous. I also recommend using it in a well-ventilated area. It may be natural and safe, but fumes are fumes, so open a window. Otherwise, it’s a great product that does the job as well as most of the acetone-based removers I’ve used.