Honestly, who doesn’t like painted nails? It’s one of those things that can express your mood or add a finishing touch to your outfit. Yes, I love nail polish. But the usual (from the drugstore) nail polish remover has a violent acetone smell and it makes my nails fragile and dry. That’s why I’m very happy to tell you the nightmare’s over because I’ve discovered Fresh Therapies natural nail polish remover and it’s a keeper.
About Fresh Therapies
I discovered Fresh Therapies quite accidentally and I just couldn’t be happier with them; the communication with Fresh Therapies was friendly (they actually care about a customer which is both important and a great plus) and the products were a pleasant surprise. The ingredients used in the nail polish remover, the wipes, the elixir and the other two products they offer (Glass Nail File and Dry wipes) are safe for you and for the environment. None of the Fresh Therapies products are tested on animals and are suitable for vegans (yay!).
As stated on their website, they don’t include any harmful ingredients that dehydrate skin, make nails dry, or irritate eyes. In other words, Fresh Therapies products are free of:
- Benzophenone 1
I received a sample package from Fresh Therapies. My sample package included:
- a friendly greeting card (which was a lovely touch)
- 3 satchels of wipes
- 2 small bottles of nail remover liquid.
Fresh Therapies natural nail polish remover (50 ml)
I got 2 small bottles of the nail polish remover. On their website you can buy a normal-size bottle that contains 50 ml.
I was very curious about the smell of the nail polish remover; being used to that usual violent remover smell, this one it’s very gentle. Yes, you can smell it, but it’s far from anything I’ve known before. I thought it was quite pleasant, with the fresh lime scent. What’s more, the smell doesn’t linger. After I washed my hands it got even fainter.
The remover did its job well; it wiped off the remaining nail polish without any difficulty. The only thing to keep in mind is that perhaps next time I should get wipes that are not cotton since these tend to soak up too much of the remover and it’s a bit difficult to balance between the proper measure. Otherwise, the remover works well, it didn’t leave any dry spots on my skin or my nails. I’d say it’s a keeper.
Dimethyl Glutarate, Dimethyl Adipate, Dimethyl Succinate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate*, Limonene*, Citrus Aurantifolia Oil*, Citral*, Linalool*
Fresh Therapies natural nail polish remover wipes
The satchels each include one nail polish remover wipe and they are packed very handy; perfect to keep in your bag for travel or emergencies. One wipe is enough for 10 nails; it was still moist after I was done using it. I believe that I could remove even more (but I was out of the painted nails, hehe). Also, neither my nails nor the skin around felt dry or brittle, as they normally do with my usual remover. The feeling that the wipes left on my hands was pleasant, due to the oily texture of the remover.
Free of acetones (finally!) this nail polish remover has a fresh, faint scent of lime, more or less the same as the liquid remover.
The nail polish was easily removed with the wipes; I had to rub the wipe a bit more on the white nail polish, but on my other hand, the blue nail polish came off easily. I imagine it was because I had several coatings of the white nail polish and only one of the blue. Still, the wipes are a keeper. Easy to work with, practical to keep around and they smell nice.
This is the size of wipe:
Wipe Material is: 50% Viscose / 50% Polyester
Dimethyl Glutarate, Dimethyl Adipate, Dimethyl Succinate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate* (coconut derived), Limonene*, Citrus Aurantifolia Oil* (lime peel), Citral*, Linalool*
You can get your Fresh Therapies nail polish remover on their website. Beside the two products I tested, they also offer a Nourishing Nail Elixir, which is definitely on my to-try list for the future.
This review is my own opinion, based on my own experience.