The polish comes in a very elegant bottle and I couldn't wait for my teeny weeny sample (£0.99) to arrive through the post to see if it lived up to its expectations. What expectations will you ask?
Making it perfect for you, your family and the planet, this natural polish remover is totally clear in colour, just like water. It has a lovely smell to it, with in a hint of lime.
This natural translucent polish remover is free from artificial acetones and is not harmful to you or your nails in anyway. In fact, instead of drying out your nails it actually moisturises the nail and surrounding cuticles, with a fragrant smell which includes a hint of lime for freshness. The lime-scented, clear formula is formulated with biodegradable food grade and plant-based ingredients that are non toxic and non-carcinogenic, making it safe for children, pregnant women and those undergoing treatment for illness. It is also suitable for vegans and has not been tested on animals.
Bloody good job I wasn't sent this product by the company as I would have had a hard time to say something positive about it. So much effort and care has been put into creating this product, it makes me sad to give a thumbs down. What a shame.
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As soon as I opened the bottle, I was greeted with a discreet smell of ... hospital. Not any hospital, mind you, a freshly cleaned with lemon hospital. The smell is not overpowering at all, it is quite discreet but I do not like it, even though I am a massive fan of lemony/citrus smells. To make matters worse, I really struggled to remove the 2 day old average crème finish polish I had on my nails. It felt like I was trying to remove a glitter nail polish. On the plus side, the remover felt very nourishing to my nails and it's something I have never experienced before. But it was too nourishing for its own good, left my fingers very greasy and I couldn't wait to rinse them off. I have never felt the need to rinse my fingers so much after removing a nail polish.
Maybe it's for the best. Did I really want to like a nail polish remover which is so expensive anyway? (cutex: £1.60 for 100ml and Eden from Fresh Therapies £12 for 50ml) taking also into account that I go through bottles of nail polish remover really fast? Maybe not. I applaud Fresh Therapies’ brave attempt at creating a kind, caring, and pong free nail polish but it's not delivering the goods for me.
Unless I have a splitting headache, I don't actually mind the typical smell of nail polish remover. In fact I am ashamed to say that I actually quite fond of it. A more discreet nail polish remover would have been handy to use on the move and when there are people around. But hey ho, never mind x