Thursday, 10 May 2012

Underwhelmed by Eden

How good will it be to finally have a nice discreet nail polish remover, that you can use anytime anywhere without the population in a 5 mile radius around you noticing that you are removing your nail polish? This is what brought me to order a mini sample of Eden 'Fresh Therapies' natural polish remover.

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?

They say:
In short:
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.

They say:
In length:
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.


I say:
In short:
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.  Sad smile

and in more details:
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 


Jade. said...

See i'd find this completely pointless because i dont really take nail polish off in public place but what I will say is what about the bourjois 1 second thing, i wonder how strong that smells, i really need to try that... xx

Ness said...

Bourjois 1 second remover smells of almond oil and not at all of polish remover, its also very effective, Im a convert.

jaljen said...

Great packaging but....why?
And then the product doesn't actually work? Bonkers.

LooweezBx said...

Aw that is a shame!! :(

glitterbaby40 said...

I don't mind the smell of nail polish remover but the one I'm currently using does seem to dry my nails out and they are in dreadful condition at the moment anyway. But Im quite glad this one wasn't any good because I couldn't afford it anyway!

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