You only have to think of the strong scent to know that nail polish and subsequently nail polish remover are some of the most chemical laden beauty products so when I was told about Fresh Therapies Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover, I was intrigued to try it.
Fresh Therapies Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover is made using a blend of natural ingredients in place of the usual "nasties" such as Acetone, Acetate, Alcohol, Toulene and Butyl, to name a few. The intention is that it will be more kind and gentle to skin, preventing dry, brittle nails. What's more the ingredients are biodegradable and the product vegan friendly.
I liked that Fresh Therapies Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover was presented in a box, which is unusual for a nail polish remover and added an additional point of difference. I wouldn't say that it adds a luxurious feel as the design on the box made me think of toothpaste. Inside, is a square, glass bottle reminiscent of a perfume bottle and this unusual packaging appealed to me.
I was very dubious about trying this, convinced that it wouldn't be effective. To be honest, if I hadn't run out of my usual acetone based remover half way through removing my nail polish, it probably would have sat in my "to try" box for quite some time. I certainly would never have picked it up in a shop. Having said all of that, I absolutely loved Fresh Therapies Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover.
I was extremely impressed, finding it as effective as a regular polish remover. Perhaps you have to apply a small amount of extra pressure but it's hardly noticable- in fact, I could barely tell the difference in the performance between this and my acetone based remover when trialled side-by-side. I liked that it had a pleasant citrus scent which I found far more bearable than the usual chemical scent of nail polish remover.
After use, it left an oily residue on the nails- this might not be for everyone but personally, I liked it and it made it feel as though I was doing my nails some good rather than stripping them.
Even if you don't care about the natural element, this is a good product which I would highly recommend. The downside is the price. At £9 for just 50ml, it's far more expensive than standard nail polish removers and for me, a 50ml bottle isn't going to last long so I'd prefer to see this in a larger size. Having said that, a single OPI nail polish costs more than £9 and as I like to switch colours, nail polish remover is a product that I'd reach for on a more regular basis so perhaps I should change my mindset and invest in the everyday item. What do you think? Would you spend £9 on a nail polish remover or do you prefer to save on basics and spend on more exciting items? Comment and let me know.