Thursday 7 February 2013

Speed Review: Fresh Therapies Eden Natural Nail Polish Remover

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.


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