I have always used Sally Hansen polish removers since I started wearing nail polish. I have ventured to try other brands and have always gone back to SH because I thought all polish removers performed the same and SH was, in my view, fair retail value & effective as any other. That is, until I started using a non-acetone polish remover from the Canadian brand Joe Fresh.
Here is my comparison of the two polish removers under the headings which I feel covers the most important aspects of the products:
(a) Effectiveness in removing dark nail polish:
Both brands perform equally well. The JF takes a wee bit more effort to dissolve the polish because it is non-acetone and for that fact I think the JF is the healthier choice.
(b) Effectiveness in removing glitter polish:
This is a surprise to me, Joe Fresh removes glitter polish better than SH. Woah?!
Joe Fresh stinks less, another plus for non-acetone!
(d) Effects on my natural nails:
Hereís the biggest kickÖmy nails have stopped chipping and peeling since I switched over to JF. All these years Iíve been complaining that my nails are too weak and brittle, that I canít grow nails any longer than 4mm and have marvelled at women who can grow amazingly long and strong nails. Iíve tried supplementing by using growth inducing/enhancing nail serums and the likes, but none have actually made a noticeable difference in the health of my nails. On top of my biological predispositions for thin weak nails, I often used them as staple removers at the office (this is not advisable by the way). 3 weeks after I switched over to JF, my nails feel noticeably thicker, stronger and have grown much longer than it has ever been. I just cannot believe the answer to my problem all these years had to come down to a measly polish remover! Some of you might be thinking, ďNo duh, everybody and their mother knows this factĒ, but I never thought of it because I thought all polish removers were the same.
In conclusion, I highly urge you to try changing your nail polish brand if you feel like your natural nails are in bad condition and need to be nurtured back to health. In my case, never knew that my nails were so sensitive that the SH polish removers made the conditions worse. I hope this review and insight helps somebody. continued >>
Excellent nail polish remover. Not drying, and removes polish quickly and easily, including very dark colours. I don't use glitter polish, so can't comment on it for that.
I transferred to a different bottle, as the open top made it too easy to pour out too much.
I've tried a few Cutex, Manicare and Priceline polish removers but this one is the best of the lot. I have a bit of a problem with dry cuticles and peeling, flaking nails but this seems to be gentler than other removers I've tried, while still doing a decent job of removing polish. Will continue to purchase (even though it's about $5.50 for 150ml AU).
it's cheap, it removes nail polish easily and doesn't dry out nails as much as other nail polish removers i've tried in the past. also, there's an acetone-free version that is less damaging for the nails.
This remover (with the pink cap) works well to remove polish quickly. It has ingredients like panthenol and vitamin E that lessen the drying effects of acetone. The bottle opening is large, so if I'm not careful, too much remover comes out.
Before I used the Cutex no acetone polish remover, and I thought that was "good" because it didn't dry out my nails until I met this. This stuff gets off even dark nail polish really well without scrubbing hard. However... since this polish remover has acetone in it, it does dry out my nails a bit.
I love this nail polish remover and the green bottle one :)
But I feel really bad when I have to remove my nail polish because the bottle will go down at least 1-2 cm for me lolz. But I'm talking about at least 4 layers of polish though :) Does the job and it doesnt take FOREVER to remove polishes :)
love this stuff. there arent many brands of nail polish removers, so this is probably the best one at the drugstore. Theres not much to say about it. It does what is says it'll do.
Cheap, efficient and smells nice for a nail polish remover. It seriously takes off polish with just one swipe of a drenched cotton ball/square. I haven't noticed any strengthening effect on my nails, but I would definitely buying it for its removing properties.
This review is for: "Sally Hansen strengthening for weak, thin nails fast & gentle nail polish remover with vitamin E & hydrolyzed wheat protein"
I've tried other brands of polish remover but I was really impressed with this when I tried it recently for the first time. It took my polish off much faster than other brands I've used and did not seem to dry out my nails like polish removers which I've used in the past. I'm definitely sticking with this one :) continued >>