Do not buy Cutex non acetone nail polish remover, ever. I had decided to give myself a manicure. I took lots of time to exfoliate and moisturizer my hands, push back my cuticles...the whole nine yards. I rarely wear nail polish so my polish job looked awful after two days. Time to take it off. So I reach for this product to remove the botched polish job. Well it took forever, it's still not all off, but I couldn't subject my hands to anymore time soaked in the remover. A week later my finger tips, cuticles and nails look horrible they are so dried out. So much for pampering my hands on Super Bowl Sunday. I had better luck with my impromptu haircut the same evening. Does anyone have a recommendation for a nice polish remover?
These types of non acetone polish removers are the reason I only use 100% acetone now. It simply does NOT remove polish unless you super saturate a cotton pad with it and go over it again and again and again, each time pouring more of the remover on to the pad. I spent more time trying to remove my nail polish with this remover than trimming, buffing and applying polish. I don't wear nail polish all the time so the concern of acetone drying up my nails is no big deal but now when ever I have to remove polish I only use acetone.
I have enviornmental concerns, so I decided to not use acetone. I kind of hate non-acetone removers! I would spend so much friggin' time getting the nail polish off, that by the time I had finished, I was too tired to cut, file, and re-polish.
I bought a second bottle, again, loving the enviornment more than the time I was spending, wrestling my glitter polishes. It wasn't until I let my friend borrow the remover that I became utterly embarassed by the ineffectiveness of it. She was wrestling with her nail polish too.
I got so fed up, that I decided, not only am I not going to care about acetone being in my remover, I'm going to buy 100% acetone. Boy oh boy! It was like the clouds split open, the sun shined down, and a chior of angels were singing!
NEVER AGAIN WITH NON-ACETONE REMOVERS!
This remover is such crap. It took me a half an hour to remove polish from my nails - and it was JUST polish, no base or top coat. The worst part - the skin on my thumb, pointer and middle fingers (the ones holding the napkin I used to rub off the polish) was completely dried out and cracked. One of my thumbs PEELED and is now red, wrinkly and completely gross. NEVER AGAIN will I even look at this garbage.
This product is AWFUL!! I bought this because I was looking for a non acetone remover and the bottle really was attractive. This is the WORST polish remover I have EVER used.
It is completely useless. It doesn't even remove the product! And it smells like decaying...something.
None the less, I saved the bottle so I could use it for other removers. That's probably the only good thing.
Bought this because of the "gentle" and "acetone-free" concept... worst decision ever. Doesn't work and leaves a chemical plant-like smell even after multiple hand washes. After undergraduate organic chemistry lab class, I also have decided that acetone is the best thing ever. Screw you acetone-free!!!
plain horrible. It took me 30 minutes to scrub nail polish off my toes with this product. It shouldnt even be sold as a nail polish remover. probably the worst product ive ever used
Dosn't remove the polish. And smells like an old lady that hasn't taken a bath in 2 years. Yeah that about sums it up. Why can't we give something a 0.
I hate this, plain and simple. I bought a bottle on a whim because it was one of the only removers in the store I went to. As other reviewers have said, it hardly can even be called a nail-polish remover; I went through two cotton squares trying to get polish off of one thumb. It also definitely does smear polish all over the place. It left my nails and fingertips very oily and made my nails feel weak. I debated throwing away a huge, basically brand-new bottle because I don't like to waste, but there's no way I would keep it in the house and possibly torture someone else!
I bought the one with the mug with sponge soaked with nail-polish remover, it stinks, dirty and uneasy to use. the remover is less corrosive though.