I keep buying different polish remover sponge-tub products hoping that one will actually make polish removal quicker and easier, but every one I've tried, including this one, have disappointed me.
Kwik Off isn't a terrible product, but I find using cotton pads and a plain ol' bottle of polish remover to be easier and more effective. The smell of this isn't overpowering, and the sponge inside was very soft and didn't break into pieces like other similar products have. But I found it very difficult to remove all traces of polish, especially around the corners and edges of my nails, to be difficult. Most of the time I had to clean up the polish this had missed with a cotton pad and a bottle of remover, which kind of defeated the purpose of using this. Also, I found it hard to get my shorter fingers deep enough into the tub to really saturate them with the remover. And once I did, it still took several swirls of my finger to get most of the polish off. I'd say it took 30-45 seconds per finger. Doesn't seem like too much time, but a soaked cotton pad can remove almost all polish in a single, quick swipe. My last complaint is that I feel like this gets used up pretty quickly. I do my nails about twice a week, and a tub of this only lasted about a month before it was all dried up. I can buy a huge bottle of polish remover that will last me several months for the same price.
I think I'm done with products like this. I wish they worked better for me, but I just find them a pain to use and not as effective as the old fashioned method.
Just started to use this so far. I feel if removes polish very fast and easy. But I can't really use it on my toe nails!
I love this thing so much! It is just so much quicker to take nail polish off with this sponge, taking nail polish off is not a chore anymore. I will say that I am now (after about 2 weeks of using it) having a problem with little sponge pieces coming off but this really wasnt a problem until I tried to take off very stubborn glitter nail polish with it. I had one of these before and it lasted me a lot longer so I just need to avoid the strong glittery nail polishes.
I bought this product, and I liked it a lot at first. Until after 5 or so uses, the sponge started to fall apart like crazy, leaving pieces all over my fingers. As well as huge chunks coming off of it. It is bad enough I already struggle with dry dry skin on my fingers, but this dries my skin out even worse.
This product is perfect for LAZY people like me! So if you are lazy, listen up! This is the second time I brought this product because it works amazing. All you have to do is stick your finger into any of the three slits in the sponge that is soaked with alcohol and then twist/twirl it around and all your nail polish comes off! This product is very easy to use since all you have to do is twist your finger around the sponge for your nail polish to come off, but the only downside is that this remover is not the best for darker nail polish. When you remove your darker nail polish in the sponge, it gets dirty and leaves a bit of the dark color on your finger when you are twirling it. But for me I would designate one of the little slits in the sponge just for my dark polish and then use that to get rid of my dark polish first, then go to a different slit in the sponge to get rid of the dark color that might have been left on my finger from twisting in the slit before. And for me, this product does not dry out my skin, my skin still feels smooth and gentle after sticking it into the sponge. Overall, I would never switch back to cotton balls and alcohol since it takes longer to remove my polish. I love my Sally Hansen Kwik off nail polish remover because it is such a simple/ quick product for getting rid of nail polish.
I have this in Moisturizing with Vitamin E and Aloe (the light green cap), and I have to say this is by far my favorite nail polish remover of all time. When I first bought this I was skeptical, but I am a believer now. First of all, the sponge is the softest thing I have ever felt. It smells divine for a nail polish remover, like sweet aloe. It leaves my skin soft and does not dry out my sensitive cuticles. I would definitely recommend this to anyone tired of the harsh removers or anyone with sensitive cuticles. This will not repair your cuticles or nails, but it is not nearly as damaging as the other removers out there.
I have this in the regular kind with keratin protein and the apricot extract one with vitamin e. They come with 118 ml and depending on how often you use it, will last a long time. I prefer the apricot extract version because it smells nicer. Like other reviewers mentioned, this stuff is so much easier to use than polish remover and a cotton pad. It gets off even the stubbornest of my polishes. I'm talking glittery layers and nail art here! I can imagine if you use it a lot your cuticles will get dry...but you should be using cuticle cream or oil on them nightly anyways. This is a MUST if you like doing your nails and taking off your chipping polish without a hassle. I'll definitely keep purchasing this.
I bought the vitamin e & chamomile one. Love love love this product!
I change my nail polish a lot and I'm pretty lazy and I absolutely hate sitting there scrubbing away at my nails for ages with cotton and nail polish remover.
This product makes it so quick and easy!
I just stick a finger in the sponge, turn it around a couple of times and just scrape my nail on the sponge when I take my nail out, wipe my finger dry with a tissue and when I've finished I just wash my hands and scrub under my nails.
It doesn't dry out my skin which is great!
It doesn't smell too bad either!
The only bad things about this product..:
After a while the sponge/liquid gets very coloured from the nail polish.
It does cost more than just a bottle of remover (but I do think it is worth it!)
It's easy to accidentally tip over/spill. but that's not really the products fault.. You've just got to be careful!
Oh yeah and make sure you close the lid very tightly so it doesn't leak.
My sister loves this product, so I decided to give it a try. Do. Not. Like! I like to wear dark polishes and after a long while of scrubbing with that sponge, I still had dark edges to my nails. A top coat makes things much more difficult, I've found I have to scratch off the topcoat while alternating soaking my nails. It is VERY drying and spills easily. I'll go back to regular old polish remover.
I got this product for free. I love it at the first use as it removes my glitter nail polish easily.
Until..a few more usage..I then realized my nails are really dried from it! Need to use a lot of hand and nail moisturizer constantly. I accidentally tilt the bottle and it leaks to my rhinestone wheel...and that was the end of my rhinestone wheel! it actually eats away the rubber!! AIKS!!!
I rate it 2. It is a useful product but need to be use with care and loads of hand and nail moisturizer! It is like..convenience versus errm...soft nails? if that make sense...