I decided to give my nails a new look last night and when I was about to remove the nail polish I was wearing, I realized that I already used up all of my Etude House Nail Polish Remover. I had someone buy me a nail polish remover/acetone from a store near our place. It has been a while since I bought a Php 10.00 acetone and while I was using it, I got some painful stinging sensation on the area of my hand where I had a paper cut and I also hated the smell of it. I appreciated how mild the last Etude House product was, so for this post, I'll share my thoughts on the product...
Etude House Nail Remover in #1 Mild
This 100ml bottle is only PhP 98.00.
The other variants in the Etude House PH's website are Extra Power and Nourishing Care.
There are other variants I think... I already reviewed the Grapefruit one.
*The pics above have too much contrast. The closer to the right color of the product is the first photo.
Here's the product description form Etude House's website:
Formulated low acetone content and Caster Oil to safely and effectively remove nail polish.
Dispense onto cotton pad and use pad to gently rub and wipe nails.
1. Use only as directed.
2. Avoid storing in high and low temperatures and areas exposed to direct sunlight.
3. Cease use if problems arise.
DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT, CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF
As the name suggest, this polish remover is indeed mild. The scent is floral but not over-powering and it doesn't make the skin around my nails dry out! Me likey! Usually, those areas of my fingers are dry, most probably because of all the things I use such as when I paint. Recently I've taken care of my hands and started using hand lotions more frequently and I'm happy that I used the Etude House Nail Remover in Mild to prevent drying of the skin around my nails.
I also like that the cap of this bottle doesn't get easily taken off. You have to push it down before you turn it if you want to open the bottle to take some of the product out. I have experienced some products with loose caps resulting to the product evaporating and getting wasted. Good thing I don't have to worry about that happening with this bottle.
It doesn't dry too fast on the cotton but I still have to add more product (even if it still feels damp) to effectively remove the nail polish. That's something that I have experienced with the Grapefruit variant.
But can it easily remove nail polish? I think it depends on the polish. Using this, I can easily remove the usual polishes that have 1-2 coats. It will take time if you have more coats applied. I also had trouble removing polishes that are very long lasting like the Max Factor Nailfinity polishes. The hardest to remove, whatever nail polish remover you use, are glitter polishes so I'm not even surprised if I have to use a lot of the product and a number of cotton pads.
So overall, I really appreciate that this product smells good, it's non-drying, and the packaging is great. It's quite affordable too so I believe that this product is worth-a-try if you like doing your own nails. :)