Gosh, I never thought I’d be reviewing a nail polish remover, but here I am. I took advantage of a recent offer from Zoya. Purchase $10 or more and get free shipping and a full-size bottle of Zoya 3-in-1 Formula Remove+, a multi-tasking product that’s part of their Color Lock System and is touted as:
- polish remover
- nail cleaner
- nail prep.
I bought two bottles of polish from the Naturel 2 collection for fall: Madeline and Aubrey. I loved the original Naturel collection, so I had to have a couple of these babies.
Added bonus, they coordinate with Brigitte from the Transitional Naturel Collection that I already own,
and they also look good with the new Milani Nail Lacquers in Pink Beige and Mauving Forward
so I can do an ombre mani where every nail is a different shade of the same color family. Psyched!
But I digress. Back to Remove+.
For years, I’ve been using the nail polish removers from CVS that come in plastic tubs with sponge inside that you swirl your fingers around in to remove the polish. I’m lazy and that seemed easier. But at this time of the year, my exfoliative keratolysis (the skin on my thumbs dries out, turns white, splits, peels off and is very painful) kicks up, and it kills to soak my thumbs in the polish remover.
With Zoya Remove+, instead of soaking, I use a cotton pad on my finger tips so I can avoid the raw skin on my thumbs. The flip-top plastic bottle that Zoya calls “The Big Flipper” flips to reveal 3 little holes on a spring top that you push down on with a cotton pad to soak up a bit of the remover.
So easy and non-messy to use! I found that Zoya Remove+ completely removed my cream nail polish quite easily and quickly. I haven’t tried it with the dreaded glitter polish yet, but consumer reviews on both the Zoya website and Makeup Alley consistently report that it gets off glitter easily. I can hardly wait to experience that! I think I’ve found my new HG polish remover!
Zoya Remove+ is billed as “mild acetone” remover. And I can attest that it didn’t dry out my nails the way acetone removers usually do. My nails look and feel quite good, like they’re reading for more polish!
Finally, Zoya Remove+ has a pleasant floral scent (they call it lavender but I’d say floral is close enough). The 8 oz./237 ml size that I received retails for $9.99 though it is also available in a 2 oz sample size, and a large 32 oz. size for $25. It is sold on the Zoya website, on Amazon, at Ulta stores, Birchbox, and other random websites as well as some salons. It’s made in the U.S.
Ingredients: 2-Propanone, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, D&C Violet #2
Have you tried Zoya Remove+ yet? What’s your experience been?