Tired of inefficient nail polish remover? I’ve recently bought Innisfree Nail Remover because I’ve grown sick of acetone-free polish remover which is less harmful to nails, but would take forever to work.
And let’s not talk about glittery nail polish. It’s an exasperating and uphill task trying to get rid of them using acetone-free varnish remover.
That’s how Innisfree Eco Nail Remover came into the picture. Let’s check out its pros and cons and why I highly recommend this Korean-made nail polish remover.
Update Nov 2020: This post was first published in Oct 2019. A year later, I’m close to emptying it and will not hesitate repurchasing. Really love the orange scent!
What does Innisfree Nail Remover Promise?
Based on its marketing claims, Innisfree Eco Nail Remover is said to remove nail polish neatly and quickly. With natural tangerine oil from Jeju, this varnish remover is also able to nourish the nails, or so it claims.
Really? Can an acetone-based polish remover be nourishing? We’ll find out in a while.
Review of Innisfree Eco Nail Remover
1. Does it remove nail polish fast?
Innisfree Nail Remover works extremely quick in removing nail polish. Just place a soaked cotton pad over the nail polish for a few seconds and you would be able to wipe it off in a single swipe. This works as effectively on glittery nail polish too, which has been known to be a tough nut to crack.
For info, I only needed one cotton pad to wipe clean 10 fingers/toes of nail colors.
Since I’ve the habit of touching up on chipped nail polish, I can often build up the polish to 5 to 6 layers thick. This didn’t pose any challenge to Innisfree as the shades get removed quickly. In such instance, two cotton pads are required per 10 fingers/toes.
2. Do nails get nourished?
Acetone nail polish remover is said to be harsh and drying to nails, skin and cuticles. Therefore, can the addition of tangerine oil make it less harmful to the nails?
Based on the ingredient list, Innisfree Nail Polish Remover contains moisturizing agents such as Glycerin and Fruit Oil. So, I think it may be less harmful than a pure acetone product. However, I am not confident to say that this nail polish remover is nourishing.
ACETONE, PURIFIED WATER, GLYCERIN, FRAGANCE, TRIS(TETRA METHYLHYDROXY PIPERIDINOL)CITRATE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CITRUS UNSHIU FRUIT OIL, CI 15510
Even though my nails have grown healthier over the past few months, I would think it’s the result of Meiji Amino Collagen Powder than the use of an acetone product.
3. Best-smelling Varnish Remover I’ve Tried
Most nail polish removers have nice scents to mask the acetone. However, none of them smelled great enough to make the boring chore of polish-removal enjoyable. That was until I tried Innisfree Nail Polish Remover.
I love the tangy and citrusy scent of orange that reminded me of Chinese New Year. :) But, please don’t sniff the bottle right under your nose as the acetone smell would be overpowering.
4. Packaging of Innisfree Polish Remover
Innisfree Nail Remover comes in screw-top bottle which opens easily.
There’s no need to depress the cap before twisting it open, like some of the bottled products such as Clinique Take the Day off Makeup Remover.
I also appreciate the small opening of the bottle which prevents wastage and accidental over-pouring of liquid. As such, I believe this polish remover is likely to deplete slower than other products of a large opening (think Sally Hansen).
5. Quantity & Price of Innisfree Nail Remover
Unlike brands like Sally Hansen that comes with over 200ml of product, Innisfree Polish Remover only has less than half of that quantity – at 100ml.
On a per ml basis, Innisfree Polish Remover is significantly pricier. However, if you look at it in absolute term, it’s just S$4 per bottle – view latest price on Shopee SG.
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For the sake of novelty, fragrant orangey scent and to try out a Korean-made product, I think this polish remover is pretty cheap.
Summary of Pros & Cons
- Removes nail polish quickly
- Uses very few cotton pad(s)
- Smells great!
- Good packaging design – prevents accidental spillage
- Low quantity
- Pricier on a per ml basis
Recommendations: Who would love Innisfree Eco Nail Remover?
If you don’t mind an acetone-based nail polish remover and appreciate the orangey scent, I think you would love Innisfree Eco Nail Remover.
Other than a low quantity, there’s nothing to dislike about the nail polish remover. It gets the job done fast, smells great and is affordable. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Rating: 4.5/5.
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(This post was first published in Oct 2019, and last updated to include latest opinion.)
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