A great alternative to acetone nail polish remover!
Hey Lovebugs! Today, I’d like to introduce these acetone-free nail polish remover wipes by @exo_supply. You guys know I love my onyx 100% acetone but I wanted to try something different, something that will be gentle on my nails and cuticles. This is it! I really wanted to test these out and share the results with anyone looking for an acetone alternative.
EXO Supply is a New York-based eco nail care brand with products available online and some retailers across the NY such as Lexington Co-op Markets (Buffalo, NY) and Pink Lemonade Beauty Boutique (Amherst, NY) to name a few. Some products will also be available in Canada at Sally Beauty. EXO Supply products are non-toxic, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and made with 6 ingredients or less (with many containing plant-based ingredients as well)!
These remover wipes come in packs of 10-30 and a variety of scents; orange, bubblegum, lavender, mint, as well as unscented. The branding of the products fall in-line with nature of these eco-friendly products. One aspect I love about these is that they are very travel-friendly! These are so easy and convenient to just pop in your bag if you’re running late and need to remove/re-apply your nail polish quickly on your way out.
Smell & Texture
I received two scents to try: Bubblegum and Lavender. Both scents are very mild. The Bubblegum scent smells absolutely amazing and is literally bubblegum packaged in the box, it’s insane! And no “chemically” smell to them at all. So impressed. The Lavender-scented wipes were mesmerizing as well, however I can’t say for sure if it smelled like lavender, but they definitely smelled amazing!
The texture of these wipes feature a quilted or honey-comb appearance, presumably to add some grit to ease the polish removal process.
The product claims that only one wipe is necessary to remove polish from ALL 10 fingers and I can confirm yes, this is true! I have to admit, I was skeptical that it would be enough, but I was wonderfully surprised. One thing to note however, I tested this product on heavily glittered polished nails and there was still some glitter left-behind. You may need to go in with a different type of remover (or another wipe!) to get rid of the residue.
It did take a lot longer to remove the nail polish with these wipes compared to my usual 100% acetone counterpart. Furthermore, although I did love how moisturized the wipe solution made my nails feel throughout the process, I didn’t love the greasy feeling afterward. For me, this is not a deal breaker since I’m in the habit of washing my hands immediately after nail polish removal anyway. That said, be warned that this step CANNOT be skipped if using these products.