I always hated to remove my nail polish because it was such a bad-smelling business. And I couldn’t do this in the room I slept in as the ingredients shouldn’t be inhaled. I knew that before I even started thinking about the INCI list. Now that I’ve learned what those nasty removers contain, I am more than glad that I’ve found a better alternative in the green beauty section.
Let me introduce you to the Karma Organic Spa nail polish remover!
As I said before, it is all about the ingredients:
I searched for the chemicals used in popular, conventional nail polish removers (yeah, mainly chemicals…) and listed a few below. Brands using the following ingredients are in brackets. I got the information here and here.
Ci 14700 – chemical dye with red colour (Maybelline)
Drometrizole – UV-filter, may act like hormones, not approved in USA and Japan, can be found in breast milk after usage (Maybelline)
Ci 61565 – chemical dye, green; an aromatic amine (22 of them are prohibited in the EU – you are not allowed to dye your clothes with it…and you put that onto your nails) (essence)
Benzophenone-1 – UV-filter, allergenic, may act like hormones, also detectable in breast milk, not allowed as UV-filter but allowed as additive! (Astor)
And so on and so on…
Now look at the ingredients from my newest favourite product:
- soybean oil based
- Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/ Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxides
There is nothing carcinogenic or hormone-like in this product, but there could also be more ingredients from natural sources.
What I felt a little sad about: it is not obvious if the ingredients are derived from organic farming or not (I would love a label on it!) and the INCI list isn’t easy to find.
Enough research for now, let’s move on to the action:
Obviously it is a little harder to remove your nail polish, which I hope is at least 5-free, without the harsh chemicals used in conventional products. You have to rub the remover in harder and more often. But it is more than worth it as the result is as good as you can see in the pictures. Also, the ingredients provide some nail care simultaneously and what is the best feature of all: THE SCENT IS NOT COMPARABLE TO ANY OTHER CONVENTIONAL REMOVER! It smells like lavender as stated on the label.
No more wrinkling your nose, no more holding your breath while applying and no more airing the room after use.
I am still searching the green beauty world for the healthiest and most natural product but for now, this one is my choice.
If you know a similar or even better nail polish remover, please let me know in the comments 🙂