“Your nails say everything about you.”

 
 
Are you confused about which nail polish remover to choose amongst all of the options? Then, you are not alone. I am here with you, and guide you through this. 
 
Many of us, maybe are unaware even with the types of nail polish removers, so basically their are two types-acetone and non-acetone nail polish remover. Now the question arises, which polish remover to choose? Which would be the ideal choice for you?
 
Here, in this blog we will be discussing about the types of polish removers, their advantages and disadvantages, how polish remover works and which one would be the ideal choice for you.

 

Types of nail polish removers :

Mainly, there are two types of nail paint removers: acetone and non-acetone. While both having some similarities yet their nature is quite contradictory.

What is Acetone and Acetone polish removers?

Acetone is a colourless, volatile, water-soluble and a flammable liquid . It is a fundamental component in polish remover and used for many other purposes-for making fibers, plastic, drugs, other chemicals, adhesives, heat-seal coatings and acts as a cleaning representative to remove sticky materials such as glue or resin.
 
Removing nailpaint with acetone based nailpaint removers would seem pretty cool and easy, as it would take only a swipe of cotton ball and you are good to go! But, the entire case is really not that perfect. Using acetone nailpaint removers can cause severe damage to your nails and cuticles causing it to get very dry, irritates your skin, and strips off the natural oils from your nails.
 
Advantage: Removes your nailpaint very easily in no time.
 
Disadvantage: Makes your nails and cuticles very dry and strips off the natural oils and contains very strong odour.
 
How to use?
 
But, if you still want to use acetone, then, take a cotton ball and gently remove nailpaint without touching acetone to your cuticles. 
 

Non-acetone nail paint removers

In Non-acetone polish removers, ethyl acetate or methyl ethyl keytone act as an operative agent. Non-acetone polish removers are more tender and are less intense than acetone. Ethyl acetate is a colorless, flammable and volatile liquid.
 
Although it is less effective than acetone, but for the sake of the health of your nails, it is highly recommended as it also contains moisturizing ingredients which prevents your nails from getting dry and damaged.
 

Advantage : Less harsher than acetone.

Disadvantage : Much effort is required to remove polish than acetone.

How to use?

Remove your polish with cotton ball without touching your cuticles.

How exactly does nail polish remover work?

Film formers, resins, color pigments and plasticizers being the building blocks of your gorgeous polish gives your nails a glossy look. But, removing it is not that easy as it seems to be. So, here comes the role of your polish remover. Ingredients in nail paint remover (acetone/ethyl acetate) dissolves the hardened polish again into liquid and in that process it removes polish.
 

The ideal choice for you :

Non-acetone polish removers will be the ideal choice for you, as it will remove your polish but not act as harsh and drying as acetone does. Acetone removes your polish quickly but is very harsh on your nails and cuticles as it will lose all the moisture and oils from your nails and dry out them.

Additional tips :

  • Whichever choice you make, use moisturizer afterwards.
  • Use acetone based polish removers only if you have a thick layer of glitter and sparkly nail polish.

 

Conclusion :

It is quite sure that acetone works better and less time consuming than non-acetone polish removers but still I would highly recommend you using the non-acetone as it will keep your nails in the long run and save them from a long term disaster.