Nail polish removers made with acetone not only have a harsh chemical smell, but can dry out your nails and the surrounding skin. So, for your next DIY manicure or pedicure, consider using an acetone-free option. More and more brands are ditching acetone and creating equally powerful solvents with natural ingredients like soy and essential oils. Here, we did some research and curated the best non-acetone nail polish removers on the market that are non-toxic and effective.
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1. Karma Organic Nail Polish Remover
This option comes in a handful of fresh-smelling formulas, including those infused with soy, lavender, rose and tea tree oils to dissolve nail colors.
Pros: It also comes in an unscented option with vitamin E oil.
Cons: Some may find the cap tricky to remove.
2. Ella+Mila Soy Nail Polish Remover
This product is soy-based and includes ingredients like lavender essential oil as well as vitamins A, C and E to promote healthy, moisturized nails.
Pros: The smaller 4-ounce bottle is easy to travel with.
Cons: Some may find it a tad oily.
3. Mineral Fusion Nail Polish Remover
This contains methyl acetate, a solvent that does not pollute air, and isopropyl myristate, a synthetic oil that can help soften skin.
Pros: The 6 fluid ounce-bottle should last awhile.
Cons: It may still have a strong smell.