If you’re a fan of giving yourself at-home pedicures, you may want to invest in a nail polish thinner to restore the consistency of old polishes that have become thick and goopy. Simply add a few drops of thinner directly into your polish then roll the bottle between your hands to mix it (don’t shake the bottle, as this can cause air bubbles). When shopping for polish thinners, look for options free of harsh ingredients that weaken nails, like sulfates, and those that are potentially harmful to your health, like formaldehyde and parabens. Considering this, we rounded up a few great options on the market to increase the longevity of your favorite shades. Each product will work with all polishes, except for UV-cured gel polishes.
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1. OPI Nail Lacquer Thinner
This pick provides you with 2 fluid ounces of polish thinner.
Pros: It features an easy-to-use dropper tip that helps prevent messes. It’s formaldehyde-free.
Cons: It may take some effort to squeeze the product out.
2. Beauty Secrets Nail Polish Thinner
This bottle contains 4 fluid ounces of product with a convenient little spout for easy application.
Pros: It’s free of harsh sulfates and parabens, as well alcohol, phthalates, soy and petrolatum.
Cons: You may need to use more of this thinner for the best results.
3. Super Nail Polish Thinner
You also get 4 fluid ounces of this nail polish thinner, made with acetone.
Pros: This pick is offered in a multipack with two bottles.
Cons: It doesn’t come with a dropper.