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We’re pretty temperamental when it comes to our nail polish colors. What we love one day we’re totally over the next. And a good nail polish remover not only makes switching things up a breeze, it also spares your nails from drying out. Sick of those harsh formulas yet? These three get the job done without any sacrifices.


Editors’ Pick: Cutex Nail Polish Remover Twist & Scrub Sponge

The Facts:

  • Eliminates the need for cotton balls
  • Built-in sponge scrubs nail polish off
  • Strengthens, nourishes and conditions nails

When we have a question about nail trends, we immediately turn to our resident nail art queen, Amy Tran. She has over 93,000 followers on Instagram to engage with (seriously, follow her @amyytran) so she switches up her nail art weekly. She keeps things simple with this nail polish remover, saying, “It removes all polish quickly—even glitter. You literally stick your finger in the jar and move it around a few times and all the nail color is gone! It prevents me from having to use a million cotton rounds, and when the liquid gets murky, I dump it out and add more.”

Buy It ($6)


Best For Weak Nails: Zoya Remove Plus

The Facts:

  • 3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail prep and nail conditioner
  • Helps extend the life of your nail polish
  • Free of five common toxins including formaldehyde

Just like the rest of its products, Zoya’s Remove+ Nail Polish Remover is free of toxic chemicals. It provides three benefits in one: removing polish, prepping nails for new color and conditioning nails so they don’t dry out. We love that it comes in a spill-proof pump container, much like the ones they use in the nail salon. Just place a cotton ball on the top, press down and it dispenses the perfect amount of remover. It couldn’t be easier.

Buy It ($10)


Best Natural Formula: Karma Organic Spa Lavender Nail Polish Remover

The Facts:

  • Free from toxic acetone and alcohol
  • Oil-based formula nourishes nails
  • Relaxing scent from real lavender oil

We wouldn’t necessarily say that nail polish remover smells great. But that was before we used this product. Made with a nourishing formula infused with lavender essential oil, it’s free of toxic acetone and alcohol, so you don’t get the traditional odor. And because it’s made from oil, it conditions nails while removing polish in a few quick swipes. If you’re concerned that it won’t work, don’t be. It has over 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

Buy It ($12)

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