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Like many during this pandemic, I distanced myself from my local nail salon, which has meant taking mani-pedis into my own hands (literally). While I’ve enjoyed getting reacquainted with my polish collection, it’s never fun to deal with taking off polish once it inevitably starts chipping—in fact, I loathe doing it because my nails always suffer in the process.
At this point, I’ve pretty much tried it all when it comes to the removal process: messily soaking cotton rounds with laboratory-strength chemicals, sticking my fingers in those remover bottles with the built-in sponges that require an annoying amount of scrubbing to work, and sometimes even straight up picking at lingering polish. My nail beds almost always look and feel brittle after employing these methods, with my fingertips reeking of acetone for hours after. I assumed I’d have to deal with those intense fumes forever until I discovered Tenoverten’s Rose Polish Remover Cloths.
Prior to working from home, I frequented Tenoverten’s New York City salon locations often, which is why I decided to try the company’s at-home nail care products, including these remover cloths. The rectangular cloths come pre-moistened and individually wrapped in a pack of eight, each cloth as easy to use as an ordinary alcohol wipe (without the sharp, overpowering scent). They’re made with a gentle, non-acetone formula that actually leaves my nails nourished and hydrated, thanks to ingredients like vitamin E and rose hip oil.
After pressing a cloth on each nail for a few seconds, I rub it around the perimeter to evenly distribute the remover. Within minutes, my nails are wiped clean and ready for a fresh coat of color. Although each cloth is small enough to fit in my pocket or purse, a single one impressively has enough juice to remove polish from all 10 of my fingers. Since the cloths are biodegradable, I don’t feel like I’m contributing to environmental waste the way I do when I change my polish with cotton balls.
Best of all is the scent—like an array of roses instead of strong, sickly acetone. Finding a polish remover that actually makes me want to sniff my fingers is well worth the buy.
Tenoverten Rose Polish Remover Cloths (Pack of 8)
This pack of eight biodegradable nail polish remover cloths is acetone-free and features the subtle scent of rose.