By Sheila Arkee
Although I’ve known of 100% pure Acetone being used as a nail polish remover for a while, it wasn’t until I tried the Couture Gel Nails kit that I actually purchased a bottle for my own use. Priced at around $6, it’s one of the best nail care purchases I’ve ever made. Soaking your nails in Acetone for about 5 minutes is the key to removing gel polish, and it works like a charm.
What I’ve been using on my nails ever since I’ve been wearing polish is a basic nail polish remover that you can buy anywhere. While those nail polish removers mostly contain acetone, they’re mixed with moisturizing agents and other stuff that dilutes the Acetone. Although those removers work well for basic nail polish applications, it’s when you get to the tough stuff – glitter, acrylics, gels you need a tough remover.With Acetone, stubborn products are a relic from the past – seriously, its such a relief to do my nails now and not struggle with glitter removal. It’s much, much, much easier with Acetone. One warning, Acetone is a lot more drying, so if you’re prone to dry nails, make sure to keep a moisturizer at hand.
Acetone can be found at beauty supply stores. I was surprised to find mine at CVS, but with the advent of at-home gel kits, I’m sure it was a necessary item to stock.