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Why is acetone nail polish remover "worse" for you?

By Anonymous October 4, 2014 - 3:35pm
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I think it takes off nail polish remover better and smells less bad than non-acetone removers

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Hi Anonymous and welcome to EmpowHER!

You are correct, the acetone nail polish removers do work faster than the non-acetone removers. The main reason many people choose to avoid removers that contain acetone - a solvent - and highly flammable liquid that can even disintegrate plastic - is they feel non-solvent products are better for their health.

Please see this article written for the EmpowHER community, Alternatives to Solvent-Based Nail Polish, which provides more detailed information on why many women are turning to more natural ingredients for both nail polish and nail polish removers.

Has this been helpful? We invite you to also visit our Skin, Hair and Nails Community if you have interest in learning more from EmpowHER.



October 5, 2014 - 10:39am
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