Nail care is always an area where the line between natural and not natural can get a little blurry, there are better for you options but some synthetic chemicals or heavy processing seem to be necessary to make something like a nail varnish which you want to adhere to the nails. Whilst I do like nail varnish I don't do my nails that often, purely because of time and effort but I have found a more natural routine that I am very happy with and which encourages me to look after my nails, I wrote about my cleaner greener manicure here but I wanted to go in to some more detail about one of the essential products I use which is the Eden natural nail varnish remover from the brand Fresh Therapies.
Fresh Therapies was founded by Nicola Dickinson and it has recently won another award from the Natural Beauty Bible. The brand uses biodegradable food grade and plant based ingredients and is also acetone free to create a non-toxic and gentle formula, as if that wasn't enough the product is also vegan and not tested on animals, I honestly was so excited to try this when I bought it, on paper it sounded like the perfect product, so did it live up to it's expectations? I can honestly say it did 100% and it actually surpassed them for me. I suffer from very dry and brittle nails and regular nail varnish remover just used to make my nails break right off, since using Eden my nails are stronger and healthier and I don't dread removing my nail varnish any more, after months of use I could never go back to using another remover.
The formula feels a nourishing and has more of an oil base, it has a lovely light lime scent and takes no time at all to remove all your nail varnish I just soak a cotton pad and press it gently to the nail leaving it for a few seconds before wiping the polish away. It has worked with every polish I have used it with, even when I had a shellac manicure (Something I only did once and have not been inclined to do again!) I resented having to go back to the salon to have it removed to I thought I would try with the fresh therapies and to my surprise I managed to remove all the shellac with this, granted it did take me a lot longer than conventional nail varnish but still I was incredibly impressed. Anyone with dry nails should use this product regardless of whether you are concerned about natural ingredients or not because it is just so moisturising. I never thought I would be declaring my love for a nail varnish remover but I truly love this product, it is the best nail varnish remover I have ever used natural or otherwise. A little goes a long way and whilst the bottles don't look big they last a long time. It is also worth pointing out that the product comes in a lovely glass bottle that can be easily recycled, another big plus point.
You can find Fresh therapies on their Website or at Sophia's Choice (£8.99 for 50 mls) they also have samples sizes and nail varnish remover wipes which I will be picking up to try for my holidays. If you are searching for natural, environmentally friendly and cruelty free nail care then this is a must try.