If you are new to the brand Fresh Therapies, let me introduce you to some of the best nail care products on the market, natural or otherwise. The brand was created by Nicola Dickinson who spotted a gap in the market for a nail varnish remover that was naturally derived and non-toxic, whilst the skincare market has been booming for some time when it comes to nail care the competition is much less tough, so when I found Fresh therapies over two years ago I never looked back. All Nicola's ingredients are naturally derived, very impressive considering the first product to launch and the star of the range is a nail polish remover. Today I thought I would take you through the three products from the range which I have been using:
Natural nail polish remover (£8.99 for 50 mls) I first reviewed this product back last year but had been using it long before then (See original review here, note the packaging has changed since then new packaging featured in today's post) and the bottles last a really long time, this is only my third or fourth bottle so whilst the price may initially seem expensive it's in my opinion absolutely worth it. I like the heavy glass bottle but it isn't very practical for travel, fear not and keep reading as Fresh Therapies have got you covered in that sense too. I would recommend buying the dry wipes (£3 for 200 wipes) to use with the remover, they are inexpensive and I have found that they absorb a lot less product than cotton wool meaning your remover lasts longer. I use one wipe with a small amount of remover for each hand, if you are removing darker colours you may want to use more wipes to avoid any staining. The key to using this remover is that you need to let it sit on the nails for a few seconds for it to dissolve the polish, once you have done that you can gently rub away the polish and it works as well as any conventional remover. The big plus for me of this remover is that it doesn't strip the nails like conventional alcohol based removers or acetone, in fact it feels quite hydrating due to having almost an oily consistency, my nails are prone to breaking and this remover is brilliant as it helps me grow my nails and keeps them so much more healthy.
As mentioned the glass bottle isn't practical for travel but the Natural nail polish remover wipes (£7.49 for 10 wipes) most certainly are. As well as travelling with these I also carry one around in my handbag at all times, nothing annoys me more than chipped nail varnish and so this way if I spot a bad chip I can just remove the whole lot. The wipes are quite large and come with a generous amount of remover, more than enough for both hands and they work just as well as the bottled remover which I was pleasantly surprised about. The scent is lovely a citrus lime for both products, the nicest remover I have ever used.
Last but not least the latest addition to range is the Nourishing nail elixir* (£11.95) this was kindly sent to me by Nicola a little while ago when it launched and I have been really enjoying it. I am a cuticle oil lover and have tried a few different brands, this one has a nice mix of nail compatible oils and sinks in easily. Jojoba oil, apricot oil, Frankincense and neroli essential oils and nothing else, this is simple but very effective formula. My nails have been well hydrated and growing at a nice rate since I started using it. I like to apply a drop and massage in thoroughly before applying some hand cream over the top, the scent is beautiful and if like me you have dry hands this is a sure winner.
Fresh Therapies is a really interesting brand and one which I hope will continue to grow, the addition of the nail elixir is fantastic and I look forward to seeing what else comes next.
*The nail elixir was generously sent to me for my consideration, all the other products mentioned in this review were bought by me, As always all thoughts, opinions and beauty musings are my own.