By Hannah Jones

What the heck is 'Water Based' nail polish remover?

As with all products in the Hanami cosmetics range, our water based nail polish remover is Australian made and certified Vegan and Cruelty Free (with PETA and CCF). It's also acetone and acetate-free, non-flammable, contains aloe vera and vitamin E, and doesn’t have the harsh chemical smells of commercial removers. Infact, it smells like vanilla instead!

Why do we avoid Acetone in our nail polish remover?

Acetone is a very powerful solvent and is very effective in removing nail polish, however it is a very harsh chemical to use on you nails and skin as it removes a lot of natural oils. It can have a bleaching effect on skin and nails after prolonged use, and cause the skin to dry out (leading to very brittle and weak nails) It is also a harsh skin, eye and lung irritant.

Whilst there are plenty of acetone-free removers on the market, most of them still leave nails dry and brittle (due to the use of ethyl acetate in their formula) - but ours is different! Hanami nail polish remover is water based, so it’s much gentler on nails and skin, plus we’ve added moisturising agents (glycerin, vitamin e and aloe vera) to minimise any drying out effect.

As our formulation is much lower in chemical solvents than other brands of nail polish removers, you’ll need to work a little harder to remove polish from your nails. We recommend holding a remover wipe/cotton bud soaked in Hanami remover to the nail for 5 seconds, wipe from base to tip, and repeat.

Travelling? Check out our remover wipes - pre-soaked in our vanilla water based remover, so theres no messing around with cotton balls and liquids while you're on your travels! Super convenient :)


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