How Much Does Nail Polish Remover Cost?
Nail polish remover is a solvent used to get rid of the nail polish on the fingernails.
How much does it cost?
- Depending on the brand, nail polish remover may cost as little as $1 to as much as $12. However, most nail polish remover purchases will be less than $5.
- For example, the 16-ounce bottle of OPI Polish Remover retails for $11 to $12.
- Walgreens.com sells its nail polish remover for as little as $2 to as much as $5.
- Sally Beauty sells their range of products for $2 to $6 per bottle.
- Instead of purchasing liquid nail polish remover and using a cotton ball or swab to remove the polish, you could buy nail polish remover pads. These are small pieces of material that come in a package similar to a wet nap. They are pre-soaked with remover, and all you have to do is take them out of the package and they are ready for use. Nail polish remover pads will cost from $3 to $10 per package depending on the brand, the number of pads in the box, and the store selling it.
What is going to be included?
- Nail polish removers usually contain acetone, ethyl acetate, or other compounds like oil, grease and scented chemicals.
- Some removers also contain oils to soften and protect skin and cuticles. Others contain vitamins that are said to strengthen nails.
- While acetone is the most common content used, it can be quite harmful to the skin. Acetone is a harsh smelling liquid, and it is a solvent capable of disintegrating material such as plastic. Non-acetone removers usually contain Ethyl acetate made from ethanol and acetic acid. This type is less harmful and less toxic to children.
- Nail polish is a polymer and when a nail polish remover is applied to it, the solvent will force its way into the polymer molecules and cause the nail polish to disintegrate.
- Common brands include OPI, Sally Hensen, Super Nail and Cutex.
- Most bottles will range from 4 to 16 ounces.
What are the extra costs?
- A soft wiping cloth or a bunch of cotton buds is a must after you finish removing the nail polish off your nails.
Tips to know:
- Because of acetone’s strength as a solvent, it should not be used on fake nails.
- Acetone can weaken your extensions and cause them to separate from your natural nail.
- When removing sparkling fashionable or shiny nail polish, it’s better to go with an acetone-based nail polish remover.
- If you have strong health concerns on the type of chemicals used in the nail polish removers, you should consider switching to nail polish removers that do not use toxic ingredients.
- If you want to avoid the hassles above, then there is an alternate slightly expensive option called “Gel Nails” (starts at around $25), which is nothing but artificial nails.
- Nail polish remover can be used to get rid of stubborn burn marks in your microwave or on your stove.
- Ink stains can be blotted out using nail polish remover, as can paint stains or the glue left behind after a sticker has been removed.
- Nail polish remover can be applied to the floor to get rid of scuff marks made from the soles of shoes.
- If you have tough carpet stains, you can try using nail polish to get rid of them. It may also work on stubborn stains on clothing.