How Much Does Nail Polish Remover Cost?
Nail polish remover is a solvent typically used to get rid of the nail polish on the finger nails. If you are in the habit of keeping your nails painted, then you will need nail polish remover every time you redo your nails. The cost of nail polish remover will depend on the brand, the quantity and where you purchase it from.
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, a 16-ounce bottle of OPI Polish Remover retails for $11 to $12.
- Walgreens.com sells their 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 just 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, so 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 contains 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-accetone 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 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, its 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.
- There are other ways that you can use nail polish rather than just on your nails. However, before you try any of these things, make sure you test a small amount in an out-of-sight area to make sure the chemical will not have a bad reaction on the surface.
- 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.
How can I save money?
- If you want to know some of the household tricks to remove nail polish without purchasing a nail polish remover here is a technique.
- 1. Find some spray deodorant at home – yes may deodorant have solvents that works wonderfully as a remover and can be used for nail polish, markers etc.
- 2. Just spray the deodorant as close to the nails as possible – Make sure you do not hurt your self as this can freeze burns if you have cuts on skin.
- 3. Rub your nails with an handkerchief or a napkin – The nail polish will not go immediately , just persist until your nails are clean. if need arises just repeat the step two.
- This process can also be done using some types of perfume or body spray.
- Most brands will have coupons or special promotions of which you can take advantage.
- Keep your eyes peeled for sales at your local grocery or drug store.