Monday, February 20, 2012

Zoya Remove+ Review

I have had Zoya Remove+ since the end of December. I got it during one of their holiday flash sales. I heard amazing things about it for a long time, but was iffy about spending the money on something new. However, after trying Remove+ I am so glad I purchased it.

Zoya describes it as "effective 3-in-1 nail polish remover, nail prep and nail conditioner." That it will "clean and prep nails while moisturizing, nourishing and fortifying the nail plate for guaranteed extended polish wear." Which is all very much true. I honestly would never associate moisturizing with polish remover before trying this product. Its never dried out my nails or cuticles. Regular acetone just sucks the moisture out my skin. 

Remove+ takes off polishes better than any other nail polish remover I've tried, other than pure acetone. Every polish comes off easily without drying out your skin and nails. Glitter does take a little effort, but glitter always takes a little effort, even with pure acetone. Honestly, the only time I notice the difference between Remove+ and pure acetone is when I'm taking off several layers of polish (six or more) or glitter. But the little bit of extra time is worth not having my skin and nails dried out. And by little bit of extra time, I mean maybe a minute, usually less.

I cannot tell you how much I love the Big Flipper. Never again will I spill polish remover everywhere. In order to have any of the liquid come out, you have to twist the top, unlocking it, then flip it open and press down. Its genius! Even unlocked, if you knock the bottle over, it will not spill. If you've ever spilled polish remover, you know how amazing a non-spill bottle is.

I know the way everyone removes their polish is different. After I first got my bottle of Remove+, I found a lovely video that made me change the way I was removing my polish. You can see the video here. Basically, I take three jumbo cotton balls (mine are smaller than in the video) and tear them apart. I tear two into three pieces and the third into four pieces. Ten pieces total, one for each nail. I press down on the Big Flipper top for each cotton piece and place them on my nails one hand at a time. It takes between thirty seconds to a minute typically before I press down on the cotton and wipe my polish off. Super easy.

All in all, I can honestly say Zoya Remove+ is the perfect remover, at least in my opinion. Easily removes polish, moisturizes without drying out, and is spill proof with the Big Flipper.

Zoya Remove+ in the Big Flipper bottle retails for $10 for eight ounces on


  1. I totally agree with you. Every time they have the buy two get two free in the big bottles I always snatch them up. This is the only remover I will use!!