Nail polish remover: 20 of the best

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  • The best nail polish remover for getting all nail varnish off in the UK – read our beauty product reviews including Ciate, Bourjois and Models Own.

    The only thing standing between you and the perfect manicure? Your old manicure. Banish unwanted nail varnish in seconds with the best nail polish remover, as chosen by us (for you – you’re welcome).

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    Whether it’s just a simple quick-fix nail polish remover you’re after, or a varnish remover packed with added nail-boosting benefits, we’ve tried and tested the best products on the market to bring you reviews of the best nail products in the UK.

    When it comes to polish removers, you’ve got the option of a classic apply to cotton wool and go formula, or speedy quick-fix removers in pre-soaked sponge pots (that just require a dip and a twist) or on-the-go wipes and pads. Bourjois’ Magic Nail Polish Remover for Hands & Feet is great because you can dip fingers into the pot or use the sponge on the lid to tackle toes in seconds. We never go on holiday without ours.

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    There are also plenty of acetone-free nail polish removers to help keep nails stronger and longer while removing every trace of your nail varnish. However, if you’re sporting false nails or glitter polishes, an acetone base may be your fastest option.

    Nail polish removers no longer have to leave nails smelling like chemicals, either. There are a host of sweet-smelling options out there, from Ciate’s gorgeous chocolate range (our personal favourite is the mint chocolate, but there’s a super-sweet white chocolate, too) to Model Own’s strawberry sponge pot that’s a snip at just £4.99.

    Choose a formula enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E if you want to treat and nourish nails while you remove your polish. Caring for your cuticles with hydrating ingredients is a great idea if you want stronger, longer nails (all the better for your next manicure).

    Shop our pick of the very best nail polish removers in the UK, now.

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