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SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Nail Polish Remover

What it is:A nail polish remover that leaves no trace of past polishes. What it is formulated to do:For even the most hard-to-remove nail polish, this nail polish remover effortlessly takes off lacquers. Inside the bottle, pre-moistened pleated foam eliminates the need for cotton balls. Perfect for travel. Its convenient size is perfect for travel and can be used without cotton pads. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:This product is dermatologically tested.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Nail Polish Remover

Question
What's inside?
Does this have a soft spongey thing side with slits for your nails, or does it have a hard plastic inset with brushes? TIA
asked 3 years ago
inasmomi
(Belleville, IL)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
11 answers
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answer 1
It's a soft squishy foam, great for removing polish!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kellymham
answer 2
soft sponges inside the bottle make the polish come off easily
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
londonlite
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
Has a great soft sponge, soft on your hands but really gets the job done effortlessly :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
xtinaca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
Soft sponge
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
dileco
(Chula Vista)
answer 5
A soft spongey thing that works like a charm!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
buxomblonde
(New York, NY)
answer 6
This actually has a hole in the middle of the sponge, that you can stick your nail in. The solution coats your nail from all sides, and its very easy to use.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
izzebooboo
(Boulder, CO)
answer 7
It'got a soft spongey inside.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ccirenza
(São Paulo, SP)
answer 8
it's a foam sponge.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ceterafan
(Clinton Township, MI)
answer 9
Soft spongy thing, it's great!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kcbas910
(San Diego, ca)
answer 10
this nail polish remover, is not just a nail polish remover, it is a memory. a memory of joy with your nail polish and in this case the nail polish remover. with a soft sponge inside, it helps to make your life feel magic, no matter if there is a hard time at school, or work right now, this is like a miracle. i would love to have a whole room with these, but you never know what sephora is going to come up with next.
xoxo
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
martha9026
(Munich,DE)
answer 11
It has a nail polish remover soaked sponge with a small hole and a slit down the middle.
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cristi0903
(Medellin, Colombia)
Question
Do you have to dip your finger in the bottle or can you apply this formula to a cotton ball/pad?
I know the point of it is to remove the need for cotton balls/pads, but people have pointed out that the product gets dirty and disgusting after 10-15 uses. I am just curious if the formula is good enough that it would be worth using, albeit with cotton balls/pads.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
dberka210
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
9 answers
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answer 1
That would defeat its purpose. I've used mine way over 20 times without any yuck or mess noted. Makes me wonder about the person's response.
answered 9 months ago
tweeti1
(Tigard, OR)
answer 2
I have used it on qtips to get the edges and works great
answered 10 months ago
Jaynee04
(RICHMOND, VA)
answer 3
You can dip cotton balls or pads into the sponge, I wish I did that before I dipped my dark burgundy nails into it. Now the sponge stains my nails with some pale reddish tint.
answered 11 months ago
ZaneSmith
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
Probably wouldn't work well with cotton - and it would be a pretty messy process to remove the sponge applicator.
answered 11 months ago
HLemons
(New York, NY)
answer 5
The purple liquid is gone, at least for now. I hope they bring it back and there has been no explanation as to why it's gone. Anyway, without the purple stuff, this is the best. You can use it with cotton pads or balls just by dipping the pad onto the top of the sponge. I do this for pedicure removal.
answered 1 year ago
tomanycauses
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 6
you have to dip your finger in...the liquid is contained in the sponges, so theres no way to get it on a cottonball
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
glasssa
answer 7
We use it all the time and I have never seen it get dirty or disgusting. it dries out after a while and has to be replaced. you can wet a cotton pad by sticking it inside the bottle, but that defeats the purpose. Sephora has another nail polish remover that works just as well if you still want to use the cotton pads.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
paulahas
answer 8
you have to dip your finger but it's so quick not as time demanding as using a cotton ball
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
cristinita
(mexico df)
answer 9
Yes, I use this with a cotton ball as well as dipping. I use the cotton balls to remove polish on my toes and it works just as job as dipping.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
elanamarie
(Staunton,VA)
Question
Types of polish it will remove
I have tried many nail polish removers including salon removers. None of them handle the metallic or glitter polishes and I end up filing the residue off. Will this remover handle these polishes
asked 7 months ago
Sammlkynn
(Pensacola, Fl)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
6 answers
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answer 1
I find this remover takes off glitters really well, you move your finger up and down a couple times and keep it in there for a little longer, most of it comes off. You can use your thumb nail to lift off any that gets left behind.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
kdmac
(Calgary, AB)
answer 2
For me, it did not work for glitter polish. The glitter actually tugged at the sponge material in the product and tore it. It didn't completely ruin it, but bits of black sponge come off on my fingers when I use it now, and it didn't even work to get the glitter off... It's great for all my other polishes though!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
VeraBellaVita
(Prince George, BC)
answer 3
It will, but then it kind of ruins the foam. Use the Express polish instead. http://www.sephora.com/express-nail-polish-remover-P276333?skuId=1258441
answered 6 months ago
nyc222
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Oh, yes! Much easier than the drugstore remover!
answered 6 months ago
lasher7228
(Kansas City, KS)
answer 5
It will but the glitter will be forever in the bottle and sometimes when you stick your finger in you'll have some on your finger but nothing you can't wipe off just hold your finger in a little longer then if removing regular polish it'll come off it's more instant for the non glitter stuff :)
answered 7 months ago
nuthegr8
(San Diego, CA)
answer 6
My daughter uses this product and it's incredible. Removes all polishes with ease. Dips finger in and magically disappears.
answered 7 months ago
kaz239
(Victoria australia)
Question
Does this product work on gel/UV nail polish?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
LADYyKiLLER
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
5 answers
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answer 1
no, it's only for regular nail polish
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
cristinita
(mexico df)
answer 2
Yes, I recently took my gel polish off with it. It takes like a minute( like said on the container) for each nail which is a hassle, but then the polish just scrapes right off. Gel polish is just awful to try and take off though and this was the best I've used so far.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Laurenking17
(Westminster,MD)
answer 3
I personally didn't try to remove gel nail polish but my friend borrowed my bottle and tried to remove hers. The answer would be no. She left her nail in for minutes but it didn't come off at all. You might want to find other options
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Bymmie8
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 4
No! That stuff is a gel, baked on under UV light. You need to file it off yourself or go to a professional.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
thatbethann
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
It takes A LOT of soaking but it works for my gel polish!
answered 2 years ago
elanamarie
(Staunton,VA)
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Can you reuse the bottle?
Has anyone tried to wash out the sponge and re-use it when the nail polish remover runs out? Can you buy regular nail polish remover and pour it on the sponge to re-use the device?
asked 1 year ago
meganrad
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
5 answers
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answer 1
I tried to pour some regular nail polish remover into one that was a sponge type like this, but from another brand. I didn't see any difference, I felt like what I added was just at the bottom, because when I turned it upside down after a few days it fell off a little bit, which didn't happen before adding anything!
answered 6 months ago
jleao5
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)
answer 2
You can re-use the container and sponge, just don't expect it to be nearly as effective. The formula has a lot to do with how quickly it removes the polish!
answered 7 months ago
KelliGonzo
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 3
I dont think you would want to reuse this. After about 6months use the sponge gets a little caked with nail polish remnants (especially if you use a dark color polish). Also, I think Sephora's remover is different than other products that you'd buy in a drugstore, so you may not want to use a substitute product, which I think is more abrasive.
answered 11 months ago
HLemons
(New York, NY)
answer 4
The short answer is yes, you can. If bits of dissolved nail polish are in the sponge I'm not sure how you would get that out. I guess you could just try to wash it. Regular nail polish remover does not work as well though. This stuff is super.
answered 1 year ago
tomanycauses
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 5
Haven't tried it, but overtime the sponge gets worn out so I would just recommend buying a new one...
answered 1 year ago
sephoragirl12
(ny)
Question
Will it remove gelshine polish?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
makeupformommie
(Corbin, KY)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
5 answers
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answer 1
No, it will not.
answered 5 months ago
JanicefromNS
answer 2
I should have been more clear. This will remove gel polish but it would take a lot of time. I would recommend gel polish remover instead.

The one time it works pretty quickly is when I've peeled most of the polish off my nails first. Then it is quite effective. Hope this clarifies.
answered 9 months ago
tweeti1
(Tigard, OR)
answer 3
Yes it will.
answered 9 months ago
tweeti1
(Tigard, OR)
answer 4
Yes, but it would take so long since you can really only soak one nail at a time!
answered 1 year ago
sephoragirl12
(ny)
answer 5
It can remove gelshine polish, however you will have to soak each nail approximately 15-20 minutes.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can I use it for gel polish?
I got a gel french manicure, can I use this remover to take off the gel polish?
asked 9 months ago
betsyb
(Selkirk, NY)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I use regular nail polish topped with a gel top coat, it removes it with one movement.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
shushone
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
No. Gel requires acetone, and this is. It going to do it.
answered 5 months ago
JanicefromNS
answer 3
yes
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
norr
(Albany NY)
answer 4
No. In order to get gel nail polish off, you have to use 100% pure acetone and leave it on your nails for 15-20 minutes. This will only remove normal nail polishes, special effects polishes, and glitter polishes
answered 8 months ago
livebreathesing
answer 5
You can, however for removing gel polish, you will need to let your nails soak in the remover for much longer.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
how many times can be used the product before to remove the 10 nail polish?
asked 1 year ago
diaguita
(Buenos Aires, Argentina C1426DMH)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
4 answers
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answer 1
I have had this product for four months and it has not dried out yet.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
VeraBellaVita
(Prince George, BC)
answer 2
I've been using the same bottle for over 6 months, about once a week, and it's still going!
answered 11 months ago
ohnomono
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
My mom, my sister, and I used it once a week for about six months before the sponge started falling apart and the liquid itself was kind of stained by all the dark polishes we used
answered 11 months ago
cristi0903
(Medellin, Colombia)
answer 4
So far I've used it 5 times on all 10 fingers = 50 dips. I think it will be good for 2 more times (20 more dips.)
answered 1 year ago
shoppingdiva
(Virginia)
Question
How long it lasts? How many "hands" it will last?
I want to know how many hands I will be able to use it to remove my nail polish?
30 hands (times) ?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Rio de Janeiro, RJ)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
4 answers
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answer 1
I have used it for four months, changing my polish two times a week. That means I have used it at least 32 times and it still hasn't dried out. Make sure to put the lid on tight!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
VeraBellaVita
(Prince George, BC)
answer 2
I went through a bottle in about 6months and I paint/remove polish at least once a week.
answered 11 months ago
HLemons
(New York, NY)
answer 3
It really depends on the colors you use. I have 2 of these, 1 for dark colors (I always tend to get dome stained on my fingers, easily remedied with a hand scrub) and 1 for lighter colors. I have had mine for over a month and I do my nails like every 4 days. The one I use for darker colors does need replacing but the other it still going strong. It hasn't dried out and it even removes glitter in one quick dip!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
inatay02
(Va)
answer 4
30 (2 hands) times sounds about right. This is a fantastic polish remover. Just poke your finger in, bounce it several times, and you've got a clean nail with no icky smells or toxins.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
blisswoman
(Boulder, CO)
Question
can this be used on acrylic nails?
I don't want this to take off or loosen my acrylics. Is it ok for that?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
duncde
(Ohio)
on Instant Nail Polish Remover
3 answers
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answer 1
you can use it it's safe it works so quick it won't damage your acrylics
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
cristinita
(mexico df)
answer 2
I tried with acrylic nails, it didn't take off the acrylic nails at all. To be safe, try not to soak your fingers in the bottle for too long.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sc2012
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
No! This is an acetone-based remover, so it should NOT be used on acrylics, unless you want to remove/dissolve the acrylics. (You'd want to use a non-acetone remover only.) Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
jam3
(OH)
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