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New Product: ‘La Fresh’ Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads (trial & review)



Painting my nails is not only fun, but calming and somewhat therapeutic as well – removing the fruits of my labours … not so much. Nail polish removers are an absolute necessity for anyone who owns nail varnish (ie: everyone), and now, thanks to La Fresh’s new ‘Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover Pads’, that chore has been elevated to “beneficial spa status”, in my humble opinion! The best part? One pad is not only enough to thoroughly remove nail polish from all ten fingers (or toes), but also deposits penetrating nourishing oils behind when you’re done – with no chance of any accidental spills!

According to the company:

One pad cleans and conditions all 10 nails with an unbelievable fresh Tuscan blood orange scent. Formulated with a nourishing blend of vitamin E, aloe, glycerine, rosemary and horsetail extracts. Free of acetone, acetate, parabens, glycols, dyes, PEG’s, artificial fragrances and animal by-products.  100 Percent biodegradable pad material

These wipes are permeated with the intoxicatingly fresh & vibrant scent of the Tuscan Blood Orange, which will have you sniffing your fingers in pure pleasure! (source)

I decided to test out this product’s claims with a shade that’s well-known for the mess it can leave behind: a vivid red-leaning coral (shade shown is Dior’s ‘Riviera’, review forthcoming).  After having worn this lacquer for a full 5 days, I was skeptical indeed that one tiny pad would be able to effectively remove all traces, but for the sake of experimentation, I dove in.  OH MY LORD, WAS I EVER WRONG! First of all, upon tearing the packet open, I almost started salivating at the heavenly scent! And this yummy-smelling product was about to remove my nail polish?

This small pad, blew me away: not only was each side enough to thoroughly remove all traces of polish from each hand, but there was no residual staining left behind – all the removed material was completely embedded onto the pad AND ONLY THE PAD! Next, I noticed how quenched in nourishing oils my fingers/nails were, an effect which seemed to last for quite some time, long after I was done.

each pad is conveniently individually packaged

directions and full ingredients list clearly indicated on each packet

A view of the solution-soaked pad – looks tiny, right?! But you’d be surprised …

actual size of the pad juxtaposed beside my thumb

one side of pad, used for one hand

… and the other side for the other hand

astonishingly: no staining or residue left behind – all polish removed, firmly contained within the pad

a view of my freshly cleaned nails: note the healthy shine and hint of nourishing oils (PS: disregard my poor index finger – a casualty of a vegetable chopping incident!)


Final thoughts: I have found my HOLY GRAIL of nail polish removers, and for someone who swatches as many lacquers as I can in one day, you have no idea what this fabulous product means to me! Apart from its incredible effectiveness, these La Fresh nail polish remover pads also have portability to recommend them, and as there’s no messy liquid involved, you can safely and comfortably carry them in your makeup bag or purse. Available in several quantities (all in US): $4.99 for 8 packets, $9.99 for 18 packets, $19.99 for 42.00 packets, as well as $100.00 for  200 packets, this product can be purchased directly from the company’s website here, or through Amazon. I can pretty much guarantee that once you try these, you can never go back to anything else you’ve used before!  These will be definitely going into the “ommorphia hall of fame” …


  • portable
  • non-acetone
  • no harsh scent
  • helps to condition nails
  • biodegradable
  • non-toxic
  • natural ingredients
  • cruelty free


  • needs to become available EVERYWHERE!


*About La Fresh Group: Based in Chino, California, La Fresh Group was founded in 1997 to offer unique skin care, cosmetics and travel amenity wipes to those who seek quality, simplicity and the freshest experience from their personal care products.  The La Fresh promise is to provide better products with better design at a better value for a better world … works for me!




*Disclaimer: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration