Oils. They are simply the best form of nourishment for skin, hair and nails by way of natural botanical extracts, nut oils and essential oils that can supply our cells with natural nourishment. So I’m loving the natural nail goodness from Fresh Therapies in these products, as they are packed with oils and contain no chemicals.
A bit about the brand : The brand was started by Nicola, a beauty therapist based in Hampshire, UK. Being fed up with many salons concentrating on sales rather than their clients, she decided to create her own brand, Fresh Therapies, a brand based on nail treatments with natural products and no animal testing. Her nail polish remover is the only brand to have gained the Leaping Bunny Logo for being completely natural and, has also received the highest score for a nail polish remover in The Natural Beauty Bible.
Fresh Therapies Natural Nail Polish Remover
These contain no toxins or chemicals and are non carcinogenic, with there’s no nasty lingering smell, just a fragrance of fresh Lime. I find I had to work a little harder at first with a wipe but, once the oil ingredients had soaked into the polish, it broke down well and a wipe was sufficient for both hands. The nail bed is then left really well nourished. To treat, I then go on to use the elixir if I’m not using polish. However, you would need to rinse hands if aiming to apply a base coat then polish straight away, just to remove any residue on the nail bed.
Ingredients : Dimethyl Glutamate, Dimethyl Adipate ,Dimethyl Succinate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate*, Limonene*, Citrus Aurantifolia Oil*, Citral*, Linalool*
Wipe Material – 50% Viscose / 50% Polyester
The remover does not contain ; Isopropyl, Alcohol, Glycerin, Benzophenone 1, Acetone, ButylAcetateToluene.
Some of these chemicals in many polish removers can dehydrate the nails making them dry and brittle. Not so with these wipes (also available in liquid polish remover with the same ingredients), as they are hydrating. These packs of wipes are so handy for taking on holiday and really convenient as there’s no bulky container or liquid spillages.
*Not suitable for use with false nail coatings.
Fresh Therapies Nail Elixir
This beautifully nourishing nail treatment feeds the nails with beneficial oils, keeping the nails and cuticles hydrated, whilst encouraging new cell growth at base layer of the nail. It is okay for use with eczema or psoriasis, also for ageing and dry, dehydrated skin. Its anti-bacterial properties help with any little cuts or nicks around the nails and cuticles, helping to prevent infection.
Ingredients : Apricot and Jojoba oils, plus Neroli and Frankincense essential oils.
I use 1-2 drops on each nail and massage well into the cuticle and nail bed, and after using every day (although I try to use in the evening before bed), I’ve noticed an improvement in my cuticles as they are less dry which happens to many of us in winter months. Using on a regular basis, this is a beneficial treatment to help improve not only the surrounding skin, but the actual nail growth and strength too. The oils will feed the cells and, you can always tell a quality oil by it’s richness of colour. This one also smells lovely, and doesn’t leave the hands or nails like an oil slick either, with a bit of massage it soaks in really well.
I love using the nail elixir and the wipes are great for travel. I think this brand’s products are fab to use for manicures as, it’s not only hydrating and helps feed nails and cuticles, but the products are all natural which is hard to find in nail products.
You can purchase the Natural Nail Polish Remover Wipes for £7-99 for a box of 10 sachets and, the beautiful Nail Elixir for £11-95 for 10ml at Fresh Therapies. Plus check out the other products available on the site.
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