First, I searched for a base coat that can reinforce my nails and make them stronger. Orly Calcium Shield worked for me among the various brands of base coats that I tried. Second, I decided to purchase a non-acetone nail polish remover. I found one in a local department store -- Delon.
Delon Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover
I change my nail polish 2 to 3 times weekly and I figured it's important to invest in a good base coat and a healthier nail polish remover. I do, however, still have an acetone based polish remover in my stash for clean-up and for removing glittered nail lacquers that are harder to remove.
The most important advantage of non-acetone nail polish removers is the fact that it will NOT dry your nails nor your cuticles. Acetone will. It is a healthier choice. Based on research, people say that non-acetone polish removers are less effective in removing nail lacquers. I didn't find any problem with the Delon, except on removing glittered polishes that we all know are really more difficult to remove. I use an acetone based nail polish remover for this.
I wish there were more non-acetone polish removers available here in the Philippines. But this is the only one I found. The Delon Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover retails at Php195 (approximately $4.50) for a 295ml bottle. It is currently distributed by Rustan's Department Store. Delon acetone based polish removers are also available in various scents.
One thing I dislike about Delon Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover is its plastic-balloon-like smell. Do make sure your room is well-ventilated whenever you do your nails.
Choosing a nail polish remover is a personal preference and it is essential to know your options.
Are you using a non-acetone nail polish remover? Any experience you would like to share?