This One-Step Gel Polish Remover Is Going Viral On TikTok And Yes, It Really Works

At-home gel removal just got a whole lot easier

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by Remy Farrell |

Hands up if you regularly succumb to picking off your gel manicure between salon appointments? It's easily done. Booking in a gel removal appointment at your local salon is the sort of life admin that's easy to put off. As for the best-known DIY option? Getting hold of an effective gel nail remover kit is difficult and once you have it, soaking pads of cotton wool with acetone and wrapping your fingers in individual foils, well, it's not exactly fuss-free.

This year though, TikTok has come up trumps. The app that gave us the instant facelift, the oat bath bomb, and a DIY make-up brush cleanser, has served up a one-step gel removal method that really works.

TikTokers can't get enough of Mylee's game-changing Magic Gel Remover, £9.99. It promises to remove gel polish in just six minutes - that's 2.5 times faster than the traditional foil method. The game-changing solution seems to really work too. Look the product up on TikTok and you'll see the product fizz up one the nail before it's removed. This has lead to some debate among TikTok users that the solution contains methylene chloride, a harsh chemical most commonly found in paint stripper, but the brand assures Grazia this is not the case.

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How To Use The Mylee My Gel Remover

  1. Buff your nails enough to remove any shine from your polish's top coat.
  1. Apply a generous layer Magic Gel Remover over your nail, avoiding your skin.
  1. Leave it on for six minutes. During this time the liquid should start to bubble.
  1. Use a scraper or a cuticle pusher to ease off the polish.
  1. Wash your hands immediately after use, and follow up with a nourishing nail oil to help keep nails strong and healthy.

And there you have it, salon quality removal results in just six minutes, at a fraction of the price. And now your nails are prepped and ready, check out our gallery of all the mood-boosting manicures you need to beat the January blues.

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