[REVIEW] Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Josie Maran Bear Naked nail wipes are brilliant. Seriously, there's nothing else like it in the market. I'm one of those people who can't stand the smell of nail polish remover. I find it suffocating and overwhelming. It's one of the reasons I don't paint my nails all that often. However, nail wipes have changed that.

Josie Maran ~ 40 wipes Grapefruit $18CAD

It used to come in two quantities: 40 wipes and 20 wipes and in two scents: peppermint and grapefruit. However, Sephora currently only sells the 20 wipes in Grapefruit scent.  The 20 wipes retail for $11 CAD.

Removes polish without a trace. Saves the polar bear race. Removes nail polish, repair dry cuticles, and promote healthy nails with these portable 3-in-1 nail wipes. The naturally scented, acetone-free formula removes all traces of polish and nail art while organic Argan Oil moisturizes cuticles and supports healthy nail growth. 

How: Use one wipe to remove polish on all ten nails. 

According to Sephora:

What it is:
Multitasking nail wipes formulated to remove nail polish, repair dry cuticles, and promote healthy nails.

What it does:
These portable three-in-one nail wipes remove nail polish, repair dry cuticles, and promote healthy nails—naturally. Acetone free and grapefruit-scented, Bear Naked Nail Wipes are infused with organic Argan oil to moisturize cuticles and support nail growth.

What else you need to know:
With their adorable little faces and big floppy paws, polar bears are irresistible. But with global warming on the rise, the ice is melting under those big bear paws, threatening the species with extinction. Josie Maran Cosmetics believes in being part of the solution, so they are donating a portion of every sale to the Polar Bear SOS initiative, a project of the National Resources Defense Council 
One of the things I really like about these wipes is how portable they are. Nail polish always chips within a few days for me. If I'm on a trip, it's extremely unlikely that I will bring a bottle of nail polish and cotton pads with me. This saves the trouble of doing that. It really does!

The plastic lid helps keep the tissues moist. 

I only have a few wipes left, so that's why it looks so hollow here. 

Each wipe is quite thin. It's damp with solution but not soaked.

Even though the wipes look fragile, they're actually surprisingly durable. I haven't had any issues with it tearing or finding lint on my nails. The exception is glitter polish. These bear naked wipes removes glitter polish with great difficulty.  I find that glitter just tears through the wipes. I have this issue with regular nail polish remover as well.

Here my nails are just painted with the Aritaum Modi nail polish. The wipes don't magically remove everything like a Mr. Clean eraser in a video. It will take a bit of effort. One tip I have is to hold the wipe over your nail for a few seconds to allow the product to sink into the nails. With a little bit of rubbing, the nail polish comes off easily. 

This is how my nails look afterwards.  One wipe really does remove my nail polish on all ten fingers. The shininess from the oil doesn't stay but my nails still look and feel strong. I'm a big fan of argan oil and as usual, it does not disappoint. The result is much better than what I would get from a regular bottle of nail polish. If you are unsure about whether or not to get it, I highly recommend you try a wipe at Sephora before purchasing. 

Dimethyl Glutarate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Dimethyl Succinate, Parfum (Fragrance)**. (Organic*, Natural**)

Overall, I highly recommend these to everyone. It doesn't have the strong scent of nail polish remover, it's convenient, and it really does remove regular nail polish off all 10 fingers with one wipe. These wipes are probably the best things to come out in the nail polish scene for a while now. 


  1. Oh wow I like this, I will definitely be getting this the next time I'm in sephora, thanks for the review.

    Sam || Beautydetour


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