I was sent a bottle of Dr.’s Remedy Nail Polish to review for you! This polish was formulated by Dr. Adam Circlincione and Dr. William Spielfogel. Both doctors are podiatrists who seem to have pretty good reviews when googled. (At least at the time of this writing. ;) ) This brand was introduced in 2007 as an alternative to commercial nail products. Their headline claims are that they are big 3-free. According to the bottle, it is distributed by AdWill Labs, Inc.
The color sent to me is Dr.’s Remedy Pink Coral. They have a variety of colors, treatments, and remover.
The formula was quite smooth and reached full opacity in two coats.
This polish retails for $17 which I think is a bit high. It’s unique claims are no longer unique. I’m sure they were in 2007, but these days almost every polish is 3, 4, or 5-free. Their site does, however, have a pretty interesting blog section called “Footnotes“. I had fun reading some of the Q&A. What I saw in there holds up against other advice I’ve seen and heard in the polish community. (In other words, my unprofessional opinion agrees. LOL)
Would I recommend this polish? Yes. Would I pay $17 for it? Probably not. At least not for a standard creme. If I’m going to pay that much, I want it to be a pretty unique and interesting finish. Throw some holo in that formula and I’ll pay whatever you want. ;)
My final thought is that I do like how the formula contains Tea Tree Oil. That’s not something I’ve seen before. Tea Tree Oil is a recommended solution to fight nail fungus. Pure Tea Tree Oil smells like craaaaap though so I’ll take it in small doses in polish and nail oils. :) I don’t want to be in the same room as the pure stuff! Luckily, this polish just smelled like good old polish. :) Mmmmm….I love the smell of polish.